Associate Vice President of Financial Services

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) seeks a collaborative, solutions-driven, and future-focused leader to be the next Associate Vice President for Financial Services (AVP).

Reporting to the Vice President for Administration and Finance, the AVP is responsible for management of all financial areas including financial reporting, budget development, accounts receivable, general ledger, inventory control, accounts payable, contract and grant post-award accounting, and serving as liaison with University System of Maryland and State higher education officials. The AVP will play an important and essential leadership role in guiding the efficient, effective, and strategic use of resources in supporting UMBC’s academic, research, and public service missions, and is a primary advisor to the VPAF and University leaders on Financial Services activities.

The AVP leads a team of talented and motivated direct reports and more than 60 staff members under their management who provide University wide financial and budget planning, financial analysis, processing, training, and reporting services. The AVP oversees Budget and Resource Analysis, the Controller’s Office, Student Business Services, a Training Coordinator and an Executive Administrative Assistant.

There are many exciting projects underway in which the AVP will participate and contribute including: developing a multi-year strategic financial plan, implementing a new campus master plan, business process redesign, leveraging technology to improve service and gain efficiencies, continuing the management and implementation of shared services centers across campus, implementing Peoplesoft, and expanding financial literacy education and programming effort.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is a distinguished public research university that combines the traditions of the liberal arts academy, the creative intensity of the research university, and the social responsibility of the public university. Established as a part of the University System of Maryland in 1966, its students are offered a strong undergraduate liberal arts educational foundation preparing them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning. It also holds the distinction of housing the first university research park in Maryland.

With recent national recognition for its diversity, affordability, and student mentoring, UMBC is among the top 20 national universities for undergraduate teaching and ranks #5 of the “Most Innovative Schools” in the United States.

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A Bachelor’s degree is required in finance, accounting, business, or related field (MBA/CPA preferred), as is ten+ years of progressively responsible financial leadership experience and success in similarly complex and decentralized organizations; experience in higher education institutions is preferred. The AVP must be a skilled communicator and collaborator with a proactive, engaging, integrative approach to creatively finding solutions to operational and strategic issues, and be a capable and trusted relationship builder across the range of campus constituencies. The successful candidate will be an influential, knowledgeable, and approachable leader within and beyond the UMBC community. The AVP will have demonstrated experience managing teams, with a style that empowers his/her staff to take ownership of their responsibilities and commitments, and challenges them to continuously improve the overall capability of the team in support of university goals and aspiration.

A background check will be required.

Position is full-time and includes a generous University benefits package. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.


How to apply:
Koya Leadership Partners is assisting UMBC with this hire. This search is being led by Liz Neumann, Beth Schaefer and Charlotte Harris. Nominations and applications, including a detailed letter of interest, qualifications, and a current curriculum vitae, should be submitted at:

UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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