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Vice President of Finance/Chief Financial Officer

Vice President of Finance/Chief Financial Officer SAINT MARTIN'S UNIVERSITY
Established in 1895, Saint Martin's University is the educational mission of Saint Martin's Abbey, a Catholic Benedictine monastery, whose members pray, work, and live together on the University campus. The physical beauty of Saint Martin's 300-acre campus reflects the rich intellectual and spiritual nature of its presence in the Pacific Northwest.
Essential features of university life are animated by its Benedictine identity and its participation in the centuries-old traditions of Catholic intellectual thought and the search for truth.
Thus, the University honors students and guides them towards achieving academic excellence. Superior teaching is the expected norm. Rooted in the long tradition of the liberal arts, the university curriculum cultivates creativity and the ability to communicate and pursue ideas; critical thinking and independent inquiry; academic proficiency; the formation of sound ethical judgments; and service to humanity.
Reflecting the Benedictine virtue of hospitality, the University welcomes and, indeed, seeks students not only from the Pacific Northwest, but also from other parts of the nation and the world at its main and extension campuses. Saint Martin's treasures persons of all ages, religions, and nationalities as it encourages cognizance of diverse viewpoints and an appreciation of all cultures.
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POSITION SUMMARY
Saint Martin's University is currently inviting applications for Vice President of Finance & Chief Financial Officer. The Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer is responsible for the on-going business/budget/financial reporting and analysis needs of the University. The position is also responsible for the supervision and leadership of the following University offices and functions: student financial services, business office, payroll, facilities, investments, purchasing, bookstore and indirectly works with the President in overseeing IT. In addition, the Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer reviews and monitors contractual agreements between the University and other organizations, leads the University through the budgeting and audit processes, and serves as staff liaison to the Finance, Audit, Facilities, and Investment Committees of the Board of Trustees. The Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer will work closely with the President and Provost as well as other key members of the community in articulating and implementing the University's strategic plan. This position serves as a member of the Executive Cabinet.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential Functions & Responsibilities - Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this position. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following.

Provides supervision and management to the Office of Finance, Office of Student Financial Services, and the Office of Facilities & Maintenance, Mail Services, including delegating necessary administrative and operational authority to direct-report management subordinates.
Formulates, prepares and implements strategic policies and procedures for financial and budgetary planning, capital-project financial planning, risk management, in accordance with direction from the President, the Board of Trustees and consistent with the University's strategic plan.
Develops policies, procedures and internal control methods designed to safeguard university assets (e.g. cash flow, investments and physical plant).
Observes, compares, or monitors data and financial activities to determine compliance with prescribed operating procedures/policies, safety standards and to ensure consistency in accounting for assets and adequacy of controls over university assets.
Analyzes financial statements to detect and report areas of concern to the President.
Coordinates annual financial audit activities with the external auditors, university staff and the Board of Trustees Audit Committee and prepares annual financial statements and notes for inclusion in the annual audited financial report.
Plans and develops investment portfolios for available cash balances in conjunction with the University Treasurer and Board of Trustees.
Serves as staff liaison to Board Finance Committee, Board Facilities Committee and Board Audit Committee. Regularly sets agendas in conjunction with the committee chairs. Provides reports and information to the committees as requested.
Coordinates and supervises communication of financial information within the Saint Martin's community, the community-at-large and to all other constituents.
Ensures that mandatory university reports are completed and filed in a timely manner (e.g. the annual IPEDS reports, CUPA surveys, tax returns (990, 990T, 5500's) etc.).

COMPETENCIES

Demonstrable record of accurate record-keeping and timely financial reporting and analysis.
Demonstrable success in evaluating, developing, and managing employees.
A demonstrated ability to communicate with faculty, staff, administration and community members, using a variety of methods (telephone, email, presentations).
Demonstrated record of excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, especially the ability to communicate financial information to diverse constituents.
The ability to work collegially and think strategically with administrators and faculty, relative to resource allocation and the overall strategic direction of the University.
Ability to represent the College and the University at regional and national meetings and venues.
A high degree of personal and professional ethics, character, and integrity that inspires trust and confidence among members of the community.
A sense of humor!
Interest in and ability to support the Catholic, Benedictine tradition of Saint Martin's.

REQUIREMENTS AND/OR CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

A graduate degree in a Business, Finance, or related discipline from an accredited University.
Certified Public Accountant strongly preferred.
Administrative experience with budgeting and financial planning in an environment of limited resources.
Higher education or non-profit experience is desirable.
Successfully pass a criminal background check.
Saint Martin's University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. Category: Finance , Keywords: Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

 

Location: Lacey, United States
Employment Type: Permanent
Category: Banking & Financial Services