Assistant Controller

Sep 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Northeastern University

Assistant Controller

Requisition Number: STFR003998

Division/College: Finance

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


This position has the overall responsibility and accountability for the management, training and development of two professional accountants responsible for daily operations in the general Accounting Office. This includes reviewing and approving accounting transactions and reconciliations, maintaining financial data integrity by establishing strong internal controls and ensuring financial transactions are recorded in accordance with GAAP. This position will also be responsible for identify areas of audit risk and exposure and assists in implementing solutions to ensure compliance with audit requirements and to make recommendations to management to improve business processes and/or adapt to regulatory changes. This position will be responsible for financial reporting including assisting the Associate Controller and Controller in preparing the university annual financial statements as well as providing other relevant and timely financial information to executive management team. This position is also responsible for assisting in the preparation of the annual Financial Statement and Retirement Plan audits.


• BS in Accounting or business
• CPA or MBA preferred, but not required
• Minimum of 5-10 years of non-profit accounting experience
• Excellent analytical, problem solving and accounting skills essential
• Strong computer skills especially for Microsoft Word and Excel
• High attention to detail
• Strong communication skills with the ability to interact with both senior management and subordinates

Additional Information:
This position requires a criminal background check.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Careers@Northeastern

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.


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