Associate VP for Finance

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Work type: Staff
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Administrative

Position Title: Associate VP for Finance  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  

Finance Office

Advertised Salary: Salary commensurate with qualifications plus a comprehensive benefit package  
FLSA: Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Continuing  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
Union Group: N/A  
Term of Position: 12 Month  
At Will/Just Cause: At Will  
Summary of Position: Under the direction of the VP of Administration and Finance, administer and direct the activities and employees of the following areas through coordination, supervision, leadership, and direction: Fiscal Analysis, Cash Management and Investments, Purchasing, Accounting Department, Grant Accounting, Financial Services, Payroll Office, Position Control, Business Operations, and Safety, Health, Environmental, and Risk Management.  
Position Type: Staff  
Required Education: Bachelor degree in Accounting/Finance or Business or related degree  
Required Work Experience: Six years of accounting and management experience in a complex organization with large scale enterprise systems for accounting, payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, purchasing, and fixed assets; computer skills in word processing and spreadsheet applications.  
Required Licenses and Certifications:    
Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
  • Reaching
  • Sitting
  • Standing
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: Master degree in Business or Certified Public Accountant. Working knowledge of fund accounting and GASB.  
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Direct the fiscal analysis of compensation, results of operations, ratio analyses, and other financial analyses as required.
Monitor the University's controlled financial results of operations.
Review the preparation of the University's annual financial report.
Coordinate the annual external audit with the University's external auditors.
Evaluate the University's system of internal accounting controls; make recommendations for changes to internal control processes; and implement.
Recommend financial policies designed to protect the University's assets.
Understand the University's accounting and budgeting processes for each fund group.
Provide direction to the Accounting Services, Purchasing, Student Financial Services, Investments and Treasury Management, and Safety, Health, Environmental, and Risk Management Offices.
In consultation with the Vice President of Admin & Finance, provide management with financial reporting that compares actual operating performance to budgeted performance.
Manage financial, payroll, position control, and billing software systems. Migrate to electronic processing systems and reporting whenever practical.
Coordinate the filing of all federal and state tax forms.
In consultation with the Vice President of Admin & Finance, provide financial and business advice to senior management.
Provide an environment for personal and professional advancement.
Provide Charter School financial oversight in conjunction with the Charter School Office.
Supervise of delegate supervision and management of all staff within assigned areas.
Provide leadership for and promote a culture of customer service.
In consultation with the Vice President of Admin & Finance, streamline processes for effective and efficient, user friendly services.
Participate with the Michigan Universities Self Insurance Corporation
Provide oversight to the University's and Foundation's endowment and operating investment pools.
Provide oversight review of the University's retirement plan investments.
Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members.
Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.

Marginal Duties/Responsibilities: Interpret financial results of operations, balance sheet data and financial ratio analyses.
Promote culture of excellent customer service.
Provide leadership for the finance functions.
Successfully interact with faculty and staff at all levels.
Supervise others in the efficient performance of their characteristic duties.
Skills and Abilities: Carries our supervisory responsibilities in accordance with University policies and applicable laws.
Responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of designated information.
Responsible for the direct supervision of assigned staff.
Assess the accurate recording of all of the University's financial transactions.
Demonstrated ability to affect quality improvement techniques.
Demonstrated ability to develop and foster strong interpersonal relationships.
Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
Optional Documents:    
Special Instructions to Applicants: Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.  
Initial Application Review Date:
Open Until Position is Filled?: Yes  
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University‚Äôs Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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