R0002516 - Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration
The Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas System and Chancellor Christina S. Drale invite nominations and expressions of interest for the position of Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration (R0002516). It is anticipated that the successful candidate will take office on or before July 1, 2021.
Founded in 1927, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UA Little Rock) is a metropolitan research university that provides an accessible, quality education through flexible learning and unparalleled internship opportunities. At UA Little Rock, we prepare our more than 8,900 students to be innovators and responsible leaders in their fields. UA Little Rock is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association. UA Little Rock is located in Little Rock, Arkansas the state’s capital city with a population of nearly 200,000 people. Committed to its metropolitan research university mission, UA Little Rock is a driving force in Little Rock’s thriving cultural community and a major component of the city and state’s growing profile as a regional leader in research, technology transfer, economic development, and job creation.
The Vice-Chancellor for Finance and Administration (VCFA) is a direct report to the Chancellor and serves as the Chief Financial Officer of the university. As a member of the university’s executive leadership, the VCFA provides leadership in financial planning and analysis of return on investment, ensures financial goals are clearly established and communicated to all stakeholders, and strives for efficiencies in operations. Additional areas of oversight include accounting, internal control, procurement, facilities management, human resources, student accounts, budgets, payroll, information technology, public safety and security, and contract oversight and administration.
Required Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education in finance or accounting with a CPA designation. Ten years of experience in progressively responsible financial management positions and significant decision-making including senior-level financial experience. Experience in financial statement presentation and infrastructure oversight with a demonstrated understanding of options for financing operations.
Preferred Education and Experience: Senior level financial management experience in public higher education particularly in the supervision of a diverse team of direct reports and ability to work with faculty. Knowledge and experience with enterprise resource planning systems (ERP) and externally hosted ERP systems. Master’s degree with an emphasis in finance, accounting, or business management. Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) designation.
Application materials must be submitted through the online application system. Additional information about this position and application requirements are available under the Jobs link on the Human Resources website at http://ualr.edu/humanresources/. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal and financial history background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an application in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.