Chief Financial Officer

Michigan, United States
Competitive Salary
Aug 19, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time



Albion, Michigan

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Albion College in the search for a Chief Financial Officer.

Reporting to the College President, the Chief Financial Officer will direct the financial functions of Albion College, including assurance of the accuracy and conformance of financial statements with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP); maintaining an effective system of management and operational budgeting, financial reporting, internal controls and analysis to support key decisions; assuring compliance with legal, financial, and statutory regulations; maintaining an effective financial risk management program; overseeing treasury operations and cash management; effectively working with the investment committee of the board on endowment management; leading an effective program for evaluation of capital projects; managing an effective long-term financial planning process, all with the goals and objectives of the College and President central to each function.

The Chief Financial Officer will partner with the President to develop mid- and long-term financial strategies for the College. A results-driven, collaborative, and complex problem-solver, the Chief Financial Officer will be comfortable making high-level decisions on behalf of the college, and be accountable for those decisions. The Chief Financial Officer will partner with the President in transformational leadership of the institution and work effectively with the senior leadership of the College.

Albion College is an undergraduate institution committed to liberal education in the arts and sciences. Such an education empowers individuals to live lives of constructive purpose and accomplishment, enriched by the confidence and pleasure that come from thinking logically, imaginatively, and humanely. In light of this vision Albion College seeks to create and maintain a supportive, intellectually stimulating community which exhibits and prizes curiosity, creativity, dissent, and diversity.

Teaching and learning are central to the mission of Albion College. This means that while faculty members are productive in scholarly and creative endeavors, their primary commitment is to teaching – specifically to fostering the intellectual engagement and growth of students.

In recruiting new members to the Albion College community, the college seeks individuals of intellectual promise from various racial, class, ethnic, and geographic backgrounds, whose perspectives can contribute to a process of mutual education within and outside the curriculum. This aim can best be achieved in an environment where individuals value differences and enter into constructive dialogue toward common goals. By pursuing its educational mission, all members of the Albion community will grow in the capacity to work, live, and serve effectively with others.

Albion College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, marital status, or veteran status as protected by law, in all educational programs and activities, admission of students, and conditions of employment.

A bachelor's degree is required for this position as is significant progressive professional experience in finance, investment, endowment management, investment banking, debt and cash management, insurance, contracts, and risk management, treasurer, controller, and other senior financial functions. A master's degree (MA or MBA) is preferred as is Certified Public Account licensure and higher education experience. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of Albion College.