Georgetown College seeks an experienced Chief Financial Officer
who is excited to serve at a dynamic and growing Christian college.
The successful candidate will combine technical ability with the
desire to problem solve and strategize with the Executive Cabinet.
The CFO serves as the chief business and financial officer of the
College. The CFO provides leadership, oversight, and direction, for
the business and financial operations of the college, while
personally working to ensure the efficiency, accuracy, and
timeliness of key systems and reports. As such, this position
requires a hands-on, service-oriented leader who is able
to think strategically, provide analytical and decision-making
direction for complex issues, and dive into the details on a
day-to-day basis when necessary. The CFO reports directly to
the President and serves as a member of the Executive
EXPECTATIONS OF EMPLOYEE
- Adhere to College Policy and Procedures while acting as a role
model within and outside the College.
- Demonstrate strong leadership, management, communication, and
interpersonal skills, along with the ability to develop and execute
strategies to achieve desired objectives.
- Communicate regularly and effectively with the President,
Cabinet, and Trustees about the budget while clearly translating
financial results and projection to non-specialized audiences.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND
- Develop and oversee the College’s annual operating and capital
budgets, and provide effective cash management processes.
- Develop, implement, and administer programs and processes to
improve financial operations and mitigate financial risks.
- Develop and propose strategies to support achievement of
college objectives based on analysis of financial strengths and
- Ensure compliance with Financial Accounting Standards Board
(FASB) accounting principles and other applicable and externally
–mandated governance, policies, guidelines and laws.
- Provide timely budget modeling and assorted financial reports
to the President, Trustees, Cabinet, departments, and external
agencies as needed and when required that effectively translate
financial terms, issues, and complex situations in a manner that is
clear, concise, and facilitates decision making.
- Serve as Treasurer to the Board of Trustees, and comply with
Board of Trustee fiscal policies.
- Serve as liaison to the Board’s Finance Committee, with special
responsibility for finances, and investments.
- Manage the College’s banking and business relationships, and
function as legal liaison for the College with counsel on legal
issues and litigation.
- Work with the College’s external accountants to ensure the
successful completion of all annual audits and tax reporting.
- Provide management oversight of human resources and benefit
administration, controller function (including financial controls
and policies), auditing, cash, investments, information technology
functions, business office and student account office services,
purchasing, and risk management.
- Participate on College committees as needed and appropriate to
- Ensure all areas of responsibility operate with a
- Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
Manage Directors in the Business Office, Student Accounts
Office, Human Resources, and Information Technology departments.
Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation
of this unit. Directly supervises one non-supervisory
employee. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in
accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training
employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising
performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing
complaints and resolving problems.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: To perform
this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each
essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are
representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Education and / or Experience – Successful
completion of a four-year college degree in an accounting, finance,
or business-related field is required. Successful completion of a
relevant graduate degree and/or CPA is preferred. Minimum of ten
years related experience and/or training with demonstrated
increases in responsibility, preferably in higher education or
non-profit organization. Previous experience in supervising
professional and non-professional employees. Strong accounting,
mathematical, verbal, grammatical, interpersonal, and writing
skills are required.
- Communication / Language -- Requires effective
oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal
skills, and intermediate computer literacy. Ability to read,
analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals,
financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to
common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies,
or members of the business community. Ability to represent
the College well to a variety of constituencies in connection with
business and financial interests. Ability to effectively
present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards
- Mathematical -- Ability to calculate figures
and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions,
percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to
apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
- Reasoning -- Ability to define problems,
collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability
to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in
mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and
- Certificates, Licenses, Registrations --None
Required, but CPA license is preferred.
- Computer Literacy / General Office Equipment
-- Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office Word,
Excel, Outlook, Internet, and general ledger systems
Interested applicants may apply by following the link
to upload a cover letter and resume. Review of
applicants will begin immediately and resumes will be accepted
until the position is filled.
As a Christian institution, Georgetown College builds community
through admissions, hiring and promotion policies based on merit,
qualification and character. As a matter of policy and in
compliance with state and federal laws, Georgetown College operates
on the principle of non-discrimination. Georgetown
College does not discriminate, either in the admission of students,
hiring and promotion of employees, or in the administration of any
educational policies, programs, or activities on the basis of race,
color, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender,
gender identity, age, disability or veteran status.
Georgetown College is committed to enhancing diversity in its
faculty, staff and student body. We encourage all qualified
candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.