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University Controller/Treasurer

Western Kentucky University
42101, Bowling Green (US)
Date posted
Feb 20, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The University Controller/Treasurer reports to the Assistant Vice President for Budget, Finance and Analytics. The following duties are customary for this position but are not to be construed as all inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs.

  • Strategic finance oversight: cash flow analysis and forecasting, bond ratings, banking relationships
  • Oversee multiple functions including: Accounting & Financial Reporting, Accounts Payable, Grants and Contacts Accounting, Insurance (Property & Vehicle) and Tax Compliance, Payroll, and Travel
  • Maintain oversight of physical and financial resources of the institution, including establishing and monitoring strong internal control systems
  • Implement and maintain systems of cash flow management , including reporting, analysis, forecasting, and ensuring adequate institutional cash needs
  • Ensure the accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of all financial transactions, and supervise annual financial audits of the university
  • Maintain responsibility for financial and regulatory obligations including issuance of university bonds, preparing bond disclosure information, and preparing federal tax returns
  • Oversee all external financial reporting and filings with all Commonwealth of Kentucky agencies, as well as grantor agencies
  • Develop constructive external relationships with individuals, organizations and other governmental agencies considered advantageous to WKU
  • Perform other internal and external service and oversight functions including university committee service
  • Assure compliance with all federal, state and local tax regulations, including reporting and payment
  • Collect and prepare information for retirement reporting for state retirement plans, including remittances
  • Ad hoc reports and projects as assigned by the AVP for Budget, Finance and Analytics

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