Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

The VP/CFO is the chief financial officer of the university. The VP/CFO serves as guarantor of fiscal integrity for the University and promotes the most effective and efficient use of fiscal and capital resources to deliver the University’s mission and vision. The VP/CFO reports directly to the University President, and is responsible for the implementation of all fiscal policies and regulations, development and support of a quality service orientation, and for ensuring ethics within these functions and systems across the university. A significant part of the VP/CFO assignment is to work closely with the President’s Executive Team as well as the State Board of Education to achieve the established goals of the university.

The University’s annual budget is approximately $470 million. In addition to serving as the CFO for the university, VP/CFO provides direct oversight for five direct reports, including the following areas: Financial Services, Budget and Planning, Human Resources and Boise State’s 12,000 seat Arena. The VP/CFO regularly presents financial reports and operational proposals to the State Board of Education.

The new VP/CFO plays a critical leadership role in ensuring streamlined, contemporary, efficient, and effective budget, financial and personnel related systems and processes that support the University’s core mission of academic excellence and student success. Since today’s systems rely on software and database applications that require constant attention and upkeep, good working knowledge of these systems as well as the ability to communicate effectively with information technology professionals within and outside the organization is essential.

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate will possess a master’s degree (or equivalent experience) plus 10 years of experience administering a successful program of fiscal management, with at least five years at the executive-level of CFO, vice president, associate vice president or director. Recent experience in public higher education in the same or similar role is preferred, along with strong leadership skills, the ability to work effectively with colleagues, evidence of strong and effective interpersonal, organizational, analytical, financial and communication skills, as well as the tendency to be forward thinking, enthusiastic, and entrepreneurial.

Nominations: Individuals wishing to nominate candidates are encouraged to send nominations to: All nominations and applications will be held in strict confidence and references will not be contacted without permission.

Deadline for Application: Review of applications and nominations will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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