Vice President of Business & Finance


The Vice President for Business & Finance is responsible for planning and executing the business operations and the fiduciary responsibilities and goals of the educational mission of Hannibal-LaGrange University. In collaboration with the President, the Vice President provides oversight of the controller, student accounts, accounts payable, human resources, and other campus operations. This position reports directly to the President of Hannibal-LaGrange University. Employee must possess a vibrant, personal Christian faith including a clear testimony of Christian conversion and be actively involved in a Southern Baptist church.


The Vice President for Business and Finance oversees the planning and execution of the business operations and financial responsibilities to include:

  • Serves on the Executive Cabinet of the University
  • Prepares weekly financial reports (e.g. financial statements, balance sheets, cash flow, etc) for the President and Executive Cabinet
  • Prepares financial reports for Board of Trustees and meets with the finance committee to present reports
  • Oversight of endowments and restricted funds
  • Serves on the Strategic Planning Team
  • Serves on the Emergency Management Team
  • Oversees HR Compliance
  • Serves as Title IX Coordinator for Faculty and Staff
  • Schedules and oversees annual University and Financial Aid Audits
  • Prepares and submits Financial sections of IPEDS, U.S. and News Report, E-Z Audit and other institutional reports
  • Develops and administers an annual budget planning process
  • Act as a Campus Security Authority (CSA)
  • Other duties as assigned by the President


Work with all departments in conjunction with operational budgets, strategic planning, human resources and campus operations


  • Committed active member of a Southern Baptist church
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree required, MBA preferred
  • Strong knowledge in the area of budget planning and forecasting, accounting, endowments, cash monitoring and human resources
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Able to lead, supervise and manage a team
  • Organizational and time management skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Excel and Power Point
  • Must have values consistent with the mission and purpose of Hannibal-LaGrange University
  • Must agree to, sign off on, and abide by the standards of employment on the back of the HLGU application, and in the administrators and employee handbook
  • Must affirm and sign 1978 Missouri Baptist Convention resolution on Higher Education, the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 from the Southern Baptist Convention, the HLGU Statement of Sex and Sexuality, the HLGU standard on sexual conduct & HLGU alcohol policy.


  • Minimum of three years of proven experience in the area of management, accounting, budget planning and human resources
  • Previous experience in Christ-centered higher education and non-profit accounting


* This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; an employee will also perform other reasonably related job responsibilities as assigned by immediate supervisor and/or other management as required. HLGU reserves the right to revise or change job duties, required skills, or qualifications as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment. The aforementioned job requirements are subject to change to reasonably accommodate qualified disabled individuals.


Founded in 1858, Hannibal-LaGrange University is a four-year Christian university located in Hannibal, Missouri, just 100 miles north of St. Louis, Missouri. The mission of Hannibal-LaGrange University is to provide an excellent education in both liberal arts and professional disciplines in a distinctively Christian environment that integrates Christian faith and learning in preparing graduates for personal and career effectiveness.

To apply, please submit an application, including a cover letter here.

In addition to articulating interest and qualifications, cover letters should highlight the candidate’s commitment to Jesus Christ, his/her understanding of teaching as a Christian vocation, and articulate an understanding of the integration of Christianity and his/her discipline.

For any questions regarding the position, contact Human Resources at 573-629-3058, or via email at Hannibal-LaGrange University seeks to employ qualified individuals without regard to age, sex, race, color, national origin, or disability, who can function effectively within the University’s mission and purposes.