The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois announces a search for the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer/Comptroller of the University of Illinois System, the appointment to be effective on or before July 1, 2018, or as designated by the Board. The Vice President and Chief Financial Officer/Comptroller is one of the senior officers of the University of Illinois System and is responsible for providing fiscal planning and management of financial resources to support the strategic priorities of the institution. The position is responsible for all financial functions and oversees the University of Illinois System's revenues, costs, capital expenditures, investments, and debt. As a member of the President’s senior leadership team, the VP/CFO position involves dynamic and innovative oversight of the system's budget process across all three universities as well as the system offices.
Established in 1867 as the public land grant university of the State of Illinois, the University of Illinois System has achieved international recognition as a center of higher learning. With universities in Urbana‐Champaign, Chicago and Springfield, including a major health sciences center in Chicago, the U of I System’s (University’s) reach is extensive. The system (university) enrolls over 83,300 students and employs more than 29,500 (FTE) faculty and staff who contribute to the missions of teaching, research, public engagement and economic development. More than 722,000 alumni hold University of Illinois degrees. The university’s FY 18 annual operating budget of $6.5 billion is made up of extensive Federal research funding, gifts from alumni and friends, and support from the people of the State of Illinois.
The Search Committee invites letters of nomination, applications (letter of interest, full resume, and contact information of at least five references), or expressions of interest to be submitted to the search firm assisting the University System. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. It is preferred, however, that all nominations and applications be submitted prior to February 8, 2018. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the Committee and/or hiring authority. For a complete position description, please visit the following link: https://uajobs.hr.uillinois.edu/employment/job-board/details?jobID=83349&job=vice-president-and-chief-financial-officer-comptroller.
The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
The University of Illinois is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a community of excellence, equity and diversity. The System Office welcomes applications from women, underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual minority groups and other candidates who will lead and contribute to the diversification and enrichment of ideas and perspectives. As a condition of employment, the successful candidate must have or be able to obtain a security clearance. The security clearance must be maintained while employed, as Vice President and CFO, by the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois.