The Assistant Controller, under direction of the Associate Vice-President for Finance and Controller, assists with financial and reporting activities with emphasis on general ledger accounting, payroll, tax, budgeting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, procurement, fixed assets, regulatory compliance, financial analysis and reporting. Assist in providing leadership and management to Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll, and General Accounting staff ensuring adherence to GAAP and institutional policies and procedures.
Ensures compliance with appropriate procedures and controls related to fixed assets, accounts payable, procurement, cash management, and investment and gift accounting.
Assists in managing the general ledger to include control and management of the chart of accounts, account reconciliation and preparation of quarterly financial reporting and analysis, including budget to actual analysis and variance reporting.
Assists with budget development.
Assists with month and quarter-end close and preparation of financial statements.
Assists in establishing and maintaining internal controls.
Research accounting issues for compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and maintains accounting records in compliance with GAAP and FASB.
Supervises accounts receivable, accounts payable and general accounting departments.
Works to reconcile accounting inaccuracies or imbalances.
Uses accounting software to maintain records and prepare reports.
Prepares ad hoc reports for management.
Contributes to team efforts by accomplishing related tasks as needed.
Completes year-end closing procedures and assists in audits of financial operations.
Ensures accurate reporting of financial aid, including but not limited to, institutional scholarships, scholarships from external sources, federal aid, state aid, and other grants or awards.
Assists with training and development of subordinates for areas of responsibility.
Attends and participates in meetings, conferences, and training sessions that are pertinent for continued development and education related to the position.
Other relevant duties as assigned.
Regular and predictable attendance is required.
On-site work is required.
Incumbents must remain relevant in the area of employment and flexible to changes in work related to institutional needs.
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and Mater's of Business Administration (MBA)
5+ Years of relevant experience displaying a progressive growth of responsibility and includes 2+ years of supervisory responsibility. Experience in higher education accounting preferred.