Associate Vice President for Finance – Marquette, MI
The Associate Vice President for Finance is responsible to the Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer of the Board of Trustees for all financial management activities on campus as follows:
• Assist in management of all university financial resources.
• Assist in development and implementation of short-term and long-term financial strategies for the university’s $160 million plus total operating budget.
• Notify the Vice President of any anticipated or actual revenue and expenditure variance to the university budget.
• Responsible for general oversight of Budget and Business Services Department including development of budgets for all university unrestricted and restricted sources (General Fund, Designated Fund, Auxiliary Fund, Expendable Restricted Fund, Insurance Fund, Endowment Fund, and Plant Fund). The operating budget includes a wide range of operations such as: general fund operations, dining and conference services, residence halls, health center, bookstore, Division I and II intercollegiate athletics, recreational services, U.S. Olympic Education Center, public safety and police services, heating plant, and public radio and television stations.
• Responsible for general oversight of Information Services operations including business Intelligence reporting and analysis, financial and enterprise systems, and online operational reporting.
• Responsible for general oversight of Controller and Financial Services operations including grant management, endowment fund accounting, university external audits, NCAA audits, public radio and television audits, and investments.
• Coordinate and establish with the Controller’s Office university accounting policies and procedures, including accounting and financial record keeping.
• Ensure that various tax documents, returns, and filings meet compliance and filing requirements.
• Responsible to the Vice President for ongoing financial analyses, planning, and advising for key business operations including, but not limited to, general fund operations, auxiliary enterprise operations (dining, conference and catering, bookstore, golf course, university center, and health center), athletics and recreational service operations, and housing and residence life operations.
• Responsible for recommendations to the Vice President regarding strategies and compliance for the university’s annual State of Michigan budget request submission.
• Assist with development of annual submission of state capital outlay request and five-year facilities plan with the Sr. Associate Vice President for Administration.
• Assist in planning and identifying resources for university capital and long-term facilities maintenance expenditures.
• Assist in identifying and recommending financing and bond strategies for university capital projects.
• Collaborate with key university departments to ensure university compliance with federal, state, and private grants requirements.
• Provide oversight to the review and approval for disbursements as authorized by the annual budget.
• Provide support for issuance and management of university bonds.
• Assist Finance team in development of collective bargaining financial strategies.
• Communication with federal and state government and internal and external university constituencies, as needed.
• Responsible for AQIP accreditation compliance and submissions for Finance Division.
o Master’s Degree, preferably in business, finance, accounting, or a closely related field.
o Minimum of seven years of supervisory experience in a finance/administrative function, along with extensive skills and experience in goal setting, budget planning, governmental accounting, cash management, bonds, oversight of operational areas, and personnel management.
o Extensive knowledge of relational databases and enterprise management systems.
o Exceptional Excel skills and proficient in Microsoft Office.
o Experience in developing and analyzing key performance indicators and business metrics.
o A proven record of innovation and transformation changes that improved efficiency, effectiveness, and financial results.
o Strong understanding necessary in information technology, campus services, while embracing change and innovation.
o Ability to work effectively with a diverse staff and student population.
o A high level of personal and professional integrity with an appreciation for the vision and values of higher education.
o Ability to articulate and implement the university’s vision supported by division goals and objectives.
o Commitment to team-based management.
o Financial leader of integrity, possess superior analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills; capacity to think strategically and creatively, possess a broad institutional perspective.
o Ability to act decisively under changing conditions and identify technical solutions to dynamic and complex processes.
o Business intelligence software experience.
o CPA certificate.
Applicants should apply directly at https://employMe.nmu.edu. Applicants are required to complete and attach the staff application, and upload a current resume, letter of interest addressing the applicant’s relevant experience and qualifications, and names, e-mail addresses, and phone number for five references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until September 30, 2013. References will not be contacted without prior approval of candidates. All applications will be treated as confidential.
NMU is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Marquette, MI 49855