Chief Financial Officer

Cloquet, Minnesota
$80,858 - $129,377
Aug 21, 2020
Job Type
Full Time

A successful Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will:
•    Provide financial counsel and support to the President at a strategic level.
•    Provide leadership and direction for the financial operations of the College such as, monitor internal auditing controls, oversee accounting records, assist the State with preparing annual financial statements, serve as the audit liaison, manage equipment replacements and upgrades, and manage lease agreements and contracts.
•    Oversee the College’s numerous grants, accounts payable and receivable, purchasing, fixed assets, general accounting, Project Success Emergency Aid Program, and bookstore management/inventory.
•    Prepare and manage the College’s budget, ensuring transparency.
•    Facilitate a positive and productive relationship with the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa on grants relating to the partnership.
•    Manage and provide direct leadership and support to five employees in the business office, purchasing/payroll, and the campus bookstore.
•    Coordinate and communicate financial data, facilities management, and capital proposals with the Office of the Chancellor.
•    Serve as a member of the President’s Cabinet.
•    Perform other duties as assigned.

The position reports to the President of the College.

•    Bachelor’s degree with a focus in accounting, finance, or related field
•    Five or more years of experience working in an accounting, finance, or related field
•    Supervisory/Leadership experience
•    Thorough knowledge of accounting and business principles, and strategic planning and budgeting procedures. Strong technical skills in finance, accounting, analysis, planning, and forecasting
•    Experience working with diverse populations
•    Comprehensive computer skills
•    Exceptional written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
•    Valid driver’s license

•    Licensed Certified Public Accountant
•    Master’s degree
•    Experience working as a CFO or related position
•    Experience working in higher education
•    Experience working with Tribal communities and/or Tribal educational institutions
•    Experience managing grants

Click "apply" to apply online & follow directions below 

1)    A cover letter outlining how you meet the minimum qualifications of the position,
2)    CV or resume, and
3)    A copy of your transcript(s). (Official transcripts will be required of hired applicant.)

Mailed or paper applications/resumes will not be considered. Questions about the position may be directed to Marisa Haggy, Human Resources Director, at

START DATE:  As soon as possible

DEADLINE TO APPLY:  Open until filled; priority given to applications received on or before August 30, 2020