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Chief Financial Officer (CFO)


This is a Full-time position in Athens, WV posted April 8, 2021.

The Vice President of Business and Finance & Chief Financial Officer (VPBF/CFO) ensures fiscal management and business operating standards are applied as best practices across the campus.

As a member of the President ‘s Cabinet, the VPBF works collaboratively with University leadership to fulfill the mission, ensure financial stability, and promote an environment of continuous improvement.

Successful candidates must be committed to the academic success of the students and be able to support and promote the University ‘s Mission.

The VPBF provides leadership, to business and financial services including financial planning and analysis, efficiency of operations, and achievement of the financial goals of the University.

The VPBF provides oversight to other areas of the University including but limited to accounting, internal control, procurement, office of sponsored programs, public safety, print shop, and contract oversight and administration for auxiliary enterprises including the bookstore and dining.


  • Supervise employees performing financial reporting, accounting, billing, collections, payroll, and budgeting duties.
  • Coordinate and direct the financial planning, budgeting, procurement, and investment activities.
  • Maintains relationship with bond rating agencies and ensures ongoing compliance with bond covenants and reporting requirements.
  • Prepare or direct preparation of financial statements, business activity reports, financial position forecasts, annual budgets, or reports required by regulatory agencies.
  • Analyze the financial details of past, present, and expected operations to identify development opportunities and areas where improvement is needed.
  • Analyze operations to evaluate performance of a department or its staff in meeting objectives or to determine areas of potential cost reduction, program improvement, or policy change.
  • Prepare budgets for approval, including those for funding or implementation of programs.
  • Negotiate or approve contracts or agreements with suppliers, distributors, federal or state agencies, or other organizational entities.
  • Coordinate the development or implementation of budgetary control systems, recordkeeping systems, or other administrative control processes.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education


Required Licenses/Certification

  • A master ‘s degree in business administration, accountancy, or finance from an accredited college or university; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Certified Public Account (CPA) is preferred.
  • A valid/current driver ‘s license is required.

Required Skills

  • Strong organizational skills with an eye for detail.
  • Highest level of ethics and integrity.
  • Demonstrated commitment to quality, diversity and inclusion, and continuous improvement is required.
  • Ability to relate across multiple organizational levels and constituencies.

Type of experience Needed

Senior level experience in financial management

Amount of Experience Needed (Months/Years)

Over 6 Years, up to 8 years

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