Deputy Chief Finance Risk Officer and Treasurer

The American College of Financial Services
Pennsylvania, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Aug 27, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs, Chief Business Officers & Vice Presidents
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The American College of Financial Services, the nation's leading accredited institution focused on delivering applied financial knowledge and education, seeks a Deputy Chief Finance Risk Officer and Treasurer. This role will support the Chief Financial and Risk Officer (CFRO) to implement financial and accounting operations and risk management strategy through effective analysis and business insight. Serves as a proactive institutional financial management and risk mitigation counselor to the leadership team maximizing the organization's use of available resources and supporting growth in alignment with The College's mission and values. This position is responsible for overseeing treasury operations, financial analytics, risk management, investment planning, and financial reporting. This position will also serve a critical role in the annual budget and forecasting processes.


Key/Representative Activities:

Lead the financial and business analysis function for the institution, providing meaningful, actionable insights and timely reporting designed to facilitate data-driven decision-making Assist pricing, operational, advancement margins, and cost strategies of The College to maximize the long-term health and growth of the institution. Analyze operations to identify process problems and seeks solutions to improve financial efficiency. Manage liquidity profile and investment accounts for The College to assure adequate funding for operations, investing any excess cash as appropriate. Lead consistent, efficient financial operations for The College that are both scalable and reliable, ensuring streamlined operation of treasury operations, including cash management, quantitative analysis, banking relationship, and investment strategy. Support CFRO and work with the Audit and Risk Committee of the Board to identify and establish risk mitigation strategies. Monitor, assess and report risk mitigation progress Oversee insurance strategy and manage the contracting process to mitigate risks prudently and at a reasonable cost Select, develop, motivate and retain qualified staff Analyze operating procedures to identify process problems and seeks solutions. Negotiate and manage contractual relationships with a wide range of vendors and partners Qualifications: Degree in finance or accounting, MBA, CPA, and CFA highly preferred Keen analytical skills with sharp insights, strong leadership, and a bias toward action Minimum 10-15 years of progressive experience in accounting, financial management, and treasury operations in complex, sophisticated organizations, non-profit experience preferred but not required Experience in financial systems applications, including enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications Experience leveraging technology to provide streamlined financial management solutions Ability to serve on the leadership team and act as a valued advisor and counselor to executive leadership, and Board of Trustees and related committees Experience across multiple financial management functions are helpful: accounting, controller, treasury, mergers & acquisitions, corporate development, forecasting, and long-term planning, reporting, and strategy Experience designing, staffing, and building of high-performance teams and leading those teams through dynamic business cycles Experience negotiating and managing contractual relationships with a wide range of vendors and partners  

The American College of Financial Services is committed to applying financial education through teaching, research, and innovation in program delivery and design. As a nonprofit, accredited education institution, our courses are researched and written by a faculty of the nation's top thought leaders in personal finance. To learn more, visit The American College.


In policy and practice, we encourage diversity and provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals based on job-related qualifications and ability to perform a job. We are committed to maintaining a welcoming and inclusive environment.

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