Director of Financial Reporting/Controller

Southern Ark Univ. Tech   Camden, AR   Full-time     Accounting
Posted on May 12, 2024
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SAU Tech in Camden is currently accepting applications for a Director of Financial Reporting/Controller. This is a 12-month administrative position with an annual salary of $65000.00 - $70,000.00 and full benefits.

MINIMUM/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelorýs degree in accounting, finance, business, or closely related administrative field. Past or present experience with finance or accounting software (i.e. GP, Sage, Jenzabar, Workday, Ellucian, or etc.) An active or past active C.P.A. license is preferred. Masterýs degree in related administrative field is preferred. Previous Higher Education administrative experience or Legislative Audit experience is preferred. 

SAU Tech is an AA/EEO employer.

Description: The Controller/Director of Financial Reporting works under the direction of the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration and is responsible for monitoring departmental budgets, payroll, purchasing and overseeing the entire fiscal operation of the campus. All SAU Tech employees are expected to demonstrate excellence in interpersonal behaviors and be committed to effective collaboration with colleagues. Joining the SAU Tech family requires a commitment to creating and cultivating caring environments through the intentional inclusion of all staff in student success efforts.

The policy of Southern Arkansas University Tech is to comply with all federal and state nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action laws, orders, and regulations. The College will not engage in discrimination or harassment against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, unfavorable discharge from the military, status as a disabled veteran or a veteran od the Vietnam era. Discrimination is prohibited by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1064, as amended, Title IX of the Education amendments of 1972, and Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with disabilities Act of 1990, including all subsequent amendments and administrative regulations adopted thereunder by the Department of Education. This nondiscrimination policy applies to admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in the various programs and activities of the College.

Examples of Duties

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The Controller/Director of Financial Reporting is charged with the following: The scope of supervision encompasses all aspects of the college's fiscal operation, including, but not limited to, grant accounting, accounts payable, travel, reconciliations, accounts receivable, student accounts and cashiering, budgeting, and maintenance of general and subsidiary ledgers. Recommends policies and procedures related to the Business Office to the Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration (VCFA) and implements them when approved. Prepares complex financial reports and analyses for internal use and presentation to the Executive Cabinet of SAU Tech and the SAU System Board of Trustees. Prepares complex annual financial reports and analyses for external entities (i.e. State Legislature and Department of Finance & Administration). Leads the monthly close cycle which includes oversight of journal entry preparation, balance sheet reconciliation, and financial reports analysis. Communicates appropriate and accurate financial results and analysis to Vice Chancellor (VCFA). Conducts year-end closing plus the opening of new financial periods and records. Audits accounts to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations. Collaborates with other functional areas of the university to participate in strategic planning related to enrollment management and SAU Techýs growth. Acts as a business partner with administrative team on their financial results and planning needs. Serves as a liaison with auditors, SAU Tech Administrative staff, other SAU Tech staff, and students. Provides training to users of the Jenzabar J1 finance system and related functionality. Performs other duties as assigned by the Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration.

SKILLS & ABILITIES: Knowledge of fund accounting, generally accepted accounting principles, and sound cash management principles. Knowledge of higher education financial management systems and related applications, including the ability to plan, design, and implement new systems. Comprehensive knowledge of an educational finance system, including the ability to interpret college policies and procedures. Ability to organize and conduct training sessions on various aspects of the finances of the institution. Ability to prepare financial statements that require minimal audit adjustments. Ability to solve complex problems. Develop and maintain accounting policies and procedures. Establish and maintain an effective internal control system. Sound and well-developed administrative and management skills. Ability to recruit, train and motivate personnel.

Minimum/Preferred Qualifications: Bachelorýs degree in accounting, finance, business, or closely related administrative field. Past or present experience with finance or accounting software (i.e. GP, Sage, Jenzabar, Workday, Ellucian, or etc.) An active or past active C.P.A. license is preferred. Masterýs degree in related administrative field is preferred. Previous Higher Education administrative experience or Legislative Audit experience is preferred.