Doane University
  • Crete, NE, USA
  • Full Time

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Doane University invites applications for the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at its nationally recognized undergraduate campus in Crete, Nebraska. The CFO directs the financial affairs of the university in conjunction with the President and Cabinet. Works directly with Chairs of the Board of Trustees on various Committees and prepares or oversees all relevant communication and interactions with these Committees. Plans, organizes and directs all aspects of the finances of the company including the development and administration of policies and procedures on finance, accounting, insurance, internal controls, budgeting, auditing, payroll, risk management and benefits.


  • Bachelor's degree required
  • CPA designation or Masters degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business
  • Experience in Higher Education preferred
  • A minimum of eight, preferably 10, years' experience in a relevant senior role
  • Up to date knowledge of current financial and accounting computer applications
  • Excellent verbal, analytical, organizational, and written skills
  • Knowledge of governmental and fiscal regulations and reporting requirements.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, delegate, and manage multiple projects.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and positively.
  • Ability to be an influential and effective member of the management and executive team.
  • Ability to maintain the strictest of confidentiality.
  • Ability to handle stressful situations with poise and confidence.
  • Skill in exercising a high degree of initiative, judgment, discretion and decision-making.

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Mission Statement: Doane University creates distinctive educational experiences, rooted in the liberal arts, to prepare our students for careers and lives grounded in inquiry, ethics, and a commitment to lead and serve in the global community.

The values are our guiding principles, they are: Inclusion, Integrity, Innovation and Transformation. Doane University actively works to create and sustain a welcoming learning community for all members to fulfill their potential, belong, feel valued, and make meaningful contributions to the university. Doane University is an equal opportunity employer and seeks candidates who reflect the diversity of our society.

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