Caldwell University (www.caldwell.edu) seeks nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for Finance. Reporting to the President and serving as a member of the President’s cabinet, the Vice President is the Chief Financial Officer of the university with responsibility for the daily operations and strategic direction of the finance office.
supervision of all staff reporting through the finance area;
serving as the senior executive charged with responsibility for all fund management, property, state and federal grant financial management, capital funding including state or other related construction bonds, banking relationships, credit relationships, and management of the accounts of the university;
supervision of general accounting and financial reporting staff and policies and processes, billing and student account management, annual operating and capital budget preparation and reporting, and in-year estimate forecasting;
responsibility to ensure that a system of internal controls is present in the University’s financial operations.
The Vice President serves on the University’s Strategic Planning Committee, chairs the Budget subcommittee, serves in an ex-officio capacity on the Board of Trustees Finance, Endowment and Buildings and Grounds Committees and is the primary liaison to the Audit Committee of the Board in all matters pertaining to the annual financial audit with external auditors, preparation and filing of the University's Form 990 and other financial regulatory requirements.
The University seeks an energetic, hands-on, collaborative and communicative leader who will take a proactive strategic approach to the management of University financial affairs with oversight of financial projections and reporting for capital funding, food service, and the campus store. Candidates must have a bachelor's degree in finance or accounting (Master’s degree in a related field is preferred), a CPA, a minimum of seven years’ experience demonstrating progressive growth in a supervisory capacity, and prior executive level finance experience in higher education is strongly preferred.
Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and to rich and rewarding communities, Caldwell University is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, whose work furthers our diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates must be willing to support the Catholic Dominican mission of the University.
Caldwell University has made the safety of its students, faculty and staff, and the surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, Caldwell University recently announced that students, faculty, and staff are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at Caldwell, the Vice President will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at the University. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement and if applicable, must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment.
Caldwell University is a private, Catholic co-ed four-year university with a strong liberal arts core curriculum that enhances critical thinking and analytical reasoning. Caldwell offers 31 undergraduate and 31 graduate programs, including doctoral, master’s, certificate, and certification programs, as well as online and distance learning options that prepare students for today’s global marketplace. The university has 15 NCAA Division II athletic teams and numerous clubs, fraternities, sororities, and activities on a beautiful 70-acre campus located in the suburbs of Caldwell, New Jersey. Caldwell was founded by the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Caldwell. Its core values of respect, integrity, community, and excellence influence academic and campus life.
Caldwell University is being assisted by the partners of Hyatt-Fennell. Application materials should be submitted to caldwell@Hyatt-Fennell.com. Applications include a cover letter of interest, resume, and complete contact information (email address and phone number) for at least three professional references. All applications and nominations will be considered highly confidential. Position will remain posted until filled, however, review of application materials will begin immediately.