Concordia University Chicago (CUC) invites applications for the
full-time, exempt position of Vice President of Finance. The Vice
President of Finance provides strategic leadership and analytical
decision support to other university leaders to accomplish our
mission, while maximizing the effectiveness of our resources. The
Vice President of Finance is a key financial leader and partner and
serves on the President's Cabinet. This position reports directly
to the CFO and is located in River Forest, IL.
- Partners with the college deans and functional leaders to
create forecasts, key performance indicators and special analyses
that align with university goals and strategic plan objectives
- Advises the President's Cabinet on matters related to the
University's operating and capital budgets, financial planning, and
- Measures financial performance monthly and identifies risks and
opportunities around utilization of assets and financial resources;
Meets with senior leaders quarterly to review results
- Monitors and assesses the investment portfolio of the Concordia
University Chicago Foundation
- Ensures compliance to financial policies, processes, and other
control mechanisms to safeguard assets and sustain the
Servant Leader: Successful and effective record of achievement
in a senior financial management position. Demonstrated expertise
in financial planning. Proven presentation capabilities at the
Missionally minded: Must embrace CUC's cultural values and
aspire to live them in the workplace. Leads with a customer-service
attitude and takes initiative to solve problems. Must be a
collaborative team player, curious and disciplined with a strong
desire to make things better together.
Analytical Skills: Excels at analyzing and interpreting
financial statements, data, and metrics. Ability to write and
present the story behind the numbers. Solid reasoning ability and
enjoys solving problems. Ability to multi-task, shift gears
quickly, work independently and collaboratively. Ability to meet
deadlines while paying attention to details.
Communication skills: Effectively presents information to
business partners and non-financial managers. Excellent
interpersonal skills, including comfort level interacting with
senior level management. Team orientation and ability to thrive in
a fast-paced environment. Articulates the University's mission,
vision, and goals to broad and unique constituents.
Education & Experience Requirements:
- MBA or Master's degree in Accounting or Finance required
- 10+ years of experience performing financial analysis
- Experience working in a university setting is strongly
- Financial modeling experience highly desired.
- Experience with Banner financial module and other financial
systems is preferred.
Compensation and Benefits:
Title (AVP or VP) and starting range is dependent upon
individual qualifications and experience. Concordia University
Chicago benefit options include, but are not limited to, the
- Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
- Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and/or Health Savings Account
- Disability and Survivor Plan (Basic Life Insurance)
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Retirement Pension Plan
- Retirement 403(b) Savings Plan
- Supplemental Life Insurance
- Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
- Accident Insurance
- Critical Illness Insurance
- Tuition benefits (available for employees and their qualified
Interested individuals should include a cover letter, resume and
references with their online application.
Concordia does not discriminate in the employment of individuals
on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability,
sex or age. As an institution of The Lutheran Church-Missouri
Synod, however, and to the extent allowed by law, Concordia
University reserves the right to give preference in employment
based upon religious affiliation.
Concordia University Chicago does not generally sponsor for
employment visas except for positions that oversee, teach or
support our international programs.
About Concordia University Chicago:
Concordia University Chicago is a liberal arts-based Christian
university founded in the Lutheran tradition. Through its College
of Theology, Arts & Humanities, College of Business, College of
Education, and College of Health, Science & Technology,
Concordia-Chicago offers more than 160 areas of study in small
classes taught by professors who are passionate about teaching and
student success. All undergraduate and graduate degrees are fully
accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central
Association of Colleges and Schools.
Concordia University Chicago has been recognized as a College of
Distinction since 2010, and is consistently ranked among the Best
Regional Universities - Midwest by U.S. News & World Report.
For more than a decade, combined undergraduate and graduate
enrollment has exceeded 5,000 students. Concordia University
Chicago is located in River Forest, 10 miles west of downtown
Chicago. Learn more about our commitment to higher education,
rooted in the Gospel, at CUChicago.edu.
Steadfast in Jesus Christ as
revealed in the Holy Scriptures, Concordia University Chicago
promotes academic rigor in its liberal arts and professional
programs; grounds students in objective truth, integrity, and
excellence; and practices faithfulness to the Confessional
teachings of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, as it forms
students for vocations in church, family, and the