University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is seeking an Assistant Vice President & Controller, reporting directly to the Associate Vice President of Financial Services. The incumbent will have strategic oversight of UMBC’s financial accounting and operations, including development of semi-annual and annual financial statements, inventory and plant accounting, business services (accounts payable,) payroll accounting, cost accounting & analysis, contract & grant accounting, compliance and reporting. In addition, this position will play a major role in supporting and maintaining the University’s financial accounting system (PeopleSoft). This includes the interfaces from various sub modules and the interface to the State of Maryland’s Financial Accounting System with required reconciliations. The successful candidate will lead an office committed to improving processes and to providing outstanding service.
Specific duties include:
Anticipating and leading change with understanding, perspectives and tools to make change seamless and effortless
Overseeing the activities of the accounting department for timely and accurate maintenance of the general ledger and financial management reporting, GAAP/GASB reporting to include managing the University’s external audit and financial reporting process; monitoring and reconciling all University asset and liability accounts;
Developing and maintaining financial management systems, internal controls, policies and procedures based on finance and industry best practices to ensure the University assets are safeguarded and the accounts are efficiently and appropriately maintained in order to ensure accurate financial data;
Supervising the activities of the business services, issuing timely and accurate payments to vendors & employees for travel reimbursements;
Overseeing activities of contract and grants accounting to ensure compliance and timely agency/internal reporting;
Directing cost accounting functions in support of the University’s Facilities & Administrative Rate calculations and negotiations;
Maintaining accounting control over the university’s moveable equipment inventory in conjunction with University departments
And performing other duties as assigned.
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field and a CPA and/or Master’s degree in finance/accounting or related field and a minimum of seven years’ accounting experience, preferably in higher education is required. Must have at least five years of management experience. Detailed understanding of complex automated financial systems such as PeopleSoft is highly desired.
Starting salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a full time position and includes full university benefits.
For best consideration, submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references by February 21, 2020 (applications will be accepted until the position is filled) to: http://listings.umbc.edu/cw/en-us/job/493159?lApplicationSubSourceID=11276
UMBC is EOE/AA.
About University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
UMBC is a special community — committed to nurturing people, ideas, and the values that support excellence and service. Established in 1966, UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.
Join the almost 2000 UMBC faculty and staff that share their talents and innovations to help UMBC achieve our vision to become the best public university of our size.
We offer excellent benefits, professional development, and the opportunity to be part of our community and contribute directly to UMBC’s success and the educational experiences of our students.