Under the direction of the Vice President for Finance and Administration, the Associate Vice President for Finance is responsible for providing leadership to and management of all university accounting, budget, treasury, financial reporting, revenue collections and student accounts functions. The AVP for Finance is also responsible for overseeing the administration of financial applications, integration of data to/from the ERP system, and financial analytic activities for the University. The position will act as a liaison with vice presidents, deans, departmental directors, and academic departments developing and monitoring the annual operating budget.
Provides leadership to general accounting and financial reporting personnel to ensure timely and accurate internal and external financial reports. Oversees detailed endowment accounting. Coordinates the annual year-end financial statement audit and ensures the accuracy of the audited financial statements. Prepares complex internal and external financial reports with accuracy on a timely basis. Ensures quality accounting and best practices are followed. Oversees the preparation of various reports to the Fiduciary Committee of the Board. Coordinates the preparation of the annual IRS Form 990 and 990T. Develops documents and explains accounting policies and procedures. Ensures compliance with all governmental regulations and accounting requirements as well as provides proper oversight and control of university resources by establishing and publishing effective policies. Works with the Student Financial Aid office in managing scholarship accounts and Federal/State program funds in accordance with regulations.
Plans and directs the internal strategic budgeting process to ensure compatibility with the institutional goals and objectives, to ensure that the budget is developed in alignment with the resources available, and to ensure the integrity and effectiveness of the budgeting process. Works collaboratively with Institutional Effectiveness & Planning on operating budget development, forecasting, and Human Resources on position control maintenance. Monitors and forecasts financial performance against the budget and position control, develops accurate cost studies and projections and formulates into reports, as needed. Develops, analyzes, and presents financial management information for: analysis and forecasting, evaluation of programs, internal allocations, and to support sound executive decision-making. Develops, recommends, and implements financial planning policies and guidelines to support long-term financial modeling and financial support for the University's strategic plan.
Coordinates with banks and investment firms on cash management, investments, and debt instruments. Ensures compliance with debt instruments and continuing disclosure requirements. Works closely with the Advancement Office to provide regular reports on donor gifts, pledges, and restricted funds. Provides leadership to the Student Accounts Office including cashiering/revenue management and student account billing and collections.
Sets goals and promotes continuous improvement in services, processes, automation, and efficiency. Performs other duties as may be assigned.
BS in Accounting with a CPA and/or graduate degree strongly preferred with at least 8 years of progressively responsible experience, preferably within higher education. Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) for higher educational institutions or other nonprofits. Experience in financial analysis, forecasting and strategic planning to analyze and compile financial data and reports. Experience controlling complex budgets, accounting, and personnel functions including detailed budget preparation, contract and grant budget proposals, purchasing, payroll, ledger reconciliation, and fiscal close. Knowledge and skill in effective use of business application programs, budget preparation applications, and Banner or equivalent financial MIS accounting systems. Skill in effective communication, both orally and written, for the purpose of obtaining, conveying, and transforming information into appropriate action. Successful completion of an employment and/or criminal history background check required
About St. Edward's University
Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of the Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a dynamic Catholic, liberal arts university where teaching, learning, leadership and service come together to contribute to a better world. Recognized as one of the best small, liberal arts universities in the country, St. Edward's is consistently ranked in the top tier of "America's Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report. With 21 international campus partners in 16 countries across the globe, St. Edward's provides students with opportunities to learn business from a global perspective. Employees of St. Edward's enjoy a full array of benefits including medical and retirement plans, fitness facilities and tuition remission.
About Austin, Texas
St. Edward's is in the heart of the thriving, entrepreneurial, and cosmopolitan city of Austin, Texas. As such, students live, learn and grow in a city that provides a wealth of resources and opportunities. As one of the world's great technology centers, Austin is sometimes referred to as "Silicon Hills". It is home to technology heavyweights like Dell, National Instruments, and Silicon Labs and hosts major operational centers for Google, Apple, Facebook, Samsung, IBM, and Oracle, just to name a few. In Total, Austin is home to 17 companies on the Inc. 5000 list and boasts 1.7 times the national average of startups. It is no wonder that Austin was ranked second on the Forbes list of Best U.S. Cities for Future Job Growth.
The city also hosts annual Interactive festivals and is an entertainment mecca. With more than 200 live music venues the city is "the live music capital of the world" and hosts the popular Austin City Limits live music program and the SXSW Music and Film festivals. The city regularly appears in lists of America's smartest, coolest, greenest, and most-livable cities. Known for its welcoming, tolerant, and casual atmosphere, Austin has been recognized by Parents & Colleges as the country's top college town.
How to Apply:
Qualified applicants are invited to submit a cover letter, St. Edward's employment application, college transcript and resume online at www.stedwards.edu/careers/ .
The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
St. Edward's University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and hires only U.S. citizens and individuals authorized to work in the United States. St. Edward's University encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.
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