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  • Chief Financial Officer, #496286

    Posted: 05/20/2022

    About This Role:
     
    Lamar University invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Chief Financial Officer. Lamar University is among the fastest growing Texas colleges and universities.

    The Chief Financial Officer serves as a member of the executive leadership team for Lamar University and reports directly to the President. The CFO oversees seven financial services departments, the university’s operating budget that exceeds $260M, and shared business services while also supporting innovation in academic programs.

    What You’ll Do – Position Duties
     
    As a member of our team, you will have an impact on our clients through accomplishment of the following responsibilities:
    The CFO is responsible for providing executive management for the business operation and ensuring the fiscal integrity of the university. These responsibilities include:
    • Strategic financial planning, budgeting, shared business services, controller office, financial controls and compliance, post-award administration, payroll services, procurement and payment services, student business services and treasury.
    • Collaborative reporting and communications with the Texas State University System, as well as other state and federal agencies will be a key responsibility in this position.
    • The successful candidate will also personify Lamar’s core value of Excellence – We attract and retain a diverse group of promising students and provide them with an intellectually demanding, relevant education.

    Who We Are:
     
    LU offers more than 100 programs of study leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees and is one of 29 public universities recognized as a Doctoral/Research University by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. As an emerging Hispanic-serving institution, Lamar is home to more than 17,000 students, and is among the fastest growing Texas colleges and universities. LU is a member of The Texas State University System, which is the first higher education system of Texas and maintains the lowest average tuition and fees of any university system in Texas.
     
    The 333-acre campus in Beaumont, TX, 90 miles east of Houston and about 25 miles west of Louisiana, has a population of 409,000 in the Beaumont-Port Arthur Metropolitan area. The region boasts a lower cost of living than the national average and most cities in the state and provides countless job opportunities in the area for science, research, engineering, and higher education. The gulf coastline offers sweeping, gorgeous sunsets and beach strolls, with exciting places like Houston or Lake Charles, LA for getaways only an hour away.
     
    Lamar University is committed to fostering a culture of diversity where students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds can learn, work, and serve.
     
    Benefits – Job Perks:
     
    At Lamar University one of the ways we show value to our team members is by offering the following perks:
     
    Our Comprehensive Benefits Package
     
    · Health, dental & vision insurance
     
    · Life insurance
     
    · State of Texas Retirement plans
     
    · Tuition reimbursement for employees, spouses and/or eligible dependent
     
    · Paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.
     
    What You’ll Need to Succeed:
     
    To be successful in this role and a great addition to our team we need you to come with the following:
     
    Minimum Qualifications:
     
    • Degree in a business or financially related field, and experience demonstrating the required knowledge and abilities to be successful in the role.
    • Proven and substantive senior level administrative experience with a record of proven accomplishments as an administrator at educational institution or equivalent.
    Salary: Commensurate

    Job Posting Link to Apply: Lamar University | Chief Financial Officer, #496286

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