Associate Controller

Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Apr 01, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job no: 516215
Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Business/Accounting/Finance, Other

Classification Title:

Associate Controller

Job Description:

The Associate Controller of Disbursements and Travel, located in the Finance & Accounting division, is responsible for providing effective leadership to the Disbursements and Travel teams by managing multiple functions and operational processes along with providing strategic support and analysis. In this key role, this individual will direct and manage all transactions and operational activities which include accounts payable and the travel and expense program. This includes supporting the success of the University of Florida through the management, oversight, performance and proper control of transactions and operational activities. The effective individual will provide oversight to managers on day to day operations to support the business strategies ensuring continuous improvement and exceptional customer service. The incumbent must be a driver of transformation, manage change initiatives to ensure successful implementation, possess strong relationship building and communication skills both in person and in writing, and possess knowledge of the application of generally accepted accounting principles for not-for-profit activities in higher education environment.

Responsibilities include supervising and developing Disbursements and Travel employees, ensuring effective procure-to-pay processes by acting in coordination with the Assistant Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer, and providing superior customer service to internal and external stakeholders. Finally, the technical responsibilities of this position include the management of all business processes, internal controls, accounting records, data analysis, policies, rules, and regulations encompassing vendor maintenance services, voucher processing, disbursements of funds for all payable business units, and the settlement of University obligations for goods, travel authorizations and expenses.

Expected Salary:

$105,000 - $120,000 annually; commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Master's degree in an appropriate area and four years of relevant experience; or a bachelor's degree in an appropriate area and six years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Possession or actively working towards a CPA certificate.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Experience with operations at the University of Florida is preferred.
  • Ability to work and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Understand, interpret, and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Effectively communicate in writing and orally
  • Complete work according to scheduled deadlines
  • Work with limited supervision
  • Utilize problem solving techniques and to work independently.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, applicants must upload a resume, cover letter, and list of professional references.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required:


Advertised: 30 Mar 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 27 Apr 2021 Eastern Daylight Time