LIM Assistant Vice President of Finance and Accounting

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LIM, a private college located in the heart of New York City, invites applications for the position of Assistant Vice President of Finance and Accounting (AVP). LIM has an enrollment of 1781 students and a budget of $52 million.  LIM is a college on the move which has experienced significant enrollment growth over the last 15 years along with the addition of several new academic programs especially at the master’s level including on-line programs and additional facilities in NYC.

This position will report to the Executive Vice President, Finance and Operations, Treasurer (EVP), Michael T. Donohue. This is a new position for the College. The EVP has been at LIM for 18 years and this position has become necessary because of the College’s growth. Reporting directly to the AVP are the Accounting Manager, the Senior Director of Student Financial Services and the Director of Business Operations.

Under the general direction of the Executive Vice President (EVP), the Assistant Vice President is responsible for ensuring the accurate internal and external recording and reporting of financial transactions. The position will direct, coordinate, maintain, and control the College’s accounting system to ensure that it properly reflects the financial position of the College.  Working with the Accounting Manager, the AVP will oversee the general ledger, accounts payable and receivable, payroll, fixed asset management, etc. The AVP will ensure that accounting activities are in accordance with established legal, regulatory, and College procedures and will serve as a resource in all aspects of accounting.

This position will be responsible for the successful operation of the Student Financial Services Department which includes the functions of financial aid, and bursar. The AVP will monitor department policies and procedures and recommend improvements to them. This position will consult with the Senior Management team and participate in establishing and implementing major goals and objectives for the College.  The AVP will be responsible for assigning, directing and appraising all of his/her direct reports.


Provide Exceptional Customer Service to the Campus

Provide Leadership to and Supervision to Staff

Be a Thought Partner on the New Strategic Plan

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS                                                                                                      A bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business management or related field is required and a CPA license is highly desirable. At least ten years of progressively increasing experience in financial management, some of which must be in higher education, as well as experience dealing with financial aid funds (Title IV) are required.  Experience in for-profit higher education or other for-profit industries a plus.

The new AVP must be a collaborative team player with excellent management and communications skills. The AVP should be customer focused and have impeccable integrity. The AVP should enjoy working with faculty and students and be interested in the development of his/her staff. 

APPLICATIONS, INQUIRIES AND NOMINATIONS                                                          

A cover letter and resume should be uploaded here. Nominations, confidential inquiries and questions concerning this search may be directed to Lucie Lapovsky at or 917-690-1958. Review of applications will begin immediately and candidate material received by December15th will be assured full consideration although recruitment will continue until an appointment is announced. LIM College is being assisted by Lapovsky Consulting in this search.


LIM College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The College does not discriminate in its employment decisions based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, age, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, mental or physical disability, marital status, genetic information or an individual's membership in any other class or category protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Location: New York, NY
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