Drew University, a distinguished university in Madison, New Jersey with an enrollment of more than 2,000 students, a budget of $90 million and an endowment of $156 million, invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Controller. The Associate Controller, reporting to the Assoc. VP for Finance and Controller, manages the University’s accounting staff and assists with the management of the University’s general accounting functions, financial reporting, audit and tax compliance.
The University seeks an Associate Controller who is resilient, collegial, good at multi-tasking and a clear communicator. The Associate Controller will join a new, energetic finance team. S/he will be a part of the team that will lead Drew in establishing long-term financial equilibrium in these challenging and ever-changing times.
Providing oversight over the closing process ensuring that journal entries are properly and timely posted to the general ledger and that transactions are recorded in accordance with GAAP.
Preparing and/or reviewing general ledger account reconciliations.
Providing oversight and direction to accountants responsible for account reconciliations and analyses.
Reviewing accounting of endowment and restricted funds, including pledges.
Managing the accounting for plant funds and capital gifts.
Assisting with the preparation of the external financial statements and related footnote disclosures.
Coordinating the provision of information to external auditors for the annual financial and uniform guidance audits.
Overseeing the preparation of the annual tax and information returns.
Assisting with updating, developing, and monitoring compliance with financial policies and procedures.
Assisting with the maintenance and upgrades to Banner Finance (the University’s general ledger system) including maintaining the chart of accounts.
Managing, training, and developing accounting staff.
Performing other related duties as assigned.
Compensation for this position is competitive and includes a generous fringe benefit package.
Nominations and applications are invited for this position. Review of applications will begin immediately and candidate material received by March 29, 2017 will be assured full consideration, although recruitment will continue until an appointment is announced. Applications (including a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of four references) must be uploaded to: http://lapovsky.hiringthing.com. Lapovsky Consulting is assisting Drew University in this search. For nominations, questions, or additional information, please contact: Lucie Lapovsky at firstname.lastname@example.org or 917-690-1958.
BS or MS degree in Accounting
Experience with higher education or non-profit accounting and familiarity with reporting requirements, including GAAP and internal controls.
Excellent analytical, organizational, and time management skills.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.
Ability to set priorities and work on multiple tasks.
Strong management skills and ability to work as part of a team.
Proficient with automated financial systems and financial software applications.
Must demonstrate a history of independent judgment, initiative, and problem-solving.
Strong work ethic and eager to learn and be challenged.
Experience working in a big 4 or second tier public accounting firm
Experience managing staff
Knowledge of Ellucian Banner financial systems
Experience with endowment and restricted funds accounting and reporting.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation for this position is competitive and includes a generous fringe benefit package.
Drew University, a Phi Beta Kappa liberal arts university, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Drew Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. Drew is located on a beautiful, wooded, 186-acre campus in Madison, New Jersey, a thriving small town close to New York City. It has a total enrollment of more than 2,000 students and has 145 full-time faculty members, 94% of who...m hold the terminal degree in their field. The Theological and Caspersen Schools offer MA and PhD degrees and the College confers BA degrees in 30 disciplines.
Drew is dedicated to exceptional faculty mentorship, a commitment to connecting the campus with the community and a focus on experiential learning. Particularly noteworthy opportunities for undergraduates include the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti (RISE), home of 2015 Nobel Prize Winner for Medicine and Drew Fellow William Campbell, the Drew Summer Science Institute, the Center for Civic Engagement, as well as the Wall Street Semester, Semester at the United Nations, Semester on Contemporary Art and Semester on Communications and Media in New York City and several international semester programs. The University also houses the Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict, the Center for Holocaust/Genocide Study and the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, an independent professional theater, as well as the United Methodist Archives and History Center and one of the country’s leading concentrations of materials on Willa Cather.