Associate Vice President for Finance and Controller

Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, seeks a progressive and collaborative leader for the position of Associate Vice President for Finance and Controller (AVP). Reporting to the Vice President, Administration and Finance, the AVP will be a proven financial professional with strong and transparent communication skills and the ability to build interpersonal relationships, as well as lead and mentor a talented staff of twelve. The AVP serves as a core member of the Administration and Finance team and is an advisor to the College’s Trustees, President, Officers, and the Faculty Committee on Budget and Finance on various accounting, financial, and budgetary issues.


The AVP will have a successful record of financial management within higher education, healthcare, consulting, or in a similar non-profit environment. The best candidates will also demonstrate evidence of many of the following qualities:


Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field and at least seven years of administrative experience in accounting and financial management;

  • The ability to lead with a decisive, consultative, and hands-on leadership style, foster open communications, and proactively build positive relationships across campus and with diverse constituencies;
  • A track record of successfully hiring, developing, managing, and mentoring a large staff;
  • A team player who fosters collaboration within the organization, and has a strong commitment to excellent customer service;
  • Brings enthusiasm for the job with a customer service approach and be willing to work within a team environment;
  • Well-organized and self-directed individual who exhibits a high level of integrity that inspires trust and confidence;
  • An intelligent and articulate individual who can relate to people at all levels of an organization; be a team player, and has the ability to operate with transparency;
  • Adept at communicating financial information to senior leaders, and board members, as well as colleagues across the campus who do not have a finance background;
  • Proven experience working with external and internal auditors, consultants, vendors, and students and a commitment to professional development by way of external industry organizations such as EACUBO and NACUBO;
  • Experience using technology to support and enhance business services while juggling multiple projects and priorities, coupled with a strong knowledge of accounting principles and best practices, are required;
  • Preference will be given to those with an MBA degree or CPA certificate.


Applicants should submit a resume and letter discussing their interest in the position as well as their accomplishments in relationship to the listed responsibilities and qualifications. Background checks will be performed on all final candidates.  Applications and nominations should be sent to:



Andy Evans and Mo Lashendock

Koya Leadership Partners


Hamilton College is a coeducational, residential, liberal arts college whose members value and seek intellectual and cultural diversity. The College encourages respect for political, religious, ethnic, racial, physical, generational, intellectual, sexual and affectional differences. Such respect promotes free and open inquiry, independent thought and mutual understanding.