Financial Officer 4 (College of Engineering)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
04 – N – Exempt
Work Unit:
Corporate Controller
Financial Officer
Full/Part Time:


The holder of this position will serve as the Financial Officer for the College of Engineering, reporting directly to the Office of the Corporate Controller with a secondary reporting line to the Dean of the College of Engineering. This position is expected to interact heavily with the Chief Administrative Officer as well as other senior leaders within the college. The Financial Officer will provide leadership in management of financial and budget execution matters for the Dean, as well as for departments, schools, and institutes within the college. Duties include regular financial analysis and reporting, all general funds and restricted funds management, financial aspects of post-award research administration, financial stewardship, budget execution, policy and procedure interpretation, guidance and compliance, oversight of financial systems and related approvals, monitoring budgets to ensure planned resources are available, and coordination of internal audits and risk assessments. This position will also serve as the liaison to central University offices in the areas of finance, payroll, risk management, purchasing and others as needed. The successful candidate will also supervise, evaluate and train assigned staff. The Pennsylvania State University and the Corporate Controller are committed to ensuring that diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the success of a world-class research institution. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. We will advance and build our workforce by assessing hiring practices and faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus ten years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Candidates should demonstrate knowledge in financial and budget management, analysis and forecasting, and financial reporting. Experience and knowledge in institutional research would be beneficial. Experience with enterprise systems technologies and products such as SAP S/4HANA, Concur, Workday, Oracle BI, and MS Office 365 is also a plus. 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, and a strong commitment to inclusionary practices which support diversity throughout the University. Strong written, verbal and presentation skills are required, as well as the ability to use advanced accounting and management software, 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 and negotiations. Due to the financial or fiduciary responsibilities of this position, successful completion of a credit history check will be required in addition to standard background checks.

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