ASSOC CONTROLLER F&A GAAP TEAM
Duties: The Associate Controller is a key position in the financial management model of the Wharton School. It leads the Accounting and Fiscal Operations team of the School. This position has five direct reports and leads a team of eleven. This team has three primary components: accounting and reporting, invoicing and revenue recognition, and processing payroll and procurement transactions. Wharton has revenue generating lines of business such as WEE ($80M) and WRDS ($21M) that operate on a GAAP basis not RCM. This requires an understanding of both financial models, a monthly close to record assets and liabilities, and preparation of related reconciliations. For the remainder of the School the closing process is once a year and that process is also handled by this team. The second component is invoicing and revenue recognition. This requires understanding the contracts used by the various lines of business, invoicing clients consistently and timely, and maintain and aging accounts receivable report. The last component is the Fiscal Ops team that is responsible for complete and accurate financial processing of approximately $150M which is about 40% of Wharton's Budget netted of allocated costs and student aid. In addition the Fiscal Ops team is a resource utilized for interim outages of the business administrator community at the Wharton School.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required and 5-7 years of experience is required or equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated management experience. Demonstrated strong financial, analytical and modeling skills. Demonstrated decision making and problem solving ability as well as excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and customer service oriented. Capability to independently manage multiple projects from design through final presentation. Ability to work under demanding time lines. Ability to see the big picture while effectively analyzing details.
Reference Number: 07-28312
Salary Grade: 029
Employment Type: Exempt
Org: Wharton Finance and Administration
Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Job Family: D-Financial