Diverse Talent has partnered with Metropolitan State University (MSU) of Denver, division of University Advancement (UA), including the MSU Denver Foundation, to find its next Chief Financial and Operating Officer. UA is dedicated to providing the guidance and support as donors explore opportunities to align their gift(s) with their interests, ensuring they meet their financial and philanthropic goals. The MSU Denver Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit, direct-support corporation. Its mission is to promote the development and general welfare of the University by receiving, investing, and administering private support.
The CFOO is responsible for overseeing both the UA’s and the Foundation’s financial operations, strategy, and investments; business operations; and data management. In this role, the CFOO creates, evaluates, and implements financial and budget strategies to help the UA and Foundation achieve their goals, often partnering with different internal and external constituents. The CFOO serves as the controller for the Foundation, directing accounting staff, developing sound internal controls, ensuring that proper policies and procedures are in place, and guiding staff members in the areas of bookkeeping, accounting, taxes, financial reporting, and compliance. He/she also oversees operations, ensuring that efficient business processes are developed and implemented with a commitment to excellent customer service. An important responsibility of this role is leadership of the Advancement Services team responsible for data integrity, safety and reporting and office management. Reporting to the VP of University Advancement (VPUA), the CFOO serves on the UA Senior Team, and supports the Foundation’s Finance and Audit and Investment Committees.
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