For over fifty years, Unity College has been preparing the next generation of environmental professionals and leaders to successfully face real-world challenges. We believe that we should serve a broad range of students from all backgrounds across the U.S. and the world. To be responsive to the rapidly changing needs of students and society, Unity College has adopted an enterprise model as its institutional organization, expanding the college into two distinct units that offer both undergraduate and graduate environmental degrees: flagship campus and distance education.
Unity College Flagship campus in Maine
On our flagship campus, our liberal arts curriculum is built upon a unique framework of sustainability science the first of its kind in the nation. A distinctive approach to learning provides our students with an exceptional, high-quality education, enabling them to drive real change with leading-edge knowledge and expertise within any of our environmentally focused majors. Our unique location provides extraordinary opportunities for hands-on learning and research, and active and engaged students work together with forward-thinking faculty to make true community-based learning possible. From 225 wooded acres of farmland overlooking Unity Pond in the tranquil village of Unity, Maine, we prepare each of our students to make a mark on the world.
Distance Education: Unity College Online
Our distance education unit, started in 2016, extends the effects of a Unity College education to adult learners, and beyond the physical confines of the flagship campus. Unity College Online offers affordable, accredited bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and non-degree credits, ideal for working professionals seeking to advance their careers, helping students become the change maker the world needs while still honoring their commitments, wherever they are.
Whoever and wherever you are, Unity College can offer an environmental education for those committed to solving the world's most pressing environmental problems.
We are America's Environmental College.
The controller is the lead accountant in charge of overseeing the day to day business operations of the College while ensuring that all policies, procedures, controls and reporting regulations are complied with at all times. The Controller works with the Chief Business Officer (CBO) and other constituents in support of the College's mission and strategic plan and is an active participant in leadership in abundance. Specific duties include (but are not all inclusive):
Compiles, analyzes, and reconciles financial information, including preparation of journal entries and financial statements
Assists in managing the annual audit process including acting as the primary liaison to the external audit team
Manages the monthly, quarterly, and annual closing process
Oversees the annual 990 and 990T preparation process
Manages, forecasts and reconciles cash and investment accounts
Manages Grant revenues and expenses
Oversees monthly budget reporting, including budget to actual variance analysis
Manage UCard relationships with local dining establishments
Manage UCard system changes and updates
Manage procurement card users and training
Approve and disburse all journal entries other than own
Prepare investment reconciliations
Approve and distribute A/P batches
Review bank transactions daily
Verify and approve bi-weekly TIAA upload
Manage electronic banking requests
Oversee Cash management and projections
Facilitate G5 drawdowns
Review and analyze departmental budget vs actual reports
Verify and approve daily deposits
Manage cash management workbook history and actuals
Reconcile non-investment bank accounts monthly
The ideal candidate will have a Master's degree with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance; CPA preferred; PLUS:
3 to 5 years financial reporting experience. Must have strong technical, analytical and problem-solving skills
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from students, staff, regulatory agencies or members of the business community.
Ability to apply mathematical operations such as basic math and algebraic equations
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook). Knowledge of Dynamics GP and Management Reporter a plus.
Work hours are specific to the requirements of the position and can include days, evenings and weekends. Working extended hours required as needed. Must be flexible and cooperative in fulfilling responsibilities and meeting the college's needs.
Unity College seeks to attract employees who share a commitment to the environment and to human diversity, and who have an interest in helping students develop an understanding of the richness and complexity of individuals and society.
Interested and qualified candidates should go to www.unity.edu/jobs to complete an application and submit a cover letter, CV and points of contacts for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. We look forward to hearing from you!