A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University (KSU) offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 35,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit, draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. The university's alumni network is 100,000 strong. A Carnegie-designated doctoral institution, it is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country.
Reporting to the Chief Business Officer, the Assistant Vice President/Controller will be joining KSU during a time of significant growth and transformation. With an operating budget of almost $500 million, KSU is a large, diverse and complex entity. The Office of Fiscal Services is a centralized support operation with broad responsibilities for overseeing, processing, and reporting on all business and financial activities to ensure the fiscal integrity of KSU. The Controller has five direct reports, oversees a staff of 123 and manages a $5.5 million annual operating budget. The Controller is responsible for financial and managerial integrity of financial systems and processes used in KSU business activities.
Ideal candidates will possess a CPA and a minimum of eight years of progressively responsible administrative and financial management experience in a large and complex organization, preferably an institution of higher education. A bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business or a related field from an accredited college or university is required; an MBA or other advanced degree in a related field is preferred. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of effective financial management with a sophisticated understanding of the use of financial metrics. Must be able to function at a “big picture” strategic level – to anticipate and understand the University's future needs and opportunities – while also possessing the facility to process the details and demonstrating excellent quantitative and analytical skills. Candidates must display outstanding financial expertise; strong technical knowledge and skills; broad and thorough knowledge of GAAP; forecasting and analysis abilities; understanding of both state and federal regulations related to finance and accounting; experience in fund accounting preferably working with governmental accounting standards and experience with research funding.
We are seeking a collaborative, serviceoriented professional with the ability to provide management oversight, leadership, and strategic direction. Candidates must possess excellent organizational skills, a strong sense of financial accountability, and the ability to manage resources with prudence and efficiency; a proven ability to establish clear direction and to orchestrate projects to timely and effective conclusions. Unimpeachable personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness along with a commitment to the highest ethical and professional standards required.
Kennesaw State University has retained the services of Diversified Search as consultants to the Search Committee. Screening will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. Interested parties are encouraged to submit materials (including a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of at least five professional references). All communications will be treated confidentially. Additional information can be found at http://www.kennesaw.edu/jobs.php.
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Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status.