Directs the activities of the University of Houston and University
of Houston System administration State Financial Accounting and
Financial Reporting Departments Accounting and Financial Reporting
requirements. Business processes, and deadlines. Collaborates with
other state universities and state agencies on accounting and
reporting issues to ensure application of uniform and appropriate
- Directs the daily accounting and reporting operations and
activities of the Financial Accounting and Financial Reporting
departments, ensuring adherence to established standards of
accounting principles, governmental statues and regulations, and
- Collaborates with all UH component campuses to coordinate the
preparation of combined and component annual and monthly financial
reports, including presentation of Annual, Financial Report
- Maintains awareness of upcoming accounting and financial
reporting changes. Monitors and disseminates information on GASB
implements, serves on internal and external accounting committees,
and attends meetings and training as needed.
- Leads strategic and organizational planning regarding the
development of accounting procedures and guidelines that ensure
compliance with governmental accounting requirements for the
accumulation and maintenance of information, preparation of
appropriate supporting documentation, and fair presentation of
- Serves as the primary financial contact point for all audits
performed by external entitles, including accumulation of data and
records; coordination across campuses and campus departments to
ensure data accuracy, improve efficiency, and control costs; and
communicating information between parties involved in the
- Hires and oversees the work of external auditor firms for
annual external audits including Endowment funds, Houston Public
Media, Intercollegiate Athletics, and Charter School.
- Provides financial information statistics and special reports
as required by regulations and on request to governmental agencies,
eternal auditors, university departments and upper management and
- Oversee the calculation of the university's indirect cost
recovery rate approval for federal contracts and grants, including
external consultants for data analysis and presentation.
- Coordinates the accounting interfaces with the State accounting
systems, dashboard systems used for financial reporting, and other
systems to ensure the proper maintenance of accounting software
used to prepare financial reports.
- Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Bachelors and 7 years experience.
Requires a thorough understanding of both theoretical and practical
aspects of an analytical, technical or professional discipline; or
the basic knowledge of more than one professional discipline.
Knowledge of the discipline is normally obtained through a formal,
directly job-related 4 year degree from a college or university or
an equivalent in-depth specialized training program that is
directly related to the type of work being performed.
Requires a minimum of seven (7) years of directly job-related
Requires professional licensing, certification or registration
directly related to the job, as specified on a job description
Additional Information / Preferred Qualifications:
CPA license preferred.
Master’s degree in accounting/finance preferred.
Previous experience in higher education in a public State of Texas
University- in the finance/Accounting a plus.