Vice President for Finance
Founded in 1951 in Aberdeen, South Dakota, Presentation College's focus is on professionally oriented undergraduate programs, including arts & sciences, nursing, business, social & behavioral sciences, and allied health. Presentation College provides its students with engaging courses of study and relevant career skills rooted in a tradition of academic excellence and community service that reaches back to the College's founders, the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Our mission, 'Welcoming people of all faiths, Presentation College challenges learners toward academic excellence and, in the Catholic tradition, the development of the whole person,' dedicates us to educating the whole person - academically, spiritually, and personally - so that upon graduation, our students can think critically and act conscientiously in the greater world. Presentation graduates are known for being principled, reflective, and creative learners who care about the welfare of others.
We offer a wide range of experiential opportunities that are designed to deepen student learning, broaden perspectives and provide valuable, real-world experience. Our dedicated faculty is committed to providing an environment where students can develop the skills, abilities and confidence necessary to achieve academic and personal success.
The College's plans for expansion merit the hiring of a Vice President for Finance to the leadership team. The responsibilities overseen by this position include accounting, compliance, financial analysis and reporting, investment management, human resources, risk management and treasury functions. This individual will serve as a resource person for the Finance & Investment committee of the Board of Trustees.
Professionally, the successful candidate will have at least ten years of increasing experience in financial leadership, possess an MBA and have been awarded the CPA distinction at some point in their career. Ideally, this person will have successfully served as CFO or had equivalent responsibilities at a middle market organization. Experience in higher education is a plus, as is a doctoral degree and demonstrated contributions to the profession through speaking, leadership of trade associations and publication. Technical competence is critical, including demonstrated accomplishment in areas most commonly associated with financial leadership. Leading by example is foundational to the successful candidate as is professional rigor and being a lifelong learner.
Interpersonally, we seek a facilitator who can assist in bringing together those with disparate responsibilities, particularly in the budget process. Solid verbal, written and presentation skills are critical, including the ability to be a teacher to those who may not be fluent in financial matters. It is also important to be a mentor of those who are part of his or her team.
As part of the Presentation College Learning Community, the Vice President for Finance is expected to support the legacy of the Presentation Sisters, promote the Mission, live the Core Values, and further our shared Vision. We have a great team and want only to make it better.
If the expectations of this opportunity resonate with your gifts and abilities or you are aware of a person who possesses these qualities, our search advisory firm, CFO Colleague, would be pleased to entertain candidate profiles. A resume, cover letter and statement of personal values may be emailed to Michael Stowell, Senior Consultant at CFO Colleague. firstname.lastname@example.org