University of Utah Associate Vice President of Financial Services in Salt Lake City, Utah
Open Date 02/07/2020
Requisition Number PRN23144B
Job Title Associate Vice President
Working Title Associate Vice President of Financial Services
Job Grade EXE
FLSA Code Executive
Patient Sensitive Job Code? No
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Work Schedule Summary
VP Area President
Department 01588 - Chief Business Officer
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range DOE
Open Until Filled Yes
WittKieffer has partnered with the University of Utah (the U) to conduct a nationwide search for an Associate Vice President of Financial Services. It is an exciting time to join the University of Utah as “the U” contributes to a more sustainable world through research, teaching, and demonstrating best practices in protecting and enhancing the natural and built environment on the campus and environs – making it a great place to live, learn, work, play, create and visit.
The University of Utah is the state’s public flagship institution of higher education with an enrollment of approximately 24,735 undergraduate and 8,250 graduate students, and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the 131 research universities with the “highest research activity” in the nation. Forbes recently ranked the University of Utah as one of America’s best employers and U.S. News & World Report ranked it as one of the best national universities.
The University of Utah, seeks an experienced, strategic and collaborative leader to serve as its next Associate Vice President of Financial Services. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Associate Vice President, will be a member of the Chief Financial Officer’s leadership team. The Associate Vice President is entrusted with providing strategic financial and business planning, and business support in line with the University of Utah’s growth, goals and mission. The Associate Vice President will provide financial advisory oversight for the university, and manage employees in the offices of the controller, purchasing, post award research accounting, accounts payable and receivable, financial analytics, tax services, travel, and other functions.
The Associate Vice President will play a strategic financial advisory role to the Chief Financial Officer and will have strong working relationships with other financial functions on campus including internal audit, the budget office, Health Sciences and the Hospital Finance
•Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, or other relevant degree.
•Master’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or related area preferred.
• CPA or other related certifications and professional credentials, and experience in academic organizations is preferred.
•Twelve (12) years relevant functional and management experience, including minimum of five (5) years of executive leadership experience; or any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary
Please direct all applications, nominations, and inquiries to Ben Haden and Kristina Paudler, using WittKieffer Candidate Portal or via email, at:
UniversityofUtah-AVPFinance@wittkieffer.com. The Candidate Portal is a secure, easy way to nominate a colleague, express interest, or apply for a position.
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.
To inquire about this posting, email: email@example.com or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.
This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.
The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.