Associate VP, Controller

Ohio, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Apr 22, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time


Cleveland State University

Associate VP, Controller

Position Description: The VP, Controller is responsible for supporting the leadership of CSU and its component organizations with timely, accurate and complete financial information. Ensures that financial operations functions (payroll, purchasing and accounts payable) support the campus community with highly efficient and customer service-oriented processes. Connects strategic objectives with the details of financial accounting and financial operational processes. Supports future planning and decision making. Creates a clear expectation for ensuring compliance with applicable rules and policies. Fosters a culture that prioritizes customer service and responsiveness. Coordinating closely with the Senior VP for Business Affairs/CFO, establishes collaborative relationships with external auditors, banking partners, credit rating agencies, investment consultants and others. Direct reports include an Associate Controller and an Executive Director for Financial Operations.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
    • Certified Public Accountant Certification
    • Minimum of 5 years’ supervising accounting functions in a non-profit or public agency or higher educational setting
    • Prior experience with fund accounting
    • Prior experience working with PeopleSoft, Oracle or similar ERP system
    • Prior experience with publicly traded debt

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • 3 plus years as a controller in a public agency, nonprofit or higher education setting

Application Information: Applications will be exclusively accepted online at Mailed or emailed application materials will not be accepted. Full consideration will be given to those who apply on or before the review begins date, 5/10/21. The university will continue the search if viable candidates are not identified.

Offer of employment is contingent on satisfactory completion of the University's verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or University policies or practices, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

It is the policy of Cleveland State University to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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