Associate Vice President of Finance and Auxiliary Services
Location: White Bear Lake, Minnesota
Internal Number: 1905
Location: White Bear Lake, MN
Full/Part Time: Full Time
The Associate Vice President of Finance and Auxiliary Services has direct oversight of the financial functions of the College and provides periodic quality financial and fiscal information to the College President, Vice Presidents, Associate VP's, Deans, Academic Chairs, and Department Directors for matters involving financial management and budget planning.
The position is responsible for the fiduciary compliance efforts at the College. In addition to having responsibility for managing the College's fiscal operations, the Associate Vice President also oversees Auxiliary Services and a wide range of financial services provided by the College's Business Office, including but not limited to accounting services, accounts payable, financial reporting, purchasing, student payroll, travel claims/employee reimbursements, contracts, and risk management. The incumbent will have strong accounting skills, along with the ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing. This position involves significant discretion and substantial involvement in the development, interpretation, and implementation of college policy.
Financial Planning and Monitoring
Supervision and Training
Risk Management and Contracts
Leading and Collaborating
Minimum of a bachelor's degree in accounting or finance.
Minimum of 5 years of broad accounting and financial management experience.
Strong knowledge and understanding of accounting principles and business administration practices.
Strong knowledge of governmental regulations related to financial transactions and education systems to ensure compliance.
Ability to project the financial operation needs of the institution.
Strong computer skills, including expertise in modeling, advanced excel skills and working with databases.
Good communication, speaking, writing, and listening skills.
Strong problem-solving skills, ability to analyze a variety of situations, provide solutions and implement suggested actions.
Demonstrate cultural competency and sensitivity to the diversity of college employees and contractors.
Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Working knowledge of Minnesota State, SWIFT, SCUPPS, and SEMA4, Workday ERP, Adaptive, systems and their interrelationships
Working knowledge of financial aid accounting and reporting requirements
Working knowledge of grant accounting and reporting
Ability to develop plans and procedures and direct their implementation.
Ability to coach employees and establish a working environment that promotes teamwork.
Familiarity with Minnesota State coding structure
Familiarity with Minnesota State financial policies and procedures
MBA, MPA, or other related master's degree preferred.
Proven familiarity and experience with continuous process improvement efforts.
At Century College, we are passionate about our mission and the role we play in transforming our students' lives, our communities, and the broader world. As a college of the community, we serve a variety of important roles, including transfer preparation, occupational preparation, business and industry training, continuing education, and personal enrichment?each of which we believe is critical in supporting our community and developing a strong and resilient workforce and populace.In doing this work, we are committed to partnering with the individuals, organizations, and K-12 institutions in our community, to ensure that we remain accessible and provide a clear pathway to higher education for our increasingly diverse and underserved populations.At the center of our mission is the success of our students. We believe that this success is about more than just "the numbers," public accountability, and meeting or exceeding benchmarks.It?s about people?transforming their lives, and helping them to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities that can, in turn, transform their families and their broader communities.In fulfilling this mission, we are committed to sustaining rigor in our wo...rk?holding high standards and expectations for both our students and for ourselves, and approaching our work with compassion?working with integrity and caring, accepting people where they are and moving them forward without sacrificing standards or expectations.