POSITION SUMMARY: The Vice President for Finance reports to the Executive Vice President for Advancement and University Operations and provides leadership for Business and Finance and related support services of the university, including Finance/Budgeting, Human Resources/Payroll/Benefits, Bookstore/Mail, Physical Plant, Building and Grounds, Security, Food Service, and Information Systems. The Vice President provides sound, creative financial direction for the university, based on established institutional values and strategic planning priorities, while serving as a steward of the institution’s human, financial and physical assets. The Vice President works collaboratively with the President, other vice presidents, faculty, staff, students, and external stakeholders to achieve the university’s mission.
POSITION WORKS WITH: The Financial/Operations group consists of 25-35 employees. This position works with other university administrators, staff, outside regulatory agencies, financial advisors, and other similar university stakeholders. The VP for Finance works with the KWU Foundation’s Administrator to manage the operations for the foundation’s endowment accounts.
POSITION’S STAFF AUTHORITY: The VP for Finance directly supervises the following staff employees:
Director of Financial Aid
Director of Human Resources
POSITION’S BUDGET AUTHORITY: The Business Office’s annual operating budget.
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field (master’s preferred)
At least 5 years’ experience in accounting, preferred in higher education finance leadership
Preferred CPA or CMA
CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES:
Minimum Required: None
Minimum Required: Five or more years in financial administration with at least three years supervisory experience.
Preferred: Seven years of experience in private education in a financial administrative role.
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