Chief Financial Officer

Central Penn College - Summerdale, PA3.9

Full-timeEstimated: $80,000 - $110,000 a year
Position: Chief Financial Officer
Type: Full Time
Location: Summerdale, PA

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Central Penn College is a four-year, career-oriented, private college located in Summerdale, Pennsylvania serving a diverse population consisting of residential, continuing education, and online students. The College is currently undergoing a transition to non-profit status and is seeking a CFO to report directly to the President and be a key member of the leadership team.

The CFO's responsibilities include advancing the mission of the College and achieving annual and long-term strategic goals. The CFO, in partnership with the President and President’s cabinet, is responsible for establishing an operating budget supported by enrollment and retention strategies that ensure the financial health of the organization. The CFO is expected to present innovative solutions to financial issues affecting the College using knowledge and understanding of the higher education industry and the regional communities served by the College.

The CFO also oversees all accounting functions, ESOP administration, financial aid, treasury, risk management, and facilities management. The incumbent monitors the College’s fiscal performance and prepares reports for the Board of Directors, ensures annual audits and other regulatory requirements are met, maintains relationships with key financial vendors, ensures college assets and facilities are maintained and insured among other varied responsibilities.

The ideal candidate will possess the following:
MBA or related Master’s degree preferred. Bachelor’s degree required.
Over 8 years of progressive experience in accounting, financial management, strategic planning, treasury operations, and administrative management.
Non-profit, higher education experience preferred.
Advanced analytical and problem solving skills.
Proven success developing and implementing strategic plans.
Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively with College leadership, Board of Directors, staff, faculty, and external resources, including community members, regulators, auditors, and vendors.
Well-developed presentation skills to effectively communicate financial information to a variety of College audiences with varying levels of understanding.
Strong organizational and planning skills with respect to internal and external deadlines.
Strong understanding and commitment to compliance issues relating to higher education.
Awareness and respect for a diverse academic environment of students, faculty, and staff with varying social, economic, cultural, and ethnic views and experiences.
Commitment to the highest ethical standards and commitment to transparency.
Central Penn College values an institutional culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. The College maintains its commitment to ensure the practice of diversity and inclusion is upheld in efforts to enrich the experiences of our students, faculty, staff and administrators. The college recognizes that all members will benefit from a culturally rich and vibrant environment that embraces our collective diversity. Additionally, Central Penn reflects this by prioritizing diversity as a strategic objective and subsequently employs these values in its educational, operational and employment practices.