Vice President, Financial Accounting and Reporting (VP-FAR)
University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB)
UTMB is one of six health institutions within the 14 components of the University of Texas System. Founded in 1891, UTMB is one of the largest and fastest growing academic medical centers in the U.S., with programs and services dispersed across four campuses throughout southeast Texas. UTMB ranks as a five-star hospital, fourth out of 107 academic medical centers in the nation, earning the 2018 Vizient Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award. UTMB encompasses a medical school as well as schools of Nursing, Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences supporting 3,200 students and 13,000 employees with an annual budget of $2.2 billion. Each year, UTMB receives approximately $150 million in grant awards from NIH and other external entities.
Reporting to UTMB’s system CFO, the VP-FAR leads and coordinates all relevant activities and initiatives for institution-wide financial accounting and reporting, payroll services, grants and contract post-award compliance and reporting, as well as capital planning. The VP-FAR also serves as liaison with the UT System Office of Risk Management for UT System group insurance programs and is responsible for approximately $8M direct and indirect budget expenses annually.
REQUIREMENTS AND PREFERENCES
Minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience, including 5 years in a senior management position.
Master's degree in Business Administration or related field and/or CPA (Both are preferred).
Prior experience required with a state or private university associated with a complex healthcare delivery entity or previous experience with an academic medical center.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills with a high degree of professionalism in dealing with staff at all levels of UTMB and as appropriate, UTS and external entities.
Successful track record in: leading and developing high performance teams; strategic and futuristic thinking/action around enhancing, modernizing and integrating financial reporting and accounting processes and ability to interpret these practices in the context of a larger, complex higher education/healthcare entity.
Equal Opportunity Employment:
UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.