Assistant VP of Finance & Administration

  • Baltimore City Community College
  • Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Oct 14, 2021
Full time Business/Financial Affairs/Financial Aid

Job Description

The Assistant Vice President for Finance and Administration (AVP/F&A) is a key leader of the Finance and Administration department, and within the Organization. Functionally, s/he is responsible for ensuring that the US-based accounting, treasury, and statutory and management reporting systems and policies provide high quality, timely data, and analysis for strategic decision support. The AVP/F&A works closely with the VP for F&A on strategic matters, including the setting of departmental and inter-departmental priorities, as well as representing Finance in cross-organizational working groups.

In collaboration with the finance management team, S/he has oversight responsibility for budget processes, financial analysis and forecasting, and the development and oversight of required financial systems, policies, procedures, and internal controls. The position ensures compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, applicable regulatory requirements including municipal bond covenants, internal policies and procedures, and with donor requirements. The AVP/F&A is responsible for ensuring the integrity of the general ledger and related data which is the basis for all internal and external financial reporting. S/he assists the VP for F&A with organizational risk management, participating in decisions around insurance, business development opportunities, and policy development and compliance monitoring.

The AVP/F&A provides innovative solutions for emerging financial management needs, as well as timely strategic decision support for the Cabinet, Board of Directors, and other stakeholders. The AVP/F&A serves with the VP for F&A as key staff for the Finance, Audit, and Risk committees and workgroups. S/he has responsibility and authority for the leadership of Financial Management and Operations in the absence of the Vice President for Finance and Administration.

During the current time of transition, this position will be a key stakeholder and leader to integrate and restructure two separate accounting and finance teams into one and combine systems, policies, and processes to meet the needs of the combined larger and more complex organization.

Preferred and Required Qualifications


  • A Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, Business Law or related field from an accredited college or university.
  • 5 to 10 years of professional experience managing accounting, budget, and financial reporting operations for non-profit organizations, with at least 3 years in management;
  • Knowledge of U.S. accounting standards for international non-profit organizations;
  • Proficient in the design and maintenance of financial management systems, internal controls, finance policies, and procedures development, and business planning and analysis;
  • Exceptional analytical, critical thinking, and innovative problem-solving skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines and competing priorities;
  • Strong financial modeling, budgeting, and analytical skills utilizing advanced Excel techniques;
  • Experience with government grants and contracts strongly preferred;
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work effectively with others at all levels of the organization;
  • Effective presentation skills including the ability to successfully present complex subject matter to the Leadership Team, Board of Directors, staff, and others;
  • Leadership skills as a change facilitator and exceptional client-service orientation;
  • Effective supervisory skills including recruiting, mentoring, and developing staff;
  • Understanding of contractual agreement structures and the ability to effectively coordinate legal counsel support;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365, general ledger, budgeting, and financial reporting packages.

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