This vice president is the chief financial officer of the institution. His responsibilities include preparing operating and capital budgets, receiving and disbursing funds within budgeted limits, overseeing financial reporting to various constituencies, and serving as the treasurer of the institution. He also supervises the management of the institution’s endowment and planned giving assets, ancillary functions (including the bookstore, dining services, and facilities management), information technology, human resources, and campus police.
Effective stewardship of Erskine’s financial resources.
Reports to the President and serves as a member of the Senior Team.
Develops, for the approval of the President, the institution-wide budget and business administration objectives, policies, and programs for the effective and efficient operation of the institution via collaborative efforts with colleagues across campus.
Administers the use of all funds, including endowment, and funds from federal, state, and other sponsored programs, including financial aid (in collaboration with the Offices of Admissions and Financial Aid.)
Administers office management and services, purchasing, auxiliary services, accounting functions and internal controls.
Assists the President and other Officers in preparing the annual budget to be proposed to the Board of Trustees for adoption.
Prepares financial reports for the President, other administrative officers, and the Board of Trustees.
Coordinates with and works to support the Finance and Facilities Committee of the Board of Trustees.
Reviews all federal and state sources of income, and supervises the preparation of proposals to the funding sources of income from the United States government.
Insures that the financial affairs of the institution are administered as approved by the Board and in concurrence with federal and state accounting procedures.
As the finance and investment officer of the institution, the Vice President shall, when authorized, act in the purchase and sale of real estate, the purchase and sale of personal property, the closing of mortgage loans, leases, and rental contracts, executing such legal papers as may be necessary in connection therewith, and will report on all such actions to the Board. He shall also manage the institution’s investment properties, the Controller, or others may assist this officer in the performance of these functions as needed.
Oversees/reviews all expenditures of funds. Works to reduce or eliminate expenses to the degree possible.
Assists the President and Institutional Advancement staff in developing proposals for external funding and grants, and participates in other forms of fund-raising as shall be appropriate for this office.
Other duties as assigned.
Embrace, support, and promote Erskine College’s Christian mission and Philosophy of Christian Higher Education.
Bachelor’s degree and CPA, or MBA, PA, or AP license.
Five years financial management and or accounting experience including two years of non-profit accounting.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple activities concurrently
Strong attention to detail
Strong organizational skills
Computer proficiency to include PC platforms and Microsoft Office
Ability to work independently
Customer service oriented
Application review will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
About Erskine College
The mission of Erskine College is to equip students to flourish by providing an excellent liberal arts education in a Christ-centered environment where learning and biblical truth are integrated to develop the whole person. Therefore, Erskine seeks candidates for faculty positions who are professing Christians and who are committed to excellence in teaching and service. They... should support the goals of a strong liberal arts education and be willing to explore with students the integration of faith and learning. Erskine’s tradition of excellence in liberal arts higher education goes back nearly 175 years to its founding in 1839 by the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, making it one of the oldest, most respected church-affiliated colleges in the Southeast. Our alumni lead businesses and organizations both large and small throughout the world. More than half of Erskine’s graduates go on to some type of graduate education. In fact in the past several years nearly 100% of all graduates applying to medical graduate programs were accepted, and several proceeded directly into top tier Ph.D. programs. However, our mission moves us beyond simply producing competent professionals. We seek to equip the whole person — intellectually, physically and spiritually — to flourish in life and leadership. To do this, we see Erskine as both an excellent liberal arts college and a close-knit community. This combination provides excellent opportunities for students and faculty to take learning beyond the classroom. Quality is revealed, weaknesses are strengthened, and character is refined through intentional, individual relationships. Erskine is proud of the fact that faculty serve as mentors and often become lifelong friends with students. Erskine College is located in the academic village of Due West in Abbeville County, South Carolina, an area rich in colonial, Revolutionary War, and Civil War history. The town and the college have a number of antebellum buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Erskine College is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Baccalaureate–Arts & Sciences institution with selective admissions. Erskine is an NCAA Division II institution and a member of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). It is the policy of Erskine College and Seminary to fully comply with all applicable laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, military service, application for military service, or veteran status. The institution will utilize strategies designed to assure that qualified persons with disabilities, women, and legally protected minorities are well represented in applicant pools from which employees are selected. As a religious educational institution, Erskine College and Seminary strives to achieve and maintain a Christ-centered environment. Consistent with that goal, Erskine College and Seminary shall exercise its theological, constitutional, and statutory right to take religion into account in all employment decisions.