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Chief Financial Officer

Frontier Nursing University
Kentucky, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jun 7, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance, Business Administration
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Frontier Nursing University is a private, non-profit, non-residential graduate school of nursing offering community-based, distance education programs leading to the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, the Master of Science in Nursing degree and/or post-graduate certificates in advanced practice nursing specialties. Our mission is to provide accessible nurse-midwifery and nurse practitioner education to prepare competent, entrepreneurial, ethical, and compassionate leaders in primary care to serve all individuals with an emphasis on women and families in diverse, rural, and underserved populations.

Frontier Nursing University is seeking a diverse pool of candidates and encourages applications from underrepresented/underserved groups, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants. We foster a work environment that’s inclusive and promotes a culture of caring. Every idea and perspective is valued at FNU. We provide work-life balance to help you rest easy and focus on things that matter. Some of our perks include:

    Competitive Base Salary PTO (personal time, sick time, and vacation) Health Insurance Health Reimbursement Retirement Plan CEU Benefits

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Frontier Nursing University (FNU) reports to the President, is a key member of the President’s Cabinet and sits at the center of strategy, technology and financial management. The CFO provides financial and technology leadership to advance the university’s mission, strategic goals, priorities, and operating objectives. In collaboration with the Board of Directors and the President, the CFO is responsible for financial management of the Frontier Nursing University (FNU) operations, oversight of the development and management of information technology. 

Supervisor Responsibility:

This position has direct managerial responsibility and oversight of accounting and informational technology services.

Duties & Responsibilities:


    Implement best NACUBO and other financial and management best practices.   Provides regular reports to the President, FNU Board of Directors, the Foundation Board of Directors , other Board committees, and the FNU community as appropriate.   Administer investment and fund transactions as directed by the Board. Direct the treasury function for FNU including management of cash-on-hand, banking relationships and forecasting of cash balances/needs. Develops and maintains systems of internal controls to safeguard assets of FNU. Direct the accounting functions including preparation of the annual budget, accurate and timely financial forecasting and reporting against budget, and audit support. Prepare financial analyses in support of key decisions and initiatives. Completes feasibility studies for new or expanded programs, facilities or other high impact projects or initiatives.   Serves as CFO of the Frontier Nursing Service Foundation, a subsidiary of FNU. 

Information Technology

    Oversees the information technology functions in close collaboration with the Director of Information Technology Serve as Executive Sponsor of key information system initiatives. Development of strategic information systems strategy and process improvement goals.

Leadership, Legal, and Commercial

    Advise the President and administrators on all strategic operating, business, financial, and IT initiatives involving the FNU. Assist the President to continue strong strategic growth initiatives. Function as a key player in strategic planning linked to multiple-year budgets. Knowledge of higher education and employment law in order to ensure compliance for the FNU. Provides executive leadership, maintains the highest standard of ethical conduct. Coordinate strategic alliances. Manage contracts and legal issues including governmental reporting and compliance. Analyze and administer renewals of employee benefits and insurance programs. This position has direct managerial responsibility and oversight of the Accounting  and IT services.     Provide service to the University through activities such as involvement in FNU shared governance (e.g. committees, workgroups), FNU sponsored activities (e.g. charity drives, community-outreach activities), and/or service to the profession (e.g. presentations, profession organization committee work).  Adhere to the elements of the Culture of Caring Other duties as assigned. 

Required Skills & Abilities:

    Excellent people skills, with experience collaborating in a diverse and dynamic team.  Demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities, proposing new ways of creating efficiencies, and guiding investment in people and systems.  Proven effectiveness leading professionals in finance and accounting.  Technologically savvy, with an ability to point to examples of having worked with IT staff to develop and implement new processes and systems that increased efficiency.  Flexible and a self-starter; grasp of the big picture while also highly detail-oriented.  Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to FNU’s mission.

Education & Experience:

    Master’s degree (MBA preferred) in Business, Management, or Finance.  Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA) preferred. Experience in financial management and accounting, ideally in the nonprofit sector and/or in higher education.  Experience should include legal, audit, compliance, budget, and resource development. 

Physical Requirements:

Sitting for long periods of time. 

Reporting Relationship

This position reports directly to the FNU President.

Work Location:

Versailles, KY

Hybrid Telecommuting


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