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
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
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
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
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
Serves as CFO of the Frontier Nursing
Service Foundation, a subsidiary of FNU.
Oversees the information technology
functions in close collaboration with the Director of Information
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
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
Adhere to the elements of the Culture
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
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
Experience should include legal,
audit, compliance, budget, and resource development.
Sitting for long periods of time.
This position reports directly to the FNU President.