The Associate Vice President of Finance (AVP-F) supports the Vice President of Finance and Administrative Services in all aspects of the college’s budget, procurement, accounting, treasury / investment / banking, student accounts billing and collections, financial reporting, audit, and financial internal control functions. This position creates, approves, and/or implements financial policies and procedures to comply with federal and state laws, regulations, policies and practices and to ensure effective internal controls. The AVP-F must exhibit high personal integrity and sound professional ethics as a manager of three different departments (Budget, Business Office, and Procurement). The AVP-F works closely with the Vice President of Finance and Administrative Services for development and implementation of strategic long-term planning/visioning and short-term goals and objectives for college financial services.
Manages, supervises, and monitors the performance of assigned personnel; interviews and selects employees, and establishes performance requirements and personal development targets; provides coaching for performance improvement and recommends transfers, reassignment, termination, and disciplinary actions.
Accountable for ensuring that affirmative action, equal opportunity, and diversity are integrally tied to all actions and decisions in areas of responsibility.
Ensures professional development and training and works collaboratively to build team capacity and competencies.
Encourages open communication among peers, staff and students.
Develop and maintain complete and updated policies and procedures for the financial operations of the College – including accounting, capital assets, grant accounting, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll; Coordinate with directors of budget and procurement on policies and procedures in respective areas.
Supervises and directs inter-departmental work and coordination.
Additional administrative-related responsibilities as assigned.
Works closely with the Vice President of Finance and Administrative Services in developing and overseeing systems and procedures for proper expenditures and control of the College budget to ensure fiscal stability.
Analyzes financial data, contracts and agreements; reviews and approves Banner Master File requests (e.g., chart of account updates, Department / Organization Code updates, Restricted and unrestricted Funds, Detail Code updates, etc.).
Serves as primary point-of-contact and provides leadership to the College's annual auditing processes; oversees scheduling of annual audit, preparation of audit worksheets, schedules and materials in compliance with GASB GAAP, NACUBO, State standards, and Utah Board of Higher Education policies.
Provides administrative leadership and oversight in the annual budgeting and budget request process.
Additional fiscal-related responsibilities as assigned.
Master’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration.
Minimum of 5-7 years of senior level accounting, finance, or budget management experience.
Knowledge of and experience in State and Federal laws, regulations, policies, procedures and applications.
Demonstrated skills in the following areas:
Organizational relationship building, and
Certified Public Accountant, Certified Government Financial Manager, Certified Management Accountant or 7+ years of senior level accounting / financial / budget management experience, managing an organization of similar size or complexity.
Strong accounting / financial management experience working in an institution of higher education, preferably a Utah public higher education institution.
Located in Ephraim in the beautiful mountain-rimmed Sanpete valleys of central Utah just south of Provo, Snow College has been the right place for many students since its founding by Mormon pioneers in 1888. Every year, over 5,000 students attend Snow College with aims to transfer to four-year institutions or enter the workforce after earning a Bachelor of Music degree, an Associate degree, or one of the many certificates offered at the college.
Because of the small size of Snow’s student body, students receive more personal attention and specialized help from professors and advisors. The result is Snow students are recruited and succeed better at Utah’s 4-year institutions more than any other junior college in the state.
The mission of Snow College – to educate students, to inspire them to love learning and to lead them to serve, cannot be accomplished without an outstanding faculty. Snow professors are unencumbered by research unlike their counterparts at 4-year institutions. This allows Snow faculty to focus on teaching and ensuring that students acquire the knowledge and skills they’ll need academically and professionally.
Snow has ample areas ...of study for students – from Accounting to Zoology, and has developed a reputation as “state of the art” from university colleagues in such areas as science, premed and music.
Snow’s science department has earned a reputation for excellence nationwide. For example, over the past seven years 38 Snow students have taken the Pharmacy College Admissions Test. Twenty-five of them scored in the 95th percentile or higher (seven scored 99%). Thirty-one have been accepted into pharmacy schools.
Snow is one of only 23 2-year colleges accredited as members of the National Association of Schools of Music in the United States and the only 2-year school accredited in Utah. This means that Snow’s Horne School of Music meets the same national standards as the first two years of an accredited 4-year college and university.
Snow’s Horne School of Music features 12 student-performing groups – five choirs, three bands and two jazz ensembles.
In 2005, the National Association of Schools of Theatre awarded Snow’s theatre arts department full accreditation and membership. NAST has approximately 143 accredited institutional members and establishes national standards for undergraduate, graduate degrees and other credentials. Snow College joins Brigham Young University as the only other NAST-accredited institution in Utah and is one of only four junior colleges to achieve NAST accreditation. Snow’s theatre arts program produces four plays a year.
Ninety percent of Snow students live in residence halls or off-campus apartments. Fortunately, Snow offers many opportunities for students seeking leadership, academic, athletic, musical or simply social experiences. There are over 43 student organizations, 18 academic clubs and 12 performance groups. Snow also offers 15 intramural sports to choose from and recreational facilities for activities such as swimming, tennis, racquetball, dance, bowling and weightlifting. Nearly all Snow students participate in at least one activity ranging from student government to intramural sports to the KAGE radio club.
Snow provides varsity athletics in football, men’s and women’s basketball, women’s volleyball and women’s softball. In 1985, Snow’s football team won the national championship and has since won several bowl games. This year, the football team enters the season ranked eighth in the prominent junior college football poll. The men’s and women’s basketball teams have combined for several league championships. In 2003-04, the men’s basketball team tied for the Scenic West Athletic Conference regular season title.
An intimate learning environment with excellent instruction, programs, student life, and facilities is offered at the most affordable price in the state of Utah. Compare tuition, fees and living expenses with other schools and you’ll find Snow to be the best educational value anywhere. To further reduce the cost of education, Snow offers scholarships, financial aid and campus employment. For more information about costs and scholarships please call 1-800-848-3399 or visit www.snow.edu.