CONTROLLER- Missouri Western State University seeks applications for the position of Controller. The Controller will handle high-level accounting, managerial accounting, and oversee the financial activities of the university. Overseeing the accounting department and business office, the controller will manage and supervise all aspects of work and personnel, and will assist with the development of internal control policies, procedures, and financial planning as needed.
Manages all aspects of accounting; billing, financial statements, general ledger, cost accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, budgeting, tax compliance, inventory accounting, cost accounting, revenue recognition, and various special analyses.
Maintain documented system of accounting policies and operations; update as necessary.
Oversee payments of all accounts, ensuring all accounts are paid on time; process accounts and collecting payments; oversee all payments made for debts, bank loans, and other large quantities of money.
Monitor cash and funding balances; prepare and organize financial statements; prepare quarterly and annual financial reports; manage the quarterly and annual budgets and forecasts.
Advise on financial analyses and decision-making regarding capital investment, pricing, contract negotiations, significant costs, benchmarks, and other matters with management and VP of Finance.
Organize information and statement for audits; complying with all local, state, and federal laws regarding finances, tax filings, and reporting. Ensuring the university complies with all additional legal and regulatory requirements.
Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in accounting, finance, business administration with an emphasis in accounting, or related field; previous experience as an accountant, accounting supervisor, or manager; five to ten years’ experience in field preferred.
Work independently, collaboratively, and ability to develop and implement improvements or recommendations.
Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, accounting and cost control principles, accounting standards pronouncements, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB).
Advanced knowledge of accounting best practices, laws, standards, and state/national regulations.
Excellent interpersonal, communication skills and attention to detail.
Proficient in accounting software, access, database, and experience with a software system.
Certified Public Accounting (CPA); Certified Management Accountant (CMA).
As a student-centered learning community, Missouri Western is dedicated to inclusion and the promotion of diversity as essential to our mission as a public university. This commitment contributes to transforming lives and demonstrates our values of freedom, respect and courage. The university encourages applications from individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas, and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of our educational community. Employment is contingent upon proof of the legal right to work in the U.S. Qualified applicants must submit a cover letter, resume (including contact information for three references), and unofficial transcripts to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applicants begins immediately. Deadline to apply is November 15, 2019. EOE
About Missouri Western State University
Missouri Western State University is a public, state-supported institution providing a blend of traditional liberal arts and sciences and career-oriented associate, baccalaureate, and master degree programs. Certificate programs, professional programs, programs for transfer students, continuing education opportunities, and self-enrichment courses are also offered. Western continues to honor its tradition of open access, serving both traditional and non-traditional students. Western approaches its fourth decade with an enrollment of more than 6,300 students and over 200 faculty members. A beautifully landscaped campus complements contemporary institutional and recreational facilities. The campus consists of 14 major buildings and a student-housing complex located on 744 acres.
The historic city of St. Joseph, Missouri, has a population of approximately 74,000 and a favorable location 50 miles north of Kansas City. Recreational, cultural and community opportunities are available. Cost of living is below national average, especially housing costs.