Missouri Western State University (Missouri Western), located in Saint Joseph, Missouri, invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Vice President for Finance and Administration/Controller (AVP/Controller). Reporting to the Vice President for Finance and Administration, the AVP/Controller will have responsibility for handling high-level accounting, managerial accounting, and overseeing the financial activities of the university.
Missouri Western is a four-year, state-supported institution providing a variety of degree programs and offering professional master’s degrees, four-year baccalaureate degrees, two-year associate degrees, pre-professional transfer programs and one-year certificates. In addition, Missouri Western offers seminars, conferences and workshops suited to the needs of the community. Located on a beautiful 744-acre campus about 45 minutes north of Kansas City, the University is an active partner in the educational, economic, cultural and social development of the people and the region it serves. Designated as the State of Missouri’s institution of higher education with a focus on applied learning, Missouri Western draws students from throughout the United States and more than 30 countries. The University enrolls nearly 3,500 undergraduate and graduate students (FTE).
More information about the position, including a full position profile, can be found by visiting www.academicsearch.org and clicking on the “Open Searches” tab.
A bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration with an emphasis in accounting or related field is required. Preference will be given to candidates holding current licensure as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Additionally, significant previous experience within or related to higher education is desired.
Application and Nomination Process
Missouri Western has retained Academic Search to assist with this search. Applications, nominations and expressions of interest can be submitted electronically, and in confidence, to MWSUController@academicsearch.org. The search is open until the position is filled. Applications should consist of a substantive cover letter, resume, and a list of five professional references with full contact information and a note explaining their relationship to the applicant. References will not be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. Confidential discussions about this position may be arranged by contacting Senior Consultants Jairy Hunter at email@example.com, or by phone at 843-693-2658; or Eric Richtmyer at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 202-332-4049.
Equal Opportunity Employment
Missouri Western actively follows a policy of nondiscrimination in regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy or parental status, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, disability, and all other legally protected classes. This applies to education programs, and activities including athletics, instruction, grading, awarding of student financial aid, recruitment, admission, employment, housing, placement and retention of students, faculty and staff. Missouri Western pledges continued compliance with all relevant state and federal laws and cooperation with governmental organizations in ensuring equal employment and educational opportunity.
As a student-centered learning community Missouri Western is dedicated to inclusion and the promotion of diversity as essential to our mission as a public university. This commitment contributes to transforming lives and demonstrates our values of freedom, respect and courage. The university encourages applications from individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas, and left experiences will further enrich the diversity of our educational community.