The Beacon College community enthusiastically invites nominations and applications for the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for our growing campus in Leesburg, Florida. The College seeks a visionary, strategic, and experienced financial leader to join a liberal arts and sciences institution committed to the belief that given the right environment, support, and tools, all college-ready students can succeed.
Beacon College seeks a CFO with a broad-based accounting and finance background, sustained supervisory and systems management experience, strategic vision, and an open, collaborative orientation.
About Beacon College
Beacon College is a uniquely positioned accredited national institution of higher education with a global reach. Over the past decade, the institution has gained notoriety for its distinct mission: affording a competitive liberal arts-based undergraduate education exclusively to collegians with neurodiverse learning profiles. In recent years, Beacon has broadened its span of influence, innovating with leading edge pre-college transitional programming and carefully engaging in targeted domestic and international partnerships. Beacon College is located in the iconic and comfortable Southern city of Leesburg, Florida (population 27,000), forty-five miles northwest of Orlando and an hour’s drive to both Florida’s Atlantic and Gulf Coasts.
The professional selected to assume the CFO role will also be appointed by the Board of Trustees to the post of Treasurer. The incumbent will lead a capable staff of seven professionals, oversee all accounting and financial functions (including the annual audit), develop and monitor – in collaboration with Beacon’s Senior Staff – the budget for each fiscal year, and actively participate in all strategic planning of the College. The CFO position reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and serves as a member of the senior leadership team. In the capacity of the College’s Chief Financial Officer, the incumbent is charged with the comprehensive management and oversight of the financial functions of the institution as established by the President with specific supervisory responsibility including all Finance and Accounting Functions and all College investments. The CFO will also be a primary College representative in matters associated with budget and finance with the Board of Trustees.
Among the requirements for the CFO position is a Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, finance, or equivalent, along with a minimum of five to seven years of senior level leadership in the area of budget and finance in higher education or comparable environment. A Master’s degree in business, accounting, finance, or equivalent preferred. Ability to maintain confidentiality, employ excellent problem-solving and conflict resolution strategies, use responsible independent judgment, and work collaboratively with different constituencies in a diverse and dynamic college community. Experience managing a complex budget with multiple funding streams, integrating budget decisions with strategic planning, and ensuring institutional efficiency.
Complete applications received by February 17, 2023, will be given full consideration.
Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest must be submitted electronically, in confidence; to firstname.lastname@example.org For more information about the position, institution, qualifications, and application process, please download and review the full position profile at https://beaconcollege.cld.bz/CFO-Search
Confidential nominations should provide the name, title, institution, and contact information (email address and phone) of a person whom the search committee should contact.