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Chief Financial Officer

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Work type: Administrative (Full Time)
Location: Marion, IN
Categories: Business/Accounting/Finance, Executive

Job Title: Chief Financial Officer

Reporting Relationship: President of Indiana Wesleyan University

Unit: Central Administration

Department: Business Affairs

Campus Location: Maxwell Center in Marion, Indiana

Summary of Position:    The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Indiana Wesleyan University formulates, expresses, disseminates, and ensures fidelity to the financial vision and architecture of IWU and oversees the fiscal activities of the university to ensure they are effective and efficient in supporting all units of the university. This role ensures that IWU operates according to sound legal, financial, and business processes. The CFO oversees the unified financial statements, all university investments, and the external audit processes. This role reports directly to the president.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides oversight and administrative management for the Controller’s office, including accounts payable and payroll; oversees the institutional budget functions, ensuring consistent practices are implemented and adhered to for budget creation and management across the institution
  • Provides leadership to ensure an unqualified audit opinion and the use of best practices
  • Ensures the highest standards of fiscal responsibility and data integrity
  • Responsible to the Investment Committee for maintaining detailed records of all invested funds and for carrying out the investment policies and procedures established by the Board of Trustees and the Investment Committee
  • Develops the overall financial framework that guides fiscal planning and establishes overarching budget objectives and cash flow planning
  • Oversees the administration of the university compensation system
  • Develops and recommends fiscal policy and procedure to the president
  • Works with various internal groups to accomplish the goals and objectives of all areas of oversight
  • Ensures that all reporting functions are produced promptly and consistently
  • Serves as a member of the President’s Executive Cabinet
  • Supports the Finance, Audit, and Investment Committees of the Board of Trustees
  • Serves on university task forces, advisory committees, and councils as needed
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Directly supervises: Controller, Executive Director of Financial Aid, AVP of Finance and Operations, and Administrative Assistant

Qualifications: According to Indiana Wesleyan University employment policy all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement.


  • Master’s degree in business or related discipline required
  • CPA preferred


  • A minimum of 10 years of financial experience, with a minimum of 5 years in a senior management role, ideally in higher education

Required Skills

  • Capacity for both excellent management and strategic leadership.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employees and external advisors.
  • Christian character and professional credentials capable of earning and sustaining trust.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong team building and management skills
  • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills

Diversity Statement

IWU commits to create a community that reflects kingdom diversity. We will foster an intentional environment that exhibits honor, respect, and dignity. Acknowledging visible or invisible differences, our community authentically values each member’s earthly and eternal worth. We refute ignorance and isolation and embrace deliberate and courageous engagement.


As a religious educational institution operating under the auspices of The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (42 U.S.C., Sections 2000e-1 and 2000e-2).

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.


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