Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance

Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte seeks an experienced senior administrator to provide leadership as the Associate Vice Chancellor (AVC) for Finance. In an environment of significant change and growth, the AVC for Finance will play an essential leadership role in guiding the strategic use of resources in supporting the University’s academic, research and public service missions.  Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs, the AVC for Finance is responsible for financial management of the University and its related entities and is the primary advisor to the Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs and university executive leaders for accounting, budget, and finance.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a dynamic urban research university of nearly 29,000 students and more than 4,000 full- and part-time faculty and staff. Located in the piedmont of North Carolina, Charlotte is two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean.  The University leverages its location in the state’s largest city to offer internationally competitive programs of research and creative activity, exemplary undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, and a focused set of community engagement initiatives.  UNC Charlotte maintains a particular commitment to addressing the cultural, economic, educational, environmental, health, and social needs of the greater Charlotte region.

The AVC for Finance works as an integrative problem-solver with vice chancellors, deans, and department heads and oversees a staff of more than 100 employees whose primary purposes are to provide University-wide financial planning, processing, and reporting. Financial Services communicates financial information to the University community to enable its efficient use of resources and communicates to external funding sources and government agencies as required for accountability. These services include maintenance and reporting on accounts receivable, cashiering, accounts payable, payroll, general ledger, reconciliations, and budgeting.

Desirable candidates will have a minimum of ten years of experience in increasingly responsible related positions and a minimum of five years of senior administrative experience in finance, preferably in higher education, government, or the non-profit sector.  A Master’s degree is strongly preferred. The AVC for Finance uses industry performance standards to meet regulatory requirements, manages and develops staff, works collaboratively with multiple constituents, and communicates broadly and effectively across the University. The AVC for Finance must have integrity, courage, superior interpersonal skills, and the ability to think proactively, creatively, and strategically.

The individual who will be most successful in the AVC for Finance role is an evidence-based manager and a collaborative, “can-do” leader.  A partnership approach with colleagues on campus, with the University of North Carolina System, and with the North Carolina General Assembly is an essential ability, as is experience in creating and sustaining an environment of transparency and trust.

Inquiries, referrals, and resumes with a detailed letter of interest, including relevant qualifications and accomplishments, should be sent in confidence to:

Elizabeth Neumann, Partner
Melissa Trotta, Ed.D., Vice President
Neumann Executive Search Partners
Boston, MA

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.