Assistant Vice President for Finance
Company: University of Northern Colorado
Posted on: January 25, 2023
Assistant Vice President for Finance
Finance & Administration
Job EEO Category
The University of Northern Colorado (UNC) is a public research
university in the state of Colorado with more than 9,000 graduate
and undergraduate students. The faculty and staff add another 1,400
members to the UNC community. UNC is a multipurpose institution
offering a wide range of graduate and undergraduate degree programs
in six academic colleges: Humanities and Social Sciences, Monfort
College of Business, Education and Behavioral Sciences, Natural and
Health Sciences, Performing and Visual Arts, and University
Libraries. The University offers more than 2,000 academic
One of the major priorities of the campus is the implementation of
the University strategic plan: Rowing not Drifting 2030. The
University of Northern Colorado is Colorado's leader in education.
UNC sets the standard and models innovative strategies focused on
the holistic growth, development, and life-long success of our
students - this is how we define a Students First university.
Rowing, Not Drifting 2030 guides our direction and aspirations for
the next decade of serving students and our community. As an
emerging Hispanic Serving Institution, the University of Northern
Colorado will be the institution the state looks to as the future
of higher education. Our students will experience a personalized
education grounded in liberal arts and infused with the critical
and creative inquiry; establish relationships with faculty and
staff that nurture individual development; gain the skills and
knowledge that provide upward mobility among alumni; and share a
commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Our vision takes shape in the form of five elements that serve as
our foundation over the next ten years in support of and service to
our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community.
- Students First: We exist to transform the lives of our
students. We focus on all aspects of their success by making
intentional decisions to meet their needs and the needs of our
- Empower Inclusivity: The diversity within our university and
state is a distinct advantage that we celebrate and nurture. We
ensure learning occurs through meaningful discussion of shared and
different experiences, viewpoints, and ideas.
- Enhance & Invest: The success of students relies on a healthy
and strong team. We provide our staff and faculty with the support
they need to succeed as professionals, educators, and in life. We
foster an environment where their individual well-being and sense
of belonging are vital to our collective success.
- Innovate & Create: Learning occurs through critical inquiry,
discovery, and creation. We leverage technology and capitalize on
opportunities to innovate and improve instruction. We anticipate
and address societal needs by transforming the campus into a
creative laboratory that asks questions, solves problems, and
shapes Colorado's future.
- *Connect & Celebrate: Strong community connections provide
authentic learning experiences and reciprocal partnerships and
collaborations. We set the standard for how engaged universities
enrich the lives of those on campus, throughout Colorado, and
As you consider joining our community, it is important to know that
UNC is dedicated to strengthening and advancing our collective work
related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We develop and learn
more together with a diverse team. To achieve this, diversity for
us represents differing perspectives, thoughts, and experiences. We
value the individuality of the human distinctions of our staff
because these distinctions benefit students, our community, and
each other. We expect members of our community to stretch their
learning edges about race, gender, sexual orientation, gender
identity or expression, lifestyle, age, educational background,
national origin, religion, or physical ability. This is a
significant way to honor the intersectionality of our university
community. We appreciate the diverse contributions every individual
makes to the UNC community. When you join the UNC community, you
can expect to be part of a growing inclusive, innovative, and
equity-minded community that requires broad collaboration among
faculty, staff, students, and community partners.
This position is primarily sedentary in a typical office
environment, with prolonged use of a computer.
The Assistant Vice President for Finance (AVP-Fin) serves an
integral part of the Vice President for Finance and
Administration/CFO's finance team to strategically and
collaboratively enhance the university's financial and cultural
strength through fiscal analysis, monitoring, planning and
reporting. The AVP-Fin supports the university's direction through
the development of strategy, problem solving, leadership and
effective management. The AVP-Fin provides leadership to the
General Accounting unit of the University, which includes the
Controller's Office, Accounts Payable and Payroll and the Office of
Budget and Financial Planning.
Providing leadership to the financial services division which
includes the General Accounting unit and the Office of Budget and
Financial Planning. The Controller's Office is responsible for all
of the accounting for the university, debt management, post-award
research accounting, treasury management, and internal and external
financial reporting including but not limited to tax filings, IPEDS
reporting, grantor agency financial reports, reporting to the State
of Colorado, bond compliance reporting, and the annual audit and
preparing and publishing the audited annual financial report of the
university. The Controller's Office also maintains the finance ERP
system and functions as the data steward for financial data. The
Office of Budget and Financial Planning responsibilities include
the design and maintenance of a university-wide budgeting module,
preparing and presenting the annual budget of the university,
financial analysis, reporting for the Board of Trustees meetings,
and other internal and external reporting as required.
(70%)Participation on committees, task forces, or project teams to
address complex issues and formulate and implement resolutions.
This may include process re-engineering and development of new
University policies and procedures. (20%)Creating and improving
ways to report information through enhancing transparency, content
and presentation. This includes reporting for campus users, the
Board of Trustees, and external constituents. (10%)
Bachelors degree in Business Administration with emphasis in
Accounting or Finance required. This position requires 7 to 10
years of progressive management experience in the areas of finance
and budgeting, demonstrated supervisory experience; strong computer
proficiency; and experience working with diverse populations.
Excellent verbal and written communications are also required.
Masters in Business Administration, advanced degree in a related
field, or equivalent experience would be beneficial. Experience in
Higher Education or a CPA License or certificate is beneficial.
University of Northern Colorado
Posting Detail Information
Desired Start Date
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Attach resume, cover letter, and a list of references
Salary and Benefits
Salary range is $150,000-$160,000. Benefits available include
health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, as
well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement
plans. Dependents and spouses of UNC Employees who are employed at
0.5 FTE or above are eligible for undergraduate dependent tuition
grants of up to 50%. These tuition grants will cover in-state
tuition charges. Further requirements may exist. Other benefits may
be available based on position.
Additional Requirements and Information
Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check,
and authorization to work in the United States is required after a
conditional offer of employment has been made. The successful
candidate must submit original transcripts within one (1) month of
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Documents Needed to Apply
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- List of References
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