Chief Financial Officer in Fort Lauderdale, FL

$$250K+(Ladders Estimates)

Broward College   •  

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Industry: Education, Government & Non-Profit


15+ years

Posted 52 days ago

Job Profile Summary

This senior management position serves in an executive capacity for overall planning, operation, and evaluation of the college's districtwide financial management services, business services, and resource management programs. Provides leadership in driving margin, innovative delivery and monetizing of assets (within a highly regulated environment), while ensuring the college's mission-driven culture remains uncompromised. Excels in strategic internal and external communications, strategic planning, and in business strategy. Maintains current knowledge of trends and developments in all relevant fields under scope of authority and provides overall leadership and vision for the direction of division within the broad context of the college's mission, college-wide goals, initiatives, district administration, and the education master plan.

The Chief Financial Officer collaborates extensively with all campuses, other college divisions, and internal and external constituents. Works very close with the college's Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs & Student Services. Represents the college in various civic, community and professional organizations at the local, state, and national level as required. Provides executive leadership, maintains the highest standard of ethics and exhibits the behavior and characteristics as defined in the employee development master plan and college's vision statement in the performance of duties.

The Chief Financial Officer reports to the President and works closely with senior leadership to provide timely financial and operational recommendations based on anticipated outcomes and historical trends. Empowers direct and indirect reports to achieve priorities and expectations.

The position requires an individual with the desire to be the best in the world at their craft and a commitment to integrity.

This position directly supervises 6 full-time employees plus indirect supervision of 80-90 full-time employees.

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree required; Master's Degree preferred.

Minimum Experience/Training:

  • 15 or more years of relevant experience including 10 or more years of management/leadership experience in large, public, or higher education institution. Leadership experience in Financial Aid, Procurement, and Public/Private partnerships preferred.

Minimum Certification/Licenses:

  • CPA preferred

Essential Functions:

  • Daily - 10%: Provides senior management level direction and administration in fulfilling the mission of the college as such relates to the district-wide financial management services including but not limited to budget, payroll, accounting, bursar, financial aid, tax, and financial systems support procurement and College DSO's.
  • Daily - 10%: Provides senior management level direction and administration in fulfilling the mission of the college as such relates to the district-wide business services and resource management program within all applicable policies, statues, and regulations.
  • Daily - 10%: Responsible for staff management, including recommendation of staffing, hiring, termination and discipline, setting performance standards and evaluating staff.
  • Daily - 5%: Maintains a broad level of understanding of current budgeting issues and funding formulas in higher education, specifically in the state of Florida.
  • Daily - 10%: Provides senior management with on-going forecasts of operating revenue and expenditures, and the resulting institutional operational impact
  • Daily - 10%: Participates in the evaluation and formulation of college policies, procedures and long-term programs that require thorough analysis of comprehensive data.
  • Other - 10%: Directs the preparation and administration of the college budgets, cost analysis and other financial, administrative, and business affairs reports.
  • Other - 10%: Oversees all Treasury Services of the organization. Develops and maintains relationships with various financial institutions. Provides strategic advice and recommendations to optimize investments of financial capital.
  • Other - 10%: Proactively provides timely analysis and recommendations to senior staff to improve financial and operational performance of the college and identify possible opportunities for growth, cost savings and identify areas in need of improvement.
  • Other - 5%: Serves as a senior liaison to external entities. Represents the college at various state-wide meetings, effectively communicating the colleges position on various financial matters and interpreting new federal and state regulations and the impact of those on the college
  • Annually - 5%: Oversees the college wide annual financial audit and the bi-annual operational audit conducted by the Florida Auditor General.
  • Other - 5%: Plans, develops and implements large financial projects, initiatives and implementations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Models inclusive excellence through specific actions that support the College's diversity goals in the recruitment, hiring, and retention of talented and diverse faculty and staff
  • Broad understanding of the external environment and how it affects academia in general and Broward in particular, including political, legal, environmental, educational, financial and social influences
  • Broad understanding of the structure, operations, human resources and finances of the College and the complexities of their interdependencies
  • Ability to translate College-wide strategies and priorities into strategic and operational plans and policies for own area
  • Ability to understand the impact of own area on the College and to contribute to the development of the College's strategic plan
  • Proven leadership skills and managerial expertise, and ability to motivate and empower direct and indirect reports to achieve priorities and expectations for own area
  • Ability to forecast and manage budgets and other resource requirements for area of responsibility
  • Ability to partner with others across the College and externally develops strategies and plans to exchange information, collaborate on projects, share resources, etc.
  • Ability to influence others of the benefits/importance of an idea or plan of action and to gain their support or commitment.
  • Knowledge of applicable laws & regulations relative to areas under scope of authority.
  • Ability to design and implement best practices and programs to further areas under scope of authority relative to College mission goals.
  • Ability to function in complex, high demand environment, managing multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to work in a collaborative manner.
  • Ability to use state and college data to gather information.
  • Strong analytical skills, presentation, and communication skills


Leadership & Results Orientation

Inspires and generates enthusiasm and commitment for the vision, mission and core values of the College. Promotes employee growth and development through professional, technical, and academic programs and services. Makes effective decisions and produces results through strategic planning and development, implementation and evaluation of programs and policies. Sets goals and priorities that maximize the use of resources available to consistently deliver results; compares work performance and outcomes against standards to achieve quality results; holds self and others accountable for achieving results and achieving a standard of excellence

Diversity and Inclusion

Models inclusive excellence through specific actions that support the College's diversity goals in the recruitment, hiring, and retention of talented and diverse faculty and staff

Teamwork & Collaboration

Promotes quality teams through the effective use of the organization's performance management system (e.g. establishes performance standards, appraises staff accomplishments using developed standards, and acts to reward and counsel as appropriate). Embraces and employs the diversity of individuals, cultures, values, ideas and communication styles in the achievement of common goals

Continuous Improvement & Quality Service Orientation

Anticipates, identifies, diagnoses and consults on potential or actual problem areas relating to program implementation and divisional goal achievement. Fosters and environment of respect, dignity, and compassion that affirms and empowers all its members (students, faculty, staff, outside organizations, others you provide service to) while striving for the highest ethical standards and social responsibility

Innovation and Creativity

Successfully implements creative ideas to move the organization, processes, and systems forward. Introduces new concepts, models, practices and services that serve to improve the Colleges value in the community

Resource Management & Technology

Develops and implements the most emergent technologies for the unit utilizing methods and strategies that create environments that are flexible and responsive to the needs of local and national trends and the College's mission. Plans, organizes and manages resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives. Ensures the effective use of college resources, implements fiscally sound practices and environmentally sustainable initiatives

Valid Through: 2019-9-26