University Controller

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Purdue University invites applications and nominations for the position of University Controller (UC) to join its Finance Department, which is under the direction of the Vice President/Deputy CFO and Assistant Treasurer. As a key member of the senior leadership team, the UC reports to the Associate Vice President of Finance & Accounting and is a proactive, fiscally minded leader who combines financial management skills with a strong knowledge of and an appreciation for creating process efficiencies.

This is an unmatched opportunity for an innovative and forward-thinking, collaborative leader to guide a high-performing Finance team through a period of enormous growth. The successful candidate is comfortable in a fast-paced environment and is not afraid to think creatively and challenge the status quo.

The UC is also an approachable, team-oriented leader who is comfortable partnering with a wide array of stakeholders to support the advancement of Purdue's goals.

The Controller’s Office is responsible for oversight of the collection and disbursement of funds and appropriate recording and reporting of all financial transactions for the University in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Governmental Accounting Standards. The individual in this role directs and oversees the operations of Accounting Services, Managerial Accounting (including Accounts Receivable, Costing, Global Accounting, and Tax), Treasury Operation, and the Office of the Bursar as well as consults and collaborates with departments across the institution.

A complete leadership profile may be found above along with additional information about Purdue University.


For full consideration, applications should be received by March 8, 2024

Candidates should provide the following:

  • Letter of interest addressing the experience and qualifications identified in the profile.
  • A curriculum vitae/resume.
  • Five professional references with email addresses and phone numbers provided (references will not be contacted without prior permission from the applicant).

Applications should be in PDF format and submitted through the AGB Search portal at: Purdue University Controller  

Nominations and expressions of interest may be submitted to: 

AGB Search is assisting with this search. Nominators and prospective applicants may contact the executive search consultants for additional information:

Monica Burton, Principal / 917.825.2961

Margaret (Peggy) Plympton, Ed.D., Principal / 484.554.4542

Pam Krepchin, Executive Search Consultant / 415.307.4796

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