Associate Vice President & University Controller

Job description

Clemson University

Location Administrative Services Bldg
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular


Acts as University's Chief Accounting Officer and is responsible for ensuring that the University operates in a financially controlled and secure manner and for the day-to-day management and oversight of all University-wide accounting functions. Provides leadership to the University in interpreting financial policies, ensuring the accuracy and integrity of all accounting records, setting the standards for the delivery of services to customers served by financial operations, and providing internal and external reports as required for the successful financial management of the University. Other duties as assigned

35% - Essential - Management: Directs and leads the daily operations of the Controller's Office management and oversight for all University-wide accounting to include General Ledger, Financial Reporting, Tax, Payroll, Costing, Cash and Treasury, Grants and Contracts (Post Award) Administration and
Student Financial Services by ensuring compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and reporting requirements of federal, state and local agencies.

25% - Essential - Reporting: Develops and implements University accounting and financial reporting systems and support processes to ensure integrity and accuracy in the preparation of financial reports for both internal and external customers. Develop and enforce the University's systems and procedures to support the preparation of annual financial statements and the University's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and standards.

20% - Essential - Systems Oversight: Directs and leads the integration of the University's Finance System with all financial operations. Actively analyzes the financial needs of the University through collaboration
with the Budget, Human Resources, Financial Aid, Development, Facilities and Information Technology departments. Investigates and implements strategic options and initiatives to strengthen the University's financial functions to ensure efficient use of University resources while providing a high level of customer service.

10% - Essential - Compliance: Establishes financial policies, procedures and processes that support the financial and compliance integrity of the University. Analyzes and updates existing policies, procedures, programs, plans and systems to develop improvements in efficiency, effectiveness and productivity. Provides leadership in the interpretation of financial policies and procedures as well
as federal, state and local laws and regulations.

10% - Essential - Communication & Support: Develops and maintains strong collegial relationships throughout the University and with state and national professional organizations and colleagues and understands how various stakeholders throughout the University value and use the services provided by the Controller's Office. Provides support to the Executive Vice President for Finance and Operations and Chief Financial Officer by preparing, analyzing and interpreting periodic financial reports for management information, control, financial planning and forecasting.

Education - Master's Degree - Business related field with multiple accounting courses.

Work Experience - 8 years experience directing professional accounting services, or Bachelor's Degree and 10 years experience directing accounting services.

Comprehensive Job Knowledge - Comprehensive knowledge of theories and practices and ability to use in complex, difficult and/or unprecedented situations

Manages Work of Others - Manages work of others including hiring, terminating, training and developing, reviewing performance and administering corrective action for staff. Plans organizational structure and job content.

Develops Department Budgets - Responsible for developing one or more departmental budget(s). Estimated amount of budgetary responsibility in dollar amount must be added.

- Sit (stationary position) for prolonged period
- Walk or move about
- Communicate, converse, give direction, express oneself

No Work Conditions

Education Area - Accounting or related field.

Work Experience - Knowledge of state budgeting and state government fiscal accounting processes; PeopleSoft or other ERP experience; An understanding of GAAP, GAAS, GASB and FASB; Supervision experience of at minimum 5+ direct reports and responsibility for approximately 60+ indirect reports; Demonstrated record of progressively responsible finance, business and accounting experience, preferably in higher education; Ability to lead a diverse staff and promote service-oriented delivery of accounting services, analyze and interpret complex financial data and reports; Plan, organize, review and supervise the work of subordinates; Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; Communicate effectively

Licenses - Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Standard Hrs: 37.5; Band: 00 ($ 163,800.00 - $ 246,400.00)

Applicants must click the link below for full consideration.

June 19, 2019

Clemson, SC

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.





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Posted: 3/27/2019
Application Due: 5/26/2019
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