The Vice President of Finance and Operations provides the vision and leadership to manage the College's operating and capital budgets; pursues innovative business solutions to enhance the overall effectiveness of the College's financial and administrative operations; works collaboratively with senior staff, faculty, administrators, and external constituents to achieve sustainable plans that maximize institutional goals; and is an advocate for funding for South Central College. Reporting to the President of the College, the Vice President is a member of the President's Cabinet and the chief advisor to the President and executive staff on fiscal affairs, information technology, safety and security, auxiliary services, facilities planning and operations.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Enforces System and College policies and procedures relating to business processes, payroll, accounts payable and receivable functions, procurement contracts, inventory control, purchasing, and travel reimbursement. Assures compliance with State and Federal regulations, grant administration and reporting, and higher education financial reporting standards and requirements. Provides management and oversight to ensure the accuracy and integrity of business office operations.
Works with the College's business office and the System office on areas to include risk management and loss control programs, and internal auditing. Acts as audit liaison with various audit entities; responds to audit findings; and implements audit recommendations.
Strategically and collaboratively enhances the college's financial strength through fiscal analysis, monitoring, planning, and reporting, and provides business and financial services to the campus community including auxiliary services of bookstore and food service operations.
Leads efforts and works with senior colleagues in preparing the College's annual and multi-year budget, implementing budget/fiscal control functions, and develops long-term financial projections consistent with the college's strategic plan and goals. Leads campus administrators and staff in the preparation and analysis of strategic, financial, and operational reports.
Provides institutional leadership and management for financial, administrative, and facility planning so that overall college planning and decision-making is supported. Develops and maintains a long-range financial master plan that supports the college's strategic plan. Contribute and participate on the South Central College President's Cabinet and in other meetings as requested by the President.
Works with the Minnesota State System in matters related to facilities planning, programming, design, cost estimation, bidding, construction, and observation of capital projects and maintenance, alteration, and repair projects. Maintains and manages buildings, grounds, infrastructure, assets, and utilities with emphasis on ensuring their productive use and enjoyment by present and future students, faculty, staff, visitors, and the local community.
Provides leadership for an effective safety/security program for the college. Maintains a safe environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors, and directs emergency response and management on campus. Provides oversight, training, and other services to reduce workplace accidents and injuries, and ensures compliance with environmental and governmental regulations.
Serves as the Chief Information Officer and facilitates the use of traditional and electronic information resources, as well as technology resources in teaching and learning.
Bachelors of Science degree in accounting, finance, business or higher education administration, or closely related field.
Type and Length of Experience:
5 years of progressively responsible experience as a leader in higher education, government or a business organization of comparable size and complexity.
Experienced administrator with a strong background and capabilities in financial analysis, planning and strategic thought.
Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills and the ability to collaborate with senior leadership, faculty and staff.
Skill in examining, developing, and recommending financial policies and procedures.
Ability to analyze financial and statistical data, draw conclusions and present the information in an understandable format. Ability to train faculty and staff by raising awareness and knowledge of financial management matters.
Ability to manage effectively at all levels of the organization and across multiple campuses. Demonstrated ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation.
Technology-savvy with automated financial processes to improve quality of data and increase staff productivity.
Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point)
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Master's Degree in accounting, finance or business administration (MBA) or closely related field.
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA).
Type and Length of Experience:
7 or more years of progressively increasing administrative and managerial responsibility, including three years in an executive leadership capacity.
Experience in a publicly funded higher education institution and knowledge of Minn State operations and capital budgeting processes, policies and procedures.
General knowledge of governmental accounting and internal control methods and related laws, rules, and regulations.
Experience in the development and management of public/private partnerships.
Candidates should carefully review the Executive Search Profile to understand the unique opportunities and qualifications for this position. You will be required to attach a current resume, a cover letter addressing the position and a reference list containing 3 references with their names, email, phone number and relationship to you (supervisor, direct report, etc).
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Internal Number: 17742
About SOUTH CENTRAL COLLEGE
South Central College is a Minnesota Community and Technical College with a history of academic excellence since 1946. The college has campuses in two great communities: Faribault and Mankato.