Vice President for Financial Affairs and Treasurer

The University of Alabama (UA) in Alabama

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted May 12, 2017
Type Administrative
Employment Type Full-time

The University of Alabama (UA) invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Financial Affairs and Treasurer. 

The University, located in the All-American city of Tuscaloosa (http://www.tuscaloosa.com/), is one of the nation’s premier public universities offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in more than 200 fields of study. UA’s more than 1,000 acres of tree-lined pathways and state-of-the-art facilities are a source of inspiration for students, faculty, and staff. UA has been ranked among the top 50 public universities in the nation in U.S. News and World Report’s annual college rankings for more than a decade. As the state’s flagship university, UA has the fastest growing enrollment in the nation. In fall 2016, UA reached a record high of 37,665 with 7,559 entering freshmen. More than 40 percent of UA’s freshman class scored 30 or higher on the ACT, up from last year’s 36 percent. The University is a leader among public universities nationwide in the enrollment of National Merit Scholars with more than 600 currently on campus. The University has over 1,800 faculty who are equally noteworthy with thirty receiving the NSF’s CAREER Award, the nation’s most prestigious recognition of top-performing young scientists, in disciplines ranging from nanoscience and engineering to biological sciences. On the financial front, UA’s total revenues for 2016 exceeded $1.1 billion. UA’s 2016 net position was $1.9 billion. The University’s 2016 Financial Report can be found at http://financialaccounting.ua.edu/financialreports/.

The Vice President for Financial Affairs and Treasurer (VPFA&T) is the chief financial officer (CFO) reporting to, and serving at the pleasure of, the President of the University. As such, the position leads the University’s Division of Financial Affairs, an administrative organizational structure that includes all aspects of finance, business services, financial affairs, information technology, compliance, human resources, capital planning and construction, facilities maintenance, transportation, enterprise operations, and public safety. The VPFA&T provides oversight and stewardship for the University’s financial resources while ensuring absolute institutional integrity on fiscal and human resource matters. Serving as a strategic advisor to the President and the Provost, the VPFA&T is responsible for operations and capital budget planning, as well as for developing a long-term sustainable economic model that ensures the viability of the University. As CFO, she or he is responsible for risk management and compliance with audit, legal, donor requirements, Internal Revenue Service, and federal and state regulations, controlling the flow of funds through the organization and maintaining their integrity. The VPFA&T also represents the University on financial and capital matters to The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees.

The VPFA&T, as a member of the President’s executive staff, is expected to play a significant role in advancing the mission and strategic direction of the University. A list of priorities and requirements for the position may be found in the Position and Institutional Profile at: http://academic-search.com/sites/default/files/UAVPFATProfile.pdf.

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. Nominations, inquiries, and applications (to include a letter of interest, resume/curriculum vitae, and the contact information for five references – who will not be contacted without permission) may be submitted, in confidence, to: 

AlabamaVPFAT@academic-search.com

Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting Ann Die Hasselmo at Ann.Hasselmo@academic-search.com or Chris Butler at Chris.Butler@academic-search.com, consultants with Academic Search, Inc., Washington, D.C. 

Further information about the University of Alabama is available at https://www.ua.edu/.

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases.

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