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Vice President of Finance / Chief Financial Officer

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Vice President of Finance / Chief Financial Officer

Posted 12/07/2020


Tusculum University, Tennessee’s first institution of higher learning, is accepting candidates for the position of Vice President of Finance/Chief Financial Officer. At Tusculum, you will be challenged to innovate, engage, experiment, and persevere as you discover your own purpose. Along your path, you will be encouraged, empowered, supported, and inspired. New leadership at the board, presidential, and provost levels have reaffirmed Tusculum University’s path forward in its new Mission:

Building on a rich Presbyterian heritage and a pioneering spirit, Tusculum University provides an active and experiential education within a caring Christian environment to inspire Civic engagement, enrich personal lives, and equip career­ ready professionals.

The CFO is a key member of the President’s executive leadership team assuming a strategic role in the overall management and direction of the organization including day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities. This includes accounting, finance, budget and forecasting, strategic planning, purchasing and contracting, audit program integrity, financial policy, business/vendor relationships, facilities, maintenance and physical plant operations, as well as maintaining key relationships with regulatory agencies.

Only complete online applications will be reviewed. Position will remain open until filled


  • MBA or master’s degree in finance, business, or related area;
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), PhD preferred;
  • Significant experience in progressively responsible positions in finance and administration to include long-range strategic financial and facilities planning;
  • An effective, balanced, and collaborative leadership style that combines a capacity for strategic vision with technical experience in financial management; and

Demonstration of creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship in revenue generation.

Tusculum is an Equal Opportunity Employer, participates in E-Verify, and adheres to guidelines as a Tennessee Drug Free Workplace employer. Applicants will be required to submit substance abuse testing at a laboratory chosen by Tusculum University as well as a background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, license verification, and credit history. If hired, the candidate will be required to submit proof of eligibility to work in the United States. All applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a fulltime basis.


Only online applications will be accepted; it is not necessary to contact the campus. No phone calls or agency calls, please. The Hiring Department may contact qualified candidates at any time. Send a letter of application, resume, unofficial transcripts, and the names of three references or three letters of recommendation by email to [email protected] ATTN: Vice President of Finance/Chief Financial Officer




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Posted: 5/21/2019
Application Due: 3/18/2021
Work Type: Full Time