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Code: 5300 PCLS: N1012 Pay Grade:  Exempt:  Yes ORP:  Yes EEO Code:  1
Title: Vice President, Business Affairs and Finance
Description: The Vice President for Business Affairs and Finance is the universityís chief financial officer directly responsible to the President for the fiscal management of all university activities, programs, and properties. The Vice President provides leadership and executive oversight for a broad range of financial operations, including the Office of Budget and Management, the Controllerís Office, Payroll, and Purchasing. The Vice President also provides executive oversight of Facilities Services and its operations. The Vice President ensures that financial transactions are completed in accordance with university, state, and federal policies and regulations and that sound management practices are followed. The Vice President also is responsible for planning and coordinating university capital construction projects and for maintaining university facilities. The Vice President reports to the President.
Examples: Recommends financial policies and procedures to the President. Oversees all aspects of the universityís accounting and financial management systems, including the development, coordination, and implementation of financial policies, reports, and controls. Supervises preparation of annual budget and monitors expenditures. Oversees the preparation of timely and accurate financial statements and disclosures for persons inside and outside the university and ensures that established legal procedures are followed. Forecasts and evaluates expenditures relative to projected annual revenues. Oversees procurement processes and monitors private contractors. Responsible, along with the University General Counsel, for oversight of contract administration. Works closely with the Associate Vice President for Facilities Services in planning and implementing renovation projects and capital construction. Serves as a voting member of the Administrative Council and as Chairman of the Architect Selection Committee, the Bookstore Advisory Committee, the Energy Management Committee, and the Risk Management and Safety Committee. Travels frequently and represents the institution in its interactions with the Texas Legislature and various state agencies. Performs other duties as assigned by the President.
Physical Condition: Ability to travel.
Experience: Minimum five years experience in college or university administration, including strong background in budgeting, strategic planning, capital construction, and staffing. Relevant experience in a Texas institution of higher education preferred.
Knowledge: Strong knowledge of fund accounting, information systems, capital construction, and facilities management. Knowledgeable in the use of personal computers and standard software programs such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.
Education: Bachelorís degree required in business, finance, accounting, public administration, or a related field. Masterís degree and CPA designation preferred.
Additional Requirements: Leadership and managerial skills and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a variety of constituencies. Well developed analytical skills and strong background in fact-based decision making. *The position is designated as security sensitive and requires a criminal background check.

Last updated 2012-06-25