This senior management position serves in an executive capacity for overall planning, operation, and evaluation of the college’s districtwide financial management services, business services, and resource management programs. Provides leadership in driving margin, innovative delivery and monetizing of assets (within a highly regulated environment), while ensuring the college’s mission-driven culture remains uncompromised. Excels in strategic internal and external communications, strategic planning, and in business strategy. Maintains current knowledge of trends and developments in all relevant fields under scope of authority and provides overall leadership and vision for the direction of division within the broad context of the college's mission, college-wide goals, initiatives, district administration, and the education master plan.
The Chief Financial Officer collaborates extensively with all campuses, other college divisions, and internal and external constituents. Works very close with the college’s Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs & Student Services. Represents the college in various civic, community and professional organizations at the local, state, and national level as required. Provides executive leadership, maintains the highest standard of ethics and exhibits the behavior and characteristics as defined in the employee development master plan and college’s vision statement in the performance of duties.
The Chief Financial Officer reports to the President and works closely with senior leadership to provide timely financial and operational recommendations based on anticipated outcomes and historical trends. Empowers direct and indirect reports to achieve priorities and expectations.
The position requires an individual with the desire to be the best in the world at their craft and a commitment to integrity.
This position directly supervises 6 full-time employees plus indirect supervision of 80-90 full-time employees.
Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred.
15 or more years of relevant experience including 10 or more years of management/leadership experience in large, public, or higher education institution. Leadership experience in Financial Aid, Procurement, and Public/Private partnerships preferred.
Daily - 10%: Provides senior management level direction and administration in fulfilling the mission of the college as such relates to the district-wide financial management services including but not limited to budget, payroll, accounting, bursar, financial aid, tax, and financial systems support procurement and College DSO’s.
Daily - 10%: Provides senior management level direction and administration in fulfilling the mission of the college as such relates to the district-wide business services and resource management program within all applicable policies, statues, and regulations.
Daily - 10%: Responsible for staff management, including recommendation of staffing, hiring, termination and discipline, setting performance standards and evaluating staff.
Daily - 5%: Maintains a broad level of understanding of current budgeting issues and funding formulas in higher education, specifically in the state of Florida.
Daily - 10%: Provides senior management with on-going forecasts of operating revenue and expenditures, and the resulting institutional operational impact
Daily - 10%: Participates in the evaluation and formulation of college policies, procedures and long-term programs that require thorough analysis of comprehensive data.
Other - 10%: Directs the preparation and administration of the college budgets, cost analysis and other financial, administrative, and business affairs reports.
Other - 10%: Oversees all Treasury Services of the organization. Develops and maintains relationships with various financial institutions. Provides strategic advice and recommendations to optimize investments of financial capital.
Other - 10%: Proactively provides timely analysis and recommendations to senior staff to improve financial and operational performance of the college and identify possible opportunities for growth, cost savings and identify areas in need of improvement.
Other - 5%: Serves as a senior liaison to external entities. Represents the college at various state-wide meetings, effectively communicating the colleges position on various financial matters and interpreting new federal and state regulations and the impact of those on the college
Annually - 5%: Oversees the college wide annual financial audit and the bi-annual operational audit conducted by the Florida Auditor General.
Other - 5%: Plans, develops and implements large financial projects, initiatives and implementations.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Models inclusive excellence through specific actions that support the College’s diversity goals in the recruitment, hiring, and retention of talented and diverse faculty and staff
Broad understanding of the external environment and how it affects academia in general and Broward in particular, including political, legal, environmental, educational, financial and social influences
Broad understanding of the structure, operations, human resources and finances of the College and the complexities of their interdependencies
Ability to translate College-wide strategies and priorities into strategic and operational plans and policies for own area
Ability to understand the impact of own area on the College and to contribute to the development of the College’s strategic plan
Proven leadership skills and managerial expertise, and ability to motivate and empower direct and indirect reports to achieve priorities and expectations for own area
Ability to forecast and manage budgets and other resource requirements for area of responsibility
Ability to partner with others across the College and externally develops strategies and plans to exchange information, collaborate on projects, share resources, etc.
Ability to influence others of the benefits/importance of an idea or plan of action and to gain their support or commitment.
Knowledge of applicable laws & regulations relative to areas under scope of authority.
Ability to design and implement best practices and programs to further areas under scope of authority relative to College mission goals.
Ability to function in complex, high demand environment, managing multiple priorities simultaneously
Interpersonal skills and ability to work in a collaborative manner.
Ability to use state and college data to gather information.
Strong analytical skills, presentation, and communication skills
Leadership & Results Orientation
Inspires and generates enthusiasm and commitment for the vision, mission and core values of the College. Promotes employee growth and development through professional, technical, and academic programs and services. Makes effective decisions and produces results through strategic planning and development, implementation and evaluation of programs and policies. Sets goals and priorities that maximize the use of resources available to consistently deliver results; compares work performance and outcomes against standards to achieve quality results; holds self and others accountable for achieving results and achieving a standard of excellence
Diversity and Inclusion
Models inclusive excellence through specific actions that support the College's diversity goals in the recruitment, hiring, and retention of talented and diverse faculty and staff
Teamwork & Collaboration
Promotes quality teams through the effective use of the organization's performance management system (e.g. establishes performance standards, appraises staff accomplishments using developed standards, and acts to reward and counsel as appropriate). Embraces and employs the diversity of individuals, cultures, values, ideas and communication styles in the achievement of common goals
Continuous Improvement & Quality Service Orientation
Anticipates, identifies, diagnoses and consults on potential or actual problem areas relating to program implementation and divisional goal achievement. Fosters and environment of respect, dignity, and compassion that affirms and empowers all its members (students, faculty, staff, outside organizations, others you provide service to) while striving for the highest ethical standards and social responsibility
Innovation and Creativity
Successfully implements creative ideas to move the organization, processes, and systems forward. Introduces new concepts, models, practices and services that serve to improve the Colleges value in the community
Resource Management & Technology
Develops and implements the most emergent technologies for the unit utilizing methods and strategies that create environments that are flexible and responsive to the needs of local and national trends and the College's mission. Plans, organizes and manages resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives. Ensures the effective use of college resources, implements fiscally sound practices and environmentally sustainable initiatives
Chief Financial Officer
Full time Regular
Senior Executive Management
Cypress Creek Administrative Center
$160,000 - $179,000 Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Monday - Friday/weekend/varies
Hours Per Week
Posting End Date
Open Until Filled
To be considered for this position, a completed online employment application form along with a cover letter, resume and unofficial transcript are required.
Designated Essential Personnel
Special Instructions to Applicant:
For positions requiring a degree, the official transcripts are required upon hire.
An unofficial copy of the degree/transcript is acceptable during the application process and can be faxed to 954-201-7612 . On the fax transmittal, please state clearly the position name(s) and position number(s) the transcript is to be attached to.
Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside of the United States require a equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the application deadline.
All document(s) must be received on or before the closing date of the job announcements.
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the required background screening process.
Diversity and Inclusion are a priority at Broward College
Broward College is a community in which diversity is valued and is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer. The College strongly encourages applications from eligible veterans and spouses of veterans, underrepresented groups, including minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or any other legally protected characteristic.
For inquiries regarding Title IX and the college’s non-discrimination policies, contact the Executive Director for Human Resources and Equity at 954-201-7288, Broward College, 6400 NW 6th Way, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309.
Applicants needing a reasonable accommodation with the application process, please contact the Human Resources/Recruitment Office at 954-201-7449.
The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted of describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related education/experience beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Broward College reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.