Job description

APU is seeking employees who desire to engage in our thriving culture by cultivating community through professional interactions, demonstrating a posture of lifelong learning, and modeling Christ-like character. Working together, employees at APU commit to establishing a university atmosphere that is pleasing to God and edifying to one another.

We are looking for an experienced financial controller to oversee all aspects of financial management, including corporate accounting, regulatory and financial reporting, budget and forecasts preparation, cash management, as well as development of internal control policies and procedures. Finance controller responsibilities will also include financial risk management.

Required Education

  • Bachelor's degree required; master's degree preferred.

Required Experience

  • Proven working experience as a Financial Controller
  • 10+ years of overall combined accounting and finance experience
  • CPA or CMA preferred
  • Strong business partnership with varied levels of management
  • Thorough knowledge of GAAP and fund accounting procedures
  • Experience with creating financial multiple fund and consolidated statements
  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year end close process
  • Excellent accounting software user and administration skills
  • Experience in cash management
  • Ideally, experience in Higher Education finance managemen

Primary Duties/Essential Functions

  • Oversee and direct the management of all financial planning & reporting, cash and accounting operations
  • Coordinate and direct preparation of budget and financial forecasts
  • Ensure the preparation and publishing of timely budget performance reports including variance analysis, and cash flow surplus, requirement, and forecast
  • Develop and ensure thorough organizational monitoring and compliance to budget expectations
  • Oversee all accounting including GL, Account reconciliation and Revenue Recognition
  • Oversee and direct coordination and preparation of budget and financial forecasts and variance reporting
  • Coordinate and review the preparation of regulatory reporting
  • Research technical accounting issues for compliance
  • Support month-end and year-end close process
  • Ensure quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting
  • Manage and comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls.
  • On-going review all financial, accounting, and cash operations of the University for optimize effiiciency and effectiveness
  • Additional Controller duties as necessary

Mental Demands

  • In agreement with the purpose and goals of Azusa Pacific University in providing a Christian-based higher education for its students.

Physical Demands

  • Requires repetitive motion and sitting at computer keyboard.
  • Hearing and speaking on the telephone.
  • Meetings may require walking and/or driving to various University locations.
  • Ability to pull, push, bend, grasp, reach and lift up to 20 lbs.
  • Must be able to climb stairs multiple times in a work day.

Visual Demands

  • Computer monitor and reading.


  • Pleasant office setting, comfortable temperature.


  • Proficient in Google Apps., Microsoft Office, Word, and Excel
  • Experience with PeopleSoft and nVision would be ideal.


Grade 22: $128,427 - $166,955 annual

Azusa Pacific University is a Christ-centered, multicultural community that values and seeks faculty and staff who are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and

You can learn more about APU by watching the stories of faculty, staff, and alumni as they carry out our mission here:

Azusa Pacific University will conduct a background check on all final candidates.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled unless otherwise stated. Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Azusa Pacific University is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.




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Job No: S1238
Posted: 11/30/2018
Application Due: 12/27/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable