Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Troy, New York
Jan 15, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
Vice Presidents
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in Troy, New York, invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Reporting to the President, the CFO will provide strategic leadership, planning, management and coordination for all financial and treasury functions of the University. The new CFO will also have a major role in enabling the successful implementation of the University’s strategic plan, The Rensselaer Plan 2024.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, founded in 1824, is America’s oldest private technological research university. For nearly 200 years, Rensselaer has been defining the scientific and technological advances of our world. Rensselaer consistently ranks among the top 50 U.S. universities for academics and is among the top 50 worldwide for technology. Faculty and alumni represent 85 members of the National Academy of Engineering, 17 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 25 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 8 members of the National Academy of Medicine, 8 members of the National Academy of Inventors, and 5 members of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, as well as 6 national Medal of Technology winners, 5 National Medal of Sciences winners, and a Nobel Prize winner in Physics.

The Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer directs the Institute’s financial planning, asset/liability management and accounting practices. The CFO provides accurate and readily available financial statements and timely and appropriate information to the President and Board of Trustees. The CFO provides financial input to the strategic planning process, control and management, financial analysis of expansion plans, monitoring and evaluation of the Institute’s investment portfolio, significant interaction with rating agencies, investment bankers and bond authorities, and relationships with the outside financial community. The CFO serves as a member of the President’s Executive Cabinet and participates in strategic planning and decision making for the institution and all subsidiaries. The CFO is responsible for the following departments: Investment and Treasury, Controller’s Office, Research Administration and Finance, Financial Planning (Budget) & Services (integrated financial management), and oversight of Internal Auditing on behalf of the President and Audit Committee.

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Nominations and Applications

Leaders at Rensselaer will begin reviewing applications for the position of Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer January with the goal of conducting initial video interviews in March 2018. The deadline for full consideration of applications will be March 9, 2018; however, applications will be received and considered until the position is filled. Applications should include a letter of interest, résumé and five professional references with email and telephone numbers (references will not be contacted without prior written authorization from the applicant).

Applications and nominations should be sent electronically (PDF or MS Word) to [email protected].  The search is being supported by:

Karen L. Goldstein, Ph.D.

Executive Search Consultant 

AGB Search

[email protected]  


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