Assistant Controller

University of Bridgeport
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 29, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support, Financial Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time

The Assistant Controller reports to the Controller, supervising accounts payable and purchasing and other accountants as well as providing ongoing maintenance and evaluation of the integrity of accounting systems.

Responsibilities :
  • Prepares financial statements to meet internal and external reporting requirements.
  • Produces and manages balance sheets and analyze revenue and expenses.
  • Assists with management of accounting, auditing and budgeting within the organization.
  • Manage accounting for and ensure timely reconciliation and review of Cash and other accounts to sub-ledgers against a monthly closing checklist.
  • Assists with preparations for audits.
  • Works to reconcile accounting inaccuracies or imbalances.
  • Ensures compliance with and prepare reports according to applicable government regulations.
  • Uses accounting software to maintain records and prepare reports.
  • Delegates accounting tasks to junior accounting staff.
  • Coordinates with and prepares reports for CFO and upper management.
  • Contributes to team efforts by accomplishing related tasks as needed.
Requirements :
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related field (master’s preferred)
  • At least 5 years’ experience in accounting; in a higher education platform is preferred
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Highly skilled in math, accounting and financial processes
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Detail oriented and highly organized
  • Skilled in time management and the ability to prioritize tasks
  • Excellent critical thinking skills
  • Demonstrates a commitment to fostering and maintaining a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace
  • Solid understanding of GAAP and applicable regulations
  • Experience with Ellucian Colleague system is preferred
NOTE: The above description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by the Assistant Controller . It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities of the position. You will devote your full time and best efforts to the performance of your various job duties and will observe any and all policies, rules and regulations that the University may now have or shall hereafter establish.

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