Associate Vice Chancellor for Financial Services

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Classification:Associate Vice Chancellor
Grade:Senior Administrator
Work type:Officer/Senior Administrator
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Financial Services
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Business/Accounting/Finance, Executive/Director/Management

Position Summary:

The University of Alaska seeks an Associate Vice Chancellor of Financial Services to provide leadership and supervision for the core financial operations of the University.


10Collaborates with the campus community to develop, maintain, monitor, and administer the financial activities and processes of the University. Responsible for general ledger.Essential
10Collects, analyzes, interprets, and provides detailed financial information to executive staff, academic leaders, university system officers and state agencies.Essential
10Manages service delivery oversight for Financial Services' departments including transactional and other finance/budgetary training programs, and customer service support plans. Manages or has oversight of shared services structures or functions, as they apply.Essential
10Oversees and coordinates UAF''s responses to all audit inquiries, internal, external including Alaska State Legislative and Federal agency reviews.Essential
15Plans, develops, and implements financial systems, policies, procedures, processes and new approaches that continually promote, foster, and assure quality improvement and exhibit a clear customer service commitment to meet the needs of a diverse campus community.Essential
20Participates with executive management in the overall financial long and short-range planning of the university. Serves as an adviser to the Vice Chancellor and other senior university leadership. Engage with the UA CFO or other peers across UA where needed to promote coordination and consistency in application of guidance.Essential
5Establishes and maintains performance goals for the Financial Services division which are consistent with the mission and objectives of UAF.Essential
5Other responsibilities and duties as assigned.Essential
5Responsible for personnel actions including interviewing, selecting, orienting, training and evaluating all directly and indirectly supervised personnel in the Financial Services division.Essential


This position provides financial data and decision making support to entities throughout the University, including the chancellor, vice chancellors, deans, academic departments and administrative units, and actively engages in ongoing communication and collaboration with the other universities and statewide administration in the University of Alaska system.

The position directly supervises the Office of Finance and Accounting, Office of the Bursar and Office of Management and Budget and is responsible for ensuring their services, strategic direction and assignments are consistent with campus priorities and requirements.

The position has broad, university-wide fiscal management responsibilities including oversight of budget implementation, general ledger, debt management, student accounts, auxiliary and business operations including approval of recharge/enterprise rates, accounts payable, cashiering, grants and contracts, and travel compliance. This position works with the UAF OMB to coordinate the development of annual operating and capital budgets for the institution.

The incumbent takes a lead role in managing all internal and external audits/reviews of the institution and serves as the university audit liaison officer. The incumbent serves as the chief records officer for the university and ensures compliance with related retention and maintenance requirements in coordination with the appropriate authority at the system office. The incumbent serves on the UAF and UA Incident Management Team (IMT) as the finance section chief.

About this Position:

This is a full-time, 12-month Exempt, Executive Senior Administrator (EX) position, salary DOE.

This position is designated as a Senior Administrator at the discretion of the president.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Needed:  

Demonstrated leadership ability and management experience.

Ability to lead a team or teams which may be internal to the division or across the UAF campuses, or in conjunction with UA.

Broad fiscal management experience with an ability to apply principals to implementation in a financial context.

Strong analytical, investigatory, and problem solving skills.

Strong written and oral communication skills.

Strong service based approach to serve as resource to schools/colleges/institutes.


Knowledge of generally accepted accounting practices, principles and standards (GAAP, GASB, etc.), federal circulars, federal grant and contract regulations, and other federal regulations pertaining to the university operating environment.

Experience working with internal and external auditors, and undertaking risk management.

Experience with enterprise information systems, particularly the functionality, capability and structure of the Banner financial system.

Experience with shared service delivery agreements and plans.

Type and Length of Experience Required for this Position:

At least seven years progressively responsible experience with finance, budget, and policy analysis. A minimum of five years experience in a managerial capacity. Five years of public higher education fiscal management experience preferred.

Education and/or Training Required for this Position:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a major in accounting, business administration, public administration or closely related field; master's degree preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Interested applicants must apply online.  If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact UA Human Resources at (907) 450-8200.

To be considered for this position, the following documents are required as part of a complete application packet:

  • Cover letter to include: 1) Why you are interested in the position; 2) Your vision for UAF Financial Services and a statement of qualifications.
  • Resume or Vita
  • Contact information for at a minimum of five (5) professional references (preferably prior or past supervisors)

NOTE:  The Search Committee will check additional references beyond those submitted.


This position is open until filled with the initial application review beginning on March 30, 2020.  To ensure your application is considered, apply by 11:55 pm on March 29, 2020.  Applications received after this date may not be considered.  If an adequate pool of applications is not received at that time, applications will be reviewed by the date received until the position is filled.  Successful submission of an application does not guarantee employment.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check.  Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF.  The policy can be located at

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug Free Workplace.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska Human Resources at (907) 450-8200.

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Applications close: Alaskan Daylight Time

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