University of Texas at Arlington — Senior Vice President for Business and Finance

The University of Texas at Arlington seeks nominations and applications for the role of Senior Vice President for Business and Finance (SVP) to oversee all areas of finance and key administrative areas for this comprehensive university. The SVP will also serve as the Chief Financial Officer for the University. This leader reports directly to the President as part of the executive leadership team. 

The SVP is accountable for the administration of all financial operations of the University, including the development of a financial and operational strategy with supporting metrics, and for the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve University assets, report accurate financial results, monitor adherence to the budget, and develop long-term financial and operational strategies.

In addition to accountability for the Business Affairs and Resource Planning organization, the SVP’s portfolio includes responsibility for Information Technology, University Analytics, and Information Security. The SVP’s management portfolio may evolve to include other areas of responsibility as the new President determines the organizational structure that best serves the goals of the University. The SVP will serve as a key strategic adviser to the President.

UT Arlington seeks a collaborative leader with a record of professional accomplishment in finance, with ideal experience and fluency in other key administrative areas like information technology. Successful applicants will have outstanding administrative leadership capacity, excellent communication skills, and demonstrated commitment to a diverse and inclusive university. Applicants should have experience as a senior financial officer in a higher education setting or in an organization of relevant size and complexity.

Applicants must be familiar with a wide variety of financing techniques and have a record of significant leadership and accomplishments in budget planning and oversight and in major business and financial systems. Knowledge of trends in enterprise resource management systems is valuable, as is experience in dealing with local, state, and federal legislative and regulatory issues as they affect public universities. Finally, an appreciation for the role and funding of research will be helpful.

UTA’s new SVP will join one of the nation’s largest universities at a moment when new leadership and new strategic directions combine to provide the opportunity for significant continued forward progress for the institution.  

A full Leadership Profile is available online at: UT Arlington CFO Profile.

Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited and should be sent to WittKieffer’s consultants John K. Thornburgh and Jane Courson at UTArlingtonSVP@wittkieffer.com. Applications received by May 20, 2022 are assured full consideration. Nominations and expressions of interest will be treated in confidence. 

The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) is committed to providing equal employment and educational opportunities for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, disabilities, pregnancy, genetic information, and/or veteran status. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. See the University of Texas at Arlington’s Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

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