About Vassar College Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
Position Summary and ResponsibilitiesVassar College is seeking a collaborative individual with strong accounting and internal control skills to join our finance team as an Assistant Controller. Under the direction of the Controller, the Assistant Controller will provide support in ensuring that the College is in compliance with accounting principles and federal and state laws and regulations. The Assistant Controller must be able to independently prepare periodic state and local tax filings, annual audits, financial statements and internal reports, and be able to perform advanced account analysis and reconciliations. In addition, the Assistant Controller will provide assistance with the review of business/accounting policies and procedures in order to identify, recommend, and implement improvements. Must be able to learn and implement current Enterprise Resource Planning system.
Qualifications The successful candidate must have a demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize tasks with a precise attention to detail and a willingness to provide a high level of customer service, internally and externally. The candidate must also possess a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and manage time effectively with the highest degree of accuracy, while working in an environment of competing priorities and frequent interruptions. The candidate must also possess excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact in a positive, professional, and courteous manner with individuals at all levels throughout the institution.
Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field with 7 -10 years of progressive financial management experience in higher education or other non-profit setting preferred. MBA or CPA a plus.
Comprehensive familiarity and understanding of GAAP.
High level of proficiency in analyzing financial transactions and reports for conformity with internal procedures and external regulations.
Extensive knowledge of internal controls standards and comprehensive financial reporting.
Knowledge of federal and state financial regulations, and college financial policies and procedures, including financial aid, work study programs, and other external funding requirements.
Ability and experience to take the lead on compliance, internal controls, and financial efforts.
Ability to independently manage multiple deadlines and competing priorities efficiently.
Excellent communication and decision-making skills.
Demonstrate leadership experience.
Excellent knowledge of administrative and PC computer applications, including the Microsoft suite (e.g. Word, Excel, etc.).
Workday experience highly preferred.
Required Applicant Documents Resume Cover Letter Contact Information for 3 References
Special Instructions to Applicants To complete your application, you will be required to attach your resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references (Word or PDF format required.) Review of applications will begin immediately. This position will remain open until filled.
Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
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Founded in 1861, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country, Vassar is renowned for pioneering achievements in education, for its long history of curricular innovation, and for the beauty of its campus.