Assistant Vice President for Finance and Controller
Oregon Institute of Technology
Location: Klamath Falls, Oregon
Preferred Education: Bachelor’s
Higher Education Institution
Internal Number: 1AVPFC
In 1947, Oregon Tech was founded as the Oregon Vocational School to train and re-educate returning World War II veterans. Today, Oregon Tech is Oregon’s Polytechnic University. Offering bachelor’s, master’s, and soon a doctoral degree, Oregon Tech has exceptional programs in engineering, health technologies, business, technology, communication, and applied sciences that prepare students to be effective participants in their professional, public, and international communities through applied, relevant learning, and professional practice.
Oregon Tech enjoys a growing statewide footprint, which includes its main campus in Klamath Falls in a rural setting, a Portland-Metro urban campus in Wilsonville, additional educational and applied research campuses in Salem and Scappoose, and a growing online campus. In addition, Oregon Tech also has a campus in Everett, Washington, which has been educating Boeing professionals in the area for more than two decades.
The Assistant Vice President for Finance and Controller leads and directs the Business Affairs Office and Budget and Planning Office of the University. This role is an integral partner to the academic and administrative units across the institution and collaborates with and provides a high level of support, analysis, and counsel to the Vice President for Finance and Administration. The AVP directs, reviews, and supervises financial accounting and reporting processes and procedures, accounts receivable, accounts payable, cashiering, capital asset accounting, cost accounting, debt management and compliance, grant accounting and state and federal reporting. The AVP collaborates and works closely with the University Shared Services Enterprise (USSE) to ensure compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Financial Accounting Standards Board Pronouncements (FASB) and Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) pronouncements that apply to the University. The AVP coordinates the compilation and development of the institution’s Annual Financial Statements and related report, State of Oregon Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), 990-T Unrelated Business Income Tax Report (UBIT) and compliance with Bond Covenants. The AVP also directs, reviews, and supervises development of the University’s annual budget which includes coordinating both the operating and capital budgets; developing tools that support decision-making and analysis, compiling fiscal impact studies, drafting and recommending financial policies, procedures, and guidelines. The AVP manages budget reporting throughout the year and provides monthly comparative performance reports along with additional insight and context to assist functional vice presidents and other institutional leaders regarding their understanding of budget performance and dynamics. The AVP serves on institution’s Executive Leadership Team.
Financial Operations at Oregon Institution of Technology (Oregon Tech), an institution of higher education serving over 5,000 students is responsible for administering business, budget, and financial policies with the approval of the Vice President for Finance and Administration. The role of the Financial Operations team includes supporting Oregon Tech compliance with federal and state regulations and policies, and providing a variety of services to students, faculty, staff, campus departments and vendors. Primary functions are accounting and financial reporting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, cashier services, grants and contracts administration, debt management, property control, federal, state and local tax compliance, and travel.
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, management, finance or related field.
Functional knowledge of FASB, GASB and GAAP.
Strong computer and related applications skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
Five years of progressively responsible financial management/leadership experience as a Controller/Assistant Controller, a Director/Assistant Director or Assistant Vice President.
Strong management, critical thinking, active listening, collaboration, and leadership skills.
Discernible problem-solving and high-performance team building skills.
Experience with financial systems or enterprise-wide resource planning system (ERP).
Active or inactive CPA license and/or master’s degree in business or related field.
Experience in Higher Education accounting and budgeting.
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Oregon Tech is the only public institute of technology in the Pacific Northwest. We're a fully accredited four-year college that is part of the Oregon University System. We offer programs in engineering, health technology, management, communication and applied sciences, among others. We feature masters programs in a number of disciplines, including manufacturing engineering technology, civil engineering, renewable energy engineering and more. Our students have a greater success rate of finding jobs in their field of study after graduation than at any other public university in the state. With campuses in beautiful rural Klamath Falls and Wilsonville (Portland metro area), we have a range of opportunities.