The Assistant/Associate Vice President will serve as the CFO’s primary support in all matters relating to financial planning and analysis, as well as providing coordination and oversight for the team charged with management of the annual operating and capital budgets. The AVP will assist the CFO and other senior College leaders in analysis of significant financial endeavors (such as new program development, capital projects), manage the day-to-day oversight of the debt portfolio, and in conjunction with the Controller and external advisors, assist in the effective strategic management of the College’s cash and long-term financial resources. The candidate will also provide leadership to improve departmental operations, efficiency, and College wide communications about financial matters to constituents with varying levels of financial proficiency. The ideal candidate will possess the ability to work independently and formulate informed views and recommendations based on available data.
Bachelor’s degree and 5-8 years’ experience with financial analysis or financial operations
Manage day-to-day aspects of operating budget development and oversight, including coordination and supervision of the Budget Director and Senior Financial Analyst
Capital budget development and oversight
Conduct ad-hoc financial analysis and forecasting
Conduct financial analysis for proposed new programs, working with Deans and other senior administrators to develop pro-forma financial models
Evaluate financing and refinancing opportunities for capital projects and manage the College’s debt portfolio, including tax-exempt compliance
Treasury and cash management
Development of presentation materials for various constituents, including internal audiences and the Board of Trustees
Required Application Documents:
Resume, Cover Letter, & Contact Information of 3 Professional References
About the Department/School:
The Business Affairs department is responsible for all aspects of the financial operations of the College. Areas reporting through Business Affairs include the Controller, Purchasing, Payroll, and the Budget Office.
About Marist College:
Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,200 adult and graduate students in 53 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. Marist is consistently ranked among the best colleges and universities in America by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 386 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (3rd Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist’s study abroad program is ranked #2 in the nation by the U.S. State Department’s “Open Doors Report” and has also received the Senator Paul Simon Award for First Year Abroad programs in Italy and Ireland. Marist’s Joint Study partnership with IBM, which began in 1988, has brought the College the kind of world-class technology platform typically found at leading research institutions. To learn more, please visit https://www.marist.edu/about
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Please note: The primary work location for this position is Poughkeepsie, NY. Local, on-campus work in Poughkeepsie, NY will be required as a condition of employment however hybrid work arrangements can be made upon hire.
Equal Employment Statement:
Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under represented.
Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.
Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.