Associate Director, Reporting

Job description

Areas of Intereset: Finance and Accounting
Functional Areas: Finance & Business Strategy
Department: Campus Controller's Office
Requisition Number: 11048
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Employment Type: University Staff
Schedule: Full-Time
Posting Close Date: 20-Jul-2018

Job Summary

The Department of Finance is now accepting applications for the Associate Director of Reporting Services who reports to the Deputy Controller and is responsible for the overall management and direction of the Reporting Services unit within the Campus Controller’s Office (CCO). Areas of responsibility include financial monitoring and reporting, invoicing, cost share, closeout, and providing support to departmental and internal CCO staff.

Who We Are

Reporting Services ensures stewardship of Restricted Funds at the University of Colorado Boulder in accordance with GAAP, State, Federal and private agency procedures and restrictions, and University rules and regulations. Reporting Services provides timely and accurate financial reports and related information to external sponsors, CCO and University management, and for the University’s annual financial reports. They also assist CCO and the campus with 1) the proper administration of contracts and grants, departmental roles and responsibilities in the administration sponsored funds, 2) effective cash management through timely billing, accounts receivable and short-term collections, and Federal Letter of Credit programs, 3) timely monitoring and reporting of expenditures and cost share obligations to sponsors, and 4) the proper closeout of awards.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

People Development and Organizational Leadership (developing, retaining, recognizing our staff)

  • Collaborate with CCO leadership on the design and maintenance of the organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the organization’s goals and objectives.
  • Lead recruitment, training, supervision, and evaluation of staff to drive a positive and thriving work culture.
  • Create and maintain a positive, cooperative work culture, encouraging customer-oriented staff interaction with colleagues, sponsors, and administrators.
  • Model and develop leadership and technical skills for the current staff.

Process Excellence (identifying, improving, maintaining processes, including metrics)

  • Direct the overall operations of Reporting Services, including financial reporting and accounting,invoicing, project closeout, and cost share.
  • Assess and ensure excellent performance standards to be measured quantitatively and qualitatively. This includes defining and implementing baseline metrics.
  • Create well-defined roadmap of roles and responsibilities, with clear lines of accountability andownership within the unit.
  • Proactively identify, recommend, and implement process improvements to address areas of concern.
  • Enhance business systems and procedures as appropriate to ensure continued compliance with the applicable rules and requirements and to improve business processes, efficiency and service.
  • Work with the Deputy Controller, peers, and others within CCO to achieve fiscal year end goals.This includes tracking requests, reviewing accuracy of supporting work-papers and ensuring deadlines are met, with minimal supervision.
  • Participate in external audits/reviews performed by various sponsors. Coordinate with the Campus Controller’s Compliance unit for the resolution of audits/reviews.
  • Assist with the development of the annual budget for the unit and perform periodic cost and productivity analysis.
  • Recommend and participate in the development of University processes, policies and procedures, as a key member of the CCO Leadership Team.

University Satisfaction (engaging with and training campus staff)

  • Increase engagement opportunities with university stakeholders.
  • Initiate and maintain meaningful communication and collaboration with departmental personnel and colleagues on other CU campuses and at the Office of the University Controller.
  • Build and maintain effective, collaborative working relationships with peers across campus to ensure services to CCO’s clients are effective and provide exceptional value.
  • Participate in the preparation of annual audit work papers, financial statements, and various reports due to sponsoring agencies. Review ad hoc, monthly and annual fiscal reports to ensure accuracy. Provide financial information as requested.
  • Work with CCO staff to enhance existing and develop new training courses for presentation to the campus community. Training is to ensure personnel have the knowledge and tools necessary to appropriately comply with GAAP, sponsor rules/regulations, and university policies/procedures.
  • Participate in the Fiscal Year End Town Hall meetings for the Boulder campus, and other town hall-type meetings as necessary to disseminate information to the campus community.

Infrastructure Enhancement (tech requirements, system upgrades & brand identity)

  • Advocate for staff in the implementation or upgrade of systems, such as PeopleSoft 9.2 or InfoEd.
  • Provide recommendations to manage space and/or technology for the department where applicable.

What We Can Offer

The salary range for this position starts at $106,000. Negotiable, commensurate with experience.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Accounting or related field.
  • Five years’ progressively responsible leadership experience with a proven track record of successfully running a complex organization encompassing accounting, accounts receivable, and restricted fund requirements.
  • Previous supervisory experience.
  • Recognized expertise with sponsored projects accounting.
  • Knowledge of Uniform Guidance and relevant sponsor rules/regulations.

What You Will Need

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven ability as a collaborator and problem solver with all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated strong customer orientation.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a wide range of people.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current accounting standards applicable to public institutions of higher education.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Accounting or related field.
  • Restricted fund and grant and contract experience.
  • Proven proficiency with computer software, particularly PeopleSoft Financials and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Certified Public Accountant, Certified Research Administrator, or similar certification.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. A current resume.
  2. A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications.

You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

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Posted: 7/11/2018
Application Due: 7/21/2018
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