Assistant Controller for Financial Reporting (Advanced)
000046Position Classification Title:
Accounting ManagerFunctional Title:
Assistant Controller for Financial Reporting (Advanced)Position Type:
UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:
The Controller’s Office, part of the Division of Finance and Administration, is responsible for processing all University disbursements, general ledger accounting, construction accounting, cash management, and fixed assets. The unit is responsible for the disbursement of all University funds (payroll and accounts payable) in accordance with University and state policies and procedures. This unit is also responsible for a myriad of financial reporting to federal and state agencies, including W-2 information, 941 information, and 1099 information. This unit is actively involved in the implementation of new administrative systems including; problem resolution, training, report writing, and data conversion. The areas within this unit are: Payroll, Accounts Payable, Fixed Assets, Foundation Finance, Cashiers and Student Accounts, and Financial Accounting.Position Summary:
The Assistant Controller for Financial Reporting is actively involved with the preparation of the Annual Blended Financial Reports and Notes of the University in accordance with GAAP and GASB pronouncements. This position actively works with Office of State Auditors, UNC System Office Compliance and Audit, UNCG Internal Audit, and UNCG Foundations Accounting. Identification of internal controls, opportunities for efficiencies, and compliance with UNC System Office Assessment of Internal Controls for Financial Report (AICFR) Control Testing, checklists, and UNC System Office monitoring audits are essential. Must demonstrate effective leadership skills to facilitate effective performance of applicable staff, as well as, being able to effectively work with peers/coworkers and management of reporting related matters.
The key purposes of the Assistant Controller for Financial Reporting position are listed below:
35% Knowledge – Professional
30% Program Supervision and Administration
15% Critical Thinking
10% Change Management
BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN ACCOUNTING, BUSINESS, FINANCE OR OTHER DISCIPLINE RELATED TO THE AREA OF ASSIGNMENT WITH 12 CREDIT HOURS OF ACCOUNTING COURSEWORK AND THREE YEARS OF PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTING EXPERIENCE, OF WHICH AT LEAST ONE IS SUPERVISORY; OR EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE. SOME POSITIONS MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL CREDIT HOURS OF ACCOUNTING COURSEWORK. ALL DEGREES MUST BE RECEIVED FROM APPROPRIATELY ACCREDITED INSTITUTIONS.Preferred Qualifications:
CPA Certification (active)
Five to Seven (5-7) yrs accounting experience
Higher Education Experience
Experience with Excel, TOAD, and other data reporting/analysis tools
If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants are required to upload a list of at least three (3) professional references that includes:
- Company Name,
- Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic, or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
- Email Address
- Contact Phone Number
$91,382 – $92,400Org #-Department:
Office of the Controller - 56202Work Hours of Position:
8 am - 5 pm, M-F w/ significant OT during Fiscal Year End processNumber of Months per Year:
Administrative & ManagerialCareer Banded Title:
Accounting ManagerOpen Date:
ExemptSalary Grade Equivalency:
Knowledge ProfessionalEssential Tasks:
Demonstrate strong knowledge of GAAP, GASB, including governmental fund accounting, NC Office of State Budget and Management guidance, NCAS and the applicable UNCG Chart of Accounts, as well as, UNC System Office’s Assessment of Internal Controls for Financial Report (AICFR) Control Testing standards, checklists, and applicable internal controls. Demonstrate knowledge of Banner enterprise system and potential effective utilization. Have familiarization with UNCG Chart of Accounts, NCAS accounts, and their relationships to UNCG annual financial reports. Supervises reconciliations to the System Office, including the Financial Data Mart (FDM). Assist Controller in strategic planning of the unitKey Responsibility:
Program Supervision and AdministrationEssential Tasks:
Demonstrate effective knowledge of supervisory practices to effectively supervise, delegate, and motivate staff. Evaluate skills of staff, required work, and effectively utilize staff resources to achieve desired results. Prepare Performance Management Plans, evaluate personnel performance. Effective implementation of generally accepted accounting principles and accounting standards and exercise knowledge of financial reporting practices in the State of North Carolina, with emphasis on the UNC System Office.Key Responsibility:
Critical ThinkingEssential Tasks:
Demonstrate ability to resolve unique work situations, including effective utilization of reporting tools of pooling the appropriate data from the Banner enterprise system. Demonstrate ability to implement solutions to interpretation of applicable federal, state, and university policies, regulations, and/or guidance; as well as, applicable UNC AICFR standards. Demonstrate ability to assist in the development and implementation of applicable policies and/or procedures.Key Responsibility:
Change ManagementEssential Tasks:
Due to ongoing changes of accounting reporting standards, government regulations, and Banner enterprise system changes, demonstrate ability to analyze, adapt, lead, and direct these changes while maintaining compliance to applicable regulations. Responsible for analyzing new reporting standards issued by GASB, OSC, and UNC System Office; as well as, effectively lead the implementation that directly or indirectly affects the University’s financial reporting process.Key Responsibility:
This position is required to effectively communicate with staff within the Controller’s Office and other units within Finance (Contracts & Grants, Financial Planning & Budgets, and Procurement Services), peers/co-workers, as well as departments across campus, University management, Internal Audit, UNC System Office, OSBM, OSC, and OSA. The internal control components require extensive communication within the division.Competency:
Knowledge - ProfessionalCompetency Description:
Extensive knowledge of professional fiscal theory, techniques, practices, and procedures, Thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, and skill in applying this knowledge.
Extensive knowledge of local, state, and federal regulations and statutes governing the area of work.
Thorough knowledge of the reliability of systems and internal controls. Ability to identify problems and changing requirements. May require the ability to research and recommend changes to software.
Extensive knowledge of supervisory practices and skills in supervising others, including communication skills, how to delegate and assign work, how to deal effectively with difficult employees, how to evaluate performance and to conduct investigations and participate in disciplinary actions. Ability to mentor new supervisors. Full knowledge of state government’s human resources policies and procedures.
Considerable knowledge of strategic planning methodologies and practices.
Program Supervision and AdministrationCompetency Description:
Ability to mentor, coach, and manage the total competencies of staff in multiple organizational units or regions. Skill in seeking sources and opportunities for employee training and growth.
Ability to direct the management of program and staff resources.
Ability to involve employees in strategic planning and implementation and in the development of policies and procedures.
Ability to identify and address quality monitoring and performance improvement issues for multiple units or a region.
Ability to review and approve documents and reports of more complex or unique issues and effectively articulate written conclusions. Ability to ensure that fiscal rules and regulations are interpreted correctly, internal and external to the organization.
Critical ThinkingCompetency Description:
Ability to manage complex work situations. Ability to anticipate and remain alert to potentially problematic situations. Ability to resolve unusual problems.
Ability to implement response to a situation based on interpretation of local, state, and federal regulations and standards.
Ability to ensure implementation of program policy and procedure changes.
Change ManagementCompetency Description:
Ability to lead the development and implementation of vision and mission statements.
Ability to lead and direct the development and implementation of goals and objectives.
Ability to communicate major and/or complex situations and actions, internal and external to the organization. Ability to interpret rules and regulations, internal and external to the organization. Ability to serve as a technical resource in developing response to the media.
Ability to document and report more complex or unique issues and effectively articulate written conclusions. Ability to ensure that fiscal rules and regulations are interpreted correctly, internal and external to the organization.
Ability to develop and maintain professional working relationships in complex and difficult situations in order to achieve organizational goals.
Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions - C, Hand Movement-Grasping - F, Holding - R, Finger Dexterity - C, Reading - C, Writing - F, Vision-Preparing/Analyzing figures - C, Hearing - F, Talking - F, Standing - R, Sitting - F, Walking - R, Lifting-0-30 lbs. - R, Reaching - RWork Environment:
Inside - C