Chief Finance and Administrative Officer, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College


Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (RCCC, Rowan-Cabarrus) is an open door, comprehensive learning-centered institution of public higher education serving the citizens of Rowan and Cabarrus counties through five campus locations. The College, a member of the North Carolina Community College System and the eighth largest college in the system (as ranked by FTE), offers affordable occupational and educational programs leading to Associate in Arts, Associate in Engineering, Associate in Science, Associate in Fine Arts, Associate in General Education, and Associate in Applied Science degrees. Diplomas and certificates are awarded for other occupational, adult and continuing education programs.

The primary focus of the College is workforce development, meeting the educational needs of the individual and changing requirements of the workplace. Reflecting its commitment to student learning outcomes, Rowan-Cabarrus strives to inspire its students to increase their knowledge, develop occupational and technical proficiencies, respond to lifelong learning opportunities, and expand their awareness as responsible citizens in a democratic society.

The mission of Rowan-Cabarrus is: “Rowan-Cabarrus improves lives and builds community through public higher education and workforce development.” In pursuing this mission, the College is committed to the college community, and the community at large, through the values of:

Excellence and innovation in education and workforce training.
Continuous improvement through lifelong learning and achievement.
Trust, integrity, inclusiveness, and mutual respect.
Exemplary service through teamwork.
Responsibility, resiliency, sustainability, accountability.
Leadership, partnership and global citizenship.

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The Chief Finance and Administrative Officer (CFAO) reports directly to the President and is a member of the Cabinet. Other positions reporting to the President include: Chief Officer, College Environment; Chief Human Resources Officer; Chief Information Officer; VP of Corporate and Continuing Education; VP of Student Success Services; and the VP of Academic Programs.

Positions reporting to the CFAO include: Director of Finance and Business Services; Assistant Controller; Director of Financial Aid; and the Purchasing and Contracts Manager. The CFAO will lead departments that have a total of approximately 25 employees.

The CFAO will collaborate and network internally across all departments. The CFAO also serves as the Treasurer for the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Foundation. Externally, the CFAO will interface and collaborate with other colleges and governance bodies, including the North Carolina Community College System office.


The CFAO provides leadership to, and is responsible for, all finance and budget functions, the business office, the financial aid office, and vendor-supplied services. Functioning as a member of the President’s Cabinet, the CFAO will provide leadership, oversight, and stewardship for all aspects of RCCC’s financial resources while assuring integrity and fiduciary compliance in the allocation, use, and accountability of these resources. The CFAO will be expected to use creative problem solving skills, and engage the executive team, to increase system efficiencies, maximize limited budgets, and manage alternative funding sources in response to changing state funding formulas and support.

More specific duties will include, but not necessarily be limited to:

  • Exercise primary stewardship of college resources, ensuring that all financial processes and procedures are fiscally sound and compliant with regulations.
  • Organize, coordinate, and supervise the development of the annual budget; ensure the fiscal integrity of the college; oversee risk management programs.
  • Promote literacy on budget-related processes; explain allocation methodology; collaborate with all departments to assist in decision making; evaluate and creatively address needs while remaining compliant with regulations.
  • Collaborate, develop, plan, and execute work programs, budget requests, and quarterly reports consistent with the College’s strategic and operational goals; research and prepare detailed reports on a variety of college management topics as appropriate.
  • Manage cash flow for the College; ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local financial regulatory agencies.
  • Act as CFO to the President, Finance Committee of the Board, and Board of Trustees; review and advise on contractual matters and funding streams. Provide financial advice and assistance to the President and Board of Trustees as requested; prepare and present financial statements, reports, presentations, and necessary correspondence.
  • Ensure related policies and procedures meet audit standards. Manage annual policy and procedure review, and any necessary intermittent review(s), for areas under responsibility/supervision to ensure that all are approved through the President’s office, Board, and governing agencies as required.
  • Direct and supervise all financial control activities to ensure soundness of all college financial processes. Oversee and manage vendor services, business office activities, accounting, payroll, financial aid department, including purchasing, warehousing, and inventory control.
  • Manage financial aid processes, ensuring complete and accurate documentation for financial aid operations in compliance with state and federal laws and audit procedures.
  • Administer institutional programs with revenue streams assuring that they are recorded and leveraged according to regulations.

REQUIREMENTS: Commitment to the mission of the College.

  • Strong preference for eight (8) years financial experience with two (2) years in a financial leadership/management role; knowledge of higher education finance is preferred; a combination of education and experience commensurate with the requirements of the position will be considered.
  • Exceptional financial and administrative leader with superior analytical, problem solving, creative, and management skills; experience in operational and strategic planning, policy development, and financial analysis.
  • Flexible, courageous, and honest leader who can positively and productively impact both strategic and tactical finance and administration initiatives.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with faculty, staff, administrators, governing boards, and various external stakeholders.
  • Ability to effectively communicate ideas and information in written and oral format to administrative staff, professional colleagues, governing boards, and the general public in large or small group settings.
  • Business, finance, or accounting degree strongly preferred; master’s or graduate degree in related field highly desirable/strongly preferred; CPA designation a plus.


Compensation will be commensurate with experience including a competitive base salary, and relocation assistance will be considered. Rowan-Cabarrus also offers a competitive benefits package.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College recruits employees for all job classes without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is committed to providing a safe and equitable learning environment for all students and employees. Sexual misconduct, of any type, is a form of sexual discrimination and is prohibited by the College and Title IX. Sexual discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth or parental status is also prohibited.


Ken Carrick, President
Janny DeLoache, Consultant
6101 Carnegie Blvd., Suite 300
Charlotte, NC 28209