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Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer

Requisition Number:

38261

Location:

Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

University Staff

Schedule:

Full-Time

Date Posted:

08-Apr-2022

Job Summary

The University of Colorado Boulder, the flagship university of the distinguished University of Colorado system, seeks a strategic, collaborative, and mission-driven leader to serve as its next Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

The CFO is a senior fiscal steward of the resources for the University, overseeing CU Boulder’s $2 billion budget, and manages a broad portfolio, with oversight of data analytics, financial reporting, institutional data reporting, and strategic budget development. Reporting to the Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer (EVC-COO) and serving on the Chancellor’s leadership cabinet, the CFO works closely with senior leadership, notably the Provost and EVC-COO, to develop a comprehensive campus-wide finance strategy and budget controls. The CFO also serves as a senior advisor on all aspects that financially affect campus operations, including financial planning, budgeting and analysis, controllership, and revenue cycle planning. The CFO develops and communicates campus policies on finance, accounting, budgeting, and financial and accounting systems, and leads the development and delivery of the annual operating and capital budgets, the campus annual budget process, management of cash reserves, and oversight of structured financing associated with debt issuances and public/private partnerships. In addition to Budget and Finance, the CFO oversees the Division of Business Strategy, which provides support to the campus for enterprise contract negotiations and business development as well as several campus auxiliaries such as parking, bookstore, and the CU Children’s Center.

Please Note: The University of Colorado is partnering with executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to conduct this search. All expressions of interest should be submitted directly through the Isaacson, Miller website. Applications should not be submitted through the CU Boulder Jobs website for this position. Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process. For more details, including the full position profile and to submit inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications, please see the Isaacson, Miller website for the search: www.imsearch.com/8542. Electronic submission of materials is required through the above link.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

As one of only 36 U.S. public research institutions in the Association for American Universities (AAU), CU Boulder is an R1 research university committed to realizing the positive impact of new knowledge. With nine colleges and schools, an enrollment of 35,000 students, and more than 1,300 tenure and tenure-track faculty, CU Boulder is the largest of the four-campus University of Colorado system. From offering dozens of exciting programs in a range of academic fields, to serving as one of the world’s most dynamic research and innovation hubs, to working closely through hundreds of public outreach efforts with communities across Colorado and the world, the University takes pride in helping its students, faculty, staff, and partners turn new ideas into productive outcomes that change lives.

What You Should Know

All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer

  • The salary range for this position is $300,000-$350,000 annually; relocation and/or a signing bonus are available.

Benefits

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

Be Statements

Be innovative. Be impactful. Be Boulder.

What We Require

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and 10 or more years of combined progressive management experience in accounting, financial planning and analysis, or budget management and business operations are required. 

The successful candidate will also bring most, if not all, of the following professional qualifications, characteristics, and skills: 
  • Master’s degree in business or public administration, accounting, finance, or related field;
  • Five (5) or more years of experience in higher education-based senior-level management and leadership in financial planning and analysis;
  • Experience in public presentation and speaking;
  • Breadth of experience across accounting, finance, investment, internal controls, and management/leadership of operational practices and processes that enhance financial results;
  • Experience with strategic, operational, and capital planning;
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate vision, strategy, tactics, and activities to advance the financial portfolio;
  • Demonstrated experience implementing institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion goals and strategies;
  • Knowledge of trends in higher education financial management and funding models;
  • Experience and success envisioning and operationalizing a long-term financial strategy, including experience creatively financing large-scale capital projects;
  • Experience advising senior leaders, and successfully navigating and managing a large, complex, decentralized organization.

Special Instructions

Please Note: The University of Colorado is partnering with executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to conduct this search. All expressions of interest should be submitted directly through the Isaacson, Miller website. Applications should not be submitted through the CU Boulder Jobs website for this position. Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process. For more details, including the full position profile and to submit inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications, please see the Isaacson, Miller website for the search: www.imsearch.com/8542. Electronic submission of materials is required through the above link.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: Recruiting@colorado.edu