Associate Dean of Finance and Chief Financial Officer

University of Pennsylvania   Philadelphia , PA   Full-time     Finance
Posted on May 15, 2023
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University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine

Philadelphia, PA


The University of Pennsylvania (Penn) seeks an Associate Dean of Finance and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Penn Dental Medicine (PDM). Established in 1878, Penn Dental Medicine is among the oldest university-affiliated dental schools in the nation. Its community includes 858 students, 495 faculty, and over 400 staff who advance PDM’s mission to transform global oral health and well-being through exceptional clinical care, innovation, education, and research. PDM’s impact on the Philadelphia community is profound, with a patient base of over 43,000 receiving 165,000 treatment visits in its dental centers and practices each year and over 65,000 hours of clinical care provided by faculty and students in community settings.


As a member of PDM’s senior leadership team, the next CFO will have the opportunity to shape strategy and accelerate the impact of one of the nation’s preeminent schools of dentistry. The CFO reports directly to the Morton Amsterdam Dean of PDM and holds senior managerial and fiduciary responsibilities in all financial matters. The CFO oversees PDMS’s $130 million budget (FY22) with $30 million in clinical revenue, which includes operations, budget planning, capital planning, funding opportunities, financial analysis, and managerial oversight responsibility for maintaining and ensuring PDM’s solid financial position.


The ideal CFO candidate will possess strong financial skills, including an understanding of academic and clinical budgets and knowledge of clinical operations and finances. The CFO will be an excellent manager, communicator, and collaborator who works effectively with chairs/department heads, faculty, and staff to resolve challenges in financial processes that impede efficiency and effectiveness.


All inquiries, nominations, and applications should be directed via


Dan Rodas, Partner

Amy Segal, Partner

Karen McPhedran, Managing Associate

Gigi Mensah, Associate

Nicole Sancilio, Search Coordinator

Isaacson, Miller


The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).