VP for Finance and Infrastructure / Chief Financial Officer
LCC International University
Location: Klaipeda, Lithuania
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
JOB SUMMARY: Provide executive leadership, financial strategy, and financial management for the university. Oversee technology, physical plant maintenance, and campus development.
DUTIES AND RESPONSBILITIES:
FINANCIAL STRATEGY • Advise the president in shaping institutional fiscal policies, including setting appropriate internal controls; • Work collaboratively on the process of identifying and implementing enrollment management strategies and academic programs that are responsive to market demands; • Provide financial data and analysis to inform decision making across campus and monitor progress toward strategic university goals, including delivering quarterly reports, cash flow projections, and audit reports to Executive Cabinet and the Board of Directors; • Regularly evaluate and oversee the risk management systems; • Participate with the President and the Board in their responsibilities in building the endowment.
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT • Supervise the development, implementation and continuous monitoring of the annual budget; • Work with the President and Executive Cabinet to make budget allocations; to monitor and control budgets, expenditures, and receipts in all fund categories; and to make budget revisions as needed or directed; • Proactively, and upon request, advise the President, other University administrators, and faculty on matters concerning financial policies and procedures, budgeting, competitive benchmarking, efficiency analysis, and overall operations; • Oversee vendor/supplier contract management.
SUPERVISION • Accounting: Oversee the accounting systems in Lithuania, the US, and Canada, and ensure locally-appropriate compliance. • Facilities: Oversee and maintain a culture of proactive campus maintenance and facilities upkeep. • Facilities: Actively participate in campus development (new building construction). • Technology: Oversee and promote a technology plan that keeps the university in line with current trends.
RELATIONSHIPS: - Reports to: President - Works closely with: President’s Cabinet, Board of Directors Finance Committee, Advancement Office
Education: - Advanced degree in business-related discipline preferred.
Experience: - A record of progressive and effective management/supervision - Knowledge of financial accounting, planning, budgeting, facilities management, risk management, and contract management - Professional experience in a medium or large organization with responsibility for a multi-million EUR budget, including multiple currencies - Experience with university financial operations and fund accounting highly desired
Skills: - Demonstrated success in building respectful and collaborative working relationships with a broad range of constituencies. - Strong communication skills that include listening, writing, and speaking with clarity in English.
Personal: - Firm commitment to LCC's mission, and affirmation of community standards and statement of faith.
LCC International University is an accredited, BA granting Christian liberal arts university located in Klaipeda, Lithuania, on the Baltic Sea. Established in 1991 by a joint venture of Lithuanian, Canadian and American foundations, LCC seeks to engage students in a transforming educational experience in order to create a generation of leaders for Eastern Europe and the former Soviet republics. Graduates are expected to be able to think critically, promote democratic ideals, develop a market economy, and rebuild the network of civil society within the context of a Christian worldview.
We believe that LCC offers a unique missional experience to those who are interested in using the Christian liberal arts educational model and a relational campus community in engaging students in transformational education. The scope of this mission called LCC now extends to 50+ countries, as more than 70% of our students come from outside of Lithuania. In fact, we essentially offer an opportunity to affect lives in countries that would be very difficult to enter in other ways, countries such as Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Belarus, as well as Syria and Iraq. As you are considering th...e possibility of joining LCC, please note that the footprint of the opportunities extends far beyond the small country of Lithuania.
Our institutional research agenda extends from the themes of our institutional identity – Christian; cultural and linguistic diversity; relationally oriented community; conflict transformation; liberal arts – to the broad areas of our teaching and programming: Business, Communication, International Relations and Development, English, Psychology, and Theology.
LCC has a Research Center – the Center for Faith and Human Flourishing – which exemplifies some of research areas we highly value:
1. Migration, Economic Development & Flourishing Communities
2. Trauma, Relationships, Flourishing Individuals and Families
3. Textual Studies, Faith and Conceptions of Flourishing
Our research areas are broadly understood, and we seek additional research productivity to expand and enhance our agenda as we empower researchers and affiliate faculty in their individual areas of interest. To read more about research at LCC please visit this site - https://lcc.lt/research-at-lcc