The Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance is responsible for the business and financial operations of the University. The Vice Chancellor leads and oversees financial services, budget, business services, debt management, facilities planning, human resources, university police, risk management, capital construction. The position reports directly to the Chancellor and is a key member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet. The Vice Chancellor develops and oversees controls, policies and procedures for all the administrative areas.
The Vice Chancellor is responsible for developing the financial plan, preparing projections and analyses of financial statements. The Vice Chancellor oversees the preparation of the annual operating budget and of budget implementation. The Vice Chancellor has responsibility for monitoring, planning, analyzing and forecasting the University’s revenues and expenditure and making recommendations. The position oversees the development and maintenance of internal controls to safeguard the financial integrity of the university and ensures compliance with federal, state and system regulations and policies.
As an administrator, the Vice Chancellor must have the strengths of the executive and the capacity to work comfortably and effectively as a counselor to the Chancellor and others in business and finance issues. The Administrative Vice Chancellor is responsible for effective communications with all constituent groups with the within university and with the community and stakeholders.
The Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance has leadership and direct supervision of these departments: Business Services, Budget Office, Financial Services, Facilities Services, Human Resources and University Police. The position is also responsible for audits and legal services.
Master’s Degree in business administration, finance or business related field or current CPA with 6- 10 years’ experience in leadership and financial management in a higher education.
Demonstrated leadership in finance, budgeting and capital project planning
Demonstrated ability in effective in planning and policy decision making
Demonstrated technical knowledge and expertise in financial management and service management
Experience in leading and supervising senior level directors accountable for key operational functions serving the University.
Skill in working collaboratively with community partners and government agencies
Effective oral and written communication skills
Experience with rules, regulations, policies laws governing receipt, expenditure and activities of state, federal and other funds
Working knowledge of the areas of responsibility with oversight experience in the areas reporting to the Vice Chancellor
Working knowledge of issuing bonds for construction projects and financial applications for public university
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with education and experience
Montana State University Billings is a comprehensive public four-year higher education institution located in Montana's largest population center, whose faculty is actively engaged in teaching, research, creative endeavors and public service. MSU Billings is unique in that it is one of a select few higher education institutions that also boasts an embedded two-year community college.
The Univ...ersity opened in 1927 and was initially called Eastern Montana State Normal School at Billings and was established to prepare teachers for elementary schools in eastern Montana. MSU Billings has grown, with the city of Billings and Yellowstone County, into the major urban comprehensive higher education center of south central and eastern Montana. The University campus consists of four colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business, the College of Education and the College of Allied Health Professions. Seven miles west of the University campus sits City College at MSU Billings, which serves the comprehensive two-year mission of the university.