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Assistant Vice Chancellor for Finance

Pima Community College

Pima Community College Named Top University/College Employer in Arizona

Position Title: Assistant Vice Chancellor for Finance

Department: Financial Operations and Business Service – District Office

Starting Rate: Band 11 - $112,200 - $130,450

Benefits: Summary

Closed Date: Open Until Filled, First Review Date: May 16, 2024, 5:00 PM Arizona Time

Position Summary:

The Assistant Vice Chancellor (AVC) for Finance serves as the Deputy Chief Financial Officer, providing leadership for the Finance and Business Services functions, including budget development and management, accounting and financial reporting, procurement and accounts payable, sponsored programs (grants and contracts), accounts receivable, and travel.

This position supports efforts to make the finances of the institution more transparent and accessible to all members of the community and fosters strategic and comprehensive decision-making. The AVC for Finance establishes and monitors financial goals, ensures effective operational performance, establishes priorities for the Finance division, oversees the timely submission of institutional reports, and ensures that services are in accordance with federal and state rules and regulations

The work schedule for this position is and may include working evenings and weekends and local travel.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assist the Executive Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration in developing and implementing a comprehensive, multi-year financial model to guide strategic decision-making and projections
  • Assess the College’s financial position and issue periodic reports on the College’s financial stability and growth. Manage through economic challenges by working closely with Administrators on financial opportunities and providing comprehensive information
  • Oversee and direct College budgeting, audit, tax, and general accounting functions. Maintain a budgeting and financial planning structure focused on aligning allocation decisions with strategic goals and priorities
  • Strengthen collaboration and transparent communication of the College’s budget and finances and foster excellent working partnerships
  • Oversee the issuance of the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report and other required reports
  • Monitor workflow and evaluate business systems, methods, and procedures. Lead efforts to identify and implement processes and systems with the goal of improved service and cost-effectiveness crucial to the financial success of the College
  • Promote strong customer service with internal and external constituencies and create opportunities for innovative ideas for efficiency and enhanced revenue to be exchanged
  • Develop and mentor staff to deliver services and provide analysis that exceeds expectations
  • Analyze and interpret federal, state, and local laws and ensure the College is in compliance. Ensure that adequate accounting controls and records maintenance policies are followed and support the financial integrity of the College
  • Provide District-wide leadership and guidance for inquiries regarding policy and procedures interpretation, accounting, and budgeting activities, and financial reporting
  • Work with the Executive Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration in supporting the Governing Board’s Finance and Audit Committee by studying and addressing strategic financial issues

Job Requirements:
  • Master’s degree in a business related field such as accounting, economics, or finance and
  • A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job in an executive capacity will be considered
Additional Information:

Applicants who have characteristics and experiences that meet the “Key Selection Criteria” and the “Additional Competencies” but do not meet the education or experience requirements should submit a separate document outlining how their background is equivalent to the requirements.

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Ten plus years of experience in higher education setting with a demonstrated understanding of higher education
The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • Demonstrated success in managing organizational change with a proven track record of producing strategic results; knowledge of financial accounting, financial planning and analysis, and the ability to build and analyze financial models, business plans, and program scenarios: strong bias for action, and inclusive and innovative problem-solving ability
  • Ability to work effectively with leadership, governance, and faculty across a wide range of financial and business operations with multiple constituents and the ability to serve as an advisor and consultant; flexible and interculturally competent; possess a leadership style that is collegial, approachable, and accessible
  • Strong leadership skills with demonstrated competencies in making complex decisions; successfully developing and implementing short and long-term objectives; aligning resources with strategy; delegating effectively; and managing effective work processes
  • An accomplished record of leadership in managing organizational functions and promoting an environment of excellence, support, and satisfaction; demonstrated standard for being a role model of ethical behavior by consistently conforming to the highest ethical standards and practices and is respectful of diverse views and opinions
  • Ability to foster cohesion and a sense of working together for the good of the College and is committed to the effective use of technology within academic and administrative environments
Additional Competencies:

To be successful in this role, the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Finance must possess outstanding leadership qualities and strategic ability; a strong commitment to service and accountability; and a deep interest in building strong relationships of trust with administrators, faculty, and staff. The Assistant Vice Chancellor for Finance will be an experienced leader with a clear, focused commitment to leading and managing complex financial and budget matters, resource planning, and operations.
  • Must demonstrate creative leadership, innovation, and a mindset of continuous improvement; enthusiasm; a style that is genuine, open, and engaging; good judgment in assessing where improvements are needed; the ability to make appropriate connections and build synergies; an open and creative approach to problem-solving and a willingness to address issues
  • Demonstrated success and ability to lead and engage with others as a strategic partner with vision, high energy, and passion in a culture of customer service while helping to bring modern approaches and new ways of thinking
  • Demonstrate a collaborative, consultative, and team oriented leadership style; must be a team builder and a team player with the ability to energize and empower others. Ability to collaborate effectively with administrators and staff
  • Proven leadership success across broad and decentralized environments and the energy and ability to work effectively with all divisions of Pima Community College; demonstrate the ability to think holistically and creatively in developing solutions
  • Supportive consensus builder with vision; comfortable and confident in facilitating and managing change; patience, flexibility, and ability to engage people in difficult and challenging decisions
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills together with excellent listening skills; the ability to seek out, understand, and enable diverse viewpoints and approaches to achieve College goals

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