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507367 - University Controller

California State University, Fullerton
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 21, 2022

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs
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507367 - University Controller

Classificaiton: Administrator III-Range A
Department: Controller
Sub-Division: AVP Business and Administrative Services
Salary Range: Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications  (Anticipated hiring range is $10,000 - $14,000 per month)
Appointment Type: At Will
Time Base: Full-Time
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

About CSUF:
Standing on 241 acres at the heart of Southern California, the university was founded in 1957 and has grown into a population of over 39,000 students. As Titans, we believe that diverse perspectives deepen our understanding. We are committed to giving students the support they need to graduate, while responding to California’s revolving work force needs. At California State University, Fullerton we strive for continual improvement of students, staff, faculty and administrators through orientations, training programs and professional development opportunities. As part of the Titan Community, you have access to many campus facilities and services including but not limited to the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, CSUF Garden Grove Center, Fullerton Arboretum, cultural events and performances in the Clayes Performing Arts Center, Cal State Fullerton Athletics sports events, Titan Recreation Center, and the Employee Wellness Program.

Job Summary:
It is an exciting time to join Cal State Fullerton as we are an in demand comprehensive University that is driven to shape the future of education and foster a vibrant community of diverse students, faculty, staff and administrators who uphold values of inclusive excellence, free speech, and an environment free from discrimination. We are continuously seeking individuals from a variety of career disciplines that share in the University's mission and core values. We warmly welcome you to consider joining the Titan Community where minds expand and opportunities flourish.

About the Position:
The Division of Administration and Finance serves as the backbone of the CSUF campus, managing a wide array of operations from maintaining and enhancing university buildings and grounds to providing important business support services. Campus beautification, classroom improvements, and technological advancements, continue to be a priority as we enhance the learning environment and facilities. It is the mission of the Division to provide customer-focused administrative support and steward our physical and financial resources in order to fulfill the university's mission and support student success. We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our Controller Office as University Controller. The ideal candidate in this role should have a positive attitude, an active, energetic mind, and a leadership style that is characterized by highly ethical practices and a commitment to diversity, openness, flexibility, integrity, and kindness.

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Resource Planning and Budget, the University Controller assumes overall responsibility for the University's controllership functions. Provides strategic leadership, directs, coordinates, and oversees the University Controller units which include: Accounting Services and Financial Reporting, Accounts Payable and Travel Operations, Student Business Services, Tax Compliance, and PCI Compliance. Provides oversight of accounting records and all financial and management reporting, implements and maintains appropriate fiscal policies and procedures, monitors budget performance for controller units, ensures compliance with applicable federal and state laws, as well as University rules and regulations for internal accounting practices, establishing and implementing methods to improve efficiency of operations, and providing direction and oversight in fiscal and tax related matters relating to the operation of the University. Promotes an inclusive environment of teamwork and will lead efforts to ensure Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are incorporated in each department's operations, programs and services. Works collaboratively with senior leadership and campus community to provide functional services vital to accomplishing the University's mission and goals. Other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in accounting, management and/or finance; or equivalent combination of experience and degree; At least ten years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified with at least five of leadership experience. Demonstrated leadership interpreting and applying federal, state and institutional fiscal policies, regulations, and reporting requirements. The University Controller should be experienced in evaluating, improving and implementing internal controls and must possess the following:

Experience in providing leadership to a diverse staff and delivering a service-oriented approach in a highly regulated and compliance driven environment. Strong management skills, team building experience, and change management abilities in directing and coordinating staff commitment to excellence. Strong verbal and written communication skills necessary to present information in a clear, concise and understandable manner. Thorough knowledge and understanding of institutional policies and procedures and the regulatory environment which the University operates, including but not limited to: GAAP, GAAS, FASB, GASB, Sarbanes-Oxley, tax laws and regulations. Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of federal and state laws, regulations, and operating guidelines related to public institution of higher education. Apply accounting and tax principles to the analysis of various complex accounting and tax issues. Experience in various problem-solving techniques in finding solutions to complex accounting and tax issues. Application of accounting and financial information system technology, including web-based applications, preferably PeopleSoft. Excellent oral and written communication with interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively and collaboratively with faculty, staff, and administrators and represent the University to key stakeholders internally and externally. Experience in strategic leadership over financial accounting, reporting, and systems.

A bacgground check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with PeopleSoft system application. Previous experience working in a union environment. CPA and/or Master’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Special Working Conditions:
Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator

Additional Information:
California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

The scope of responsibilities for this position includes the making or participating in the making of decisions that may have a material financial benefit on the incumbent. Therefore, you will be required to file an initial “Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interests” within thirty (30) days from date of hire and on an annual basis; and complete the CSU sponsored ethics on-line training within thirty (30) days of appointment, and at least once during each consecutive period of two calendar years following the appointment.

The person holing this position is considered a general mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting act and is required to comply with the requirement set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017.

Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

If you are applying for a staff position, please note that you are not eligible to work concurrently in a staff position and an Academic Student position such as Graduate Assistant, Teaching Associate, Instructional Student Assistant or a Student Assistant position.

Regular attendance is considered an essential job function.

Employee/applicant who submits an application for a position may be required to successfully complete job related performance test(s) as part of the selection process.

Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to complete all sections of the online application form will be disqualified from consideration.

California State University, Fullerton is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).

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This position will remain open until filled; but only those applications received by December 9, 2021 will be assured full consideration.

Application Deadline: Feb 17, 2022 (9:00 PM)

Apply online at: jeid-eefd5a0fcdf7074d89fcb06dfc00af2b
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