Assistant VP for Finance
David Kosslow has over 25 years of Higher Education experience at both private and public institutions. As Assistant Vice President for Finance at West Virginia University, Mr. Kosslow is responsible for the Treasury Operations, Revenue Services, Tax Services and Risk Management departments of the University. Mr. Kosslow also serves as the Assistant Treasurer for the WVU Research Corporation. Mr. Kosslow has held various leadership roles in Finance and Treasury since coming to WVU in 2000. Prior to joining WVU, Mr. Kosslow held leadership positions in higher education for eight year including the Director of Financial Reporting at Carnegie Mellon University and prior to that he was the Controller at Seton Hill University.
Mr. Kosslow earned his BS from Duquesne University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
We perform forecasting, monitoring and managing of cash to ensure adequate resources exist to meet the obligations while identifying opportunities to invest excess cash and generate additional revenue from prudent, safe investing techniques. We also determines and implement the appropriate debt structure for the university as it relates to the Master Plan and other strategic initiatives which includes managing the relationship with the bond rating agencies and managing the internal loan program. In addition we determine and implement the appropriate debt structure for the university as it relates to the Master Plan and other strategic initiatives which includes managing the relationship with the bond rating agencies and managing the internal loan program. Our team also performs critical finance functions related to investments, debt and cash. These include, but are not limited to, accounting, reporting, and analysis to support senior management decisions and internal and external reporting requirements. We manage all banking services and relationships to include banking contracts, acquiring banking services, implementing controls, providing access to online banking, providing guidance and training on implementation of new services. We perform operational activities including treasury accounting, bank reconciliations, “central owned” cash reconciliations, unclaimed property and finally we act as the liaison with external banks, State Treasurer’s Office, State Auditors Office, and Investment Managers.