Assistant Vice President for Finance and Accounting

Marian University
Indiana, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Feb 01, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
Marian University, a Catholic, comprehensive, regional institution of higher learning is seeking an Assistant Vice President for Finance and Accounting whose vision, mission and values are consistent with those of Marian University.  The AVP will work alongside the Senior Vice President and CFO to provide executive financial and operational leadership to a rapidly growing educational community as well as responsibility for supervising several professional staff members. 


The position is responsible for the production and oversight of the University’s financials, including budget preparation and management, long-term financial projections, pro-forma development, financial analyses, cost and revenue analyses, metric development and reporting, financial compliance, audit, financial policies and procedures, and all financial reporting. The AVP will be the delegated financial leader in the absence of the Senior VP and CFO. 


Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:


Gives witness to the faith and values of the Marian University Community Oversees audits Tax preparation and compliance Negotiates contracts and services Preparation of the annual budget Collaborates with multiple academic departments, offices, committees, consultants, etc… Works closely with the Sr. VP/CFO in achieving and evaluating critical initiatives Presents budgetary and financial information to the organization. Project Real Cost and other university financial analytics Develops scenario planning models. Maintains internal controls. Performs other duties as assigned by the Senior VP/CFO Willingness to expand into non-traditional, non-finance areas such as; human resources, technology, facilities and operations. This brief description is a summary only and describes the general level of work being performed. It is not intended to be all-inclusive, and the duties of this position may change based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.  


  • BS or BA in Accounting
  • Certified Public Accountant required
  • Financial leadership experience, preferably with some in higher education.
Founded in 1937 by the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana, Marian University is the only Catholic university in Indianapolis and central Indiana. In 2019, Marian is serving more than 2,400 undergraduate and 1,160 graduate students earning degrees in the arts, business, education, engineering, math, medicine, nursing, ministry, and the natural and physical sciences. The university’s high-impact, experiential curriculum is designed to provide hands-on, collaborative learning opportunities for students from 45 states and 23 nations. Marian climbed in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Midwestern rankings to be named #6 Most Innovative Regional University, #15 Best Value University, and #30 Best Regional University. Marian University opened its College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013, making it the first new school of medicine in the state of Indiana in 110 years. Marian’s national champion varsity athletic programs include the 2012 and 2015 NAIA Football National Championship, the 2016 and 2017 NAIA Women’s Basketball Championship, and more than 40 USA Cycling national championships.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.   Applications require a current resume, a cover letter, and names and contact information of three current references.  Only complete applicant packets submitted to will be considered. 

Marian University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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