Chief Financial Officer

Iowa, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Apr 21, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Chief Financial Officer

The Opportunity
ACT is a mission-driven, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people achieve education and workplace success. Grounded in 60 years of research, ACT is a trusted leader in college and career readiness solutions. ACT serves millions of students, job seekers, schools, higher ed institutions, government agencies, and employers around the globe with learning resources, assessments, research insights, and credentials designed to help them succeed from elementary school through college and career.

As a vital member of ACT’s Executive Leadership Team, the Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) will report to the Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) and assume a highly strategic, yet hands on role in the tactical financial right sizing, growth and overall operations of the company. The CFO will serve as a critical business partner to the executive team, board, and to the broader testing community.

The CFO, along with the executive team, will help to advance the vision, strategy, and management of a historic business. The CFO will build a highly metrics driven culture amongst the senior management team, providing insights and intelligence for decision making. S/He must have a strategic capital markets mindset to see the long-term and help shape and execute important strategic and operational decisions of the company.  The CFO will lead ACT’s Finance Department and financial oversight and governance over ACT’s Entities.

ACT has retained Korn Ferry, a national executive recruiting firm, to assist with this search. All nominations, inquiries, and application materials should be submitted in confidence to Korn Ferry.  Korn Ferry will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. Please direct all applications, nominations, and inquiries for the position to the search firm at the contact information below:

Beau Lambert, Senior Client Partner
Megan Maxwell, Senior Associate
ACT specific email:

ACT is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, other legally protected characteristics or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. ACT promotes Affirmative Action for minorities, women, individuals who are disabled, and veterans. ACT University is a drug-free, smoke-free workplace.


Apply for Chief Financial Officer

Already uploaded your resume? Sign in to apply instantly


Upload from your computer

Or import from cloud storage

Your Resume must be a .doc, .pdf, .docx, .rtf, and no bigger than 1Mb

4000 characters left

When you apply for a job we will send your application to the named recruiter, who may contact you. By applying for a job listed on The Chronicle of Higher Education Jobs you agree to our terms and conditions and privacy policy. You should never be required to provide bank account details. If you are, please email us.