Vice President, Finance and Administration
The Vice President of Finance and Administration (VPFA) is responsible for executive leadership related to the planning, execution, and assessment of Piedmont Virginia Community College’s (PVCC) business and financial operations and resource allocations, serving as the college’s chief financial officer. The VPFA reports to the president and ensures PVCC’s financial security and stability by developing and recommending sound fiscal forecasts, projections, plans, and strategies that ensure effective and efficient resource availability and allocation, spanning multiple years. This position is responsible for maintaining compliance with state and federal policies, laws, and regulations. This position is also charged with the overall management, planning, administration, and evaluation of the Division of Finance and Administration’s programs, services, personnel, policies, procedures development, facilities, and budget.
Responsibilities and Duties:
- Reporting to the president, is a member of the president’s cabinet and serves as the college’s leader on all matters related to finance, budgeting, facilities, and public safety.
- Responsible for developing a fiscally sound and effective budget that supports PVCC’s commitment to student access, retention, engagement, and success.
- Creates and maintains fiscal strategies and policies, resource allocation frameworks, and efficiency measures that safeguard the long-term financial health of PVCC while allowing the college to take advantage of near- and long-term opportunities.
- Works closely with academic and senior administrative leaders to align financial operations with institutional mission, values, and strategies.
- Builds widespread fiscal knowledge and budget transparency across the college, ensuring that leaders can align spending to mission.
- Responsible for managing Public Safety, Emergency Management and Buildings & Grounds.
- Advises the president on public safety and emergency management and is tasked with the planning and preparation necessary to secure the safety and well-being of the college community.
- Leads PVCC’s facilities planning and maintenance functions.
- Oversees controlled maintenance and large capital projects including new construction and infrastructure renovation.
- Serves as the treasurer and as an ex-officio member of the PVCC Educational Foundation; and will work with the Vice President of Institutional Advancement and the Educational Foundation Board of Directors to provide financial management and oversight of the assets of the Educational Foundation.
- Advances PVCC’s commitment to a holistic culture of care, equity in student outcomes, and evidence-based practice articulated in the Virginia Community College System Opportunity 2027 Strategic Plan.
- Works effectively with all members of president’s Cabinet to advance PVCC’s mission and achieve institutional operational and strategic goals.
- Hires, develops, and supervises personnel within scope of responsibility.
- Acts in a manner that exemplifies innovation, inclusive excellence, and equity mindedness.
- Demonstrates the highest integrity and, when appropriate, confidentiality, and acts with sound judgment, balance, and perspective.
- A master’s degree in accounting, finance, business, or related field from an accredited college or university.
- At least five years of progressive administrative experience in leading effective finance operations in a large, complex organization with a significant budget and payroll.
- Previous successful experience in leading finance/budget operations in public higher education.
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
- Knowledge of effective budget and resource forecasting, planning, and execution within a large, complex organization.
- Knowledge of the policies, procedures, and regulations at the institutional, state, federal, and accreditation-level that impact postsecondary education.
- Knowledge of higher education principles of shared governance.
- Skilled in forming effective partnerships and collaborations across diverse stakeholders.
- Skilled in interpersonal communication and conflict resolution.
- Skilled in leading, developing, and managing personnel.
- Skilled in managing projects and processes from idea through execution and evaluation.
- Ability to synthesize and present data to varied audiences.
- Ability to analyze and make sound, informed, and well-considered recommendations on complex issues.
- Ability to work effectively with a diverse workforce.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality on individual student and personnel matters.
- Ability to maintain and meet deadlines and deliver high quality work product when managing multiple projects.
PVCC offers a competitive total rewards package, including comprehensive health, vision and dental insurance programs, and generous paid leave and retirement options. This position is on-site and relocation assistance is available.