Vice President - Finance

Department/Agency of position: 
Waukesha County Technical College
Location of position: 
Pewaukee, WI
$107,507 – $134,383
Date Posted: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Closing Date: 
Monday, August 6, 2018
Job Description: 

Under general direction, lead, direct, measure, and evaluate the College's financial, property, facilities and information technology activities and systems in accordance with regulations, policies, procedures, professional practices and principles.

SUPERVISES: Administrative supervision is exercised over the Controller and identified staff within the Financial Accounting Services Department, the department heads of Facilities Services, Information Technology Services, and the Bookstore, and their respective staff members. Serves as Chief Financial Officer for College.


1.Provide overall development of, and leadership/direction for, the College's: a.Financial resources and activities; b.Use of technology for competitive advantage and effectiveness; c.Efficient facilities to meet student success goals; d.Operational policies and procedures e.Assigned operations such as the Bookstore.

2.Establishes, or recommends to management, major economic objectives and policies for College in accordance with sound business practices.

3.Prepares reports which summarize and forecast company business activity and financial position in areas of income, budget, expenses, and earnings based on past, present, and expected operations.

4.Develop, coordinate, and administer all borrowings/debt offerings.

5.Perform all leadership duties relating to assigned staff, in accordance with College policy and procedures.

6.Serves on the President's Executive Cabinet and regularly participates in Board meetings, presenting data as appropriate.

7.Lead and/or participate on College, state-wide, or community committees and civic organizations to develop community and College partnerships.

8.Assure the safe and accurate maintenance of all position-related required records, filings and documentation of supporting services.

9.Other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skill, and Ability Requirements

1.Broad working knowledge of assigned areas.

2.Demonstrated expertise in planning, budgeting, organizing, and evaluating at the executive level.

3.Working knowledge of governmental accounting regulations.

4.Effective oral and written communications, including public speaking.

5.Demonstrated ability to lead others and maintain effective working relationships with individuals from diverse socio-economic backgrounds.

6.Demonstrated knowledge of the Wisconsin Technical College System or Community Colleges.

7.Knowledge of federal, state and local laws, regulations and guidelines related to areas of responsibility with ability to analyze, interpret, and communicate College impact.

Education and Experience Requirements

1.A Master's degree with emphasis in accounting, finance, business or related field.

2.Seven years of progressively responsible experience in accounting, finance or business administration.

3.Three years of work experience in public accounting and/or governmental accounting field (experience in both preferred).

4.Three years of experience as senior manager in public, business or higher education administration.

5.Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A) required. Certified Internal Auditor (C.I.A) or Certified Management Accountant (C.M.A) certification desirable.

6.May require future credentialing as WCTC Instructional Administrator once criteria are defined.

7.Hold a valid and current driver's license for periodic travel.


The Vice President of Finance supports the Presidents Office and is available immediately.

Salary This is a full- time, 12 month per calendar year position. Hours will be Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Salary is listed at the 2018-19 rates.

Application Details All applicants (both internal and external) must attach the following to the completed online application for consideration, (applications that do not have the required attachments will not be considered): 1.Cover letter 2.Resume 3.Proof of Education (Copy of diploma and/or unofficial/official transcripts)

Interviews Selected applicants will be invited to interview. Date is to be determined. Out of state candidates, or candidates more than 100 miles from WCTC can choose to attend or will have an option to use Skype. All candidates who are invited to the second interview MUST be in person. Travel will be reimbursed up to $300 (for the second interview only)