Pepperdine University is seeking applications for the position of Chief Financial Officer.
The CFO should have a passion for higher education, and for Pepperdine and its mission. The CFO is expected to make a personal and departmental commitment to professional excellence, focusing on mission, trust, interpersonal skills, team building, and relationships. The CFO must find fulfillment in supporting and enabling strategic initiatives on the academic and business sides of the institution and help build consensus. Finally, the CFO must lead using best practices built upon adherence to the highest ethical standards and consistent with the precepts and virtues celebrated in the Christian tradition. This is key in all aspects of job performance, University interactions, and outside communications on behalf of the University.
Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Economics, Accounting, Finance, Business, or related field required; advanced degree preferred.
Exceptional leadership and strategic planning abilities required.
Extensive financial experience with an organization of at least $250 million in annual revenue required; higher education experience preferred.
Progressively responsible accounting, banking, or financial management experience, with demonstrated proficiency for financial analysis, cash flow management, debt strategy, financial modeling, and long-term financial planning.
Demonstrated record of innovation.
Successful problem analysis and resolution skills.
Strong working knowledge of related State and Federal compliance regulations and related policies and procedures.
Apply a disciplined and collaborative approach to safeguarding Pepperdine's existing assets and ensuring alignment with Pepperdine's mission.
Develop and administer clear financial policies that appropriately reflect general economic, business, and financial conditions and that are consistent with Pepperdine's Strategic Plan.
Lead in the development of key metrics and best practices to measure organizational performance, as well as related reporting and analysis. Collaborate with the undergraduate and graduate schools to develop performance and budgetary metrics.
Initiate, assist, and collaborate in the development, evaluation, and implementation of new revenue and cost-savings initiatives.
Construct and monitor reliable systems of internal control, ensure recordkeeping in compliance with internal and regulatory rules, and understand and mitigate key elements of the University's risk profile.
Oversee a broad array of cash and financial management services, including managing external bank and custodial accounts for the University and all subsidiaries. Manage banking relationships and the University's cash including payments of liabilities, deposits of funds, and investing. Prepare and maintain ongoing cash flow projections incorporating all operating, capital, and strategic initiatives.
Other projects and duties as assigned.
For a full description to apply, visit http://jobs.pepperdine.edu/cw/en/job/499184/chief-financial-officer Pepperdine University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate in employment practices on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, disability, or prior military service. Federal guidelines recognize the right of church-related institutions to seek personnel who will support the goals of the institution, including the right to select members of the church to which the institution is related. Apply Here