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Vice President, Finance

Irvine, California Job ID: 201974
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Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer in a multi-faceted, multi-location academic and administration office setting, the Vice President, Finance and Accounting is responsible for all aspects of the institution’s Corporate Finance, Accounting and Procurement, including leading, building, and sustaining a world class team capable of delivering services in a high-volume, student-centric environment.

The Vice President leads, plans, organizes, and directs the financial and fiscal management aspects of the organization, including ensuring the institution is in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and all relevant regulatory/governmental agencies within the education industry. Provides leadership in the development, interpretation, coordination, and administration of the policies and procedures on finance, banking, accounting, internal controls, audit and procurement. Develops standards, policies, and procedures for all financial related operations and ensures efficiency and cost-effective resource utilization in all functions under charge. Supports Board, Audit, and Finance Committees.

This position serves as an integral member of the senior management team charged with developing and implementing plans, policies, and procedures in these areas to enhance institution’s financial management strategy, contribute to the development of the organization’s growth and strategic goals, and ensure strong student outcomes.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or related field required
  • Master’s degree in in Business, Finance, Accounting or related field preferred


  • 10 plus years-experience in a senior financial or accounting management role with experience in a high-growth, consumer-centric organization in an operational environment
  • Experience leading corporate finance, corporate accounting and procurement in a high-visibility, regulated environment strongly preferred, including experience in a world-class finance or accounting team in a corporate or substantial decentralized divisional role
  • Public company experience is not required, but will be recognized as a notable differentiator


For over 100 years, West Coast University has been educating and preparing students for professional careers across our six campuses located in Southern California, Dallas, Miami, and Online. As part of our unique student-centric approach to advanced healthcare education you will be empowering future healthcare professionals. At West Coast University our students are Ahead of the Curve. Our Mission is to embrace a student-centric learning partnership that leads to professional success. We deliver transformational education within a culture of integrity and personal accountability.

Our benefited faculty and associates are offered a comprehensive benefit package including:

  • Health & Wellness
  • Financial & Retirement
  • Family & Parenting
  • Vacation & Time Off
  • Perks & Discount
  • Professional Development

West Coast University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we seek candidates who desire to work in and serve an ethnically-diverse population.

Primary Location: Irvine, California Campus: Shared Services Function: Executive

My colleagues and coworkers are sincerely passionate about student success and have a strong team spirit. Our fundamental goal is to improve the quality in our education and service. WCU rewards people with strong team-spirit, a great vision, dedicated commitment, and a high ethical standard.


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