Brandeis University currently seeks applications for the position of Vice President for Finance & Treasurer (VPF). The VPF has overall responsibility for directing and managing the Unviersity's financial affairs and ensuring that the organization makes sound strategic decisions on the use of its financial resources. The VPF will have oversight of the University's $330M operating budget, all financial affairs including budget and forecasting, financial planning , accounting and controller functions, annual external and internal audits and procurement. In addition the VPF will be responsible for setting and enforcing all financial policies, procedures, and controls.
The VPF is expected to serve as a key member of the leadership team and will attend meetings of the Board on a regular basis. S/he is the staff liaison to the Risk Management & Audit Committee and is a key advisor to the Resources Committee of the Board. The VPF provides strategic and hands-on leadership, is responsible for financial strategy decisions, oversees budgeting, financial planning and policies, accounting practices and procedures, and all borrowing, investing, cash management and risk management functions.
In addition, s/he is responsible for the University's relationships with lending institutions, the external financial community, and with external financial consultants. Reporting to the Executive Vice President for Finance & Administration (EVP), the VPF is an Officer of the Corporation. The VPF is expected to work closely with the EVP, Provost, and senior leadership at the University in the broader areas of planning and development. The VPF is responsible for issuance of management and Board financial reports and the University's financial statements. S/he advises senior leaders across the University in the development of long-range financial policy and on debt policy and capacity, analyzes the University's financial and accounting operations and serves as a leader in developing opportunities and initiatives to enhance organizational efficiencies that serve the long term mission of the University.
Interested candidates may apply and submit the required documents by visiting the website below. Although the University will review applications until the position is filled, complete applications received by February 17, 2017, will be given full consideration. For position profile and application, please visit:
Relevant experience with accounting and financial systems in complex organizations, demonstrating proven success as a financial leader
Demonstrated expertise in strategic financial planning and investment management, debt financing, cash flow management, investment strategies, and accounting information systems
Flexibility and adaptability to changing requirements and priorities
Strong leader and confident listener and communicator who brings integrity, a calm presence, patience and the ability to build consensus and engender trust
Excellent communications, analytical and problem-solving and conflict resolution skills
Organized, self-motivated and able to multitask in a fast paced and dynamic work environment and able to work with minimum supervision
Vision, respect for and understanding of mission-driven institutions
Proven supervisory, employee development, mentoring and coaching skills
Excellent interpersonal skills, along with a sense of humor, and
A master's degree in accounting, finance, or business administration or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Characterized by academic excellence since its founding in 1948, Brandeis is one of the youngest private research universities, as well as the only nonsectarian Jewish-sponsored university in the country. Brandeis combines the faculty and resources of a world-class research institution with the intimacy and personal attention of a small liberal arts college. Located in Waltham, Massachusetts, on... 235 attractive suburban acres, Brandeis is in an ideal location just nine miles west of Boston. Brandeis is a community of approximately 3,600 undergraduates and 2,100 graduate students.