Fiscal Compliance Analyst

Job description

Areas of Intereset: Finance and Accounting
Functional Areas: Finance & Business Strategy
Department: Campus Controller's Office
Requisition Number: 14519
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Employment Type: University Staff
Schedule: Full-Time
Posting Close Date: 30-Nov-2018

Job Summary

The Campus Controller's Office of CU Boulder welcomes applications for a Fiscal Compliance Analyst. This position is primarily concerned with campus-wide fiscal internal controls that support reasonable levels of compliance and assists in the development and implementation of the annual fiscal compliance review plan that identifies areas of fiscal and operational risk. Areas for evaluation include, but are not limited to, adequacy of fiscal policies and procedures, propriety of financial transactions, reasonableness of financial compliance, diagnostics of financial trends, and reconciliations, as well as adequacy of our fiscal policies and procedures applicable to academic and research activities. This individual will perform compliance reviews and propose solutions to mitigate risk as prioritized by Assistant Director – Fiscal Compliance and works with a wide variety of internal and campus-wide employees. This is a professional position requiring technical audit and compliance experience and ability to build relationships to perform the duties independently and in collaboration with the Assistant Director – Fiscal Compliance as needed.

Who We Are

The Campus Controller's Office maintains and supports the university's fiscal responsibility through accurate financial accounting and reporting and in compliance with laws, regulations, policies/procedures and contract requirements for sponsored projects. We provide oversight, assistance, and training in financial stewardship for the Boulder campus.

CCO is one of four groups within the Finance and Business Strategy (FBS) team. Our office and fellow offices within FBS work to ensure the University of Colorado Boulder has a strategic systematic, and comprehensive approach to all areas of business and financial management.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Process Excellence

  • Participate in the development and implementation of the annual CU Boulder fiscal compliance review plan.
  • Perform fiscal compliance reviews based on the review plan which are identified to reduce University risk and help ensure the campus maintains reasonable levels of fiscal compliance with federal, state, and university regulations, rules, law, policies, and guidelines.
  • Provide regular proposals to the Assistant Director – Fiscal Compliance regarding upcoming priorities for review.
  • Present findings and issue formal recommendations in written reports to senior management.
  • Conduct follow-up assessments of the implementation status of recommendations previously issued internally or by CU System Internal Audit.
  • Using lessons learned from prior audits and reviews, expand reviews to similar high-risk areas.
  • Develop and implement exception reports to detect possible fiscal compliance issues in order to identify and mitigate risks based on a continual assessment of the control environment.
  • Access, review and analyze financial data records and information in the university’s information systems to detect possible errors and irregularities.
  • Takes initiative to work directly with schools and colleges to understand the control environment and make recommendations for improvement as applicable.
  • Utilize the Office of Data Analytics and other budget and finance resources to best meet fiscal compliance review priorities of the university.
  • Identify and communicate compliance trends from Internal Audit findings or fiscal compliance reviews in a generic manner to the Assistant Director – Fiscal Compliance.

University Satisfaction

  • Assist the Assistant Director – Fiscal Compliance in the liaison role between the Boulder campus and CU System Internal Audit in managing the campus response on newly issued reports and formal follow-up to previously issued audit reports as applicable.
  • Coordinate with senior management in other campus departments, such as the offices of Financial Aid, Contracts and Grants, Research Integrity, Athletics Compliance, and Budget to identify systemic reconciliations issues that require further internal review of the sources causing the reconciling item(s).
  • Works closely with Bursar, Registrar, Financial Aid, Budget, Office of Contracts and Grants, Athletics, academic units and other campus departments to ensure fiscal compliance priorities are met within a rapidly changing, complex, and competitive environment.

People Development

  • Maintain a current working knowledge of relevant federal, state, and university rules and regulations.
  • Maintain knowledge of professional audit standards, policies, and auditing concepts.
  • Develop and maintain a productive and cooperative working relationship with campus personnel, Internal Audit, and external colleagues.

Infrastructure Enhancement

  • Maintain an in-depth working knowledge of the university’s information systems and working environment.

What You Should Know

Current employees of any of the four CU system campuses are strongly encouraged to apply.

What We Can Offer

Salary range starts at $60,000.


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

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a major in business, public administration, accounting or closely related field is required.
  • At least three years of progressively responsible experience in financial auditing, quality review, risk management or quality control in the private and or public agency sectors.

What You Will Need

  • Ability to lead and guide decision-makers towards sound and ethical fiscal and business practices.
  • Ability to effectively scan the environment to recommend to the Assistant Director – Fiscal Compliance areas for review in order to reduce risk to the University.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Well-honed facilitation skills that allow for the constructive approach to sensitive situations.
  • Knowledge of higher education funding and accounting. Ability to understand the impacts of enrollments, federal grants, indirect costs, tuition and fee structures, and auxiliaries on higher education budgets.
  • Ability to understand the internal control structure of the University and design programs to test fiscal compliance.
  • Knowledge of relevant OMB Circulars, administrative requirements, cost principles and audit requirements for federal awards.
  • Experience in ethical decision-making and guiding others in ethical decision-making.
  • Possess strong interpersonal and human relations’ skills.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and meet deadlines, work under pressure, and organize multiple projects or tasks.
  • Possess comprehensive personal computing skills and ability to access complex relational databases.
  • Possess superior analytical abilities and skills to address complex problems or issues and to propose logical solutions.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • A master’s degree or CPA, CFE, or FCPA certification is preferred.
  • Prior experience at a Higher Education Institution or State of Colorado Agency.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

1. A current resume.

2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.

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

Please apply by November 30, 2018, for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

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Posted: 12/20/2018
Application Due: 2/11/2019
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