Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

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University of Florida

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

The University of Florida has strengthened its ranking among the nation’s top-10 public universities, rising to the No. 8 position in the latest U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges list released on September 10, 2018. This is a unique opportunity to join UF as it powers forward to gain top-five stature. The Chief Financial Officer position at the UF is a highly visible role that serves as a strategic business partner to the President, Provost, and other senior leaders, while engaging frequently with the Board of Trustees. It is expected that the next CFO be someone who possesses the agility, horsepower, and value-additive mindset to execute on the mandate afforded by the ‘new governance standards’ to realize the One UF vision for the entirety of the university’s portfolio of operations. Above all, this person must exhibit and align to the core values of UF and be exceptional in people development and culture building.

Reporting directly to the President with frequent interaction with the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Board of Trustees, the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) is a key member of the President’s Leadership Cabinet.  The CFO will be an energetic and accomplished financial leader with a passion for the mission and core values of the University of Florida.  The CFO will work across the $6 billion enterprise to optimize the University’s decision-making capabilities and inspire the highest standards of financial performance. 

The CFO serves as an institutional catalyst, stimulating sound financial management practices across the organization that support both change and the achievement of the strategic and financial objectives of the University.  The CFO also serves as a role model for how to engage a variety of individuals with different perspectives to develop creative solutions to resources constraints. 

Review of nominations and applications for the position will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All candidate information will be held in strict confidence until the final round of interviews. Please direct all applications, nominations, and inquiries for the position to the search firm assisting the university at the contact information below:

Beau Lambert, Senior Client Partner
UF Chief Financial Officer specific email:  

University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and, as an institutional practice, does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.