St Edwards University
  • FAFF - Financial Affairs
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Full Time

Associate Vice President for Finance


St. Edward's University is seeking an Associate Vice President for Finance. Under the direction of the Vice President for Finance and Administration, the Associate Vice President for Finance is responsible for providing leadership to and management of all university accounting, procurement, accounts payable and payroll, budget, treasury, financial reporting, revenue collections, and student accounts functions. The AVP for Finance is also responsible for overseeing the administration of financial applications, integration of data to/from the ERP system, and financial analytic activities for the University. The position will act as a liaison with vice presidents, deans, departmental directors, and academic departments developing and monitoring the annual operating budget.

QUALIFICATIONS: BS in Accounting with a CPA and/or graduate degree strongly preferred with at least 8 years of progressively responsible experience, preferably within higher education. Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) for higher educational institutions or other non-profits. Experience in financial analysis, forecasting and strategic planning to analyze and compile financial data and reports. Experience controlling complex budgets, accounting, and personnel functions including detailed budget preparation, contract and grant budget proposals, purchasing, payroll, ledger reconciliation, and fiscal close. Knowledge and skill in effective use of business application programs, budget preparation applications, and Banner or equivalent financial MIS accounting systems. Skill in effective communication, both orally and written, for the purpose of obtaining, conveying, and transforming information into appropriate action. Successful completion of an employment and/or criminal history background check required.


  • Provides leadership to general accounting and financial reporting personnel to ensure timely and accurate internal and external financial reports. Oversees detailed endowment accounting.
  • Coordinates the annual year-end financial statement audit and ensures the accuracy of the audited financial statements.
  • Prepares complex internal and external financial reports with accuracy on a timely basis. Ensures quality accounting and best practices are followed.
  • Oversees the preparation of various reports to the Fiduciary Committee of the Board.
  • Coordinates the preparation of the annual IRS Form 990 and 990T.
  • Develops documents and explains accounting policies and procedures. Ensures compliance with all governmental regulations and accounting requirements as well as provides proper oversight and control of university resources by establishing and publishing effective policies.
  • Works with the Student Financial Aid office in managing scholarship accounts and Federal/State program funds in accordance with regulations.


  • Plans and directs the internal strategic budgeting process to ensure compatibility with the institutional goals and objectives, to ensure that the budget is developed in alignment with the resources available, and to ensure the integrity and effectiveness of the budgeting process.
  • Works collaboratively with Institutional Effectiveness & Planning on operating budget development, forecasting, and Human Resources on position control maintenance.
  • Monitors and forecasts financial performance against the budget and position control, develops accurate cost studies and projections and formulates into reports, as needed.
  • Develops, analyzes, and presents financial management information for: analysis and forecasting, evaluation of programs, internal allocations, and to support sound executive decision-making.
  • Develops, recommends, and implements financial planning policies and guidelines to support long-term financial modeling and financial support for the University's strategic plan.


  • Coordinates with banks and investment firms on cash management, investments, and debt instruments.
  • Ensures compliance with debt instruments and continuing disclosure requirements.
  • Works closely with the Advancement Office to provide regular reports on donor gifts, pledges, and restricted funds.
  • Provides leadership to the Student Accounts Office including cashiering/revenue management and student account billing and collections.

Payroll Services

  • Oversees Payroll Services staff to ensure that all aspects of payroll management including day-to-day operations, internal controls and business compliance, payroll-related business systems work at expected high levels.
  • Works cooperatively with Human Resources to ensure compensation is paid to employees accurately, timely, and in accordance with federal and state tax requirements.

Disbursement Services

  • Directs Purchasing, Accounts Payable and Pcard Program staff to ensure an on-going flow of work that results in timely and appropriate payments to vendors, faculty, staff, and other constituents.
  • Ensures controls and accountability for all University payments are working and enforced.


  • Sets goals and promotes continuous improvement in services, processes, automation, and efficiency.
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned.

The University offers an excellent TOTAL REWARDS package!

Medical & Rx Coverage - UMR (HSA & FSA Available)

Dental - Sunlife Dental

Vision - Sunlife Vision Plan

Short Term Disability (STD) Insurance

Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance

Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Pet Insurance

Annual Leave & Paid Sick Leave

Retirement Plan - (TIAA) Employee 5%/Employer Match 7%

Tuition Benefits

Paid Holidays

Services & Discounts


Interested applicants should submit an online application at; Please include resume, cover letter, and three employment references. Applications will not be considered if it is missing any of these three items.


St. Edward's University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,600 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning and exciting internship opportunities. The community atmosphere extends to the approximately 800 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students. An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at;



We are not offering sponsorship at this time.

Background Checks:

A criminal history background check is required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

Reference #:J20201681

Posted: 1/6/2022

Available: Immediately

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