Chief Financial Officer/Controller
The Chief Financial Officer/Controller provides leadership in the planning and management of the University’s financial resources, and in the communication of its financial information to internal and external constituents.
- Ensures that the University has a clear business model that includes all CIU divisions (higher education, Ben Lippen Schools, and Pineview Properties) and is effective, sustainable, and in keeping with CIU’s mission, vision, and core values.
- Participates in the President’s Cabinet to assess the financial aspects of plans under consideration, and to give input on the allocation of financial resources to support the institutional strategy.
- Provides financial reporting to the CIU Board of Trustees, the BLS Board of Directors, the executive team, and external constituents (e.g., accreditors, donors, regulators, etc.).
- Oversees budget management and investments management (endowments and other scholarship funds of $40 million).
- Oversees internal and external financial reporting (GAAP financial statements; Form 990; management “dashboard” reporting; and ad hoc reports as needed to appraise and show operating results), as well as budget development and reporting.
- Oversees the annual external financial audit preparation process.
- Provides monthly, quarterly, and yearly financial reports for upper management.
- Monitors the University’s cash position, and initiate actions needed to meet the organization’s needs and maximize resources.
- Maintains highly collaborative relationships with academic leaders and other administrative leaders to promote fiscal awareness and accountability.
- Stays abreast of relevant professional and tax standards so as to keep CIU in compliance with applicable regulations.
- Ensures that adequate controls and procedures are in place (and documented) to safeguard assets and produce reliable financial information.
- Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to CIU’s biblical and community life and doctrinal standards, mission and goals.
- Proven senior level management and organizational skills with ability to manage departments, projects, tasks and deadlines.
- Demonstrated expertise in financial planning, reporting, management, and analysis in an organization with a diverse financial structure and fund accounting system.
- Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
- Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field.
- Five years of proven financial management experience within a large, complex organization.
- CPA certification preferred.
BLS/CIU provides a benefits package that includes:
- Health Plan;
- 401(k) plan with match opportunity;
- 100% of employee’s cost of group life insurance;
- Long term disability insurance;
- Vacation days, holidays, sick leave, family leave;
- Educational benefits: tuition reduction for PreK3-Graduate.
Interested and qualified candidates will complete the CIU Employment Application.
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