Vice President of Finance and Administration
Job Summary/Basic Function: JOB SUMMARY This position serves as the college’s Chief Business Officer and directs the college’s finance and administrative operations.
MAJOR DUTIES • Advises the President and cabinet on financial and budgetary matters; participates in the development and implementation of strategic long-term plans. • Directs the development and management of the college budget; ensures that resources are properly allocated to enable the college to attain its goals; prioritizes needs to fit allocated resources. • Represents the college to various Board of Regents entities regarding fiscal and administrative affairs. • Supervises, guides and provides oversight to operational units, including fiscal affairs, budget, financial aid, public safety, plant operations, information technology, auxiliary services and purchasing. • Implements and monitors fiscal policies and procedures; guides changes to the division’s organizational structure maximum productivity. • Oversees capital planning efforts; exercises leadership over new construction and renovation project funding, design and construction. • Maintains current knowledge of and ensures institutional compliance with laws, rules, and regulations. • Represents the institution and President in communicating and negotiating with local governmental agencies, elected officials, and civic organizations; negotiates or approves contracts and agreements. • Oversees compliance with state and federal requirements. • Maintains custody and control of institution funds and securities. • Ensures that the campus is a safe and secure learning environment for students, faculty, staff and students. • Maintains responsibility for financial and compliance audits. • Performs related duties.
For more information regarding Gordon State College, please visit: www.gordonstate.edu.
Employment is contingent on the successful completion of a pre-employment background investigation.
Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. Georgia is an Open Records Law state.
Salary is $115,563.23
Minimum Qualifications: KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION
• Knowledge of Board of Regents policies and procedures. • Knowledge of State of Georgia budgetary policies. • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). • Knowledge of state and national issues related to higher education. • Knowledge of budget development and management principles. • Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices. • Skill in the delegation of responsibility and authority. • Skill in the operation of computers and job related software programs. • Skill in decision making and problem solving. • Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public. • Skill in oral and written communication.
• Candidate must have a master’s degree in Business, Accounting, or Public Administration and a minimum of five years of experience at the executive level, including extensive financial and administrative experience. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification will also be considered. • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department, usually interpreted to require three to five years of supervisory/management experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Executive level administrator with at least seven years of experience in the area of higher education, finance, and administration.