Vice President for Administration & Chief Financial Officer

Department: Administration
Supervisor: President
FTE: 100%
Application review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
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The Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial Officer is a visionary leader who oversees the operational, business and financial affairs of the institution. The successful candidate will be a hands-on and collaborative manager who will lead in the following areas: accounting, budgeting, business planning, investments, human resources and administration. The CFO partners with the Administrative Cabinet in strategic decision making and operations to ensure that AMBS maintains its focus on strong academic programs and the growth of revenue, to educate leaders for God’s reconciling mission in the world. This position is located on the campus in Elkhart, Indiana.

Responsibilities and duties:

  • Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial reports to the Board of Directors as well as the Administrative Cabinet team; oversee all grant and project program accounting per grant agency guidelines.​
  • Oversee and lead the budgeting and planning process in conjunction with department heads; administer and perform routine review of all financial plans and budget; monitor progress and changes and keep the Administrative Cabinet abreast of the financial status of academic programs.
  • Manage and execute the preparation process for the annual audit; serve as the primary contact with the external auditors; assess and address issues/concerns as necessary; support the work of the AMBS Board Finance & Audit Committee.
  • Manage academic program cash flow and investments; oversee relationships with associated financial institutions and investment firms; participate in MEA Investment Committee meetings.
  • Manage all required inter and intra accounting functions; manage accounts payable, accounts receivable and general accounting activities; manage the collection of accounts receivable; ensure compliance with FASB and other accounting standards.
  • Oversee risk management and protection of AMBS.
  • Coordinate compliance with licensure and accreditation reporting requirements, and collaborate with seminary staff in their timely preparation and submission; also annual reporting requirements for the DOE, IPEDS and ATS (Association of Theological Schools).
  • Supervise the HR/Payroll Assistant. Oversee human resources and administration, including the maintenance of personnel records; track compensation and benefits; prepare twice monthly payroll; serve as primary contact for health, life, and retirement plans, in terms of policy.
  • Supervise the Plant and Maintenance staff and all associated issues related to acquisition, disposal, and maintenance of all land, buildings, and equipment; maintain tax filings for seminary property; complete annual reports and update accordingly on purchase of new property.
  • Supervise the Director of Information Technology and IT Services.
  • Supervise the work and workflow of central services staff including, Director of Housing and Business Office Manager.
  • Supervise the Food Services Catering Manager and all associated kitchen-related operations.

Qualifications and skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or MBA in finance, accounting or related area.
  • Commitment to Jesus Christ and an affinity for Anabaptism.
  • Familiarity with Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada, and their institutions, is highly desirable, along with a passion for the role of theological education in Christian leadership.
  • An appreciation for the mission of AMBS and a willingness to support the advancement of its goals.
  • Ability to appropriately navigate cultural differences and other diversity, along with a commitment to undoing racism and/or similar initiatives.
  • Experience as a supervisor or manager of financial and administrative functions in a religious, not-for-profit and/or academic institution.
  • Working knowledge of accounting principles, budgeting and financial controls (as applied to the above-listed institutions).
  • Strong analytic ability combined with excellent verbal and written communication skills; a demonstrated ability to explain and interpret financial information to non-financial professionals.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders. A positive attitude and a demonstrated ability to obtain maximum possible benefit from limited resources.
  • Ability to take complete ownership of responsibilities and to maintain confidentiality.
  • Technological competence in Word, Excel, and Quickbooks or similar electronic general ledger system.

Hiring Policy

Commitment to Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary’s mission and support of its Anabaptist and ecumenical vision are essential. AMBS does not discriminate against employees or candidates for employment on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected status.

To apply

Send resume, a letter indicating interest and ways in which you meet the qualifications listed above, and the names and locations of three references to:

Dr. David Boshart, President
[email protected]
Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary
3003 Benham Avenue Elkhart, IN 46517

Women and other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.