Summary: The Controller directs accounting and business activities of the University through leadership and management of the Business Services operations of the University, including communication with administration within the University and other departmental leaders. Includes supervision of accounts payable, accounts receivable, student accounts, and accounting clerks.
Qualifications: Along with strong management skills and an ability to direct daily operations of Business Services, the successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal, organizational, and financial analytical skills. Other responsibilities will include preparing financial reports, including reports to the University’s CFO, President, and Board. Other reports will include budget reports and external reports for donors, as well as reports for federal and state regulatory agencies. Proven expertise in working within systems and processes for efficient control and utilization of financial resources of the organization is desired.
Expertise in understanding legal documents will complement the candidate’s knowledge of federal policy and current or changing regulatory directives. Collaboration and a proven ability to communicate to and work with a broad array of constituents, from Board members, administration, and other University departments, to external auditors are crucial.
Required Certification: CPA
Education and Experience: Must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a Master’s in Business Administration with a minimum of five (5) years accounting or management experience. Higher education or not-for-profit experience is preferred.
PBA complies with all applicable federal and state nondiscrimination laws and does not engage in unlawful discrimination on the basis of age, gender, disability, veteran status, race, color, or national origin in any employment practice, admissions, education program, or educational activity. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.
Internal Number: Controller
About Palm Beach Atlantic University
Palm Beach Atlantic University is a comprehensive Christian university focused on enlightening minds, enriching souls, and extending hands. Its purpose is to offer a curriculum of studies and a program of student activities dedicated to the development of moral character, the enrichment of spiritual lives, and the perpetuation of growth in Christian ideals. The University is located in the tropical beauty of West Palm Beach, Florida, and the campus is situated on the Intracoastal Waterway and across the waterway from Palm Beach, Florida. It is located within a vibrant business community and a diverse population.