Assistant Vice President for Finance and Administration

University of Arkansas

Little Rock, AR

ID: 7077883
Posted: May 4, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Institution Name:
Division of Agriculture of the University of Arkansas
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is a state wide campus, with faculty based on University campuses, at Research and Extension Centers and in every Arkansas county. It consists of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) and the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (CES), and is home to more than 1400 employees. The Division was established in 1959 and is headed by the Vice-President for Agriculture. The Division headquarters is located in Little Rock with the rest of the University of Arkansas System Administration. As an employer, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance.

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Summary of Job Duties:
The Assistant Vice President for Finance and Administration is a senior member of the Division of Agriculture finance staff and is primarily responsible for implementing sound financial management policies and practices and ensuring quality business services are delivered to Division of Agriculture employees and constituents.

The position oversees, manages, and has primary responsibility for key functional areas of the Division Business Office that include: Accounts Receivable, Payroll, Cash/Treasury Management, and Financial Reporting. Additionally, the position oversees budget and grant administration functions for the Cooperative Extension Service (CES) and serves as the primary financial specialist for CES-specific matters.

The Assistant Vice President for Finance and Administration serves as a member of the Division’s Executive Committee and is actively involved in administrative decisions related to strategic planning, policy development, and budget allocations. As a senior member of the Division’s financial staff, the position is accountable to both the Associate Vice President for Finance and Administration (Chief Financial Officer) and the Senior Associate Vice President for Agriculture – Extension, reporting administratively to the Chief Financial Officer.

Minimum Qualifications
The position requires a master’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or a relevant discipline plus eight (8) years of relevant professional experience, including two (2) years in a supervisory or managerial capacity. A bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline plus an active designation as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM), or Certified Management Accountant (CMA) will be considered the equivalent of a master’s degree. Substitution for a master’s degree does not waive the other requirements, which are in addition to the substitution requirements.


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