SUMMARY: Responsible for the financial affairs of the university with an operating budget of $47 million and an enrollment of over 3,000 students with campuses in San Juan, Miami, a university center in Mayaguez, and other units. Provides strategic leadership to the development of the operating and the capital budgets; the allocation of fiscal resources; the development of policies and procedures, normative letters, and protocols; external and internal auditing; the operations of financial systems; financial reporting; accounting; tax compliance and reporting; financial regulatory reporting and compliance; investment oversight, and financial planning.


Strategic University Leadership

  • Strategic advice to the president, the Board of Trustees, and the senior leadership team.
  • Ensure the financial viability of the university.
  • Ensure that financial resources support the institutional strategic plan and priorities.

Financial Affairs

  • Oversee the implementation and ongoing operation of a centralized Financial Services shared services office.
  • Budgeting and financial planning.
  • Financial Operations
    • Manage the accounts receivable/student accounts function.
    • Ensure the effective award, disbursement, and reconciliation of financial aid, veteran’s benefits, and scholarships in compliance with federal rules and regulations.
  • General Accounting
    • Serve as liaison to internal and external auditors.
    • Recommend investment strategies by considering cash and liquidity risks.
    • Ensures that all required federal, state, and local reports are submitted on time in collaboration with institutional compliance personnel.
  • Post-award Grant and Contract Accounting
    • Manage the accounting and reporting functions for this rapidly growing component of university programs.


EDUCATION – Master’s degree in business administration, accounting, or finance. Certified Public Accountant preferred.


  • A minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in a senior leadership role in higher education or another field.
  • Experience optimizing financial operations through an enterprise resource planning system.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Spanish.
  • Experience with financial management and controls.
  • Experience in audit processes and federal funds management.

The University promotes the candidacies of people with diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.  Interested candidates meeting all requirements may send a curriculum vitae to the following address:

Deadline for receiving applications: September 30, 2021