Assistant Controller for the Business Office - East Stroudsburg University of PA
East Stroudsburg University
June 20, 2018
East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
commensurate with experience
Full Time - Experienced
Academic Administration, Accounting
4 Year Degree
Assistant Controller for the Business Office - ReqId#2113
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania currently seeks an Assistant Controller for the Business Office. As part of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education, ESU offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits.
Provide leadership to accounting staff giving direction and guidance to direct reports, delegating assignments, reviewing staff productivity, and mentoring staff to ensure high quality accounting and financial reporting.
Acts as liaison with external independent auditors on annual financial report.
Maintains thorough working knowledge of the institution's financial management ERP system to ensure staff have the required knowledge needed for their area of responsibility.
Responsible for accurate and timely posting of transactions to the general ledger while ensuring fiscal integrity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and University policies and procedures.
Assists in developing effective internal control structures for all assigned functions.
Collaborates with the Budget Office and other University Offices in explaining account balances and variances from various accounting periods.
Primary liaison for all external financial reporting including the institution-wide IPEDS report.
Coordinates institutional banking and investment activities with PA State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) treasury function which include both operating and restricted funds.
Coordinates with payroll and budget function to ensure the timely and accurate posting of university payroll transactions.
Provides financial expertise to special projects involving institution-wide initiatives.
Responsible for writing and maintaining documentation of university accounting policies and procedures.
Recruits, trains, and retains qualified accounting staff while promoting diversity and quality customer service.
Identifies and implements professional development opportunities for staff; trains staff on new accounting procedures and accounting system enhancements.
Instructs university accountants on accounting related issues and new directives from NACUBO and PASSHE.
Stays current and implements new pronouncements of accounting standards and other regulatory issues affecting accounting procedures, financial reporting, governmental funding, and audit issues.
Deliver quality customer services to both internal and external constituents in a professional helpful and courteous manner.
Other duties as assigned.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Typically, 37.5 hours a week.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or other business-related discipline
Licensure as an active Certified Public Accountant
Seven or more years of experience, with three or more years of full charge supervisory experience, preferably in a higher education union environment
Working knowledge of operational and financial reporting issues
Self-motivated and highly detail oriented problem solver with strong analytical skills
Open and collaborative leadership style that encourages teamwork and cooperation; strong role model, manager, and coach
Experience using a relational database such as SAP
Strong PC and business software skills
Excellent oral and written skills and excellent use of grammar and composition; the ability to communicate comfortably with staff, students, colleagues, and external constituents
Master’s degree in accounting, finance or business related field.
Knowledge of governmental/fund accounting
Knowledge of GASB/FASB financial reporting requirements
Prior experience in higher education
Experience with Grants Management
Experience using SAP information system
Preferred qualifications may be used to further reduce the pool of applicants to those who are most highly qualified.
Salary commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits. Final selection will be based upon a successful interview and background check. All candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. at the time of employment.
Internal Number: ReqId#2113
About East Stroudsburg University
ESU is a comprehensive university in northeastern Pennsylvania offering 55 undergraduate programs, 20 master's programs and 1 doctoral program. ESU is one of the 14 institutions in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
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