CFO | Higher Education | $150-190k | Boston/San Diego in Boston at Vaco

Date Posted: 11/7/2020

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Job Description

We are looking for someone who is looking for an excting, new opportunity to serve a the CFO in the higher-education space. Some travel may be required, but this role will largely be remote during COVID. We are looking for somone who can help/hit the ground running immediately and be the point person to drive our vision:

  • The vision is to create a shared services process and technology platform to service multiple schools and then market as a service to other schools of similar size.
  • The CFO will be responsible for all operational areas of Finance & Accounting, and will also help direct HR, IT, financial aid and grant administration, legal services, supplier contracting and management, insurance and other administrative areas. Basically the role will be responsible for all areas not directly related to academics, enrollment, marketing and development.
  • The role is heavier in Finance with higher educational experience preferred, but broad business acumen and leadership skills required as well for leading broader function.
  • The role will sit in Boston and also be responsible for operations at a sister college in San Diego, as well. In the interim, the role can be remote. Periodic travel to China for the parent company may be required in the future.

Education & Experience Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Accounting or Finance with extensive experience in the higher education industry and CPA preferred.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience of college applicable finance practices, procedures, and principles, as well as a thorough understanding of state and federal rules and regulations.
  • Proven successful track record in setting priorities, decision making, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent and effective interpersonal, verbal communication, and writing skills.
  • Experience and Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Great Plains, Oracle Hyperion, Concur, or other related software.
  • Bilingual language is a plus, and Mandarin is preferred.


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