Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Controller
Established in 1932, Georgia Tech Foundation, Inc. fosters and manages gifts given in support of academic excellence in the spirit and traditions of the Georgia Institute of Technology. The mission of the Georgia Tech Foundation is to promote the cause of higher education in the State of Georgia, receive and manage financial donations received by the Foundation for support and enhancement of the Georgia Institute of Technology, and assist the Georgia Institute of Technology in its role as a leading educational and research institution. Founded in 1885, the Georgia Institute of Technology is a public university in Atlanta, Georgia. It is well-recognized for its degree programs in engineering, computing, business administration, the sciences, design, and liberal arts. Georgia Tech is ranked 8th among all public national universities in the United States and 35th among all colleges and universities.
Reporting to the president and chief operating officer, the chief financial officer and corporate controller (CFO) is a member of the senior staff of the Foundation. The chief financial officer is responsible for the financial operations of the Foundation, including accounting operations, financial reporting, endowment accounting, bond financing, accounts payable, payroll and benefits, internal controls, and annual audit and tax compliance. The CFO provides strategic advice and assists the president and board of trustees in establishing financial policies. The chief financial officer is the key staff liaison with the business office and financial managers of Georgia Tech, and also with bankers, outside counsel, external auditors, the foundation treasurer, and with the audit and budget committees. The current assets of the Foundation are approximately $1.7 billion.
A bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business, or a related field and progressively responsible leadership experience creating financial strategies to support and enhance organizational strategic priorities in higher education, not-for-profit, or public administration are required. A master’s degree in a related field, CPA or equivalent certification are preferred. In addition, the ideal candidate will possess experience in reporting and financial analysis processes, forecasting, problem identification, and corrective action procedures; a demonstrated ability to use technical knowledge and tools for effective financial analysis and planning; knowledge of generally accepted accounting and financial principles, current accounting processes, standards, and legal requirements; and a demonstrated capacity to communicate financial information clearly and to work collaboratively across the Institute.
Review of applications will begin May 10, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at www.spelmanjohnson.com/open-positions. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Mark Hall at [email protected] Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.
Visit the Georgia Tech Foundation website at https://www.gtf.gatech.edu
The Georgia Tech Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.