Vice President for Business and Finance

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Position Summary: The Vice President for Business and Finance (VPBF) functions as a key member of the University’s administrative leadership team, providing both strategic and operational support to the University.  The VPBF reports directly to the President and directly assists the Executive team, and other senior leadership on all strategic and tactical matters as they relate to financial forecasting, cost benefit analysis, and budget management.


  • The VPBF contributes to a wide array of institution-wide planning consistent with the mission, core values and vision of the University.
  • As the University’s Chief Financial Officer, the VPBF bears chief responsibility for financial strategy and has primary operational responsibility for the business office, including those matters related to financial oversight and audit.
  • The VPBF provides direct management and guidance to Human Resources, Facilities, IT, Risk Management and Retail operations.
  • The VPBF supervises a team of 6 staff members directly, with over 120 total employees.
  • The VPBF serves as primary staff liaison for Board of Trustees including Finance and Audit committee and the Personnel and Plant committee.


  • Support the president as part of the executive leadership team on operational and strategic issues as they arise; provide strategic recommendations to the president based on financial analysis and projections, cost identification and allocation, and revenue/expense analysis.
  • Participate in the ongoing strategic planning process as an integral member of the executive leadership team.
  • Oversee long-term budgetary planning and cost management in alignment with BJU’s strategic plan.
  • Engage with the other vice presidents to align financial management with short and long-term financial planning and projections.
  • Coordinate with the Investment Committee on the investment and oversight of retirement plan, endowment assets, and excess cash.

Financial and Operational Management

  • Advise the president on college business issues and the fiscal impact of policy options.
  • Provide financial analysis, long-range financial projections and long-term planning to assist the administration in making sound fiscal decisions.
  • Responsible for timely and accurate preparation, submission and administration of the University’s budget. Coordinates the budget planning process including the distribution of materials and information regarding budget preparation for all University programs and sources of funding. Oversee, administer and coordinate all expenditures within the university’s budget.
  • Ensure that finance staff maintains financial record systems in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, and monitor the use of all funds.
  • Manage cash flow and forecasting; direct all financial, project-based, and departmental accounting.
  • Coordinate all audit activities.
  • Provide guidance for all benefits negotiations, helping to provide the most competitive packages for BJU employees.
  • Review all formal finance, HR, Facilities, Retail and IT-related procedures, processes, and administration, recommending improvements to the systems in place and managing the systems going forward.
  • Coordinate capital projects with the Director of Facilities to ensure that contracts are in compliance with all federal and state requirements.

Team Management

  • Develop and lead direct staff, to include Finance, HR, Facilities Retail, Risk Management and IT operations.
  • Engage other members of the senior management team to facilitate cross department collaboration that ensures that all financial, IT, and HR solutions positively support BJUs evolving strategy, operational delivery, and data collection needs.
  • Communicate the religious beliefs of BJU to students and student affiliates.
  • Answer questions concerning faith, doctrine and creed of BJU to constituents, students, or those inquiring about BJU.

Required Education: Bachelor's Degree Required
Required Experience: Five or more years related experience
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