Assistant Vice President of Finance and Accounting
LIM, a private college located in the heart of New York City,
invites inquiries, nominations and applications for the position of
Assistant Vice President of Finance and Accounting (AVP). LIM has
an enrollment of 1781 students and a budget of $52 million.
LIM is a college on the move which has experienced significant
enrollment growth over the last 15 years along with the addition of
several new academic programs especially at the master’s level
including on-line programs and additional facilities in NYC.
This position will report to the Executive Vice President,
Finance and Operations, Treasurer (EVP), Michael T. Donohue. This
is a new position for the College. The EVP has been at LIM for 18
years and this position has become necessary because of the
College’s growth. Reporting directly to the AVP are the Accounting
Manager, the Senior Director of Student Financial Services and the
Director of Business Operations.
Under the general direction of the Executive Vice President
(EVP), the Assistant Vice President is responsible for ensuring the
accurate internal and external recording and reporting of financial
transactions. The position will direct, coordinate, maintain, and
control the College’s accounting system to ensure that it properly
reflects the financial position of the College. Working with
the Accounting Manager, the AVP will oversee the general ledger,
accounts payable and receivable, payroll, fixed asset management,
etc. The AVP will ensure that accounting activities are in
accordance with established legal, regulatory, and College
procedures and will serve as a resource in all aspects of
This position will be responsible for the successful operation
of the Student Financial Services Department which includes the
functions of financial aid, and bursar. The AVP will monitor
department policies and procedures and recommend improvements to
them. This position will consult with the Senior Management team
and participate in establishing and implementing major goals and
objectives for the College. The AVP will be responsible for
assigning, directing and appraising all of his/her direct
KEY OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES
-Provide Exceptional Customer Service to the
-Provide Leadership to and Supervision to
-Be a Thought Partner on the New
A bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business management
or related field is required and a CPA license is highly desirable.
At least ten years of progressively increasing experience in
financial management, some of which must be in higher education, as
well as experience dealing with financial aid funds (Title IV) are
required. Experience in for-profit higher education or other
for-profit industries a plus.
The new AVP must be a collaborative team player with excellent
management and communications skills. The AVP should be customer
focused and have impeccable integrity. The AVP should enjoy working
with faculty and students and be interested in the development of
Additional information about LIM can be found at www.limcollege.edu and the position
profile can be found at http://lapovsky.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/LIM-profile-3.pdf
APPLICATIONS, INQUIRIES AND
A cover letter and resume should be uploaded to: http://lapovsky.hiringthing.com.
Nominations, confidential inquiries and questions concerning this
search may be directed to Lucie Lapovsky at email@example.com or 917-690-1958.
Review of applications will begin immediately and candidate
material received by December 15th will be assured full
consideration although recruitment will continue until an
appointment is announced. LIM College is being assisted by Lapovsky
Consulting in this search.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AND NON-DISCRIMINATION
LIM College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College
does not discriminate in its employment decisions based on race,
color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identification, age, national origin, citizenship status, veteran
status, mental or physical disability, marital status, genetic
information or an individual's membership in any other class or
category protected by applicable federal, state or local law.
Location/Region: New York, NY (US - 10022)