The University of Kansas Office of Research (KUOR) administers externally sponsored research projects on the KU-Lawrence campus and oversees designated research centers and institutes as well as state surveys and a number of smaller research centers and core research service laboratories. Within the Office of Research, the KU Center for Research, Inc. (KUCR) ), a non-profit 501(c) 3 research foundation, is the entity responsible for submitting all proposals for external support of research, instructional and service projects. In addition, KUCR helps research investigators by negotiating contracts, providing proposal and post-award services, administering compliance oversight, managing and constructing research facilities, and handling financial services, including investment of corporation resources.
The Associate Director will be responsible for preparation and distribution of the corporate financial statements including Statement of Financial position and Statement of Activities, maintenance of the corporation’s general ledger, and ensuring that all transactions and documentation complies with GAAP standards. KUCR has an external financial audit and files corporate tax returns. The Associate Director is a key administrator with the external auditors and responsible for the preparation of the corporate tax returns. The Associate Director will perform their duties under the guidance and direction of the Chief Financial Officer for KUCR.
70% - Corporate Financial Statements
Manage the preparation and distribution of internal and external corporate financial statements and reports, maintaining the highest quality, reliability and accuracy.
Coordinate, develop and update written policies and procedures over the financial reporting process.
Maintain and strengthen internal controls over financial reporting.
Research and resolve accounting issues including evaluation and implementation of new accounting pronouncements to ensure US GAAP compliance.
Coordinating the collection, consolidation, and evaluation of financial data; preparing special reports.
Guides other departments by researching and interpreting accounting policy; applying observations and recommendations to operational issues.
Protects organization's value by keeping information confidential.
15% - Corporate Tax Return
Responsible for financial data and reports collected to provide to external tax accountants to create 990 corporation tax return. Serves as point of contact with the external tax accountants.
Files various local, state and federal tax returns for the corporation as applicable
Keep up to date with current tax procedures and developments
10% - International Tax related returns
Works with KUCR pre-award, contracts and service agreement teams to identify potential international contracts for KUCR. Responsible to identify international tax issues and works with external consultants to ensure appropriate tax reporting for the corporation.
5% - Other duties as assigned
Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, or related field and 7 years of related experience OR High School Diploma and 10 or more years of relevant experience.
Two years of supervisory experience.
Five or more year’s budget, finance, and/or accounting experience.
Minimum of three year financial analysis, modeling and forecasting experience.
Minimum of three years preparation of financial statements or corporate tax returns.
Experience that required strong technical U.S. GAAP accounting knowledge.
Experience working with Microsoft Office Programs, including Word and Excel.
Excellent written communication skills as demonstrated by application materials.
Experience working in a multi-tasked environment.
CPA certification and/or MBA preferred.
Experience with educational learning environment, as well as the sponsored research within a higher education institution
Experience with not-for-profit FASB accounting and financial statements
Experience with Oracle in the Cloud or Peoplesoft financials
Proven familiarity of sponsored research concepts and systems.
Demonstrated understanding in financial regulations, laws and standard practice.
Must possess the ability to communicate effectively and translate financial concepts and results.
Requires the ability to negotiate and mediate at all levels, to be sensitive to differing viewpoints, and to be proactive and anticipate.
Ability to be receptive to changing priorities.
Contact Information to Applicants
Gina Cregg Executive Director email@example.com
Additional Candidate Instruction
A complete application consists of:
Online application, A cover letter addressing how required qualifications are met, Resume, 3 Professional References
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Deadline for applications is Sunday April 21st, 2019.
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