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Vice President of Finance and Planning, Chief Financial Officer


The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) invites nominations and applications for the position of vice president of Finance and Planning, chief financial officer. Reporting to the executive vice president for Administration and Finance, Dr. Shantay Bolton, this position will exercise overarching administration of all financial operations of the Institute and provide strategic and entrepreneurial thinking, vision, and innovation to critical efforts that advance the Institute's and division's strategic plan, mission, and goals.

Georgia Tech Overview

Georgia Tech prides itself on its technological resources, collaborations, high-quality student body, and its commitment to building an outstanding and diverse community of learning, discovery, and creation. We strongly encourage applicants whose values align with our institutional values, as outlined in our Strategic Plan. These values include academic excellence, diversity of thought and experience, inquiry and innovation, collaboration and community, and ethical behavior and stewardship. Georgia Tech has policies to promote a healthy work-life balance and is aware that attracting faculty may require meeting the needs of two careers.

About Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech is a top-ranked public research university situated in the heart of Atlanta, a diverse and vibrant city with numerous economic and cultural strengths. The Institute serves more than 45,000 students through top-ranked undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs in engineering, computing, science, business, design, and liberal arts. Georgia Tech's faculty attracted more than $1.4 billion in research awards this past year in fields ranging from biomedical technology to artificial intelligence, energy, sustainability, semiconductors, neuroscience, and national security. Georgia Tech ranks among the nation's top 20 universities for research and development spending and No. 1 among institutions without a medical school.

Georgia Tech's Mission and Values

Georgia Tech's mission is to develop leaders who advance technology and improve the human
condition. The Institute has nine key values that are foundational to everything we do:

1. Students are our top priority.
2. We strive for excellence.
3. We thrive on diversity.
4. We celebrate collaboration.
5. We champion innovation.
6. We safeguard freedom of inquiry and expression.
7. We nurture the wellbeing of our community.
8. We act ethically.
9. We are responsible stewards.

Over the next decade, Georgia Tech will become an example of inclusive innovation, a leading
technological research university of unmatched scale, relentlessly committed to serving the public good; breaking new ground in addressing the biggest local, national, and global challenges and opportunities of our time; making technology broadly accessible; and developing exceptional, principled leaders from all backgrounds ready to produce novel ideas and create solutions with real human impact.

Opportunity Summary

The new vice president of Finance and Planning, chief financial officer, will bring advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting and financial management as applied within a state higher education or related environment and the expertise to provide direction to the financial services, budget and planning organizations of the Institute including Institute Budget Planning and Administration, Treasury Services, Office of the Controller, Georgia Tech Research Corporations, Affiliated Organization Finance, Institute Finance Support, Institutional Research and Planning, Procurement and Business Services, Grants and Contracts Accounting, and the Office of the Bursar.

In addition to a record of successful executive-level administrative and impactful financial leadership experience in a complex organization, the ideal candidate will be a fiscally minded, results-driven leader who demonstrates a commitment to the Institute's mission and values; has a proven ability to drive strategic direction, communicate effectively with various constituencies, collaborate and lead by influence; and exhibits emotional maturity, genuineness, self-confidence, common sense, judgment, fairness, creativity, discretion, decisiveness, political savvy, diplomacy, tact, resiliency, adaptability, courage of convictions and tolerance for ambiguity.

The successful candidate will have at least 10 years of progressively responsible experience leading a finance division for a complex nonprofit with multiple funding sources including government (federal and state) contracts and an affiliate structure with diverse program areas. A bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting, finance, or a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. An advanced degree and/or Certified Public Accountant and/or Certified Management Accountant certification; and significant knowledge and understanding of higher education and experience in a multi-campus higher education system are preferred.

Georgia Tech has retained Buffkin/Baker to assist in this recruitment. Confidential inquiries, nominations, and applications should be sent electronically to: Ann Yates and Martin Baker at GATechVPFP@buffkinbaker.com Please submit materials by August 16, 2024, for fullest consideration.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to maintaining a fair and respectful environment for all. To that end, and in accordance with federal and state law, Board of Regents policy, and University policy, Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services. Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities.

Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions. This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests. Further, Georgia Tech prohibits citizenship status, immigration status, and national origin discrimination in hiring, firing, and recruitment, except where such restrictions are required in order to comply with law, regulation, executive order, or Attorney General directive, or where they are required by Federal, State, or local government contract.

All members of the USG community must adhere to the USG Statement of Core Values, which consists of Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values shape and fundamentally support our University's work. Additionally, all faculty, staff, and administrators must also be aware of and comply with the Board of Regents and Georgia Institute of Technology's policies on Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom. More information on these policies can be found here: Board of Regents Policy

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