Hiram College — Chief Financial Officer / Vice President of Business and Finance

Hiram College invites applications for the position of Chief Financial Officer/Vice President of Business and Finance.

Hiram College, established in 1850 as the Western Reserve Eclectic Institute, is a nationally respected private residential liberal arts college located 30 miles from Cleveland in the historic Western Reserve region of Ohio. The College, focused on growing enrollment and diversifying revenues, has just launched a major academic redesign that must be fully fleshed out over the next couple of years. Amongst other plans and budgets, the incoming CFO will assume a leadership role in creating and monitoring the financial plan associated with the redesign.

The Chief Financial Officer/Vice President for Business and Finance reports to the President of the College and is a member of the President’s senior administrative team. The incumbent oversees the functional areas of finance and accounting, human resources, physical plant, technology, auxiliary enterprises, purchasing, and property management. In addition, this VP serves as the liaison for the Finance, Investment, Audit, and Physical Assets committees of the Board of Trustees.

The successful incumbent will possess at least five years of experience as a senior financial and administrative officer in a non-profit institution. A strong understanding of fund accounting is required. The capacity to build, lead, and manage an organization, as illustrated by significant experience, preferably in academe or a similarly sophisticated not-for-profit institution is required. Please submit a letter of application that documents a record of success in any or all of the following: personnel management; leadership and participation in the areas of fiscal management; budget planning, management, and reporting; plant and facilities management; risk management; and negotiation and financing of contracts. Experience in leading the financial rebuild or turn-around of a non-profit organization is strongly desired.

A bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business management or a bachelor’s degree in another field plus highly relevant work experience is required. An MBA or master’s degree in a related field is preferred. An active CPA is useful but not required.

Application Procedure: Qualified candidates are encouraged to send a letter of application, resume or CV and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references by email to HR@Hiram.edu.

Hiram College is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

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