The Assistant Controller is responsible for overseeing the daily accounting activities of the department, preparation of the monthly financial statements and general ledger management functions. Accounting activities include the management/performance of financial reporting and related reconciliations, grants reporting, restricted funds management and financial aid reconciliations.
Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):
Manages monthly financial closing processes and preparation of monthly financial statements.
Manage the chart of accounts and participate in design and documentation of financial reporting automated workflows.
Preparation of 990, 990T (including EADA, NCAA).
Restricted gift and grant accounting management.
Supports Annual financial audit engagement.
Develops and implements accounting workflows in the business office supporting financial reporting, Bursar and Financial Aid offices in support and maintenance of a reliable internal control environment.
Responsible for staffing decisions including supervising, evaluating and training staff positions.
Interprets and applies University and regulatory policy as related to financial reporting, grants and restricted gift administration, and chart of accounts design.
Interprets monitors and applies policies, regulations and donor restrictions as related to gift/grants processing and reporting.
Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in accounting or finance.
Master’s degree and/or CPA designation helpful.
Minimum 5 years’ experience in accounting or finance field with supervisory responsibilities.
Higher education experience or not for profit experience preferred.
Proficiency in excel including (pivot tables, and vlook-up)
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Able to function independently while operating effectively within a team environment.
Possess solid general computer skills, including ability to work in a Windows environment. Proficiency with MS Office Suite, Internet, and other programs as needed (e.g., mail merge, data base management). Familiarity with specific applications used by the University/Department a plus.
Excellent oral and written skills and ability to communicate comfortably with students, colleagues, and external constituents.
Demonstrated ability to handle complex and multiple tasks in a professional and efficient manner.
Cultural competency to work with diverse student and/or employee population.
Exhibits a high level of professionalism, leadership, creative problem solving, diplomacy, negotiation and sales skills, and the ability to manage complex projects with minimal supervision.
Professional, courteous demeanor and appearance; ability to engage positively and work professionally with students, faculty, staff and administration and represent the University professionally to the public.
Physical ability to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, salary requirements and professional references to email@example.com.
The University of Saint Joseph is building a culturally diverse faculty & staff, and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates.
About University of Saint Joseph
About the University of Saint Joseph
The University of Saint Joseph was founded in 1932 by the Sisters of Mercy. The University offers more than 21 majors and pre-professional programs, accelerated bachelors-to-masters and online degree programs functioning as an undergraduate women’s program and co-educational adult, graduate and professional studies program.
Ideally situated midway between Boston and New York City, the beautiful 84-acre Olmsted-designed campus is one mile from West Hartford’s thriving downtown, and provides an array of cultural events, occasions for spiritual development, and fitness and recreational options. The University also has an active presence outside our campus, reaching into the surrounding community through internships, community service projects, new program and partnerships.