A.T. Still University's Finance Office is seeking a Controller, Accounting Services for the Kirksville, MO campus. The position reports to the Associate Vice President for Finance. The Controller, Accounting Services has management oversight over all aspects of corporate accounting services and maximizes the return on financial assets by establishing financial policies, procedures, controls, and reporting systems in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and with financial management techniques and practices appropriate for institutions of higher education.
Guides financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures
Protects assets by establishing, monitoring and enforcing internal controls
Manages the accuracy and productivity of day-to-day activities of accounts payable, cash disbursements, cash receipts, gift and credit card receipting, fixed asset records, general accounting functions, etc.
Ensures month-end and the year-end close process is completed accurately and timely
Ensures quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting
Monitors and confirms financial condition by conducting audits; providing information to external auditors
Maximizes return, and limit risk, on cash by minimizing bank balances; making investments
Develops and documents business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls and continuous process efficiencies
Provides status of financial condition by collecting, interpreting, and reporting financial data
Prepares special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends
Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; filing financial reports; advising management on needed actions and/or areas for improvement
Maintains financial staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees
Maintains financial staff job results by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results
Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies
Interfaces with outside audit firm(s), banks, investment firms, casualty/liability insurance agent(s), credit card companies, and collection agencies, etc.
Researches technical accounting and tax issues for compliance
Manages and complies with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
Additional controller duties as necessary
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance and CPA required
Seven years or more of varied types of accounting experience and supervision of staff
Thorough knowledge of basic accounting procedures, general ledger functions, month-end/year-end close process and experience with creating financial accounting statements
In-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
Experience with tax regulations and compliance
Must be self-motivated with a collaborative style, and possess excellent analytical, research, organizational and verbal/written communication and presentation skills
Ability to interact with upper management and capability to present and explain financial data and analysis to both finance and non-finance audiences
Must be detail-oriented to ensure accuracy and quality of output while meeting work deadlines
Continuous improvement mindset
Team-oriented approach to work and success
Hands-on experience with accounting software packages and strong MS Excel skills
Must support the mission and values of A.T. Still University
Accounting experience with private higher education institutions
MBA or Master of Accountancy
Proven working experience as a financial controller
Experience with Microsoft GP Dynamics ERP, Microsoft Management Reporter and XLerant BudgetPak software
Successful candidates for any staff, faculty or administrative position at ATSU will be subject to a pre-employment background check
Internal Number: ATSUC01250
A.T. Still University (ATSU) is the founding institution of osteopathic healthcare, established in 1892 by Andrew Taylor Still. As a leading health sciences university, ATSU is comprised of two campuses (Kirksville, Mo., and Mesa, Ariz.) on more than 200 acres with six prestigious schools. The culturally rich learning environments include residential and online healthcare related graduate degrees as well as community-based partnerships worldwide. ATSU has more than 1,300 employees dedicated to its not-for-profit mission and an average annual enrollment of over 3,100 students from 35 countries.
ATSU is renowned for its preeminence as a multidisciplinary healthcare educator. The University is focused on integrating the founding tenets of osteopathic medicine and the advancing knowledge of today's science. ATSU continually earns distinctions as the graduate health sciences university with best-in-class curriculum and a community outreach mission to serve the underserved. The University has a rich history of leadership in both healthcare education and correlated research.
ATSU instills within students the compassion, experience and knowledge required to address the whole person a...nd shape healthcare in communities where needs are greatest. Inspired to influence whole person healthcare, ATSU graduates contribute to the future of integrated care while also leading with a selfless passion in the communities they serve.
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