We seek a transformational and strategic CFO to lead the university’s transition from a modified RCM model to a centralized financial model, and to lead one of UNH’s four strategic priorities, “Build Financial Strength”.
The CFO reports to the President and serves as a key advisor to the President’s Executive team, President’s Leadership Committee, critical campus stakeholders, and serves as a member of the University System of New Hampshire’s (USNH) Finance Executive Council which provides financial leadership and oversight for the entire System that includes the three UNH campuses along with Granite State College, Keene State College, Plymouth State University. The CFO and his/her team will work in partnership with the USNH Vice Chancellor of Financial Affairs on systemwide financial planning to include such areas as multi-year financial projections, cash forecasting, and capital planning. The individual is responsible and accountable for all financial planning, financial analysis, and financial strategy implementation. The CFO directs the financial vision of the university in alignment with its mission and objectives, evaluating the university's financial performance with respect to long term operational goals, budgets, and forecasts.
The ideal candidate will be inspiring and motivating with financial management operational and strategic expertise, a track record in change management, strong relationship building skills with the ability to lead by influence, and a commitment to diversity, inclusion, excellence and belonging.
About University of New Hampshire
The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire's lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.