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Associate Vice President for Finance

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Job Title
Associate Vice President for Finance

FLSA Status

Posted Salary Range
Commensurate ith experience.

Employment Status
Full Time

Finance & Administration Department

Job Summary

The incumbent is responsible for providing leadership and direction for accounting and financial matters of the University, to include Accounting, Accounts Payable, and Grants and Contracts and Procurement. He/she ensures that financial reporting is accurate, timely and compliant with generally accepted accounting standards.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of standards and best practices issued by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board ( GASB ), Financial Accounting Standards Board ( FASB ), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, National Associate of College and University Business Officers, Internal Revenue Service, Mississippi Department of Education and other relevant agencies
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting and cost control principles, including generally accepted accounting principles
  • Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems
  • Knowledge of federal and state financial regulations
  • Innovative leadership and managerial skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal, written and interpersonal
  • Ability to work productively with others in a collegial setting to build, motivate and maintain strong and mutually supportive academic and administrative teems
  • Ability to plan, advocate for resources and sustain a commitment to the ongoing development of institutional infrastructures
Essential Job Functions
  • Provides leadership and management oversight to assigned accounting and financial functions
  • Monitors the University’s cash flow to ensure the availability of funds necessary for daily operations; reviews cash flow reports and compiles cash flow projection reports for review by the Senior VP for Finance, Administrative Services & Operations/ CFO, President, and/or Board of Trustees
  • Monitors and approves all warrants of the University
  • Manages the University’s operating cash and short-term investments and works closely with the Senior VP for Finance, Administrative services & Operations/ CFO to develop and enhance banking relationships
  • Provides modeling and analysis of University financial operations
  • Manages University debt, including bonds, letters of credit, lines of credit, leases and bond covenants; interacts regularly with lenders, creditors and government agencies
  • Ensures compliance with standards and best practices issued by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board ( GASBO ), Financial Accounting Standards Board ( FASB ), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, MS Department of Education and other relevant agencies and entities
  • Monitors and collaborates with the Office of Financial Aid in the financial administration and compliance programs of the university, including federal student loans, SEOF, Pell and Work Study
  • Provides oversight of pre- and post-award sponsored programs administration and monitoring of grant awards, grant drawdowns and other grant reporting and reconciliation functions and ensures compliance with terms and conditions of awarded grants
  • Provides oversight of budgets operating variances and development of remedial action plans with responsible managers
  • Develops, promotes and follows sound fiscal practices, procedures and internal controls in the conduct of University business, financial and operational affairs and evaluates financial programs on an ongoing basis to ensure their effectiveness
  • Other related duties, as assigned
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, accounting or related field
  • Master’s, MBA and/or CPA licensure preferred
  • Five (5) years’ experience of progressively responsible financial and administrative senior management experience, preferably in a higher education institution
Licensing and Certifications

CPA preferred

Physical Requirements

Work in noisy (above 85 decibels) areas

Sedentary Work - Exerting 10 pounds

Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds

Medium Work - Exerting 20-50 pounds

Heavy Work - Exerting 50-100 pounds

Very Heavy Work - Exerting in excess of 100 pounds


Extended Work Hours

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Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled

EEO Statement

Alcorn State University

Equal Employment Opportunity and Notice of Non-Discrimination
Alcorn State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Alcorn State University is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.

Advertising Summary
Excellent Benefits Package

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you possess a Bachelor's Degree in accounting, finance, or related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you possess a MBA degree and/or CPA licensure?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have seven to ten years' experience of progressively responsible financial and administrative management experience, preferably in a higher education institution?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Letter of Recommendation (Professional)
  5. Letter of Recommendation (Personal)
  6. Letter of Recommendation (Professional or Personal)
Optional Documents
  1. License

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