The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities. We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives.
Reporting to the Vice President for Administration, the Associate Vice President, Fiscal Administration (AVP FA) is a strategic partner in the financial administration of the University of Wyoming. The AVP FA is a hands-on and participative leader who develops and directs an internal team to administer the University's business operations: finance, treasury, accounting, payroll, taxes, student business operations, procurement and payment services, and related planning functions.
The AVP FA participates in all aspects of institution-wide planning in support of the mission and goals of the University of Wyoming and plays a critical role in partnering with the University's executive and senior leadership teams in strategic decision making and operations. The AVP FA maximizes and strengthens the internal capacity of a well-respected, high-impact, land-grant institution.
Competitive salary is commensurate with experience. For full consideration, please submit a complete application prior to November 17th, 2017.
Leadership •Strategically structure the work of the unit to enhance effectiveness and efficiency •Manage talent of managerial subordinates to develop individuals and the group as a whole •Inspire performance through goal-setting, monitoring of goal achievement, and recognition of outcomes •Build a team through the development of a team environment, effective peer relationships, and advocacy with administrative authorities •Use and share information (oral, written, presentation style, technology, financial) with constituents using appropriate communication venues •Facilitate productive change in anticipation of, or response to, improved process, external circumstances, and strategic directives
Financial Management •Develop and maintain timely and accurate financial statements and reports appropriate for users and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) •Collate financial information for various reporting entities, as defined by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB); prepare Management’s Discussion and Analysis of the audited annual financial statements •Prepare and present internal quarterly and external annual financial statements •Coordinate and lead periodic financial audit processes and agreed-upon procedures engagements; liaise with internal and external auditors •Develop, implement, and ensure compliance with internal financial and accounting policies and procedures; maintain system of internal control and assess and make changes as necessary or appropriate •Ensure that all statutory requirements related to finance, accounting and procurement are met •Maintain a robust financial management/reporting system; monitor revenue and expenditures and ensure cash flow is sufficient to support operational requirements; prepare cash flow forecasts in accordance with policy •Develop and maintain financial accounting systems for general ledger, cash management, payroll, procurement and payment services, fixed assets, cashiering, and student financial operations (billing, accounts receivable and loan administration) •Document and maintain complete and accurate supporting information for all financial transactions •Review monthly results and implement monthly variance reporting •Develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure that personnel and financial information is secure and stored in compliance with current legislation, policy and best practice •Ensure that capital assets are properly recorded, amortized, and disposed of as appropriate •Assist with budgeting and planning processes in collaboration with University's AVP for Budget and Institutional Planning; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership abreast of the University's financial status •Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices; update and maintain financial Business Process Guides and Quick Reference Guides; develop and update the Fiscal Administration division's overall policy and procedure manual •Effectively communicate and present critical financial matters to executive and senior leadership
Information Technology •Maintain competence in utilizing data driven strategies at the institutional, division and unit levels to evaluate and assess financial, accounting and related programs and services, focusing on improvement
Administration/Operations •Partner with Division of Administration leadership team and other campus administrator and faculty colleagues regarding the University's administrative and operational processes, with a goal of continuously developing and improving systems •Monitor all legislation relevant to the financial administration of the University to ensure that the University is compliant •Serve as liaison to the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees Fiscal and Legal Affairs Committee •Serve as primary contact with the State of Wyoming Auditor’s and Treasurer’s Offices
•B.A./B.S. degree •Current CPA (Certified Public Accountant) OR Master’s degree in Accounting, Business or Public Administration, Management or other business-related field •At least 5 years of progressively more responsible experience in accounting and business-related financial and operations management •Demonstrated knowledge and experience providing accounting and fiscal management leadership in a complex organization •Demonstrated skill in the development of a team environment and the professional development of managerial subordinates
Broad understanding of and experience using an Oracle-based or comparable financial management system •Direct experience working effectively within a higher education setting •Dedication to the land-grant mission of the University of Wyoming
Complete on-line application and upload the following as one document: cover letter, resume and contact information for three work-related references.
The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. To review the EEO is the Law Poster and its Supplement, please see The Diversity & Fairness page.
Pursuant to Wyoming State law, W.S. 19-14-102, as amended, an honorably discharged veteran who has been a resident of the state of Wyoming for one (1) year or more at any time prior to the date when the veteran applies for employment, or any surviving spouse who was married to such veteran at the time of the veteran’s death, who is receiving federal survivor benefits based on the veteran’s military service and is applying for employment, shall receive an interview preference during the applicant screening process with the University of Wyoming. At the time of application the applicant must possess the business capacity, competency, education or other qualifications required for the position. If disabilities do not materially interfere with performance of job duties, disabled veterans will be given preference over able-bodied veterans. Appropriate documentation of veteran status must be provided at time of application as outlined in the application process. No preference will be given to a veteran currently employed by a public department.
We conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.
Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.
Welcome to Laramie
The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. The state of Wyoming continues to invest in its university, helping to make it a leader in academics, research and outreach. The university has state-of-the-art facilities in many areas and the community provides the advantages of a major university.
Located in a high mountain valley near the Colorado border, Laramie offers both outstanding recreational opportunities and close proximity to Colorado’s Front Range, a bustling group of metropolitan cities including Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins. This beautiful mountain landscape offers outdoor enjoyment in all seasons, with over 300 days of sunshine annually. For more information about the region, please visit http://visitlaramie.org/
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary is commensurate with experience.
The University of Wyoming offers a world-class education in the small community of Laramie, Wyoming. Founded in 1886, the university each year welcomes more than 14,000 students from all 50 states and 90 countries. As a land-grant university, we are dedicated to serving the state of Wyoming and producing graduates who go on to be global leaders. Here you can study everything from agronomy to zoology, criminal justice to theatre and dance.