Join us to work at the most beautiful campus in the Rocky Mountain West! The University of Colorado Boulder Campus Controller's Office is accepting applications for an Associate Director. We are looking for a strong leader for the Reporting Services unit within the Campus Controller’s Office (CCO). This position reports to the Deputy Controller and is responsible for the overall management and direction of the unit, which includes financial monitoring, reporting, analysis, invoicing, closeout, and providing support to internal CCO and departmental staff. This unit has a focus on research grants and contracts, as well as industry service agreements.
Who We Are:
Reporting Services ensures stewardship of Restricted Funds at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU) in accordance with GAAP, State, Federal and private agency procedures and restrictions, and University rules and regulations. We provide timely and accurate financial reports and related information to external sponsors, CCO and University management, and for the University’s annual financial reports. We also assist CCO and the campus with 1) the proper administration of research contracts and grants, including departmental roles and responsibilities in the administration of sponsored funds, 2) effective cash management through timely billing, accounts receivable, short-term collections, and Federal Letter of Credit programs, 3) timely monitoring and reporting of expenditures and cost share obligations to sponsors, and 4) the proper closeout of awards.
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be:
People Development and Organizational Leadership (developing, retaining, recognizing CCO staff)
Collaborate with CCO leadership on the design and maintenance of the organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the organization’s goals and objectives.
Lead recruitment, training, supervision, and evaluation of staff to drive a positive and thriving work culture.
Create and maintain a positive, cooperative work culture, encouraging customer-oriented staff interaction with colleagues, sponsors, and administrators.
Model and develop leadership and technical skills for the current staff.
Process Excellence (identifying, improving, maintaining processes, including metrics)
Direct the overall operations of Reporting Services, including financial reporting and accounting, invoicing, project closeout, and cost share.
Assess and ensure excellent performance standards to be measured quantitatively and qualitatively. This includes defining and implementing baseline metrics.
Create well-defined roadmap of roles and responsibilities, with clear lines of accountability and ownership within the unit.
Proactively identify, recommend, and implement process improvements to address areas of concern.
Enhance business systems and procedures as appropriate to ensure continued compliance with the applicable rules and requirements and to improve business processes, efficiency and service.
Work with the Deputy Controller, peers, and others within CCO to achieve fiscal year end goals. This includes tracking requests, reviewing accuracy of supporting work-papers and ensuring deadlines are met, with minimal supervision.
Participate in external audits/reviews performed by various sponsors. Coordinate with the Campus Controller’s Compliance unit for the resolution of audits/reviews.
Assist with the development of the annual budget for the unit and perform periodic cost and productivity analysis.
Recommend and participate in the development of University processes, policies and procedures, as a key member of the CCO Leadership Team.
University Satisfaction (engaging with and training campus staff)
Increase engagement opportunities with university stakeholders.
Initiate and maintain meaningful communication and collaboration with departmental personnel and colleagues on other CU campuses and at the Office of the University Controller.
Build and maintain effective, collaborative working relationships with peers across campus to ensure services to CCO’s clients are effective and provide exceptional value.
Participate in the preparation of annual audit work papers, financial statements, and various reports due to sponsoring agencies. Review ad hoc, monthly and annual fiscal reports to ensure accuracy. Provide financial information as requested.
Work with CCO staff to enhance existing and develop new training courses for presentation to the campus community. Training is to ensure personnel have the knowledge and tools necessary to appropriately comply with GAAP, sponsor rules/regulations, and university policies/procedures.
Participate in the Fiscal Year End Town Hall meetings for the Boulder campus, and other town hall-type meetings as necessary to disseminate information to the campus community.
Infrastructure Enhancement (tech requirements, system upgrades & brand identity)
Advocate for staff in the implementation or upgrade of systems, such as PeopleSoft 9.2 or InfoEd.
Provide recommendations to manage space and/or technology for the department when applicable.
What We Can Offer:
The salary range for this position starts at $106,000. Negotiable, commensurate with experience. The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Accounting or related field.
Five years’ progressively responsible leadership experience with a proven track record of successfully running a complex organization encompassing accounting, accounts receivable, and restricted fund requirements.
Previous supervisory experience.
Recognized expertise with sponsored projects accounting.
Knowledge of Uniform Guidance and relevant sponsor rules/regulations.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Proven ability as a collaborator and problem solver with all levels of the organization.
Demonstrated strong customer orientation.
Demonstrated ability to work with a wide range of people.
Demonstrated knowledge of current accounting standards applicable to public institutions of higher education.
A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Accounting or related field.
Restricted fund and grant and contract experience.
Proven proficiency with computer software, particularly PeopleSoft Financials and Microsoft Office Suite.
Certified Public Accountant, Certified Research Administrator, or similar certification.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is negotiable, commensurate with experience.
Internal Number: 11048
About University of Colorado Boulder
As the flagship university of the state of Colorado, CU-Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners with a proud tradition of academic excellence. Situated on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country, we are one of only 34 U.S. public institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU)—and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region.
Our employees are committed to CU-Boulder’s service to Colorado and the world through the many fields and professions represented on the campus. Whether practicing law or medicine, designing websites, writing grants to fund research, or advising students our employees further the mission of the University of Colorado by empowering our students, faculty and staff to Be Boulder. in pursuing knowledge in service to Colorado, the nation and the world.