The Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Norwich University leads all financial activities of the University to include budgeting, planning, accounting, and investing; directing the preparation of current financial reports and summaries; and creating forecasts predicting future financial outcomes.
Works with the President, other executives, and related University committees to plan and establish financial priorities and objectives.
Assists senior leaders in financial planning and results management.
Issues regular status and ad hoc reports to senior leaders and appropriate committees.
Oversees the operations of Financial Affairs, University Budget, Human Resources, Facilities Operations, legal risk management, and vendor contracting.
Supervises the Vice President of Facilities, Controller, Director of University Budgets, Director of Human Resources, and administrative support staff.
Directs all aspects of accounting operations, overseeing all transactions related to general ledger, receivables, payables, payroll, and financial reporting.
Develops and maintains all necessary accounting policies and systems, including general ledger and financial reporting.
Manages all policies and procedures required to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local financial, insurance, taxation, and property requirements.
Ensures that records and reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) or international financial reporting standards.
Implements internal control policies and procedures for all financial activities.
Collaborates with external auditors to provide information needed for the annual audit.
Provides strategic guidance around capital financing options to support University growth needs.
Analyzes University's financial results with respect to income, trends, costs, and compliance with budgets.
Manages University cash flow.
Coordinates preparation, review, dissemination or timely submission of:
Reviews planning processes and suggests improvements to current methods.
Analyzes operations to identify areas in need of reorganization, downsizing, or elimination.
Maintains knowledge of organizational procedures, federal and state regulations, and accounting standards.
Develops and coordinates relationships with lending/financial institutions and insurance providers.
Assesses performance of direct reports and provides frequent feedback to optimize performance.
Communicates with colleagues, employees, students, and others in a respectful and clear manner.
Leads the University Budget and Finance Committee, acts as a liaison with the University Board of Trustees, and serves on University committees, councils, workgroups, or other designated bodies as assigned
Norwich University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing a positive education and work environment that recognizes and respects the dignity of all students, faculty and staff. Reasonable accommodations will be made for the known disability of an otherwise qualified applicant. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
All candidates must be a US Citizen/Permanent Resident legally eligible to work in the US without sponsorship now or in the future. A post offer, pre-employment background check will be required of the successful candidate.
Norwich University offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, group life and long term disability insurance, flexible-spending accounts for health and dependent care, 403(b) retirement plan with employer match, employee assistance program, paid time off including parental leave, and tuition scholarships for eligible employees and their family members.
Please provide a cover letter, resume, and Norwich application: https://norwich.interviewexchange.com
Master's Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or Finance is highly desired.
Certified Public Accountant designation is highly desired.
Eight to ten years of experience in financial management.
Recent leadership experience with a budget in excess of $100 million, preferably in higher education.
In addition, able to:
Use computers, telephones, and general office equipment, including proficiency in Banner, Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook; must develop proficiency as needed Speak, read and write in English Present to large or small groups Communicate by telephone, email, letter, or in person Sit, stand, kneel, squat, reach, push, pull, and use hands and fingers to manipulate office equipment Travel outdoors to various parts of the campus Lift 35 pounds Travel up to 10% of the time Perform occasional evening and weekend work
About Norwich University
Founded in 1819, Norwich University is the oldest private military college in the country and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC). Today we are a diversified academic institution that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and professional certificates to adult learners online and to Corps and civilian lifestyle students on campus.