Mohave Community College is seeking a seasoned academic financial
leader to help shape its evolving footprint and drive cultural and
operational change. Serving as a strategic thought partner to
executive leadership, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will ensure
MCC's fiscal health by strengthening its financial performance and
championing its sustainability plan.
What you'll love about us:
We create the future by cultivating
relentless curiosity in our students and each other to unlock new
opportunities and break barriers. We take risks, adapt to oncoming
challenges and opportunities, and engineer new ideas as we learn
together from our mistakes and successes.
We engage fearlessly, bringing passion and
energy to our work by dreaming big, being bold, having fun, and
fostering a caring environment. Celebrating each other and our
results with enthusiasm makes our work meaningful and
We build together. Our individual differences
and backgrounds strengthen our teams, where we seek input and
ensure every voice is heard. We amplify our impact when we empower
each other to take ownership and work together toward common
We live authentically, being our best when we
share information openly, create clarity, invite stakeholders to
participate in decision-making, and communicate with utmost
We care! We care about our students, our
communities and each other, finding ways to actively engage and
invest in the success of those we serve.
What we'll love about you:
Your record of excellence in leadership, working with others in
the spirit of partnership, transparency and care, to inspire
Your unwavering commitment to the academic, emotional, and
social development of all students.
Your ability to plan for change in ways that ensure broad
buy-in and action that, in turn, significantly improves student
Your ability to build long-lasting, engaged, and collaborative
relationships, paving the way for ongoing student success by
forging partnerships with outside entities, including federal,
state, and local officials.
Your strong ethical orientation and ability to make discerning,
Your ability to build effective and cohesive teams with a
common commitment to and focus on student success.
- Prepares and maintains long-term financial forecasts for all of
the college’s funds. Monitors both short and long-term internal and
external financial and operational developments to ensure that
forecasts are current and accurate.
- Contributes to the college meeting its strategic objectives by
assisting administrators and department heads in conducting
financial analysis of current and proposed activities.
- Monitors the college’s financial condition and provides budget
information to budget supervisors. Oversees preparation of monthly
financial statements for the college.
- Reports the financial condition of the college to the board of
trustees, other governmental agencies, and the college president
and administrators on a regular basis.
- Establishes, coordinates, maintains, and systematically review
the process for financial evaluation of the college instructional
and non-instructional programs and activities; serves as a resource
to college personnel in determining the cost effectiveness of
current and proposed initiatives.
- Oversees preparation of the annual budget whereby
organizational needs are identified, consensus on priorities is
obtained, and priorities are translated into a financial plan.
Develops procedures that integrate business and strategic planning
into the annual budget process. Monitors external events and
developments to ensure that budget preparation incorporates the
most current information.
- Uses a forecasting model to predict student enrollment.
- Monitors cash flow. Oversees investment activities to
ensure appropriate supply of cash at highest possible yield on idle
funds while complying with statutory limitations on types of
- Serves as an advocate for the college with rating agencies to
ensure the highest possible rating for the college.
- Coordinates and monitors debt issuance with external financial
advisors, bond counsel, etc.
- Ensures the timely collection of all accounts receivable.
- Monitors cash reserves to provide maximum practical
- Provides oversight and advice regarding college financial
- Coordinates the purchasing activities of the college, including
- Ensures that the college complies with financial regulatory,
legal, administrative, collectively bargained, contractual,
procedural, and accounting standards.
- Serves as an advocate for the college’s interests.
Represents the college by speaking to and making
presentations to external groups who have the capacity to
influence/affect the college’s successes.
- Maintains positive and productive relationships with federal,
state, and local officials who interface with the college
- Provides leadership to assigned areas by focusing planning and
execution to help college management and the organization succeed
and improve productivity, particularly by providing stakeholders
with effective information, support systems, resources and business
- Supervises and reviews the performance of professional and
technical staff and subordinate supervisors. Supervision includes
training, delegation of work assignments, employee evaluation and
discipline, and employee hire/termination, promotion and pay rate
- Creates action plans to meet department goals and objectives,
as well as college goals and objectives. Conduct periodic reviews
of progress and measure against goals. Establish procedures for
workgroup to ensure success.
- Creates and maintains a customer service culture, program,
orientation and focus for assigned areas. Monitors
departmental activities and customer satisfaction with service
delivery; identifies and implements appropriate improvement
- Act as signatory for college documents and contracts.
- Perform other tasks of a similar nature or level as
- Master's degree from an accredited institution in accounting,
business or related discipline
- Ten (10) years of experience in accounting, business, auditing,
or a related discipline
- Five (5) years of progressively responsible supervisory
- Any combination of education and experience that results in
possession of skills, knowledge and behaviors as outlined in the
position’s core competencies below.
- Five (5) or more years of experience in a higher education
- Adaptability (Advanced Level): Understands the
requirements of different situations and effectively adapts his/her
behavior even when under stress and pressure. Adjusts own view and
objectives in order to achieve a shared goal. Open to various
standards, values and rules without losing a sense of
- Analytical Thinking (Advanced Level):
Successful candidate displays ability to extract key information
from data from different sources and analyze, sort, and synthesize
data with careful attention to detail. Compares data and integrates
diverse themes and lines of reasoning to create new insights or
levels of understanding for the issue at hand. Identifies action to
prevent the problem from occurring partially or totally. Identifies
a number of solutions to complex problems integrating findings from
several different disciplines, identifies and evaluates the various
options developed and selects the most effective solution.
- Budget Management (Advanced Level):
Effectively safeguard fiscal resources, and consistently adhere to
all internal control procedures designed to prevent and detect
theft or misuse of funds. Remain alert to potential breaches of
financial security/control procedures and immediately report
incidents and problems. Actively seek ways to improve internal
controls. Keep up-to-date on changes to fiscal procedures,
principles, standards, rates, etc. Ensure all financial data is
properly calculated and reported. Responsibly allocate and account
for use of fiscal resources, evaluating alternatives and weighing
their benefits. Research or recognize market value of goods and
services to ensure efficient and reasonable expenditure of
- Coaching & Developing Others (Advanced
Level): Enables others to take appropriate risks.
Organizes and structures work for others in a manner that
encourages ownership and accountability. Balances the
organization’s tasks, goals and objectives with subordinates’
personal and professional needs. Diagnoses performance issues and
determines appropriate development approach to suit the
individual’s learning style. Uses effective questioning techniques
to allow subordinates to think through problems and develop
- Decision Making and Judgment (Advanced Level):
Models the use of sound judgment and integrity to make clear,
transparent decisions regarding complex and or sensitive issues or
materials. Makes independent, critical decisions based on relevant
information, considering the total organization. Strikes a balance
between being participative, i.e., involving team members in
decisions and being directive, depending on the needs of the team
and the situation. Consistently and effectively seeks input from
unit and campus partners; is nimble and decisive.
- Diversity and Inclusiveness (Advanced Level):
Demonstrates commitment to building inclusive excellence by being
deliberate, intentional and coordinated in every aspect engagement.
Understands diversity issues and creates a supportive environment
for diverse coworkers and employees. Strives to achieve diverse
staff at all levels.
- Effective Communication (Advanced Level):
Tailors information to audience and individual needs - flexes style
appropriately. Models interpersonal communication that invites
participation and future dialogue. Actively seeks perspectives from
others to ensure inclusiveness and understanding. Refrains from
immediate judgment and criticism of others' ideas and delivers
criticism in a way that demonstrates sensitivity to the feelings of
others and waits for others to finish their intended message before
- Influence (Advanced Level): Uses all available
information appropriately to guide decisions and negotiations to
meet objectives, while acting with integrity. Effectively explores
alternatives and positions to reaching outcomes that gain the
support and acceptance of all parties. Assertively interacts in a
manner that is controlled, planned and well-thought-out to lead
others to the desired outcome. Maintains an awareness of goals and
objectives and navigates solutions towards desired ends, while
maintaining relationships and supporting consensus.
- Innovative & Creative Thinking (Advanced
Level): Generates high-quality ideas and solutions alone
or collaboratively. Searches for new and more effective methods,
making connections between previously unrelated ideas. Injects
originality into daily work through research, personal knowledge
and networking relationships. Encourages new ideas, and motivates
others to be proactive and resourceful.
- Leadership (Advanced Level): Understands
formal and informal power and influence structure within the
organization and successfully achieves positive, desired outcomes..
Seeks consensus among diverse viewpoints as a means of building
group commitment. Incorporates a long-term perspective and broader
organizational implication in planning, decision-making and problem
solving. Inspires and energizes others to commit to vision. Employs
a leadership style based on assessing the needs of individuals and
adjusting to meet their needs. Builds wide sphere of influence to
enhance individual and organizational effectiveness.
- Organizational Acumen (Advanced Level):
Understands the relationship between internal climate and external
environment. Knows the reasoning behind key policies, practices,
and procedures, and seeks exceptions when needed to achieve goals.
Uses knowledge and understanding of the organizational and
political climate to make decisions and take actions that satisfy
diverse interests and contributes effectively to organizational
- Relationship Building (Advanced Level):
Facilitates dialogue to gain agreement using sound rationale to
explain value of actions. Uses diplomacy to build partners.
Promotes and models collegiality. Consistently promotes and
maintains a harmonious and promotes and maintains a harmonious and
productive work environment. Is respected and trusted and often
viewed as a role model.
- Teamwork (Advanced Level): Maintains or
enhances self-esteem of others in all communications with team
members. Actively works to remove barriers to team effectiveness.
Is flexible and can work with a wide variety of different people on
different tasks. Fosters cooperation and collaboration in others
through trust-building and relationships. Encourages other team
members to participate and facilitates when appropriate.
Facilitates team activities that promote effective peer and work
relationships. Fosters team communication and dialogue, identifies
opportunities to gain consensus for team options, decision and
outcomes. Builds effective teams across organizations and levels,
inside and outside own organization.
- Vision (Advanced Level): Combines various
social trends and developments into an integrated vision of the
future. Sees chances and opportunities for the organization before
others do and acts accordingly. Recognizes national and
international trends early on and oversees their consequences for
the organization. Integrates developments in different disciplines
into a new concept. Able to imagine possibilities other people
think are impossible. Able to think ahead on the basis of limited