Reporting to the President, the Vice President for Finance and Administration (VPFA) serves as the Chief Financial Officer for the College, providing leadership for the College relative to financial strategies, forecasting and business operations. In addition to the strategic components, the VPFA is responsible for developing and implementing policies and procedures in finance and operations. Areas of supervisory oversight include accounting, budgeting, cashier’s office, payroll, purchasing, leasing, contracts, and reporting for both audit and accreditation. The VPFA oversees capital projects and provides campus master planning support; and supervises the Physical Plant, Human Resources, Campus Security and Risk Management, the Bookstore and Kinder College (campus daycare facility). As the college’s chief financial and administrative officer, the VPFA advises the President on relevant matters with respect to the college’s financial health, trends, costs, and conformity with budgets. The VPFA provides strategic input around capital financing options to support the college’s growth and long-term health. As a member of the President’s Cabinet, the VPFA is part of the senior leadership team, providing financial planning direction and expertise, including the tracking of revenue and cost drivers. The VPFA supports the college strategic enrollment goals by designing financial models, in collaboration with other campus leaders, to support key enrollment initiatives. The VPFA is the college’s fiscal liaison with the LC State Foundation and represents the college on financial matters related to Idaho’s State Board of Education, Office of the Governor, the Idaho Legislature, and the Idaho Department of Administration. As per Idaho Code and SBOE Policy, the VPFA also serves as the Bursar of the institution.
The successful candidate will have experience with managing an organization’s finances and administration, along with experience leading successful capital projects.
The ideal candidate will bring significant experience managing complex budgets, including knowledge of best practices that can be translated into processes and efficiencies.
Advanced/graduate degree in Business Administration, Management, Accounting or closely related field.
Minimum of 5 years of accounting and/or financial management experience.
Minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible supervisory experience.
Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles regarding public higher education (GAAP).
Essential Functions Include:
Advise the President and Cabinet on financial and budgetary matters; participate in the development and implementation of strategic long-term plans.
Provide financial stewardship, vision and innovation to direct the development and management of the college budget, ensuring that resources are aligned and allocated to support the Strategic Plan and Mission.
a. Develop and administer the operating budget; analyze, forecast, and evaluate spending levels relative to projected available resources; develop procedures for preparation and review of financial statements; develop business policies, internal controls, and procedures.
b. Provide signatory authority for the College on contracts, financial documents and memoranda of understandings/agreements related to business administration and finance.
c. Direct the preparation of financial statements and tax returns.
d. Prepare technical reports and financial models.
Implement and monitor fiscal policies and procedures; ensure institutional compliance with various laws, rules and regulations.
Provide leadership on campus initiatives and to areas of responsibility, including annual assessment and budget preparation.
Perform related duties as needed and assigned.
Knowledge of higher education administration and accreditation-related funding policies and practices.
Ability to work collaboratively and innovatively as a member of a senior leadership team and with the Idaho State Board of Education members and staff.
Understanding of the institutional mission and interrelationship of academic and administrative units.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
To ensure full consideration, electronically submit the following documents by February 1, 2020.
Letter of Intent
Resume or vitae
Three (3) References
Unofficial Transcripts (official transcripts required upon hire)
This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check. LC State is an EEO/AA/VETS employer.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Lewis-Clark State College
Based in Lewiston, Idaho, Lewis-Clark State College is well known for its beautiful campus, great academic programs, competitive athletic teams, and fantastic employee perks. These perks include 93 percent employer paid medical and dental insurance for employees and dependents; generous tuition discounts for employees, spouses and dependents; ample sick and vacation leave; and an onsite fitness facility and robust wellness programs that allows employees to live healthy and balanced lives. LCSC, which embraces ongoing employee training and continued education, also offers a Professional Development Program for all employees, a Center for Teaching and Learning for faculty, maternity and paternity leave, an onsite daycare, and much more.
We know you will find Lewis-Clark State to be a place where our commitment to connecting learning to life is truly lived each and every day. From small class sizes, to faculty and staff dedicated to helping prepare students to become successful leaders, responsible citizens and lifelong learners, LCSC is a place where students can explore options and opportunities that range from bachelor’s degrees focused on liberal arts and sciences, to profes...sional studies, to career-technical and community education. We’re here to engage students, challenge students and support students as they embark on one of the most interesting, enlightening, transformative and fun journeys of their lives.