Korn Ferry International Hiring 2020 - Korn Ferry International assign a chance to apply Assistant Vice President for Finance that will be placed in Aurora.
Position Assistant Vice President for Finance
Company Aurora University
Location Aurora, Illinois
Reporting Relationship Sharon Maxwell – VP for Finance
About Aurora University
Aurora University is an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning. As a teaching-centered institution, we encourage undergraduate and graduate students to discover what it takes to build meaningful and examined lives. Our singular goal is to empower our students to achieve lasting personal and professional success.
Integrity: Aurora University adheres to the highest standards of integrity in every aspect of institutional practice and operation. Through this proven dedication to honesty, fairness, and ethical conduct, we lead by example and inspire our students to do the same.
Citizenship: Aurora University exercises the rights and responsibilities of citizenship in an inclusive educational community, founded upon the principles of mutual respect and open discourse. We live within our means and manage our resources wisely and responsibly, while sustaining an environment that fosters teamwork and promotes services to others. We serve the needs of the Fox River Valley, McHenry County (Illinois), Walworth County (Wisconsin), and online learners by offering myriad educational and cultural opportunities to our students and the community-at-large.
Continuous Learning: Aurora University works and lives as a non-profit organization dedicated to continuous learning. We help students achieve their full potential.
Excellence: Aurora University pursues excellence by embracing quality as a way of community life.
Aurora University's history
Aurora University traces its origin to the 1893 founding of a seminary in the small town of Mendota, Illinois. Though established initially to prepare graduates for ministry, the institution soon adopted a broader mission and moved to a new campus on the western edge of the nearby community of Aurora. With this change came a different name, Aurora College, and a growing enrollment.
When World War II ended, the campus population swelled again as veterans enrolled in the college’s innovative evening degree program. The 1970s and 1980s saw an expansion of curricular offerings in a number of professional fields and the awarding of advanced degrees in selected disciplines. These changes culminated in the 1985 decision to rechristen the institution Aurora University.
George Williams College's history
The roots of George Williams College run deep in the YMCA movement of the 19th century. In 1884, leaders from America’s “western” YMCAs gathered on the shores of Geneva Lake in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, to attend a summer training program. Two years later, the camp was incorporated, and the first parcel of the current Williams Bay campus was purchased. Since that time, “college camp” has been a source of inspiration, recreation, education, and renewal for thousands of guests and students. In 1992, Aurora University and George Williams College traditions blended when the two institutions entered into an affiliation agreement that paved the way for a merger eight years later.
Aurora University today
Under the twenty-year leadership of President Rebecca Sherrick, Aurora University has experienced significant growth and development. By embracing innovation, creativity and practicing careful fiscal stewardship, the university has reacted successfully to the changes confronting higher education, resulting annual surpluses that are invested back into its students, through improvements to programs, operations, and facilities. Our students experience the transformational power of learning by moving successfully and confidently into the future.
Today, Aurora University operates two primary campuses: a campus of 37 acres in Aurora, Illinois; and the 137.5-acre George Williams College on Geneva Lake in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. Aurora University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission to award degrees at the baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral levels. The institution enrolls approximately 6,000 degree-seeking students a year on its campuses. Classes are also offered at the Orchard Center in Aurora, Illinois, and the Woodstock Center in Woodstock, Illinois.
On the Aurora campus, AU offers academic programs through the School of Arts and Sciences, the Dunham School of Business and Public Policy, the School of Education and Human Performance, the School of Nursing, and the School of Social Work. Undergraduate students participate in a wide range of on- and off-campus learning experiences. Students participate in more than 60 musical, literary, religious, social and service organizations, and play active roles in campus governance.
The university also fields 22 NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletic teams.
At AU, we believe that the educational needs of our students are served best through the formation of strategic partnerships with institutions of like vision, mission, and values. For example, our innovative collaborations with area corporate, civic, nonprofit, business, and education partners fostered the launch of the John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School, which serves elementary and middle school students from area school districts and is staffed via a unique professional model.
Aurora University draws upon the rich legacies and distinctive traditions of Aurora College and George Williams College. This history has helped shape Aurora University, which will continue to build upon its important past to help shape the future.
Tuition and Fees for 2019–2020 (full-time): $25,960 per year
Room and Board for 2019–2020: $11,690 (average)
98%+ of students received generous financial aid packages
Plus One graduate programs allow students to complete a master’s degree in just one year
Wide variety of undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees, as well as certificates and endorsements
The Assistant Vice President for Finance supports learning by working directly with the Vice President for Finance in promoting financial sustainability at Aurora University. Primary responsibilities include annual budget development and oversight, financial analysis and modeling, cash management and forecasting, contract and risk management, and university analytics and compliance. This position will prepare information and analysis used to guide decision making of senior university leadership and the Board of Trustees and to maintain university compliance with various external constituencies.
This position will have accountability for three staff. Reporting to this position is the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis, the Director of University Analytics, and an Analyst. This position requires innovative thinking and critical analysis in an environment of overlapping priorities for data driven decisions. We seek a strategic thinker with attention to detail to enhance the capacity of the university's financial oversight and planning.
Ensure the completeness and accuracy of university financial information, cash and investment oversight, contract and insurance records, and analytics and/or compliance functions while maintaining a climate of confidentiality.
Prepare accurate and timely university budgets, forecasting and analysis, to include development of preliminary and revised budgets which include revenue forecasting, position control, departmental operating expenses, debt service, and capital expenditures as well as the related budget to actual analysis.
Oversee banking and investment portfolio relationships.
Assume primary responsibility for cash management to ensure operating and capital cash balances are maintained at sufficient levels to support the university's objectives.
Assume primary responsibility for the university's insurance and risk management program to include annual renewal applications and coverage analysis, claim reporting and resolution, risk management and loss control.
Assume primary responsibility for contract management to review contract terms and conditions, negotiate favorable language to include appropriate risk mitigation term and conditions, and manage record-keeping for all contract-related correspondence and documentation.
Oversee university research projects and data analysis to enhance strategic planning, decision making and institutional performance. Data analysis includes recruitment and retention of students, financial aid policies, evaluation of new business initiatives, academic assessment, institutional data profile and key performance indicators.
Supervise, train, and mentor staff in a team environment; determine deadlines and plan staffing requirements for all fiscal activities; recruit and hire staff as needed; evaluate performance of staff; ensure and/or conduct staff training and cross training.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with university administrators, staff, and faculty to support student and employee success.
Assist the VP for Finance with other projects as assigned.
10+ years of finance or accounting experience with increasing responsibility in complex organization.
Excellent interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills required to communicate complex financial information in a meaningful way to all constituents of the university community.
Ability to analyze and interpret financial data and forecast results based on historical performance or other appropriate assumptions for future performance.
Ability to interpret, apply and communicate regulations, financial concepts, contract language, insurance policies, and other complex documents and/or agreements.
Highly organized, detail-oriented
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