Assistant Controller - Saginaw Valley State University : Job Details

Assistant Controller

Saginaw Valley State University

Job Location : University Center, MI, USA

Posted on : Sat, 16 Mar 2019 16:47:21 GMT

Job Description :
The assistant controller will assist the controller to insure compliance with all internal policies and external accounting and related industry regulations. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist with year-end annual financial audit including coordination with audit firm. Participate in the review, development and implementation of financial reporting and compliance policies, practices and procedures. Review internal control procedures at University departments that receive cash or maintain cash balances to ensure the protection of financial assets and the integrity of recorded financial information. Research and evaluate emerging and enacted regulatory guidelines that impact the various areas of the Controller's Office. Coordination of projects to automate processes and implement new technologies. May include automation of data collection, creation of databases and spreadsheets, and management of electronic processes with the assistance of the Information Technology Services. Provide oversight to the Accounts Payable function of the university. Benchmarking of best practices to assist in evaluation of current processes and recommending changes to improve operational efficiencies. Assist in financial analysis and creation of models and graphical presentation of financial data for various departments. Maintain Fixed Asset records. Analyze financial data, develop schedules and reports, and prepare financial projections. Assist with coordination of university internal audits performed by external accounting firm and work with appropriate departments to ensure recommendations are implemented. Maintain Controller's Office web page. Provides leadership and oversight support within the unit to achieve the University's strategic initiatives. Assist the Controller with other duties as assigned. RELATED DUTIES: Assist with administrative functions of the Controller's Office. SUPERVISION RECEIVED: General supervision is received from the Controller. Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree required; master's degree in a related field preferred. Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor or related designation preferred and a minimum of five years internal or external accounting and audit experience, preferably in a university environment. Strong analytical and financial analysis skills required. Demonstrated commitment to providing high levels of customer service and improving operational efficiencies. Ability to work under pressure with a positive attitude. Ability to think critically, plan strategically, and prioritize actions as they relate to the University's goals. Experience in process evaluation and implementation. Leadership, communication, problem solving and supervisory skills. Strong written and verbal communication skills and strong organizational skills required. Demonstrated commitment to providing high levels of customer service and improving operational efficiencies. Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with diverse individuals. Knowledge of computer-based management information systems and personal computer applications. Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation. Preferred Qualifications Additional Information: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Required Documents Resume Cover Letter Special Instructions to Applicants Applicants MUST apply online. Date Posted: 03-15-2019 Posting Ends: Open Until Filled
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