Reporting to the President, the Vice President for Business & Finance (CBO) is responsible for all fiscal-related functions at the university. This position not only leads the university's business and finance operations, but also provides supervisory leadership over the facilities management, auxiliary, purchasing, transportation and environmental health and safety departments.
Advises the President and cabinet on financial and budgetary matters; participates in the development and implementation of strategic long-term plans.
Directs the development and management of the university budget; ensures that resources are properly allocated to enable the university to attain its goals; prioritizes needs to fit allocated resources.
Directs the university's accounting services, student financial services, payroll, plant operations, procurement, business operations, and information technology operations.
Implements and monitors fiscal policies and procedures; ensures institutional compliance with various laws, rules and regulations.
Develops a leadership team that promotes innovation, accountability and excellence consistent with the strategic goals.
Provides the university with business and financial leadership and counsel.
Serves as the university's liaison to the University System of Georgia for all financial matters.
Represents the university to external constituents.
Directs the preparation of financial statements and tax returns.
Performs related duties.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION
Knowledge of Board of Regents policies and procedures.
Knowledge of State of Georgia budgetary policies.
Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
Knowledge of state and national issues related to higher education.
Knowledge of budget development and management principles.
Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.
Skill in the delegation of responsibility and authority.
Skill in the operation of computers and job related software programs.
Skill in decision making and problem solving.
Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.
Skill in oral and written communication.
The President assigns work in terms of division goals and objectives. The supervisor reviews work through conferences, reports, and observation of division activities.
Guidelines include the Board of Regents Business Procedures Manual; the Board of Regents Policy Manual; federal employment and contract laws; GAAP, FASB, GASB, OMB circulars, and IRS regulations; the Clery Act; federal financial aid policies; College Foundation Board guidelines, and university policies and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection and interpretation in application. This position develops division guidelines.
COMPLEXITY/SCOPE OF WORK
The work consists of varied management and supervisory duties. The variety of operations to be managed contributes to the complexity of the position.
The purpose of this position is to direct the university's fiscal affairs business and finance operations. Success in this position contributes to the successful achievement of university goals.
Contacts are typically with co-workers, other university employees, vendors, peers at other colleges and universities, the news media, elected and appointed officials, University System of Georgia representatives, and members of the general public.
Contacts are typically to provide services; to give or exchange information; to resolve problems; to motivate or influence persons; or to justify, defend or negotiate matters.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table.
The work is typically performed in an office.
SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY
This position has direct supervision over Comptroller (1), Budget Director (1), Director of EHS, Risk Management and Transportation (1), Director of Facilities Management (1), Procurement Director (1), and Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Business & Finance (1).
Required degree in Business Administration, Management, Accounting, or a closely related field and a minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible administrative (or equivalent) experience.
Experience in higher education setting is strongly preferred.
To apply for this job, please include following;
Resume/CV and cover letter
Unofficial transcripts (official transcripts due upon hire)
Contact information for three to five professional references
About Fort Valley State University
Founded in 1895 as Fort Valley High and Industrial School, Fort Valley State has experienced tremendous growth and development over the years - culminating into a vibrant university with exceptional associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs and centers of excellence. As one of only two land grant institutions in the state of Georgia, the second largest campus in the state with over 1300 acres, and the highest ranked public historically black college and university (HBCU) in the state according to US News rankings, Fort Valley State University (FVSU) is recognized as not only a campus community where diversity and inclusion are cherished, but also as a place where the principles of Embrace (our heritage), Empower (our employees), and Engage (our students) are exemplified throughout campus on a daily basis.
The city of Fort Valley and its neighboring communities provide the friendliness and tranquility indicative of a small southern town, while simultaneously providing residents interested in larger city life with an easy 20-minute drive to the Macon-Warner Robins metropolitan area and its 400,000 residents and plethora of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. ...And with the North Georgia mountains and the Savannah and Gulf Coast beaches within a 3-hour drive, and Atlanta a mere 1.5 hours away, the best amenities that this country has to offer are literally a short scenic drive away. It's no wonder so many people are choosing to call Middle Georgia home and FVSU their employer of choice!