Yeshiva University President Richard M. Joel recently announced the appointment of Jacob “Jake” Harman as the new Vice President of Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
“We are excited to make this announcement as Jake brings to YU a deep skill-set with more than 35 years of experience and expertise as a seasoned well-rounded financial executive,” said President Joel. “We are confident that Jake will provide new energy, focus, and commitment to YU’s finance operations at this important juncture in the University’s development of a long-term sustainable business model."
Harman will lead the University’s finance functions and play an integral role in developing and implementing financial and operational plans to support and meet the strategic goals set by the University.
He will serve on the executive cabinet and work closely with Senior Vice President Josh Joseph on numerous strategic initiatives.
“Yeshiva University is a terrific organization that plays an important role in our community at large,” said Harman. “I look forward to working with leadership in developing and implementing financial plans to support the University’s strategic objectives.”
Prior to joining YU, Harman spent his career at KPMG where he most recently served as a senior audit partner in the firm’s Office of General Counsel.
Previously, he was a partner in several areas of KMPG’s activities, including its Assurance, Forensic, and Mergers and Acquisition Practices.
Harman is a certified public accountant and holds a bachelor of science degree with a concentration in accounting from Brooklyn College.
He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, and was recently elected to the Board of Trustees of the Village of Woodsburgh, New York.