The University of Rochester, a member of the Association of American Universities, seeks a respected and experienced financial leader to serve as its next Senior Associate Vice President for Finance (SAVP). Reporting to the Executive Vice President for Administration and Finance (EVP) and as a member of the President’s Cabinet, the SAVP will work collaboratively with leadership to provide strategy and oversight of the University’s consolidated $5.5B operating budget, capital budget (annual capital spend approximates $350M), cash and short-term investment management and forecasting, debt planning and management, purchasing and supply chain, and accounts payable. Working closely with the EVP, the SAVP will provide strategic direction and deliver presentations to the Board of Trustees’ Financial Planning and Facilities and Campus Planning committees and will manage Treasury Operations, working with rating agencies, developing University debt strategies, and managing public debt issuances. Four executive-level university departments report to the SAVP: Treasury Operations & Compliance, Budgeting, Finance Operations & Accounts Payable and Purchasing & Supply Chain. Working closely with the EVP and the Controller, the SAVP also will play a vital role in the execution of the University’s recently developed strategic plan, which includes the implementation of new budgeting and financial models. This is a unique opportunity to join an exceptional university with a reputation for combining excellence in teaching with world-class research and service to the state, nation, and globe.
For this critical position, the University is seeking a financial leader with at least 10 years of increasing responsibility in financial planning, management, and analysis in a complex organization. They will be an excellent communicator who can cultivate a service orientation and build partnerships across the institution to provide timely insightful analysis, reliable financial projections, and creative solutions to organizational opportunities and challenges.
The University of Rochester has retained Isaacson, Miller to assist with this important recruitment. Inquiries, nominations, and application materials, including a current CV and cover letter (which will be held in strict confidence), should be directed to:
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