Closes: Sunday, December 11, 2022
Target Start Date
Expected Work Hours
Master’s degree or higher in strategic planning, decision sciences, finance, business, management or related field, preferably MBA in finance and/or CPA
The VPAF/CFO must have seven to ten years of progressively responsible and successful administrative expertise in financial management with a keen sense of the various challenges facing higher education, especially those specific to a rural community college
.• Proven senior level management and organizational skills with ability to manage multiple departments, projects and deadlines
.• Proven ability in organizational development with experience in planning and implementing strategic initiatives, operational execution plan, and fiscal management
.• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Understanding of information technology and information systems and their application to the institution overall.
Ability to speak Spanish.
The VPFA/CFO will oversee the Division of Business Services and Facilities, comprised of the college’s major business operations and financial operations – including facilities, information technology, security, and risk management — and is responsible for ensuring the college’s continued status as a fiscally sound, efficiently managed and mission-centric institution. Reporting directly to the President, the VPFA will serve on the President's senior staff and work collaboratively with senior administrators, the Board of Trustees, and the entire campus community to provide responsible stewardship of the College resources. The VPFA will play a central role in the management and oversight of a broad set of administrative functions and shall direct and supervise the Controller, Director of Facilities, Director of Information Technology, and the Director of Campus Safety. The VPFA will ensure compliance with local, state and federal guidelines while overseeing the relationships with lending institutions, contributors, and the financial community.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Directs the preparation and administration of the college budgets, cost analysis and other financial, administrative, procurement, and business affairs reports.
- Maintains and applies a broad level of understanding of current budgeting issues and funding formulas in higher education, specifically in the state of North Carolina.
- Provides senior management with on-going forecasts of operating revenue and expenditures, and the resulting institutional operational impact.
- Proactively provides timely analysis and recommendations to senior staff to improve financial and operational performance of the college and identify possible opportunities for growth, cost savings and identify areas in need of improvement.
- Directs procedures and systems necessary to maintain proper records and to afford adequate accounting controls and services.
- Participates in the evaluation and formulation of college policies, procedures and long-term programs that require thorough analysis of comprehensive data.
- Foster a customer-centric approach in reporting units with an understanding that the Division of Finance and Administration plays a critical role in supporting the success of other units.
- Amplify ongoing efforts to streamline and automate processes and reporting capabilities.
- Be accountable for compliance with professional accounting standards, rules, regulations and laws, as well as relevant state and federal policies and procedures.
- Oversees the college wide annual financial audit and the bi-annual operational audit conducted by the North Carolina State Auditor.
- Plans, develops and implements large financial projects, initiatives and implementations.
- Manage the college’s enterprise risk management, including risk assessment and the procurement of adequate insurance for the institution.
- Provide oversight of capital projects and planning in alignment with the college’s priorities, planning processes, and state and federal guidelines for procurement and contracting.
- Serve as the liaison to the board of trustees’ Building, Facilities and Grounds Committee and the Fiscal Affairs Committee, presenting information as needed to support the board’s execution of its fiduciary responsibility.
- Serves on College’s Foundation executive committee and board.
- Provide supervision to the Director of Facilities for the oversight and management of physical operations of campus to include facilities and equipment.
- Provide supervision to the Director of Information Technology to develop the appropriate technology infrastructure and security.
- Provide supervision to the Director of Security to identify and mitigate campus safety and security concerns in order to protect the students, employees and guests of the college to the best of our ability.
- Maintain awareness of emerging opportunities for college development and turnaround college opportunities.
NONESSENTIAL OR SECONDARY FUNCTIONS
- Partner with others across the College and externally to develop strategies and to exchange information, collaborate on projects, share resources, etc.
- Maintain knowledge of applicable laws & regulations relative to areas under scope of authority.
- Function in a complex, high demand environment, managing multiple priorities simultaneously.
- Gather and assimilate state and college data to support data-informed decisions.
Directly supervises full-time staff and part-time staff as assigned in the college’s organizational chart. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Inspires and generates enthusiasm and commitment for the vision, mission and core values of the College. Promotes employee growth and development through professional, technical, and academic programs and services. Makes effective decisions and produces results through strategic planning and development, implementation and evaluation of programs and policies. Sets goals and priorities that maximize the use of resources available to consistently deliver results; compares work performance and outcomes against standards to achieve quality results; holds self and others accountable for achieving results and achieving a standard of excellence