Primary responsibilities include producing and managing financial reports and related processes, to include monthly budget to actual financial reports and year-end projections. Accountable for accurate and timely preparation of audited financial statements and all tax returns. Accountable for developing an expert level of understanding of all balance sheet line items in order to provide expert guidance and continued enhancements of processes, as well as regulatory changes. Ensures proper accounting and execution of transactions related to capital projects, endowment, and on-going University operations. Coordinates the Board of Trustees Audit Committee agenda and presents the University financial statements and 990 tax return.
Serves in the absence of the Controller, with responsibility for an understanding of the financial operations, policies, procedures and regulations. Accountable for representing the accounting office and finance division on a variety of committees.
Responsible for the effective supervision of staff as assigned. Ensures selection and hiring of high quality employees; ensures appropriate distribution of work assignments and high quality of employee work product; ensures fair and accurate performance assessments and feedback to include identifying areas for professional development and documenting and conducting disciplinary measures, as needed. Responsible for ensuring fair and accurate decisions regarding employment status (hire, promotion, salary increases, termination); ensures the creation of effective opportunities and programs for employee mentoring, development and sustained performance.
- Minimum of 5 years working experience in higher education accounting or knowledge of not-for-profit accounting. - Ability to manage chart of accounts. - Demonstrated experience in staff management and development. - Experience with process evaluation and redesign when warranted. - Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, tax compliance and audit. - A strong service commitment, with the ability to balance controls while meeting the need of his/her constituents. - Strong problem solving skills and the ability to research and resolve problems. - Strong leadership skills with the ability to communicate both verbally and in written forms. - A commitment to diversity, inclusiveness and equity. - A commitment to the University's sustainability mission.
- CPA certification - Banner experience
A bachelor's degree in business, accounting or finance.
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