Business Affairs Officer
General Summary: Reporting to the President, the Business Affairs Officer (CFO) is responsible for providing leadership in financial planning and management, administering the College’s accounting, business services, and risk management operations, and advising College leadership on all financial matters. The duties and responsibilities of this position are performed primarily at Claremont, but will include occasional travel to Keene and Lebanon.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
•Serves on the college’s leadership team responsible for fiscal management, risk management, and policy setting.
•Directs and oversees the college’s budgeting process, including working with faculty and staff for budget planning, development, and monitoring, as well as providing expertise, analysis and reporting, as requested.
•Manages all business operations including accounting, budgeting, financial analysis, purchasing, inventory management, student accounts receivable (bursar), accounts payables, and ensuring all contracts are created, submitted and processed following deadlines.
•Works with the college leadership team to prepare long-range financial models and develop financial strategies to achieve the strategic goals and priorities of the College. Participates in the planning, financing, and implementation of the College’s campus master plan.
•Performs accounting functions and maintains internal controls of income and expenditures while preparing accurate and timely financial reports for College use. Assists with internal and external audit activities, as needed.
•Develops and maintains procedures for business operations to ensure compliance with regulatory and generally accepted accounting rules and practices and CCSNH finance policies.
•Directs the college’s business operations and administrative services, as assigned by the President.
•As part of managerial responsibilities, involved in recruiting, hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating staff within division.
•Works collaboratively with college leadership team, faculty, staff, and students to provide leadership, policy direction, and financial management.
•Serves on various campus and system committees and groups. Participates in the CCSNH finance group composed of finance officers from the CCSNH colleges and Chancellor’s Office.
•Perform other duties as assigned by the President.
Education: Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university in finance, accounting, business administration, or public administration.
Experience: Seven years of experience in fiscal management including supervisory or administrative. Experience in education, government, or not-for-profit environment desired with higher education experience preferred.
Certifications: Valid Driver’s License or access to statewide transportation.
Other Desirable Qualifications: Master’s degree in accounting, finance or business administration. Demonstrated experience with Banner Finance.
Additional Desired Qualifications: Thorough knowledge of financial and accounting theories, principles, and techniques. Ability to compile, analyze, interpret, report, and present financial data. Ability to identify, resolve, and consult on a wide of range of fiscal, administrative, and personnel issues while focusing on institutional needs and priorities. Administrative experience in a collective bargaining environment. Proficient use of technology including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other accounting software. Effective organizational, administrative, and problem-solving skills. Ability to express ideas and information clearly and concisely both orally and in writing. Ability to foster collaborative and effective working relationships with diverse populations and multiple constituents. Ability to work well in a team environment. Ability to work independently, exercise sound judgment in the performance of duties, and maintain confidentiality. Project management skills including the ability to define projects, prioritize and manage multiple projects, measure and evaluate progress and outcomes, and meet timelines while producing quality work. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, recommend solutions and implement in a timely fashion. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by management.
Disclaimer Statement: The job description lists typical examples or work and is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to a position. An employee may be required to perform other related duties not listed on the supplemental job description provided that such duties are characteristic of that classification.