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Assistant Controller

Elon University
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 3, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs
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Employment Type
Full Time
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Elon University is currently accepting applications for an Assistant Controller. The assistant controller is responsible for managing the annual financial audit, NCAA audit and OMB Single Audit along with other external reporting as needed. The assistant controller serves as the subject matter expert to research and document GAAP and other authoritative guidance for reporting for the university. This position requires excellent analytical skills, a thorough knowledge of accounting principles and experience in coordinating the preparation and analysis of financial statements.

Education Requirements:

  • At a minimum, an undergraduate degree in accounting or in business management/finance with, at least, six years of experience in accounting and management. Master's in Accounting or MBA preferred
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license required
  • Higher Education experience preferred
  • Excellent knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Experience with Ellucian Colleague a plus.
  • Ability to perform financial analysis, including budget to actual variance analysis and forecasting.
  • Strong supervisory experience and ability to work as part of a team.
  • Strong organization skills, attention to detail and follow through to resolve outstanding issues.
  • Candidates must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, a professional customer service demeanor, and the ability to work with confidential information.
  • Ability to analyze/interpret data and take appropriate action.
  • Aptitude for technology and proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Other attributes include good judgment and initiative, intuitive instincts, excellent interpersonal management skills and the ability to work effectively in a fast paced and changing environment.

Six years of experience in accounting and management required. The position will remain open until filled.  Apply at University is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants. 

Elon University has built a national reputation as a premier student-centered arts and sciences university that values strong relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon is ranked among the top-100 National Universities by U.S. News & World Report, with a No. 1 ranking for excellence in undergraduate teaching and No. 9 for innovation. Global engagement is central to Elon's experience and the Institute of International Education has ranked the institution No. 1 in the nation for study abroad for 16 straight years. In addition, Elon is the only university in the nation ranked in the top-20 by U.S. News for excellence in all eight academic programs "Focused on Student Success." Elon's more than 7,000 students prepare to become the resilient, ambitious and ethical leaders the world needs, putting their knowledge into action on campus, in the community and around the globe.

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