Vice President for Business & Financial Affairs

Job description

Job Title: Vice President for Business & Financial Affairs
Location: Savannah State Recruiting Loc
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 226308
About Us

Savannah State University established in 1890, is the oldest public historically black college or university in Georgia and the oldest institution of higher learning in the city of Savannah. The university’s students select majors from four colleges — Business Administration, Education, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and Sciences and Technology. The campus is by far the most picturesque in the state of Georgia. The moss-laden sweeping oak trees, expansive marsh and historic architecture create a resplendent yet tranquil atmosphere. Beneath the beauty and splendor is a vibrant residential campus bursting at the seams with the vim and vigor of quality collegiate life: relevant academic majors, engaging lectures, cutting-edge research, quality student-faculty engagement and a nurturing environment.

Job Summary

The Vice President for Business & Financial Affairs is a senior officer of the University responsible for leadership in the University’s fiscal affairs. This position serves as the principle financial advisor to the President in all policy decisions and maintains custody and control of the University’s funds and securities. The VP for Business and Financial Affairs provides proper maintenance and security for the physical assets of the University including proper insurance coverage and inventory systems; maintains adequate records of all contracts and leases, compiles cost analyses, and supervises the preparation of business and financial reports; serves as liaison with the USG System Office on fiscal matters. May be directed to perform job related tasks other than those specifically delineated in this description.


  • Provide financial oversight and administrative services to the University’s campus consistent with Board of Regents policiesProvide leadership in all aspects of the University’s financial operationsDirect and develop financial policies and standards that support the University’s mission and goalsEnsure financial systems meet the highest standards for providing financial information that allows strategic financial analysis and decision making Prepare and submit to the President all budgets for the UniversityProvide regular, timely reports to all budget managersExercise fiscal responsibility in management of all allocated resourcesOversee the receipt of all funds paid to the University and receipts given in the name of the UniversityEnsure strong coordination between Financial Services and Financial AidOrganize and provide administrative direction for all accounting procedures, financial reports and internal auditing procedures Sign checks against funds deposited by the UniversityMaintain adequate records of all contracts and leases; compile cost analysesSupervise the preparation of business and financial reportsMonitor all accounts, claims, and demands against the University to ensure accuracyPromote staff participation in institutional decision making; collaborate and coordinate with all other areas of the UniversityServe as liaison with USG System Office on fiscal mattersPerform other duties as assigned by the President

Required Qualifications

Advanced degree in Business, Accounting, or Financial Management from an accredited college or university, supplemented by a minimum of five years of experience at the senior management level, preferably in an institution of higher education; strong management and interpersonal skills; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, with attention to details; timelines, deadlines, and the University-wide context of decisions; commitment to customer service and understanding of the effects of fiscal policy on all aspects of the University community; strong understanding of accepted standards and practices to ensure that University audits are problem free; excellent verbal and written communication skills, including extensive experience with computer applications in financial and management areas.

Preferred Qualifications

CPA certification.

Contact Information

For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Department of Human Recourses at [email protected] For technical support, please call OneUSG Connect Support at (877) 251.2644, or by email at [email protected]

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Savannah State University, as determined by Savannah State University, its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test. Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Savannah Stare University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. It is the policy our institution to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Savannah State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy please contact the Savannah State University, Office of Human Resources at [email protected] Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Office of Human Resources at [email protected]

Special Applicant Instructions

Please upload three (3) reference letters as one document.




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Posted: 4/29/2021
Application Due: 5/12/2021
Work Type: Full Time