Viterbo University
  • 04-Nov-2020 to 04-Dec-2020 (EST)
  • Administration
  • La Crosse, WI, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

The Assistant Vice President of Finance is a full-time, twelve-month, exempt administrative position assisting the Vice President of Finance and Administration in reporting fiscal performance and status to the Viterbo University Board of Trustees.  The position may function as legal representative for business transactions affecting the University, and assists in direction of day-to-day management of University funds, including budgeting and budget performance.  The position engages with department managers, faculty and staff regarding financial and budget concerns and responsibilities, and external agencies, including but not limited to consultants, auditors and vendors.


Reports To:  Vice President of Finance and Administration.




  1. Supervise Business Office staff and accounting operations, including accounts payable, cash receipting, and credit card processing (including PCI compliance) procedures
  2. Assist with preparation and maintenance of the annual operating budget, monitor budget performance and compliance, and prepare reports as needed
  3. Prepare and enter general journal and budget journal entries
  4. Manage of cash and investments; act as liaison with investment representatives
  5. Oversee the preparation of monthly financial statements
  6. Supervise monthly reconciliations including, bank reconciliations, investment reconciliations, electronic student loans, State HEAB funds, federal Perkins and Nursing loans
  7. Account for acquisition, depreciation, and sale of capital assets
  8. Assist in preparation for annual financial and compliance audits
  9. Prepare, and act as point of contact, for annual 403(b) plan audits
  10. Participate as Business Office representative to Colleague (ERP) Steering Group
  11. Assist other administrative offices as requested
  12. Carry out other responsibilities as delegated or assigned



  • Bachelor degree in Accounting or related field required; CPA license preferred
  • Minimum of five years of experience in higher education, not-for-profit or related field
  • Microsoft Office proficiency
  • Excellent written and/or oral communication skills required
  • Excellent management/supervisory/mediation skills required

About Viterbo University:  Viterbo University is a Catholic, Franciscan, liberal arts institution located in scenic La Crosse, Wisconsin, which has been rated as one of the top places to live in the US.  The region features an attractive cost of living, beautiful bluffs and coulees, three major rivers including the Mississippi River, world-class health care and education systems, and easy access to major cities in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois.


To apply, please complete online employment application form, upload cover letter and resume to be considered. Please include your salary expectation in your cover letter. 


Contact Information: Kayla Berg, Human Resources Generalist, Viterbo University, 900 Viterbo Drive, La Crosse, WI 54601.


Viterbo University is an equal opportunity employer and encourages nominations and candidacy of historically underrepresented groups.


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