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Director of Accounting

The Citadel
South Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 10, 2024

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Director of Accounting

Job no: 496521
Work type: Full Time Permanent - Staff
Location: Charleston
Categories: Finance and Business
Salary: $90,000 - $110,000
Payscale: Band 8

Job Responsibilities:

The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina is seeking an Director of Accounting position in the Finance & Business Office. This role will provide managerial activities with respect to the interaction of accounting systems and procedures throughout the institution while directly supervising the general ledger, accounts payable function, accounts receivable function, fixed assets, endowments and financial reporting operations within the Finance & Business Office.
  • Supervises the accounting operations of the college; including accounts payable, accounts receivable, endowment accounting, fixed asset accounting, tax reporting and preparation, grant accounting, travel reimbursement and other general accounting processes.
  • Coordinates with other departments such as Budget, Procurement, ITS, Student Business Services to ensure efficient and effective service is provided to campus.
  • Supervises the preparation of all The Citadel's financial statements; this includes financial statements for The Citadel, The Citadel Trust, and the NCAA. Supervise the preparation of other external financial reports responding to information requests made by other governmental entities, as well as information requests from within the college.
  • Primary contact for gathering prepared by client documents for both internal and external auditors, assist the auditors with system information, schedule requests for additional data, prepare/review workpapers, and respond to audit queries.
  • Trains accounting staff and other campus departments in matters related to financial services.
  • Review, update and develop accounting policies, procedures and internal controls for both the department and the college.
  • Act as a liaison with other departments on campus to accomplish the college's financial goals, works with vice presidents, deans, and department heads to initiate changes in procedures and improve internal controls.
  • Reviews chart of account changes requests, manage Banner Finance security access, and ensure systems that interact with Banner Finance are feeding appropriately by performing reconciliations and working with ITS.

Minimum Qualifications:

A bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or related field AND 3-5 years of public accounting experience OR 7 years of general accounting experience. Employee needs a strong technical accounting background. Must have knowledge of the principles, practices, and theories of accounting and financial management. Experience in financial statement preparation and analysis, report preparation and analysis, general ledger systems and strong analytical and research skills are required. The employee must have supervisory skills commensurate with supervisory responsibilities and the ability to interact with personnel to resolve accounting issues.

Preferred Qualifications:

A CPA is preferred. A master's degree in accounting is an eligible substitute for CPA. Experience with Ellucian Banner is highly desired. A broader experience in fund accounting, investment/endowment accounting, cost accounting, grant accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, capital asset management and taxes is desirable.

Benefits of Working at The Citadel
  • Extensive Health Plans
  • Great Retirement Options
  • Tuition Waiver Program
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Discounts
  • Isle of Palms Beach Club
  • Swain Family Boat Center
  • Community Service Opportunities
  • Read more about our benefits, on our HR website

  • About The Citadel College

    The Citadel, also known as the Military College of South Carolina, is a public senior military college located in Charleston, South Carolina. Founded in 1842, The Citadel has a rich history and educational reputation. With our current location on the banks of the Ashley River in downtown Charleston, you are close to great restaurants, shopping and much more. Ranked #1 Public College in the South (U.S. News & World Report, 2022) for schools with up to a master's degree, the opportunities are endless.

    There are about 2,300 undergraduate students who make up the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. Out of the Corps of Cadets, 1 out of 3 graduates earn a military commission. Students can choose from 31 Majors, 57 Minors, pre-health professions, and pre-law (a concentration in political science). The 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio guarantees students a quality education. Another 1,000 students attend the Graduate College, evening and online programs.

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