Oregon Institute of
Technology (Oregon Tech) invites applications from, and nominations
of, dynamic, inspiring and experienced leaders for the position
of Assistant Vice President for
Finance and Controller.
In 1947, Oregon Tech was
founded as the Oregon Vocational School to train and re-educate
returning World War II veterans. Today, Oregon Tech is Oregon’s
Polytechnic University. Offering bachelor’s, master’s, and soon a
doctoral degree, Oregon Tech has exceptional programs in
engineering, health technologies, business, technology,
communication, and applied sciences that prepare students to be
effective participants in their professional, public, and
international communities through applied, relevant learning, and
Oregon Tech enjoys a growing statewide footprint, which includes
its main campus in Klamath Falls in a rural setting, a
Portland-Metro urban campus in Wilsonville, additional educational
and applied research campuses in Salem and Scappoose, and a growing
online campus. In addition, Oregon Tech also has a campus in
Everett, Washington, which has been educating Boeing professionals
in the area for more than two decades.
The Assistant Vice President for Finance and Controller leads
and directs the Business Affairs Office and Budget and Planning
Office of the University. This role is an integral partner to the
academic and administrative units across the institution and
collaborates with and provides a high level of support, analysis,
and counsel to the Vice President for Finance and Administration.
The AVP directs, reviews, and supervises financial accounting and
reporting processes and procedures, accounts receivable, accounts
payable, cashiering, capital asset accounting, cost accounting,
debt management and compliance, grant accounting and state and
federal reporting. The AVP collaborates and works closely with the
University Shared Services Enterprise (USSE) to ensure compliance
with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Financial
Accounting Standards Board Pronouncements (FASB) and Government
Accounting Standards Board (GASB) pronouncements that apply to the
University. The AVP coordinates the compilation and development of
the institution’s Annual Financial Statements and related report,
State of Oregon Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), 990-T
Unrelated Business Income Tax Report (UBIT) and compliance with
Bond Covenants. The AVP also directs, reviews, and supervises
development of the University’s annual budget which includes
coordinating both the operating and capital budgets; developing
tools that support decision-making and analysis, compiling fiscal
impact studies, drafting and recommending financial policies,
procedures, and guidelines. The AVP manages budget reporting
throughout the year and provides monthly comparative performance
reports along with additional insight and context to assist
functional vice presidents and other institutional leaders
regarding their understanding of budget performance and dynamics.
The AVP serves on institution’s Executive Leadership Team.
Financial Operations at Oregon Institution of Technology (Oregon
Tech), an institution of higher education serving over 5,000
students is responsible for administering business, budget, and
financial policies with the approval of the Vice President for
Finance and Administration. The role of the Financial Operations
team includes supporting Oregon Tech compliance with federal and
state regulations and policies, and providing a variety of services
to students, faculty, staff, campus departments and vendors.
Primary functions are accounting and financial reporting, accounts
payable, accounts receivable, cashier services, grants and
contracts administration, debt management, property control,
federal, state and local tax compliance, and travel.
- Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration,
management, finance or related field.
- Functional knowledge of FASB, GASB and GAAP.
- Strong computer and related applications skills including
proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
- Five years of progressively responsible financial
management/leadership experience as a Controller/Assistant
Controller, a Director/Assistant Director or Assistant Vice
- Strong management, critical thinking, active listening,
collaboration, and leadership skills.
- Discernible problem-solving and high-performance team building
- Experience with financial systems or enterprise-wide resource
planning system (ERP).
- Active or inactive CPA license and/or master’s degree in
business or related field.
- Experience in Higher Education accounting and budgeting.
- FENXT experience.
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an executive search firm, is assisting Oregon Tech
with its search for this important leadership position. All
calls and inquiries should be made through the search firm.
Nominations and applications will be held in strict confidence and
candidates will remain confidential until the final stage of the
search, at which time the express permission of finalists will be
obtained before making their candidacy public.
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