Assistant Vice President and Controller

Company: Stony Brook University

Location: Stony Brook, NY

Job Function: Accounting


Stony Brook University, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU) and one of the top research-intensive institutions in the United States, is seeking a new Assistant Vice President and Controller. The AVP and Controller (AVP/C) reports to the Vice President of Finance and is a member of the university’s senior finance leadership team.


As the university’s chief accounting officer, the AVP/C is responsible for all aspects of accounting and financial reporting, including: general, cost, grants, and capital projects accounting, financial reporting, internal controls, treasury operations, student accounts, policies, and financial compliance. They also oversee the Bursar/Director of Student Accounts and are responsible for improving and streamlining financial transactions and processes by upgrading technology solutions as necessary. The AVP/C supervises a team of 50 and is the liaison for all accounting issues in the absence of the Vice President for Finance (VPF) and substitutes for the VPF at key internal and external meetings.


The AVP and Controller will join the University at an exciting time. President McInnis, along with a new provost and senior vice president of finance and administration, will be embarking on a strategic planning process to create a roadmap for the university in the 21st century.


The AVP/C will play a critical role in stewarding business collaborations and relationships across the institution to ensure the university has the resources to successfully implement this new plan. For this critical position, Stony Brook is seeking a candidate who has an accounting background and has developed expertise and leadership skills through progressively deeper responsibilities in complex settings. They will have strong people management skills, a transparent communications style, and a desire to find and improve business efficiency.

Compensation and Benefits

Stony Brook University/SUNY is an affirmative action, equal opportunity educator and employer. We are committed to the creation of a diverse and inclusive campus climate. We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and minorities to apply.

How to Apply

Stony Brook has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in conducting this important search. Confidential inquiries, nominations and applications may be directed to the search firm at:


Dan Rodas, Partner

Gail Gregory, Managing Associate

Tim Lanigan, Senior Associate

Isaacson, Miller