Administrative Vice President for Finance / Chief Financial Officer
The Manhattan College community seeks a Vice President for Finance/Chief Financial Officer to lead the institution to its next level of excellence through management of all financial operations at the College, while maintaining a strong commitment to its Lasallian Catholic mission and values, communicative and collaborative entrepreneurialism, and an unwavering focus on student success.
Manhattan College was founded in 1853 by the Brothers of the Christian Schools, a Catholic teaching order started by Saint John Baptist de La Salle. The Lasallian mission drives a focus on quality education for all and service to all neighbors in need. The picturesque campus is located in the residential Riverdale section of the Bronx, 10 miles and a 30-minute subway ride from Midtown Manhattan.
With an enrollment of 3,166 undergraduate and 528 graduate students, the College has enhanced and expanded its reputation for excellence chiefly by building on its core strengths: its Lasallian Catholic heritage, its location as a residential campus in New York City, and its ability to offer, in a medium-sized and person-centered college setting, an extraordinarily broad range of disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and co-curricular opportunities.
The Vice President for Finance, Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) is responsible for the leadership and management of all financial operations at the College. As part of the President’s Cabinet, the CFO plays a key role as advisor to the President and other senior members of the Administration. The CFO, along with the Finance team, also provides guidance, partnership, and leadership on financial matters to the broader College community. This Position reports directly to the President of Manhattan College. In recent years the College has consistently received clean audits and maintained a high credit rating.
The CFO will be a creative problem solver with excellent management skills, a strong action orientation, and the proven ability to manage collaboratively. Specific qualifications include:
- Eight-ten years of increasing and broad-based responsibility in Finance or a related field;
- Senior leadership experience encompassing strategic planning, project planning, and process improvement;
- Substantial expertise in finance, budgeting, and strategic planning, preferably in a not-for-profit/higher education environment;
- Undergraduate degree in Finance or Accounting; advanced degree is required; and
- Certified Public Accountant preferred.
To ensure full consideration, completed applications are due by June 10, 2023. The search page, which includes the Executive Search Profile and application and nomination links, is located here.
RH Perry & Associates, a national executive search firm, is assisting Manhattan College in this search. All confidential communications may be directed to our search team: Dr. Sue DeWine, Senior Consultant, and Dr. Pam Shockley-Zalabak, Senior Consultant, at ManhattanFinance@rhperry.com.