Managing Director of Finance

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Bergen Community College invites all highly qualified and experienced individuals to apply for the position of Managing Director of Finance.  This is an exciting opportunity for a skilled financial officer to work with the College’s Executive Vice President and Executive Team during a transformational time for the College.  Serving as the chief financial officer for the College, this individual will be responsible for the financial functions of the College including: budget oversight (approximately$150 million), capital programs, business services and purchasing.  The Managing Director will apply his/her leadership talent to take a team of proud and committed Finance staff members to transformative new levels of service excellence, process improvement, and budgetary success and lead the staff to shared aspirational levels of achievement to make large and lasting differences to BCC’s future.  The Managing Director is responsible for overseeing the development of annual goals consistent with the College’s strategic plan for the systemic assessment of programs, departments and services. 

As the College’s chief financial officer, the Managing Director of Finance reports to the Executive Vice President and leads and coordinates the College’s critical areas of financial analysis and planning, budgeting, accounting, internal compliance and risk management; provides oversight and leadership in the development of the annual legislative operating and capital budgets; leads business process improvements to achieve higher efficiency, productivity and customer service in department  work processes; coordinates the development of the annual operating budget; ensures timely financial reporting and monitoring of revenues/expenditures, financial performance and the condition of the College; directly oversees timely and accurate preparation of quarterly and annual financial reports for internal and external review; assumes lead role in external audits and ensures ongoing compliance with applicable government regulations, accounting, and auditing standards.  This individual will review, negotiate, execute and maintain contracts and lease agreements with vendors providing services/products, such as food service, bookstore, insurance and legal services.  Will collaborate with senior leadership to establish, maintain, and administer tuition, fees and institutional scholarships in support of enrollment and net revenue goals and is responsible for reviewing and approving the institutional aid award/strategy model to support enrollment goals and objectives.  Maintains familiarity with emerging issues and trends in higher education in the area of finance and serves as a member of the Management Team and other administrative committees, as assigned. 

Qualifications: Master’s degree in accounting, business administration or a related field from an accredited institution; CPA certification or other advanced financial/accounting certification desired.  Minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible finance and accounting experience, including budgeting analysis/control or business management, preferably in complex educational organization; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.  Must have demonstrated successful experience in fiscal and budgetary management, resource allocation and personnel supervision as well as ability to promote the collection, use and governance of data to inform organizational decision-making and an ability to “think outside the box” and lead system change; must be able to facilitate organizational development and change with effective collaboration of participants; must have excellent written and oral communication skills, including making effective and persuasive speeches and presentations to internal and external audiences. 

All interested candidates should send a letter of intent (including the job code MD-FINANCE), curriculum vitae and three professional references with current contact information.  To ensure full consideration, all requested application materials must be received by June 22, 2019.  Send materials with the appropriate job code in the subject line by email to [email protected]

Bergen Community College

Department of Human Resources

400 Paramus Road, Room A316

Paramus, New Jersey 07652


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Posted: 6/6/2019
Application Due: 6/22/2019
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