Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance
The Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance will report directly to the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration. This position will be responsible for the supervision of Student Financial Services, Financial Reporting, and Procurement Services.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
· Proactively oversees the preparation of financial statements and reports (ex. Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR); Annual Financial Statements; IPEDS, Higher Learning Commission reporting, Bond financial position statements and documents; etc.) to meet requirements throughout the year
· Oversees procurement functions to ensure efficiency and compliance with state and federal laws.
· Develops and implements new and innovative programs to enhance financial performance and business services.
· Collaborates with the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration in developing strategies for continued improvement of the university fiscal management and administrative functions.
· Provides financial management and analytical support for University-wide planning, programs and operations to support decision making as needed.
· Works directly with Vice Chancellor to develop models for financial analysis and forecasting reporting, including historical analysis of trends, peer comparisons, variance analysis and cost studies.
· Develops interactive financial models that allow for multiple scenarios and link key factors, including enrollment management, revenue and expense assumptions.
· Assists in the development of comprehensive financial capital plans.
· Assists in the financial analysis of capital financing proposals for campus projects.
· Represents the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration in internal and external meetings as needed.
· Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s Degree with substantially equivalent financial reporting experience and at least 5-8 years of progressively responsible managerial experience, preferably in a college, university, or public agency setting. Master’s degree preferred.
Working knowledge of college and university business practices; state-of-the-art systems and techniques is preferred; data processing applications for business; and knowledge of financial practices. Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills. Must be able to prepare and present complex financial and narrative reports in a clear and understandable manner. Highly developed management skills: able to lead and effectively supervise a professional staff. Proven analytical ability and good understanding of fund accounting principles. Working knowledge of cost accounting techniques and good internal control requirements. Strong professional judgement and attention to detail to ensure accuracy and timely completion of work. Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with and influence decision making with senior leaders. Demonstrated ability to work with broad range of constituencies in a collegial and collaborative manner. Appreciation for and support of the mission, tradition, and culture of the University.
TECHNOLOGY & SOFTWARE
Intermediate: Word Processing/Typing, Alphanumeric Data Entry, Database, Presentation/PowerPoint, Spreadsheets
Supervises Student Financial Services, Financial Reporting and Procurement Services
Strong communication skills are required. Ability to write reports, correspondence, and policy/procedure manuals so others will understand; Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of students, faculty, administration or the general public. The ability to speak clearly so others can understand your instruction.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ration, and percent and to prepare and interpret bar graphs.
CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of known variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram formats. Ability to interpret GASB pronouncements and implement required financial controls and/or reporting to adhere to requirements.
Under general direction, working from policies and general directives. Rarely refers specific cases to supervisor unless clarification or interpretation of the organization's policy is required or to inform of actions taken.
Considerable responsibility with regard to general assignments in planning time, method, manner, and/or sequence of performance of own work, in addition, the work operations of a group of students.
Performs work operations which permit frequent opportunity for decision-making of significant importance and also frequent opportunity for decision-making of major importance, either of which would affect the work operations of small organizational component and the organization's customers.
ANALYTICAL ABILITY / PROBLEM SOLVING
Moderately structured. Fairly broad activities using moderately structured procedures with only generally guided supervision. Interpolation of learned things in somewhat varied situations.
USE OF MACHINES, EQUIPMENT AND/OR COMPUTERS
Regular use office equipment (desktop/laptop computer and software)
High level of accuracy is required in performance of instruction.
Regular contacts other university employees at all levels within the organization.
Regular contact with other college employees at all levels within the organization.
REQUIRED CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
PREFERRED CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
The following physical activities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations.
While performing the functions of this job, the employee is continuously required to talk or hear; frequently required to stand; frequently required to walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms; and occasionally required to climb or balance.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
There are no harmful environmental conditions that are present for this position. Some equipment may be hazardous.
The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.