The Senior Vice President and CFO reports to the President for UNT Dallas and provides stewardship over all financial and administrative operations of the University, advises the President on all financial and administrative matters, and is responsible for delivering support services to enhance the educational mission of the campus. The Senior Vice President will serve as a senior member of the President’s Cabinet, and is a member of the UNT System CFO Council.
Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
Financial and Administrative Operations:
Manages all financial planning and financial analyses, the handling of investments, and appropriate controls and reports.
Coordinates and supervises the development of institutional operating budgets.
Develops and executes an integrated budget formulation in conjunction with the President, Provost and other senior leaders and Administers the approved budget, authorizing appropriate budget adjustments as needed to carry out the normal operations of the campus.
Coordinates the development of the Legislative Appropriations Request with the President; develops evidence and testimony in support of the request to various state agencies and the Legislature.
Administers all business and financial aspects of the campus to include development and administration of interagency contracts and financial relationships.
Recommends ways to link appropriation and operating budget requests to campus planning.
Integrates major business and related operations, including areas not directly managed, to ensure a transparent and seamless team including areas such as budgeting, controller/accounting activities, purchasing, and human resources.
Presently oversees and directs a number of operational departments such as: Budget and Finance, Facilities Services, Police, and Risk Management, IT,
Compliance and Collaboration
Ensures that monitoring systems are in place to track compliance with all federal and state laws and regulations, and that all staff have the training that they need to comply with relevant laws and regulations.
Adheres to and fosters high standards of ethical conduct, compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, and appropriate financial oversight and controls.
Observes safety, security and confidentiality precautions appropriate to work performed.
Exercises prudent management practices, and authorizes exceptions to purchasing and payment policies when appropriate and within existing laws.
Ensures strong collaboration with centralized service areas to improve delivery of services across the institution.
Works effectively in a collaborative and teaming manner with other key leaders across the institution, the system and external partners and stakeholders.
Leadership and Development
Represents UNT Dallas in matters related to the business and financial management of the institution.
Provides leadership and oversight of institutional effectiveness efforts including the use of evaluation results and linking results to planning.
Participates in development, public service, fund raising activities, and other activities which support the mission of the campus.
Promotes diversity within units to support existing campus programs designed to create a welcoming environment for everyone.
Hires, trains, monitors, and conducts scheduled evaluations of the work performance of employees supervised.
Minimum Qualifications The successful candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree with emphasis in business, finance, accounting or other related field and at least ten (10) years of varied and progressively responsible within senior level finance and administrative management positions; or equivalent combination of education, experience and training. Must have the ability to plan, develop, evaluate and advise on the impact of long-range financial planning.
Preferred Qualifications The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:
Masters degree or higher in a business related area, or professional certification such as CPA or CMA.
Significant experience in higher education.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities required for successful performance:
Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of others
Extensive research, analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving skills
Ability to make independent judgments and take appropriate actions
Strong financial reporting acumen
Exceptional written and oral communication skills
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships at all levels of the System community
Extensive knowledge of sound business management principles, policies, and techniques.
Ability to work under considerable pressure, to adjust to constant change, and coordinate the work of others.
Thorough knowledge of electronic information systems and accounting systems.
Open until filled, preference will be given to applications received by June 24, 2020
The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.