College Chief Financial Officer - Washington State University in Pullman Washington

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Washington State University

Pullman, Washington

United States


Detailed Job Description

This position serves as the principal financial officer for the Carson College of Business. Serves as the principal consultant and adviser to the Dean of the College and provides information and decision support on financial, strategic, and managerial issues. Duties include planning, advising, and monitoring the allocation and usage of financial resources; leading in the establishment and implementation of short and long-range financial goals and objectives; and strategic planning initiatives. Serves as liaison to central administration on all financial issues. Also provides leadership and direction for all financial management, processes, and grant administration in the College.

While this position is located at WSU Pullman, the College will also consider strong candidates who are interested in teleworking from another location during part of the work week.

Required Qualifications

Positions require a Bachelor’s degree in a related administrative, business, liberal arts, or social sciences discipline and five (5) years experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified, which has included at least one (1) year of supervisory experience. A Master’s degree in a related field may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

Five (5) years of progressively responsible budget/finance experience in a complex

Working experience in accounting practices and procedures, cash handling, budgeting, and financial analysis.

Working experience with financial coordination between multiple entities within a larger institution.

Demonstrated experience in business operations such as cost analysis, grants and
contracts, payroll, personnel, purchasing, travel, space allocation, and/or student accounts and fund accounting.

Monthly Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Additional Information

Washington State University Pullman
The main campus, founded in 1890, features world-class facilities for teaching, research, the arts, and Pacific-12 Conference athletics. The campus is located on more than 620 acres among the rolling hills of southeastern Washington in a geographic region known as the Palouse. Due to significant investments from the state as well as private and federal support, outstanding new campus facilities have been constructed and others upgraded significantly during the past decade. Major new facilities include the PACCAR Environmental Technology Building, the Paul G. Allen Center for Global Animal Health, the Biotechnology Life Sciences Facility, and the Veterinary and Biomedical Research Building. Recent construction of three residence halls, a championship-level golf course, and a major addition to Martin Stadium, as well as construction of a football operations building, provide important amenities for the university community and contribute to Pullman’s status as a destination campus. Enrollment at the Pullman campus totaled 20,043 students for fall semester 2015—a record number. About 1,500 faculty, supported by 1,600 graduate assistants and 2,900 administrators and staff, work on the campus.

Pullman Area
Pullman is a dynamic center of higher education, research, and culture located in a region called the Palouse. The region is home to two land grant universities, Washington State University and the University of Idaho located just eight miles to the east in Moscow, Idaho. Washington’s second-largest city, Spokane, is located 75 miles north of Pullman. Demographics Daily designated Pullman a “dreamtown,” reflecting the city’s exceptionally high quality of life. Bloomberg Businessweek named Pullman the “Best Places to Raise Your Kids” in Washington. The city also boasts one of the highest percentages of graduate degrees among U.S. micropolitan areas, and its public school system has been ranked among the top 100 in the country. World-class outdoor recreation opportunities—including golfing, skiing, hiking, and boating—are just a short drive away.

To learn more about the Pullman community, visit

Competitive benefits available

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: See Job Description
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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