Senior Vice President for Finance and Budget/Chief Financial Officer

Senior Vice President for Finance and Budget/Chief Financial Officer

New York University (NYU) seeks an experienced and innovative leader to serve as Senior Vice President for Finance and Budget and Chief Financial Officer (SVP/CFO). As a member of the senior leadership team reporting directly to the Executive Vice President, the SVP/CFO will serve as a trusted strategic advisor to the President, the Board of Trustees, and other university leadership and is responsible for the ethical and expert oversight and stewardship of the university’s financial resources to manage both an ambitious academic agenda and an increased focus on cost effectiveness and affordability.  The SVP/CFO will oversee the delivery of high-quality services in a dynamic and complex environment characterized by a drive for continuous improvement and transformational change.

This is a senior leadership position charged with the prudent oversight of the finances of the university and for related operational and strategic planning responsibilities. The SVP/CFO’s portfolio includes the departments of Budget and Financial Planning, Financial Operations and University Treasury, Public Resources and Administration, Global Finance, Internal Audit, and Campus Services.  S/he is a key executive leader with shared responsibility for the university’s comprehensive data warehouse and dashboards, and for the ongoing implementation, operationalization and expansion of NYU Service Link, a comprehensive online platform that provides integrated customer and client information and support to all areas of the university.

The successful SVP/CFO candidate will possess at least 10 years of progressive financial management experience with significant time spent at the senior management or executive level; a proven record of sound administrative and responsible executive decision-making; strong project management and continuous process improvement expertise with enterprise-wide systems; strong commitment and track record spearheading organizational transformation; technical acumen in strategic financial planning, budget development and management, not-for-profit accounting principles, debt-financing, financial risk management, real estate; comprehensive knowledge of relevant regulatory reporting, filing and compliance requirements; an understanding of revenue and expense trends and longer term resource issues in higher education and experience in supporting governing boards, and in staffing committees or subgroups on matters of a financial, capital investment, or administrative nature; an advanced degree (MBA); CPA and or CFA preferred.

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Applications, expressions of interest, and nominations can be sent to Liz Neumann and Amy Sugin at Neumann Executive Search Partners at

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