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Vice President for Finance and Assistant Treasurer

Office of Finance, Rose Hill

Fordham University


Fordham University has an excellent reputation as a dynamic institution located in New York City.  Founded in 1841, Fordham enrolls more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students in its 9 Colleges and Schools. 


Fordham University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to its employees, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.
We offer tuition remission for employees and their dependents 
A generous employer match towards a 403(b) retirement plan.
As a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), Fordham is considered a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, a federal program designed to forgive student loan debt for employees of certain public and certain nonprofit employers.
As part of its work-life balance program, the University provides generous PTO including 15 vacation days, 12 sick days, 2 personal days, 6 summer Fridays, and holidays that include paid time off between Christmas and New year.  
University employees have access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAP provides no-cost, professional, and confidential services, to help employees and family members address a variety of personal, family, life, and work-related issues.

Hybrid Policy:       

Please review the Hybrid Policy here.


Position Summary

Reporting to the CFO and Senior Vice President, the Vice President for Finance and Assistant Treasurer manages the University’s financial operations, including financial planning and analysis, accounting and financial reporting, treasury operations, cash management and financing, payroll, strategic sourcing, and accounts payable.


The Vice President leads a team of experienced finance professionals and works collaboratively with colleagues in the Provost’s Office and across the University to steward and effectively deploy resources in support of Fordham’s mission and academic priorities, in both the near- and long terms.

Essential Functions        

Supports, develops and motivates diverse, high-performing team of professionals managing the broad portfolio of the finance office
Conceptualizes and leads multivariate financial modeling to support the development and execution of an evergreen University strategic plan, ensuring that this plan is supported and financially sustainable with the resources generated within the framework
Collaborates with functional units to optimize University programs to ensure that they meet programmatic, mission and financial goals
Provides treasury and banking services support to the Office of the Chief Investment Officer
Supports board committees (Finance, Audit and Risk), by managing agendas in collaboration with respective committee chairs, ensuring all materials are prepared appropriately and in a timely manner, and trustees are engaged to provide guidance on relevant strategic and fiduciary issues
Oversees annual audit and other internal and external financial reporting processes to ensure that they are accurate and timely

Essential Functions Note

This list is not intended to be an exhaustive list.

The University may assign additional related duties as necessary.


Management Responsibilities  

Provides strategic leadership and supervises others who supervise. Responsible for hiring, training, developing, managing performance, administering corrective action, makes compensation decisions and for managing strategic views at a high level.


Required Qualifications: Education and Experience        

Bachelor’s degree in business or accounting
10+ years of demonstrated leadership skills as a business and financial manager, preferably within a university environment

Required Qualifications: Knowledge and Skills     

Demonstrated experience in financial analysis and data analytics
Enterprise thinker with experience working across (and breaking down) silos
Excellent communicator; active listener
Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

Preferred Qualifications 


Minimum Starting Salary: $375,000


Maximum Starting Salary: $475,000


Note: Salary is commensurate with qualifications, experience, and skills.


FLSA: Exempt







Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and schools.  It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom. 


Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.


Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories

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