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VP of Business Affairs & CFO
Mishawaka, Indiana, United States
Date Posted: 06/25/2009
Job Type: Full-Time
VICE PRESIDENT FOR BUSINESS AFFAIRS & CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Bethel College seeks an experienced financial officer and gifted leader for the position of Vice President for Business Affairs & Chief Financial Officer. The Vice President for Business Affairs & Chief Financial Officer reports directly to the President and is responsible for overseeing and managing the finances of the institution, and serving on the senior leadership team.
Bethel College is an evangelical Christian college of the arts and sciences, affiliated with the Missionary Church of North America (a denomination with its roots in the Mennonite and Methodist traditions).
Having tripled in size over the last 15 years, the college now serves 2,100 students. Bethel is ranked in the top tier of Midwestern baccalaureate colleges by U.S. News & World Report and has been consistently cited by the Templeton Foundation as a “character building” college.
The Vice President for Business Affairs & Chief Financial Officer serves the campus community by directing the budget development process and assembling the final budget for recommendation to the Board; providing on-going support to the Vice Presidents of each division in planning, operations improvement, staffing efficiencies and daily operations; providing strategic information to the President concerning the operations of the business units/departments; comparing performance with operating plans and standards; and providing and interpreting reports to all levels of management.
The Vice President for Business Affairs & Chief Financial Officer is responsible for establishing and maintaining strong internal control policies and procedures; evaluating expansion opportunities and developing recommendations concerning them; forecasting capital requirements; overseeing the financial and tax effects of all institutional endeavors; assuring protection for the assets of the institution through internal control, internal auditing, and ensuring proper insurance coverage; assisting the Development Office in establishing and maintaining development policies to manage donor restricted funds; and keep the President, Finance Committee and Board informed of the institution’s financial performance and providing advice on all financial matters.
The ideal candidate will possess a personal, vital relationship with Jesus Christ and subscribe to the principles and lifestyle of the Missionary Church. A Masters Degree and/or CPA is preferred with a minimum of 6 years recent experience as a Vice President for Finance or Chief Financial Officer, preferably with a private higher education institution whose annual budget is $20,000,000 or more. The candidate must be able to successfully pass an extensive background check, including credit check.
Applications and Nomination
Review of nominations and applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, and include a statement of faith to HR@bethelcollege.edu, or by mail to:
1001 Bethel Circle
Mishawaka, IN 46545
Bethel College is an equal opportunity employer that seeks a diverse workforce
of committed evangelical Christians from all racial and ethnic backgrounds.