The Chief Financial Officer reports directly to the President and is a member of the President's Council. The position oversees the University's financial operations and provides strategic direction to University constituencies with respect to financial affairs. The Chief Financial Officer plays a key role in advancing the University's mission of preparing students for meaningful personal lives, professional accomplishments, and responsible global citizenship.
Complete information about the opportunity is here. To assure full consideration, applications should be received by May 3, 2019 and include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and five professional references with email addresses and telephone numbers.
10 years of fiscal management experience with direct responsibility in the areas of fiscal analysis, forecasting, borrowing, accounting, and financial reporting
Five years of leadership experience managing similar responsibilities in a large, dynamic organization
Preferred certification(s) include: Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, or Certified Internal Auditor
Expertise in financial analytics, planning, budgeting, forecasting, and resourcing within a complex organization
Ability to consistently and concisely communicate complex matters of finance, financial performance, and financial priorities to key constituents
A clear and demonstrated record of outstanding leadership, strategic creativity, organizational efficiency, and collaborative problem-solving
A demonstrated commitment to diversity and to building diverse teams
Experience with facilitating open and constructive dialogue
Demonstrated experience with creative and entrepreneurial problem-solving
A strong record of outstanding performance in motivating and mentoring high-performing teams and supporting a collaborative approach and accountability
Internal Number: 998384
About Drake University
Drake University is recognized as one of the finest institutions of higher learning in the Midwest. A mid-sized, private university in Des Moines, Iowa, we offer the benefits and resources of a larger institution along with the advantages of intimate class sizes and close personal relationships. Our mission is to provide an exceptional learning environment that prepares students for meaningful personal lives, professional accomplishments, and responsible global citizenship.