Associate Vice President for Financial Services

The University of Arizona (UA) seeks a thoughtful and transformational leader to serve as the next Associate Vice President for Financial Services (AVP). Building upon UA's global reputation and upward trajectory, the AVP will guide the Financial Services Office in fulfilling its mission of providing quality financial and business services. The University seeks candidates who are innovative, entrepreneurial, and accomplished leaders and have a strong commitment to excellence and high-quality customer service.

The AVP serves as the senior officer for the University's Financial Services Office and is responsible for the following: external and internal financial reporting, coordination of the University's business offices, maintaining integrated administrative systems, developing and maintaining acceptable levels of administrative and internal control, and devising and implementing best business practices while facilitating the successful execution of the University's mission. The AVP oversees the following areas: Accounts Payable, Capital Finance, Compliance & Internal Control, Financial Management (Operating & Non-Operating funds), Rate Studies, Initiatives & Outreach, Payroll, Tax Services, Bursar's Office, CatCard Office, Investment Office, Procurement & Contracting Services, Mail Services, and Records Management & Archives. The AVP reports to the Senior Vice President for Business Affairs and CFO and interacts regularly with Senior Leadership across campus.

The University

Established in 1885, the University of Arizona – the state's “super” land-grant University – has over a dozen colleges, two medical schools (Tucson and Phoenix), and maintains a physical presence throughout the state. It is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, making it one of the leading public and private research universities in the United States. The University of Arizona graduates individuals who are real-world ready through its 100% Student Engagement initiative, and our faculty members include Nobel laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, McArthur Grant recipients, and more. The UA is ranked by the NSF in the top 25 among public universities in research activity, expending more than $606 million in FY15. The UA is advancing the frontiers of inter- and transdisciplinary scholarship, entrepreneurship and external partnerships. The UA delivers an estimated economic impact of $8.3 billion annually to the State of Arizona, serving approximately 43,000 students and employing over 15,000 faculty and staff.

The UA has experienced extraordinary growth in admissions, research activity, campus life, and reputation. Less measurable, but even more important for the future, is the collective sense of momentum that energizes the UA's students, faculty, and administration. For more information on the University of Arizona, please visit


In leading the FSO, a division of Business Affairs, the AVP directs an organization that plays a vital role in the daily University operations by providing quality financial and business services in support of the University's faculty, staff, and students. The FSO is a diverse organization of over 200 employees who prosper in a team-oriented environment that emphasizes the values of communication, professionalism, service, stewardship, and engagement. Dedicated to its mission of providing quality financial and business services to fulfill current and future needs in support of the University of Arizona's mission while maintaining its fiduciary responsibility, the FSO works diligently while pursuing its strategic directions:

  • Efficient Financial and Business Services – Utilize innovations, process improvements and technology to increase efficiencies and ensure consistency while still meeting our fiduciary responsibilities.
  • Staff Development – Create a working environment that excels at supporting staff to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities they need to perform assigned functions while encouraging career growth.
  • Excellent Service to Our Customers – Collaborate with our customers to provide products and services, communication and support that demonstrate our commitment to quality, consistency, dependability and timeliness.
  • Professionalism – Develop our organization to exhibit understanding, honesty, integrity and mutual trust and respect in interactions that produce positive results with co-workers, colleagues, customers and stakeholders.

For more information regarding UA's FSO, please visit In addition, the University's Business Affairs website may be viewed at

To review the complete position profile and list of qualifications, please visit

Application and Nomination Process

Applicants must submit a current resume and cover letter. Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. Submission of materials via email is strongly encouraged. Nomination letters should include the contact information of the nominee. All nominations and applications will be handled in strict confidence. Applications and letters of nomination should be submitted to:

Alberto Pimentel

Managing Partner

Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates

6512 Painter Avenue

Whittier, CA 90601

562-360-1353 (FAX)

Electronic submissions are preferred

Please submit to:

Refer to code “UA-AVPFS” in the subject line

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.”