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Director of Accounting / Controller

Millersville University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Nov 30, 2023

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Director of Accounting is responsible for general supervision and direction of the Accounting Office and is the primary person responsible for the accuracy, timeliness, and reporting of financial information for the University and the Foundation. This includes instituting and monitoring internal controls to safeguard assets; ensuring compliance with GAAP, GASB, and FASB ; monitoring general ledger accounts, fund balances, and banking activities; stewardship of University resources; compliance with policies, procedures, laws, and regulations; and accuracy in reporting. The role involves overseeing access to the accounting systems and bank accounts, ensuring secure and authorized usage. The position ensures availability of appropriate campus-wide reporting, develops departmental and campus-wide training, assists in resolving problems, and maintains and up-to-date chart of accounts. Other responsibilities include assessment, planning, and execution of internal audit activities, managing external audits, and timely filing of tax forms for the University and Foundation. Additionally, the role encompasses the preparation of critical financial reports including audited financial statements, COT reporting, IPEDS, NCAA reports, etc.

Located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Millersville University of Pennsylvania is one of the 10 public universities of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Our pillars of distinction include exceptionally strong student-faculty relationships, numerous programs of distinction, a beautiful campus and vibrant location, and successful job placement for our students. Our students’ success, both inside and outside of the classroom, is our highest priority, and we provide numerous opportunities to facilitate their academic, personal, and social growth and development. Almost 70 baccalaureate programs are available for our 6,000 students to find their path. Approximately one thousand graduate students enroll in 21 master’s and three doctoral programs. Our faculty are highly respected in their fields and dedicated to the success of students in the classroom, research labs, and in campus life. Over 66,000 alumni live in all 50 states and in 72 countries around the world. We seek individuals who embrace and value our EPPIIC values of exploration, public mission, professionalism, inclusion, integrity, and compassion.

Annual Salary: $92,342.00 – $105,532.00, plus comprehensive benefits starting on the first day of employment, including:
  • Health insurance – Low bi-weekly premium, with coverage starting on the first day of employment for employee and all dependents.
  • Dental insurance – Coverage is free to employee and dependents with coverage starting on the first day of employment.
  • Vision insurance – Coverage is free to employee and dependents with coverage starting on the first day of employment.
  • Group life insurance – Equal to annual salary (up to $50,000) at no cost to the employee.
  • Voluntary Group Life and Accident Insurance – Available for purchase at low rates for additional employee coverage as well as coverage for spouse and children.
  • Long Term Disability Insurance – Available for purchase at low rates with either a 90 or 180-day waiting period.
  • Retirement – 2 plans to choose from.
  • Tuition waiver – for employee, spouse, and dependents.
  • Personal leave – Up to 6 days per year.
  • Vacation leave – Up to 10.4 days accrued per year for first year, increases to 15.6 days per year after 1 year.
  • Sick leave – Up to 15.6 days accrued per year, including up to 5 days per year that can be taken to care for a family member.
  • Holiday leave – 12 days per calendar year.
For description of benefits available, see The State System Employee Benefits Summary at

At Millersville University we are committed to fostering a learning and working environment that promotes diversity to foster a climate of inclusion. EPPIIC values and the principles of Inclusive Excellence are an essential part of the foundation for our learning and working environment. Millersville University is an equal opportunity employer and, in compliance with federal and state laws and university policy, is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration with accounting emphasis and five years of experience in accounting; or Bachelor’s degree and eight years of experience in accounting.
  • Two years of supervisory experience.
  • Deep knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ( GAAP ), including application of FASB and GASB statements.
  • Technical knowledge of and experience with automated accounting systems.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Successful interview.
  • Successful completion of three background checks.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with fund accounting.
  • Experience with grant accounting
  • Experience in higher education.
  • Experience with SAP, Banner, Argos, Hyperion, Business Intelligence for SAP reporting.
  • MBA and/or CPA .

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