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Northwood University
Michigan, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 18, 2023


The Controller is responsible for the administration of financial accounting, operations, external and internal reporting, budgeting, audit and compliance. Oversight of accounting staff, accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll. Reports to the VP-Finance and Administration.

  • Facilitates and assists with the preparation of the annual operational and capital budgets
  • Draft, implement and enforce university policies and procedures
  • Maintain detailed asset database, including depreciation schedule
  • Review and approve invoices, contributions, payroll requisitions for appropriateness
  • Analyzes, reports budget performance and variances and makes recommendation on corrective action
  • Forecasts trends and other analytical support
  • Compiles data and prepares managerial reports on an ad hoc basis
  • Advise and support other departments with financial advice and guidance
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field of study and at least 10 years of work experience in accounting, auditing or financial analysis.
  • CPA license required
  • Have excellent analytical skills and possess advanced technical skills
  • Work cross functionally with other department representatives along with lead staff
  • Have strong organizational, analytical, interpersonal, problem-solving, and customer service skills
  • Have the ability to clearly communicate, both in written and verbal correspondence, complex financial information
  • Have integrity, the highest ethical standards, and the ability to manage confidential information appropriately
  • Be able to prioritize workload and meet stated deadlines
  • Prepare timely and accurate information
  • Have thorough knowledge of operational activities in order to prepare an accurate budget

Northwood University has an institutional philosophy which emphasizes free enterprise in a context of limited government and individual responsibility. The ideal candidate will have a strong attraction to the mission and core values of Northwood University. Applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the University’s outcomes at .

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