The mission of The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
is the development of professional health care practitioners
through innovation, individualized, and quality classroom,
clinical, and distance education.
Based in Miami, Florida and reporting to Chief Executive
Officer, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will lead the full
financial operations and serve as a key strategic and operational
partner to the Chief Executive Officer, Board of Directors, Altas
Partners, and leadership team. The CFO will have an excellent
understanding of the drivers of growth, profitability, and value
creation. The CFO will be instrumental in bringing transformative
change by positioning finance as a strong business partner to the
organization. The ideal executive will act as a “roll up your
sleeves,” collaborative, and engaged member of the leadership
As the lead financial executive, the CFO will provide leadership
and mentorship to the financial planning, accounting, financial
operations and purchasing teams. S/he will have demonstrated
success partnering with all areas within a business to deliver
strong financial results, efficient operations, and dependable
compliance. The team’s success will be realized once they have
truly integrated themselves in the business and are able to operate
as a valuable and proactive business partner. Driving deeper
analysis and financial understanding throughout the business and
into the everyday actions of the company is the goal for this
The CFO will also share the mission-driven values and unique
culture of the organization while embracing the commitment to
excellence and providing the highest quality education services. As
a key member of the executive leadership team, the CFO will be
forward-looking, hands-on, and hardworking, and will serve as a
“player-coach” with the ability to transition seamlessly between
daily operations and broader strategic business issues. S/he will
recruit, develop, and mentor a superior team of leaders and
disseminate greater P&L responsibility throughout the
organization through new systems, methodologies, and
This position provides financial vision and operational guidance
to grow the business, both organically and through proactive
business development activities. The CFO will focus on establishing
a financial vision and enable further growth and development for
the institution. This is the senior member of the executive team
with responsibility for formulating financial policy and plans that
align with the strategic direction and long-range plan while
ensuring the effectiveness of reporting, operations, and
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provides overall direction for the accounting, tax, insurance,
financial operations, budget, capital planning and purchasing.
Operates as strategic thought partner in the identification of
trends and drivers to inform the deployment of resources to improve
performance and financial results in accordance with the
Financial Planning, Reporting and Analysis
Capacity Planning and Real Estate Management:
- Ensures financial reporting, budget, quarterly or monthly
forecast reviews, and financial analyses are completed in
accordance with established deadlines and can be used by
stakeholders to gauge and improve performance. Establish clear KPIs
and dashboard reporting.
- Leads reporting processes consistent with established policies,
procedures and regulatory requirements, making sure business units
meet their financial objectives as prescribed by the approved
business plans and accreditation standards.
- Drives the financial analysis process with full comprehension
of key performance ratios, operating trends, and key industry
indicators to identify opportunities and allocate resources that
improve performance and enhance institutional value.
- Develops and maintains current, in-depth knowledge of the
company’s operations and an understanding of the factors that
positively drive valuations in the short and long term in order to
fund most impactful initiatives.
- Leads Long Range Planning (LRP) process by assessing business
opportunities and prioritizing most favorable return
Cash Management and Financial Services:
- Drives long term capacity plan for facilities infrastructure to
meet organizational growth needs and exceptional student
- Manages relationship with landlords to
manage cost, enhance services and meet long term operating
- Evaluates immediate and long-term space utilization and
organizational needs to design effective and efficient spaces.
- Coordinates with facilities to implement standards, developers
to complete new construction and retrofits, and purchasing to
source appropriate FF&E.
- Assesses university-wide capital investments to allocate
resources to projects with greatest strategic and financial
Audit and Enterprise Risk:
- Determines liquidity needs across multiple institutions/legal
entities and advise opportunities to best utilize cash.
- Supports the consolidation of reports such as the monthly
regional cash flow forecast, quarterly debt compliance, and budget
and loan payment plans.
- Oversees cash reporting and forecasting to meet organizational
needs and regulatory requirements.
- Develops, manages and enhances the working relationships with
appropriate financial services institutions to obtain necessary
funding and enhance operations and student services.
- Negotiates large contracts with vendors to achieve favorable
terms and high-quality services.
- Implements procurement services that are efficient and enables
self-service throughout the university.
- Coordinates Audit & Enterprise Risk Committee of the USAHS
- Assumes overall responsibility for all audits and financial
compliance including financial audit, financial aid audit and
federal requirements for all legal entities.
- Manages university insurance program, undertaking yearly
assessment and ensuring appropriate coverages tied to risk
tolerances and exposure.
- Oversees controls and efficiency in for student payables that
enhance the student experience while lowering costs.
- Coordinates Audit Committee meetings and assumes overall
responsibility for all audits.
- Oversees the Controller's actions in connection with quarterly
and annual financial audits and SOX compliance/audits.
- Develops, manages and enhances working relationships with
appropriate financial services institutions.
POSITION IN ORGANIZATION
- May perform other duties and responsibilities that management
may deem necessary from time to time.
CEO, Health Sciences
TECHNICAL, MANAGERIAL & PEOPLE SKILLS REQUIRED
- Accounting: Controller
- Finance: Vice President, Procurement & Contract Management
Director, Risk Management Senior Manager
- Campus Operations: Facilities Executive Director and Capital
To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based on
performance of each essential function. Reasonable accommodations
may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform
- Ability to manage an accounting organization in cash cycle,
closing process, capital expenditure process and balance sheet
- Sound strategic depth and strong technical skills in
finance, and treasury functions developed from previous
- Proficient knowledge of banking and treasury, SOX
compliance; liquidity management and treasury management
- Excellent analytical skills; able to think
- Demonstrated ability to work as a team player and
- Attention to detail and problem-solving ability; well
organized and able to prioritize.
- Excellent interpersonal abilities and communication
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, necessary
for interactions with internal and external parties at various
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (especially Excel) and
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related
discipline with a minimum of 10 years of experience
- Master of Business Administration (MBA) or other relevant
advanced degree are highly desirable.
- CPA or CMA preferred.
- Education or other services experience is strongly
preferred, as a mission-oriented, student/consumer focus is
critical to USAHS.
- Experience in a private equity-backed company and/or
experience within a large/high performing and high growth
organization, able to draw upon best-in-class processes and
- Multi-state, multi-site network or experience establishing
relationships across remote teams or clients.
- Proven track record of developing and leading
Travel required up to 30%
Collaborates - Building partnerships and working
collaboratively with others to meet shared
Being Resilient - Rebounding from setbacks and adversity
when facing difficult situations.
Instills Trust - Gaining the confidence and trust of others
through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.
Drives Results - Consistently achieving results, even under
Innovation - Creating new and better ways for the
organization to be successful.
Customer Focus - Building strong customer relationships and
delivering customer-centric solutions.
Drives Engagement (People Managers Only) - Creating a
climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the
organization achieve its objectives.
People Leadership (People Managers Only) - Leads by example
when it comes to finding and developing talent, with a focus on
talent acquisition strategies, setting performance targets that
raises standards and development of high potential
Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment but
may involve exposure to moderate noise levels. Work involves
operation of personal computer equipment for six to eight hours
daily and includes physical demands associated with a traditional
office setting, e.g., walking, standing, communicating, and other
physical functions as necessary.
The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is an equal
opportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against any
employee or applicant for employment because of age, race,
religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or national