Assistant Vice President of Finance and Business Services

New Jersey, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 16, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.

The College of New Jersey’s Office of the Treasurer invites applications for the position of Assistant Vice President of Finance and Business Services. This position reports to the Vice President and Treasurer. 

The Assistant Vice President of Finance and Business Services is responsible for the College’s strategic financial planning, including investments and debt management, accounting, budgeting, procurement services, student accounts and payroll.  We execute our fiduciary responsibilities by engaging in continuous business process evaluation and improvement and by providing a wide array of customer-centered support services for students, faculty, staff and external constituents.

The Assistant Vice President of Finance and Business Services plays a pivotal role in providing leadership and oversight to the College’s complex financial and business functions including: accounting; capital budgeting; debt and cash management; non-endowment investments and post-award grant administration.

The duties of the position include: 

    Supervision of the accounting and financial reporting unit, including post-award grant contracts and grant administration. Oversee the maintenance of the College's financial system in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Government Accounting Standards Board and best practices internal controls framework.  Supervise the preparation of College's financial audits, including the audits of two affiliated entities (TCNJ Foundation and TSCC Corporation). Ensure that financial reporting is done accurately and submitted to external agencies in accordance with established guidelines and timeframes. Supervise the cash management operation of the College and its affiliated entities and the development of effective cash management policies and procedures.    Provide oversight of the College’s financial system “Oracle Cloud ERP System” including coordination and implementation of periodic enhancements and campus-wide financial reporting. Develop and implement internal controls self-assessment protocols for the financial reporting units. Assess and streamline business processes to increase efficiencies and strengthen the division internal controls over financial reporting.  Responsible for conducting policies and procedures workshop for administrators, faculty and staff and assisting the college community with the development of sound business practices.    
Knowledge and Skills Qualifications:

    The successful candidate should possess broad-based experience in the following areas: accounting; investment management; debt financing and management; cash flow management; and administrative operations in institutions of higher education or other organizations of similar size and complexity;  Candidates must demonstrate a successful history of collaboratively working with both internal and external constituencies, exemplary verbal and written communications skills. The ability to prepare clear, concise and effective financial presentations for senior management, the College’s governance and external constituents. The ability to work independently in a fast-paced, diverse environment and staying abreast of the latest accounting standards impacting public higher education institutions.
Educational Requirements:

    Bachelor’s Degree in accounting with at least 7 years experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities of the position in a higher education setting or other organizations of similar size and complexity; Master’s Degree in Business and/or CPA highly preferred.
About The College of New Jersey (TCNJ).  TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Founded in 1855, TCNJ has become an exemplar of the best in public higher education and is consistently acknowledged as one of the top comprehensive colleges in the nation. TCNJ currently is ranked as one of the 75 “Most Competitive” schools in the nation by Barron’s Profiles of American Colleges and is rated the No. 1 public institution in the northern region of the country by U.S. News & World Report.  Known for its natural beauty, the college is situated on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township, New Jersey, in close proximity to both New York City and Philadelphia. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for a wealth of degree programs offered through the college’s seven schools: Arts and Communication; Business; Education; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Science. Five signature experiences are the hallmark of a TCNJ education. They include a personalized, collaborative, and rigorous education; undergraduate research, mentored internships, and field experiences; community engaged learning; global engagement; and leadership development.

TCNJ’s longstanding commitment to faculty-student collaboration was recognized in 2015 by the Council on Undergraduate Research, which named the college the recipient of its inaugural “Campus-wide Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishment.” In 2006, TCNJ was awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter—an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally.

Contact Information

Qualified candidates should apply online and submit a letter of interest, resume (CV), as well as the names and contact information for three professional references.  Review of Applications will begin March 29, 2021. Please apply to the following link:  Final offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of background and reference checks.