Associate Vice President of Finance/Controller

Posting Details

Position Title

Associate Vice President of Finance/Controller

Job Description

The Associate Vice President of Finance/Controller handles high-level accounting, managerial accounting, and oversees the financial activities of the university. Overseeing accounting services, purchasing department and business office/student accounts, the Associate Vice President/Controller will manage and supervise all aspects of work and personnel; and assist with the development of internal controls policies, procedures, and financial planning as needed.
• Manages all aspects of accounting; billing, financial statements, general ledger, cost accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, budgeting, tax compliance, inventory accounting, revenue recognition and various special analysis.
• Maintain documented system of accounting policies and operations; update as necessary.
• Oversee payments of all accounts; ensuring all accounts are paid on time.
• Process accounts and collecting payments.
• Oversee all payments made for debts, bank loans, and other large quantities of money.
• Monitor cash and funding balances.
• Keep an organized filing system of all accounts, statements, transactions, payments and debts.
• Prepare and organize financial statements for record and review.
• Prepare quarterly and annual financial reports as necessary.
• Manage the quarterly and annual budgets and forecasts.
• Advise on financial analyses and decision-marking regarding capital investment, pricing, contract negotiations, significant costs, benchmarks and other matters with management and VP of Finance and Administration.
• Organize information and statement for audits and both internal and external auditors.
• Define, benchmark and implement operational best practices.
• Complying with all local, state, and federal laws regarding finances, tax filings and reporting. Ensuring the university complies with all additional legal and regulatory requirements.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration with an emphasis in accounting or related field.
Previous experience as an accounting, accounting supervisor or manager.
Minimum of five years Higher Education experience

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in a related field
Banner Finance experience
Certified Public Accountant ( CPA )
Certified Management Accountant ( CMA )

Physical Demands

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds



Additional Demands

May require nights, weekends and/or travel
• Exceptional knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, cost accounting and cost control principles and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ( GAAP )
• Advanced knowledge of bookkeeping and accounting best practices, laws, standards and state/national regulations
• Excellent computer skills
• Experience in accounting software, access, database, or other system knowledge
• Proficient with accounting software and experience with software system implementation
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Analytical ability to develop and implement improvements or recommendations
• Attention to detail
• Positive and professional
• Communication, applied to interaction with employees, coworkers, administration and students

Hours of Work

M-F 8:00am – 4:30pm

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Open Date


Priority Deadline


Open Until Filled

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  2. How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+
  3. Do you have prior experience in Higher Education?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. Do you have previous experience as a supervisor or manager?
    • Yes
    • No
Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts (unofficial)
  4. References (3-5 with contact information)
Optional Documents

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