Fiscal Compliance Specialist

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Position Summary: This Fiscal Compliance Specialist position creates and implements training programs for the College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences' departments, units, and centers as well as UGA county based faculty and staff. The role maintains a positive working relationship with campus based and county, district, and administrative personnel. Due to the complex nature of the organization and operations which include UGA Cooperative Extension and its county delivery service, this position helps maintain accountability of funds, both state and local, to continue the College's reputation of credibility with stakeholders. The position will be based out of the CAES Business Office under the leadership of the Director of Fiscal Affairs and supervision of the Business Affairs Manager. This role will receive indirect guidance from the Director of Extension County Operations, the CAES Director of Finance and Administration, and UGA's Internal Auditing Division as appropriate. The CAES Business Office is a college-wide support unit that reports to the Dean and Director of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. This office is responsible for the development of annual legislative budget requests, and the overview of business operations for the College's teaching, research, and extension functions. Management, monitoring, and reporting of state, federal, and sponsored funds are performed by this office including budgeting, accounting, contracts and grants, and accountability reporting to both state and federal governments.

Responsibilities: * Conduct audits of all County Extension accounts state-wide to ensure coherence to both UGA and County Funds policy and procedures. Provide written feedback in the form of an audit report, to be reviewed at the county, district, and statewide level in order to adhere to UGA fiscal policy. Prepare various accounting statements and audit reports, assist in establishing and reviewing county accounting systems' policy and procedures. * Conduct CAES fiscal consultations across all campuses, departments, units, and research and education centers in order to offer assistance and proactively prepare for potential reviews by UGA Internal Auditing or other governmental oversight - this includes assistance visits directed by the Agricultural Business Office or requested by Unit Administrators. Review student organizational accounts as requested. * Investigate and resolve various accounting issues. This position will work closely with UGA Internal Auditing Division as the CAES liaison in regards to fiscal malfeasance and other issues.

Qualifications: Completion of a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration or related field and experience in governmental or commercial accounting with emphasis on internal auditing or an equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education

About UGA: The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

Full time/Part time: Full Time

EEO Policy Statement: The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.




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Posted: 3/1/2018
Application Due: 12/27/2018
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