Lewis University comprehensive, Catholic university located in Romeoville, Illinois, invites applications for the Associate Vice President for Finance position vacancy. The Associate Vice President for Finance is responsible to the Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer for the overall character, content and quality of the university's Business Office. These services comprise of the functional areas of and within the Controller's Office, Bursar's Office, Director of Internal Audit, Meeting Events and Conferencing, and Mail Room Services.
As a Catholic and Lasallian institution, we serve a diverse population of over 6500 undergraduate and graduate students at our main campus and our regional campuses. Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, is a dynamic and growing institution, nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review and Colleges of Distinction.
Serve as the Assistant Executive Secretary to the Board of Trustees Finance Committee and Audit Committee.
Administer the university's opening day process, holiday closing process, the university's Red Flag Policy, and the university's Record Retention Policy.
Assist in institutional risk assessment.
Monitor and maintain corporate business ethics in daily operating procedures.
Provide leadership and direction to professional staff and clearly communicate performance output expectations.
Conduct evaluations of staff performance and determine appropriate actions for improvement including, but not limited to, adjustments in annual salary.
BUSINESS & FINANCE OPERATIONS
Assist in the development of the annual budget, long-term budgetary planning and forecasting, and bond covenant compliance.
Establish and administer accounting policies and procedures, accounting and financial record keeping; maintaining documentation on all business transactions including, but not limited to: billings, collections, deposits, receipts, payroll and disbursements.
Provide the necessary review and approval for disbursements as authorized by the annual budget.
Notify the Senior Vice President/CFO of any anticipated or actual revenue and expenditure variance to the University Budget; confirm availability of funds for requisition requests.
Provide external and internal audit coordination and support.
Prepare and submit various tax documents, returns, and filings. Ensure timely payments, negotiate taxation discrepancies and penalties.
Prepare cash management activities, including cash flow reports and line of credit activity.
Account for and record university investment activities.
Assist in the oversight of all institutional grant funds and endowment accounting and reporting.
Collaborate with Enrollment Management and Financial Aid Services to ensure university compliance with federal, state, and private grants, and to ensure compliance with the U.S. Department of Education Title IV Financial Aid Programs and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources Loan Programs.
Assist in the completion of the university's annual U.S. Department of Education Fiscal Operations Report and Application to Participate (FISAP).
Direct and oversee the maintenance of U.S. Postal funds and delivery of the U.S. Mail.
Master's degree in business administration, accounting, finance, or related field required along with a Certified Public Accountant Certificate. Ten (10) years progressive experience required in a complex institutional setting. Must have the ability to articulate and implement the University's vision supported by division goals and objectives. Commitment to team-based management required. Seasoned financial leader of integrity, possess superior analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills; capacity to think strategically and creatively, possess a broad institutional perspective. Strong understanding necessary in information technology, campus services, while embracing change and innovation. Commitment to Catholic higher education required. Five years direct experience in a higher education institution preferred.
Inspired by the University's Mission values of Wisdom, Knowledge, Justice, Fidelity and Association, the Lewis Community declares that Lewis is a Sanctified Zone where people are committed to working to end racism, bias and prejudice by valuing diversity in a safe and nurturing environment.
Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to diversity. Applicants of a diverse background are highly encouraged to apply, however applications will only be accepted from individuals currently authorized to work on a full-time basis in the United States.