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Vice President for Finance & Administration (CFO)
South Arkansas Community College El Dorado, Arkansas, United States 154 Days Ago
Overview
Department: Finance and Administrative Services
Job Category: Administrative
Job Type: Full-Time
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience and excellent benefit package
Zipcode: 71730
Posted: 12/15/2021
Requirements
Minimum Education: Graduate Degree
Degree Title: Accounting, Business, or Related Field
Minimum Experience: 2 Year
Required Travel: 25%
Job Status
Job Status: Position Filled
Start Publishing: 12/10/2021
Stop Publishing: 03/06/2022
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Description

The Vice President for Finance and Administration is the lead administrative and operations staff member, and serves as chief financial officer for the college, reporting directly to the President. The Vice President for Finance and Administration serves on the President’s Executive Cabinet and maintains regular communication between the Cabinet and the divisions and departments of Finance and Administration on multiple campuses and sites. 

The Vice President for Finance and Administration, in partnership with the Associate VP for Finance,  the Associate VP for Administration, and other departmental managers, is responsible for providing campus-wide leadership, supervision, and guidance, with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion, for the departments of Controller, Financial Accounting, Bookstore, Procurement and Accounts Payable, Risk Management, Travel, Human Resources, Payroll, Physical Plant and Grounds, Public Safety, Computer Services,  Information Technology, El Dorado Conference Center, Bistro, and other auxiliary and operational enterprises.    

The Vice President for Finance and Administration works with the President, Executive Cabinet members, division deans, department directors, faculty, staff, and all college divisions to assure delivery of high-quality instruction and services to meet the needs of students, business and industry, and the community.

  1. The Vice President for Finance and Administration is accountable and responsible for:

 

Operations, Reporting, and Planning

  • Supervises all areas assigned
  • Works with subordinate managers to plan and budget administrative division functions (Finance, Human Resources, Physical Plant, Administration, and Auxiliary Operations)
  • Oversees preparation & accuracy of financial statements for the College, the SouthArk Foundation, and Grants
  • Responsible for overseeing preparation of various State and Federal accounting reports, including grant reporting, ensuring that all report deadlines are met
  • Participates in and supervises preparation of the annual operational budget and biennial appropriation request in consultation with the President
  • Conducts banking and financial transactions, including investment of funds, and issuance and retirement of bonds
  • Maintains and updates the College insurance portfolio and is responsible for risk management collegewide
  • Performs or supervises performance of all necessary advance year-end closing and student billing procedures, closing journal entry preparation, and billing/accounting system cycle-reinstitution procedures
  • Functions as primary liaison with Arkansas Division of Legislative Audit and Arkansas Department of Finance & Administration (ADFA)
  • Works with the Director of Physical Plant to develop multiyear plan to repair/replace aging electrical, mechanical and HVAC systems
  • Reviews annual service agreements related to facilities management
  • Serves as liaison to the College architects, coordinates collegewide facilities planning, and develops and maintains the approved Project Priority List
  • Represents the College in dealings with external auditors, appropriate Arkansas Department of Higher Education officials, State Building Services, and ADFA
  • Submits reports as required to federal, state, and district authorities which reflect the fiscal conditions of the College or any specific function or area of the College
  • Responds to legislative information requests in consultation with the President
  • Maintains effective liaison with the College district community regarding the College and its facilities, planning, and operations
  • Provides guidance to Human Resources staff in all employee benefits and employee relations matters
  • Researches and recommends organizational structures, initiatives, personnel, and resources to ensure a high quality, student-centered environment at all levels
  • Assists in the planning for facilities upgrades and integrating up-to-date equipment and technology in instruction
  • Provides leadership in strategic planning by establishing annual and multi-year operational plans and goals for Finance and Administration designed to support the strategic goals and initiatives of the College, President, and the Board of Trustees
  • Maintains and updates all procedures in the Administrative Procedures Manual
  • Supports use of councils, committees, and all forms of shared governance
  • Prepares federal, state, institutional, and accreditation reports in a timely manner as required by agencies or assigned by the president
  • Represents the College at local, regional, and state meetings and conferences as required or requested
  • Cultivates and fosters linkages and partnerships with the wider higher education community
  • Assumes other responsibilities or special projects as assigned by the President

II.      Knowledge, Skills, and Other Characteristics

 

  • Knowledge of college, state, and federal policies and procedures affecting assigned work in Finance and Administration; entrepreneurial and sound management practices and principles; accurate fiscal reporting; strategic planning and implementation; reporting; budget preparation, monitoring, and administration; supervisory principles, practices, and techniques; technological applications in areas of supervision;
  • Skill in supervisory practices and techniques; solving difficult problems; initiative and follow-through; analyzing data and making appropriate recommendations; developing and implementing policies and procedures; acting as a community liaison; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with staff, faculty, students, and the public; presenting ideas and concepts orally and in writing;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and inspire others to achieve objectives; work within an open and team environment using collaborative approaches; lead staff effectively; focus faculty and staff toward student learning; motivate and inspire faculty and staff across campuses; commitment to establishing, maintaining, and assessing collaborative operational and auxiliary programs that promote an environment of diversity, equity, and inclusion; foster campus-wide and state-wide partnerships to promote educational quality.

 III.   Qualifications:

  • A Master’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or related field
  • Knowledge and understanding of the mission and role of a public two-year multi-campus comprehensive college, its students, faculty, and staff
  • Knowledge of computer-related programs pertaining to finance and administration, including spreadsheet software
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering campus diversity and inclusiveness, and the ability to interact effectively with diverse constituencies
  • The successful candidate, as a member of the executive staff, must reside in Union County, Arkansas, or be willing to establish primary residence in the County within a mutually agreed period of hire as a condition of continued employment
  • Minimum of five years of progressive managerial / administrative experience directly related to the position with simultaneous management responsibility for cross-discipline entities and/or departments
  • Knowledge of current higher education policies, issues and initiatives
  • Demonstrated ability to plan strategically, manage finances, and implement projects and grants
  • Commitment to quality programs and academic excellence
  • Commitment to professional development of faculty and staff
  • Understanding of the diverse ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic and academic backgrounds of community college students.
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate, advocate, and communicate effectively both internally and externally
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Commitment to the comprehensive community college concept
  • Demonstrated computer skills
  • Ability to work regular work schedule which includes some evenings and weekends
Agreement

APPLICATION PROCESS (PLEASE FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS TO APPLY)

 

Applicants must complete the South Arkansas Community College application form available at www.southark.edu/app or from the Human Resources Office. Resumes, transcripts, and reference list may accompany, but will not replace the application.  Official Transcripts must be on file with the Human resources Office before an offer is made to the successful candidate. Return application to the South Arkansas Community College Human Resources Office, P. O. Box 7010, 300 South West Ave, El Dorado, Arkansas 71731-7010. Telephone (870) 862-8131 ext. 146.

 

Fill out application located at this link: http://www.southark.edu/app

 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  AA/EOE. Applications are subject to the Arkansas FOIA.

 

Chosen Candidate will be required to submit to a criminal background check and have acceptable background results, provide any certificates of training (if the candidates possess any) or Licenses, Official Transcripts (for positions requiring undergraduate or graduate education), must have a clean driving record, and must complete all new hire paperwork prior to starting work.

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