Associate Vice President for Finance

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The Position

Lewis University invites applications for an Associate Vice President for Finance.   We are looking for an innovative individual that can provide leadership in the Business Office and assist the University at an exciting time in our history.  This is an outstanding opportunity for a transformative leader who wants to be at the forefront of change and new ways of thinking.  Lewis University serves a diverse student population and community and we invite applications from individuals that embody a commitment to diversity.

The Associate Vice President for Finance is responsible to the Senior Vice President/CFO for the overall character, content and quality of the university’s Business Office.  These services comprise of the functional areas within the Controller’s Office, Bursar’s Office, Meeting Events and Conferencing, and Mail Room.  The AVP for Finance is also responsible for:  Assisting in the development of the annual budget, long-term budgetary planning and forecasting, and bond covenant compliance; Establishing and administering accounting policies and procedures, accounting and financial record keeping; Coordination and support of external/internal audit; and Preparation/submission of various tax documents, returns, and filings. 

Lewis University

Located 25 miles southwest of Chicago, Lewis University is an innovative and forward-thinking Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University has been nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. In addition to our main campus in Romeoville, Illinois, we have a growing number of fully on-line programs and locations in Oak Brook, Tinley Park and Albuquerque, NM.

We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including generous health care benefits, tuition reimbursement for self, spouse and qualifying dependents, as well as 403(b) retirement plan options.  For additional information on Lewis as an institution, please see our website at

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in business administration, accounting, finance, or related field required along with a Certified Public Accountant Certificate. Ten (10) years progressive experience required in a complex institutional setting. Must have the ability to articulate and implement the University’s vision supported by division goals and objectives. Commitment to team-based management required. Seasoned financial leader of integrity, possess superior analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills; capacity to think strategically and creatively, possess a broad institutional perspective. Strong understanding necessary in information technology, campus services, while embracing change and innovation. Commitment to Catholic higher education required.

Preferred Qualifications

Five years direct experience in a higher education institution.

Application Process

For full consideration, interested applicants can view a full description of this position and apply online at

Inspired by the University’s Mission values of Wisdom, Knowledge, Justice, Fidelity and Association, the Lewis Community declares that we are a Sanctified Zone where people are committed to working to end racism, bias and prejudice by valuing diversity in a safe and nurturing environment. Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, serves a diverse community and is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion on our campus as an equal opportunity employer.

We invite applications from individuals that embody a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status and other protected status as required by applicable law. We are fully dedicated to providing opportunities for development of the whole person. To demonstrate this commitment, Lewis University wishes to build a culturally diverse workforce which strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans.




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Job No:
Posted: 12/7/2018
Application Due: 2/5/2019
Work Type:
Salary: Salary commensurate with skills & experience + tuition benefits, health plans and retirement benefit