Director Financial Services
Responsible for managing and overseeing all accounting functions. Oversees the completion and reconciliation of ledger accounts and/or financial statements. Monitors account activity and account processes. Evaluates and makes appropriate improvements to internal accounting processes ensuring that practices are in line with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) as well as the overall goals of the organization. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures.
Department Specific Essential Job Functions:
Responsible for maintaining accounting office policies and procedures. In accordance with the University's quality objectives, responsible for the accuracy, integrity, and presentation of the University's financial systems, records and Internal controls. Ensures full compliance with state and federal laws and regulations, University, State Board of Regents, Regional University System and Internal Revenue policies and procedures in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and Governmental Accounting Standards Board guidelines. Oversees the functions of general accounting, grants and contracts budget and post award, accounts payable and plant fund accounting. Serves as primary contact with external auditors for annual audits; formulates response to audit findings and assures implementation of necessary corrective actions. Oversees preparation of financial reports and documents for internal and external purposes including NCAA II Compliance reports and OMES reports. Serves as a member of the Finance Administrative Team. Serves as a back-up member for the Disaster preparedness team. Performs other duties as assigned. Scope/Supervision: Reports to Assistant Vice President of Financial Operations. Directs the work efforts of several managers and individual contributors. Selection and hiring, staff development, work planning, performance management and responsibility for initiating various personnel actions for exempt and non-exempt employees.
Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or related field that provides extensive knowledge of fundamental theories, principles, and concepts. Extensive knowledge and comprehensive understanding of functional area plus 7+ years of experience with team management, leading planning, including program development and innovation, program prioritization, and assessment. CPA preferred.
Experience in fund accounting, grant and contract accounting. Previous experience with higher education and/or Banner software. Supervisory experience.
Excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication skills. Good writing ability and strong computer skills. Strong attention to detail. Working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database software.
Repetitive movement of hands and fingers - typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
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