Since 1935, Southeastern University has been a Christ-centered institution of higher learning, equipping graduates to go into the world as influential servant-leaders, making a difference for good in both careers and communities. Located in Lakeland, Florida, the University offers over seventy programs of study including Associates, Baccalaureate, Masters and Doctoral degrees. Its student body now exceeds seven thousand, with about half being served at the main Florida campus and the rest studying at one of over fifty educational sites throughout the United States and, online, all over the world.
Southeastern is one of the fastest growing universities in America, increasing its student body over 50% since 2010 and managing a budget that approaches $100 million. World class facilities and faculty combine with the warmth of Lakeland, a vibrant, mid-sized city full of Florida charm. Located a half hour east of Tampa and within an hour of Orlando, the region continues to flourish as a destination for professionals, retirees and students at one of the five higher education institutions in the area. It has also been named one of America’s best places to live and is home to the headquarters of the Publix supermarket chain, among a variety of other mid-sized businesses with national reach. http://realestate.usnews.com/places/florida/lakeland
The city, the campus and our students make this place special. Our mission, however, is what truly defines us. We are a Christ-centered institution of higher learning, committed to equipping the next generation of leaders to go into the world as influential servants in their careers and communities. In a world committed to conforming with cultural whims, we are in the business of transforming lives, for a higher purpose. It is indeed a special place.
The University currently seeks a Senior Director of Finance and Treasury (SDFT), to be located at its main campus in Lakeland. The responsibilities overseen by this position include accounting, financial analysis and reporting, investment management, risk management, payroll, a variety of treasury functions and a multitude of other areas associated with a growing university. The SDFT will report to the CFO and work closely with him on issues of importance related to financial, treasury and compliance areas.
Professionally, the successful candidate will have at least eight 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 in higher education or has a similar portfolio of experience that allows for a fast learning curve. Technical competence is critical, including demonstrated accomplishment in areas most commonly associated with financial, operational and treasury analysis and reporting. We expect more than an individual who asks others to analyze. Leading by example is foundational to the successful candidate as is professional rigor and being a lifelong learner.
Interpersonally, we desire a person who demonstrates a team spirit and a willingness to listen and to teach others who may not be as well versed in things financial. Solid verbal, written and presentation skills are an important part of this position, including project management experience and a willingness to “begin with the end in mind” and to monitor progress and solicit feedback throughout the process.
Theologically, Southeastern is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and is associated with the Assemblies of God. Our roots are deep within the Pentecostal movement and our relationship with hundreds of churches across America bear witness to that commitment. The successful candidate must therefore demonstrate a vibrant Christian faith and be an active member of an evangelical congregation. He or she must also be willing to endorse our faith and lifestyle statements and commitments. http://www.seu.edu/about/what-we-believe/
Southeastern also sees great benefits from a diverse workplace. We encourage those from underrepresented groups to become candidates for this position. Our world is a beautiful mosaic and the student body at SEU reflects that. We desire a staff that reflects our world in a similar fashion.
Perhaps you are feeling a calling to do something more with your career or are moved to better align faith and vocation. If the expectations of this opportunity resonate with your gifts and abilities, please consider becoming a candidate for the SDFT position. If so, please forward your resume and cover letter to Human Resources via email at: email@example.com
Many thanks for giving this careful consideration.
Southeastern University is a Christ-centered institution of higher learning. We are committed to equipping the next generation of leaders so that they can go into the world as influential servants in their careers and their communities.