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Vice President for Finance, CFO

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Vice President for Finance, CFO 

Posted: August 24, 2017

Seton Hill University invites applications for the position of Vice President for Finance, CFO.  

This position is an executive officer of the University and will work closely with the Board of Trustees, President, University executives and all other University constituents. The incumbent is responsible for managing the business and financial services of the University including but not limited to providing collaborative financial management leadership; understanding the short and long range fiscal health of the university; overseeing business practices; forecasting, performing profitability analyses; debt and investment management, compliance and cash flow;  and ensuring that the budget is linked to and supports the institution’s strategic plan.

This position reports directly to the University President and oversees the areas of accounting, procurement, human resources, auxiliary services, facilities, public safety and new construction/renovations to physical plant. 

A bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance or a related field and broad experience in accounting and financial controls is required; a CPA, MBA and/or MPA is strongly preferred.  Five to eight years senior level management experience in finance, policy formulation, retirement plan administration and strategic planning, preferably in higher education or health care, is essential.  Prior oversight of facilities is preferred.

The incumbent will be a skilled communicator with the ability to communicate effectively in oral and written format to professional colleagues, President, Board of Trustees, as well as faculty, staff, students and the general public.  This position requires excellent analytical and problem solving skills and the ability to develop strategies that encourage adherence to University policies, procedures and efforts.  

He or she must model behavior that reflects the highest ethical and professional standards and maintains integrity among all constituents.  Candidates must possess a willingness to support Seton Hill University’s Catholic mission.

Qualified candidates are asked to electronically submit a cover letter, resume/C.V. and 3 references to burch@setonhill.edu.  Application deadline September 15, 2017.