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FT Staff: Associate VP - Finance

Company: Shaw University
Location: Raleigh
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

If you are a job seeker with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, you will find the contact information to request the appropriate accommodation by visiting the following page:Are you an aggressive go-getter? Are up to the challenge of helping to direct one of the largest and most complex departments in a University? If so, we have the job for you! Shaw University is looking for an Associate VP of Finance. Reporting to the VP, Finance and Administration, this role is to support the VP and other administrators and department heads, helping them determine how to accomplish their objectives and thereby providing a supportive foundation for organizational success. As the University's Associate Vice President of Finance and Administration, this position provides the day-to-day collaborative financial management leadership, ensures short and long-term fiscal health, oversees the business practices of the university, and ensures that the budget is linked to and supportive of the university's strategic plan.Essential Job Functions:

  • In conjunction with the VP, ensure that the structure of the finance division provides for adequate controls such that proper documentation for purchases and expenditures are maintained and that separation of functions is maintained
  • Participate in decision making, policy formulation, and discussion of strategic directions for the University
  • Ensure that the finance operation adheres to practices and policies that are required by regulatory bodies
  • Implement the financial policies of the organization and make recommendations for changes as indicated
  • Supervise finance office staff, including accounting services, payroll, accounts receivable/payable
  • Be able to step in and provide coverage in the event of temporary absence of finance office staff
  • Work with the VP of Finance to coordinate a participatory budget process
  • Oversee preparation of detailed monthly financial reports to all university divisions
  • Report the financial condition of the university to the VP. Finance
  • Provide financial projections for the university on a regular basis
  • Identify, recommend, and implements appropriate and necessary training and professional development for self and staff reporting to the position
  • Ensure the timely collection of all accounts receivable and timely payment of accounts payable
  • Contribute to the universities' ability to meet its strategic objectives by assisting administrators and department heads in conducting financial analysis of current and proposed activities
  • Other duties as assigned. Note: This job description is not intended to provide all duties that may be required of the position, as other duties may be required of this position.Supervisory ResponsibilitiesThe finance office staff, including accounting services, payroll, accounts receivable/payableEducation and/or Experience
    • Bachelor's degree in accounting
    • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • 3-5 years' experience with day-to-day financial operation with an organization of 50 persons or more
    • 2 years minimum supervisory experience
    • Demonstrated knowledge of the requirements for non-profit accounting including the rules and regulations outlined in OMB Circulars A-133, A-110, and A-122
    • Must be skilled in the use of data base software including Excel and Access
    • Have a clear and comprehensive understanding of budgeting, budget processes, and financial reporting
    • Be knowledgeable about, and be able to oversee grants and contracts functionsCertificates, Licenses, or RegistrationsCPA preferredOther CompetenciesMust have a philosophy that is consistent with the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of the organization. Vision, commitment, and experience in achieving goals and pursuing excellence are critical; ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a dynamic and demanding environment. Must have strong verbal and written communication and organizational skills; proven ability to manage multiple complex assignments with sensitivity to deadlines, priorities, and changing circumstances; attention to detail; demonstrated professional work ethic and positive, problem-solving attitude. Must be able to read, write, and speak fluently in English.Candidates are personally responsible for any potential travel and/or relocation expenses incurred.Shaw University, located in Raleigh, North Carolina, is the first historically black institution of higher education in the South and among the oldest in the nation. Founded in 1865 by Henry Martin Tupper, our mission is to advance knowledge, facilitate student learning and achievement, to enhance the spiritual and ethical values of its students, and to transform a diverse community of learners into future global leaders.We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status. -QualificationsBehaviorsRequiredTeam Player: Works well as a member of a group Functional Expert: Considered a thought leader on a subject Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity MotivationsRequiredGoal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks Financial: Inspired to perform well by monetary reimbursement Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization EducationRequiredBachelors or better in Accounting.PreferredMasters or better in Accounting.ExperienceRequired2 years: Supervisory experience 3-5 years: Experience with day-to-day financial operation with an organization of 50 persons or more

Keywords: Shaw University, Raleigh , FT Staff: Associate VP - Finance, Executive , Raleigh, North Carolina

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