Southeast Missouri State University, a dynamic and competitive regional public comprehensive institution located in Cape Girardeau, Missouri invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Finance & Administration. The Vice President for Finance & Administration (VPFA) is the University’s chief financial officer and reports directly to the President and serves as a member of the President’s Executive Staff. The VPFA serves as the Treasurer of the Board of Regents and as Treasurer of the Southeast Missouri University Foundation, and maintains institutional policies and procedures adopted by the Board of Regents.
Currently, the VPFA has executive oversight over a broad range of areas, including the following:
Budget Office, whose responsibilities include for the University Operating Budget, University Auxiliary Budget, Budget Review Committee, Annual Operating Budget Request and the Online Accounting/Budgeting System; Controller, whose responsibilities include Accounting Services, Accounts Payable, External Auditing, and Purchasing; Facilities Management, whose responsibilities include Central Receiving/Mail Room, Custodial/Grounds/Special Services, Maintenance, and the University’s Boiler Plant; Information Technology, whose responsibilities include Telecommunications, Campus Infrastructure, User Services, Academic Technologies, and Application Services; Human Resources, whose responsibilities include Employment, Payroll, Benefits, Employee Relations, and Training and Development; Public Safety and Transit, whose responsibilities include Emergency Operations, Parking Services, Public Safety, and Transit Services; Student Financial Services, whose responsibilities include Billing Services and Financial Aid; Show Me Center, which is the University’s multipurpose event arena; and Legal Services.
In execution of these duties, the VPFA has extensive, daily contact with the campus community; and periodic contact with the general public, legislators and legislative staff, as well as Local, State and Federal officials and regulatory agencies.
Master's degree or above in a discipline relevant to the position preferably with an additional credential such as Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor
Experience in financial planning, budgeting, audit or treasury functions
Senior-level experience in a broad variety of management areas, preferably in an institution of higher education. Experience must include several of the responsible areas (budgeting, human resources, information technology, capital projects, facilities management, etc.)
Demonstrated experience interpreting and maintaining compliance with state and federal laws, such as employment & labor law, tax law, IRS regulations, OSHA, etc.
Proven record of success in planning, problem solving and ability to think proactively, creatively, and strategically
Demonstrated ability to supervise and develop staff, and sustain good relationships with professional colleagues
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multicultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities
Application Deadline: To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by February 14, 2020. The new VPFA is to assume the position on June 1, 2020, or as soon thereafter as is possible.
Applications and nominations are to be submitted in confidence to Holly Bauwens, Assistant Director of Human Resources, at firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply, submit the following items:
Letter of interest addressing position qualifications
Current curriculum vitae
Statement of leadership philosophy
Names, emails, and current phone numbers of five professional references (references will not be contacted without prior approval of the candidate)
Southeast Missouri State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer
Southeast Missouri State University provides student-centered education and experiential learning with a foundation of liberal arts and sciences, embracing a tradition of access, exceptional teaching, and commitment to student success that significantly contributes to the development of the region and beyond. Recognizing its responsibility for excellence in teaching and student learning, the University supports a wide array of on-and off-campus instructional, research, and public service programs that address the intellectual, professional, personal, social, and cultural needs of its constituent groups. As a multi-purpose institution, the University achieves its educational goals through the offering of degree programs and other learning experiences to its varied constituents. Southeast is an “engaged” university supporting a wide array of research and public service programs that enrich and extend the learning environment. Southeast Missouri State University strives to provide students with high-quality, accessible and affordable educational programs responsive to the needs of the region, the nation, and the world.