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Executive Director for Accounting and Reporting

Employer
University System of Georgia
Location
System Office-Atlanta

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Job Details

Job Title: Executive Director for Accounting and Reporting
Location: System Office-Atlanta
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 239342
About Us

The University System of Georgia (USG) is comprised of 26 higher education institutions as well as the University System Office (USO). Within the USO, our administrative operations are primarily housed in the Trinity Washington Building located in downtown Atlanta. Our Information Technology Services (ITS) division is located in Athens. The University System of Georgia Shared Services Center (SSC) is located in Sandersville. The Georgia Public Library System is located in Atlanta. The Georgia Archives is located in Morrow. The State of Georgia Records Center is located in Austell.

Job Summary The position supports the University System of Georgia by providing leadership, direction and guidance to USG institutions on accounting policies and procedures and other related reporting matters. The position will assist to ensure that financial reporting is relevant, accurate and timely and meets the requirements of various internal and external constituents.

Responsibilities
    Review of individual USG Institution’s Annual Financial Report; Budgetary Compliance Financial Statements; and, other financial information submitted to the Office of Fiscal AffairsDevelopment of financial reporting templates, policies, users guides, etc.Oversight of USG Consolidated Annual Financial Report (AFR), which includes financial information for all USG Institutions and the USOAssist in the preparation of the USG Budgetary Compliance Report (BCR), which includes financial information for all USG Institutions and the USOOversight of the consolidation of foundation financial statements including FASB to GASB conversion for inclusion in the Comprehensive Annual Financial Statements (CAFR) of the State of GeorgiaProvide guidance to all USG institution financial staff as it relates to the AFR, BCR, business policies and procedures and other financial accounting submissions.Assist with financial audit and related issues between the Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts, Georgia State Accounting Office, the BOR and all USG Institutions.Research applicable accounting standards (GAAP and GASB) for the University System and each individual USG Institution as needed.Serves on a variety of internal and external committees, working groups and task forces Other duties and projects as assigned.
Required Qualifications A minimum of 10 years of related financial reporting experience and/or training. Experience in higher education accounting, State of Georgia Budgetary Compliance reporting, and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is desirable.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
    Knowledge of auditing practices, principles and standards.Knowledge of ethics and compliance theory and practices relevant to higher education.Knowledge of federal and state laws, rules and regulations impacting higher education.Knowledge of state budgetary basis accounting practices and regulationsKnowledge of process improvement theories and practices.Skill in written communication to executive and subject matter expert audiences.Skill in managing and leading a professional staff.Skill in project management development and execution.Skill in reading, analyzing and interpreting accounting and technical journals, financial reports, legal documents and procedures manuals.Skill in collaborating with multiple constituents.Skill in decision making and problem solving.Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.Skill in oral and written communication.
Equal Employment Opportunity

The University System Office is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity, and affirmative action institution. It is the policy of the University System Office to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, ADEA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50).

For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy please contact the University System Office Human Resources at 404.962.3242. Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources.

Other Information Supervisory Controls:

The Associate Vice Chancellor for Accounting and Reporting will assign work in terms of goals and objectives of the Office of Fiscal Affairs. The supervisor reviews work through observation of activities and review of assignments.

Guidelines:

Guidelines include Board of Regents policies and procedures, the University System of Georgia Business Procedures Manual, University System of Georgia ethics policy, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Generally Accepted Governmental Auditing Standards (GAGAS), Governmental Accounting Standards Board pronouncements (GASB), other authoritative accounting standards and publications, the state constitution, federal rules governing financial aid, and other federal and state laws governing higher education. These guidelines require judgment, selection and interpretation in application.

Complexity/Scope of Work:

    The work consists of management, supervisory, and professional accounting duties. The complex nature of the University System, strict regulations and the necessity of employing considerable judgment and subject matter expertise contribute to the complexity of the position.The purpose of this position is to provide accounting guidance and technical support across the University System of Georgia. Success in this position contributes to compliance with laws, rules and regulations and financial oversight of the University System of Georgia.

Contacts:

    Contacts are typically with other system managers, internal and external auditors, system Chief Accounting Officers, Comptrollers, system accounting personal, system Business Officers, State Accounting Officer, and State AuditorContacts are typically to give or exchange information, to resolve problems, to motivate or influence persons, or to justify, defend or settle matters.

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

    The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, bending, walking, crouching or stooping. The employee occasionally lifts light objects.The work is typically performed in an office.

Supervisory and Management Responsibility: This position has direct supervision over program director and financial analyst assigned to financial reporting activities.

Organization

Working at the University System of Georgia

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia is a constitutional board responsible for making and administering the policies that govern and manage the public institutions of higher learning in the State of Georgia. The University System of Georgia offers students higher education options at thirty-five colleges and universities throughout the state, providing a wide range of academic programming, including certificates, associates, baccalaureate, master, doctoral and professional degrees. These institutions enroll more than 253,000 students and employ more than 10,000 faculty and 27,000 employees to provide teaching and related services to students and the communities in which they are located.

The Board of Regents maintains the University System Office as an administrative office for conducting the business of the Board, which consists of one member from each congressional district and five members at-large from the State of Georgia appointed by the Governor.

The nature of the work of the Board of Regents requires that the employees of the University System Office be selected on the basis of special training, ability, skills and individual qualities required to perform the duties of the positions to be filled. As an employee of the University System Office, one can be proud to be a part of an office dedicated to the education of Georgia’s citizens.

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