Associate Vice President for Finance

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Associate Vice President, Finance

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Associate Vice President for Finance

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Job Description Summary

Wentworth Institute of Technology invites applications for the position of Associate Vice President for Finance.

Founded in 1904, Wentworth Institute of Technology (the “University”) is an independent, co-educational, nationally ranked institution offering career-focused education through 18 bachelor’s degree programs and 7 master’s degrees. The University is well-known for its academic excellence and co-op program, community service, and support for the economic growth of the region. Located on a 31-acre residential campus in Boston, MA, the University enrolls approximately 4,000 students from roughly 30 states and 70 foreign countries. For further information about Wentworth please visit .


Reporting directly to the Vice President of Finance/ CFO, the The Associate Vice President ( AVP ) for Finance provides leadership and management for all financial functions including the Offices of Controller, Accounts Payable, Budget, Purchasing and Auxiliary Services. The position provides support to the Vice President of Finance/ CFO, the President and the President’s Cabinet as well as the Board of Trustees on various financial matters, including operating performance, treasury operations, and levels of receivables and debt. Frequent interaction with other departments, internal and external auditors, outsourced Chief Investment Officer ( CIO ), bankers, debt advisors, vendors, etc. occur on an ongoing basis related to the University’s financial functions.

The AVP of Finance has supervisory responsibility for the Controller, University Budget Manager, and the Director of Purchasing & Auxiliary Services. The AVP will provide effective leadership and continuity in the acquisition, supervision, development and retention of well-qualified, motivated, and productive assigned staff and their respective operations. Oversee the accuracy and the timeliness of all financial reporting, including management of the University’s accounting and related systems, external audit supervision, financial statement preparation, tax reporting, and operating and capital budgeting oversight, including financial modeling, forecasting, trend analysis, and variance monitoring.

Inclusive Excellence at Wentworth:
Wentworth Institute of Technology is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all University programs and activities. The University does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, genetic information, gender identity, veteran status or any other category protected by law. All qualified applicants will receive consideration.

To find out more about the Wentworth’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, please visit the website

All applicants have the right to accessibility support and accommodations. To request accessibility support or accommodations, contact the Executive Director of Equity and Compliance, Catlin Wells, at

How to Apply :
Interested applicants should apply at . Please submit required documents.

Minimum Education Required

Bachelor's degree

Preferred Education

Master's degree

Minimum Work Experience Required

7+ years of experience

Preferred Work Experience

Minimum Knowledge Required

Comprehensive knowledge of theories, concepts and practices and ability to use in complex, difficult and/or unprecedented situations.

Preferred Knowledge

Advertised Minimum Qualifications
  • A baccalaureate degree in accounting, finance, or related field.
  • At least seven years of progressive experience supervising and directing professional staff in a finance setting.
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ( GAAP ), non-profit tax rules and codes, and Federal grant compliance.
  • Proficiency in the use of spreadsheets, query tools and financial databases.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with demonstrated ability to communicate professionally and effectively with multiple constituents within the University.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects within or in advance of stated deadlines.
  • Attention to detail, accuracy, and a high degree of motivation is crucial for this role.
Advertised Preferred Qualifications
  • Work experience in a higher education setting.
  • CPA license and/or Master’s degree in accounting, finance or related field.
  • Banner and/or Workday Finance software system.
  • A motivated problem-solver who will take initiative to identify opportunities and implement business process improvement efforts; this would include the experience or ability to automate processes and create efficiencies.
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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Colleges of the Fenway site
    • Wentworth site
    • Chronicle of Higher Ed.
    • NE HERC
    • El Mundo
    • Sampan
    • Bay State Banner
    • Colors Magazine
    • AcademicKeys
    • Referral
    • Other
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  2. * Wentworth defines inclusive excellence as 'Actively and intentionally cultivating a diverse and culturally competent institution where each member has the opportunity and support to reach their full potential and make contributions to our campus community and beyond.' Please provide an example of how you have exemplified inclusive excellence in an educational or professional setting.

    (Open Ended Question)

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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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