Financial Manager 4 (Director of Finance/Financial Officer for Penn State Outreach and Online Education and World Campus)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
04 – L – Exempt
Work Unit:
Corporate Controller's Office
Financial Officers-Outreach
Full/Part Time:


This position serves as the Financial Officer for Penn State Outreach and Online Education, including the World Campus. The Financial Officer (FO) serves in a leadership role for the three administrative areas; overseeing all financial and budgetary operations for the areas and has dual reporting – to the Corporate Controller’s Office (primary reporting) as well as to the Vice President for Outreach and Vice Provost for Online Education (Budget Executive). Primary duty is to maintain sound financial operations for the administrative areas across multiple fund types through internal controls and financial and budgetary stewardship while providing service to the Vice President in meeting the units’ vision and goals through strategic analysis, process improvement and policy/procedural development. Position also serves in a collaborative role/partnership with the Outreach and Online Education Associate Vice President of Operations. This position oversees four financial offices (World Campus, Central Finance, Professional and Community Education and WPSU) along with the Non-Credit Registration Office. Duties include the development, implementation, monitoring and control the areas’ annual operating budgets including the creation of forecasts for expected expenses and income projections based on areas’ issues and trends especially those unique to Penn State Outreach and Online Education. This position serves as the bursar for non-credit operations for Outreach and the campuses. Provide training as needed for area staff and hire, supervise and evaluated assigned staff. Candidates should demonstrate knowledge in financial and budget management, analysis and forecasting, and strategic planning. This position requires a high degree of self-direction; including ability to multi-task and meet multiple deadlines at short notice, strong leadership skills, ability to lead and manage teams, interact easily at executive level; and a strong commitment to inclusion practices which support diversity throughout the University. Strong written, verbal and presentation skills are required, as well as the ability to use advanced communication skills to persuade and influence a variety of people to achieve results. Ability to manage complex problems crossing multiple functional areas ranging from policy/procedural issues, risk/legal matters, accreditation compliance and negotiations. Commitment to continuous quality improvement is required. Penn State and the Office of the Corporate Controller are committed to fostering diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus ten years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088