The QTI Group has been exclusively retained by Ripon College to recruit for its Vice President for Finance. The ideal candidate will be an experienced financial executive with a successful record of managing diverse operations and broad intellectual interests. While experience within higher education is not mandatory, a demonstrated commitment to the importance of a liberal arts education is essential. He or she will be a collaborative team member and skilled communicator and will maintain the highest level of integrity.
The core responsibilities of the Vice President for Finance include the following:
Serving as the primary administrative liaison to the Board of Trustees on matters related to finance, investment, construction contracts and approval, risk management and audit
Working closely with the Administrative Council to advance the mission of the College
Developing and overseeing the implementation of annual budgets and long term financial plans
Developing the College’s financial models and forecasts that anticipate risks and opportunities
Managing accounting, tax, audit and compliance obligations
Providing an independent perspective on investment strategies
Working with the Vice President for Advancement to ensure accurate estate management and special gifts
Communicating financial and budget data clearly to faculty, staff, students, trustees and alumni and external constituents
Supervising business functions including, but not limited to, contracts, insurance, banking and lenders, legal affairs, personnel management, payroll and benefits administration
Leading a professional financial staff by providing mentorship to foster success
Finance experience within higher education strongly preferred
Master of Business Administration and/or comparable professional degrees in accounting or corporate finance preferred
Expertise in accounting, strategic planning, budget, tax and regulatory compliance, as well as a thorough understanding of investment principles and risk management
Strong negotiation skills and a demonstrated working relationship with banks and financial institutions are considered a plus
About Ripon College
Ripon College is a private undergraduate liberal arts and sciences college located in the historic city of Ripon, Wisconsin.
Founded in 1851, Ripon College has a long tradition of excellence in facilitating transformational interdisciplinary learning within its beautiful century-old buildings and in communities near and far. The intentionally small residential campus enrolls some 800 bright, high-achieving men and women from nearly every state and from over 30 countries around the world.
The QTI Group provides comprehensive human resources advisory services including recruitment, staffing, HR consulting, and HR partnership services. Founded in 1957, QTI is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin and has nine branch offices. Current executive searches: https://www.qtigroup.com/apply-for-jobs/current-executive-searches-and-positions