Assistant Controller

Juniata College
Huntingdon, PA

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Assistant Controller

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Key Responsibilities :

The Assistant Controller is directly reports to the Controller & Chief Financial Officer for assisting in the effective control over all financial assets, liabilities, income and disbursements of the College, and supervision of an appropriate accounting system to maintain proper controls.

• Responsible for assisting in the business and financial management of the College and the administration of the accounting system and financial recordkeeping system.

• Formulates, recommends and implements financial control policies. Provides liaison with the College’s independent auditors.

• Assures that all recording and reporting requirements are met for management and regulatory agencies as required by law and general fund accounting practices; and assures that accounting operations are effectively and efficiently performed.

• Monitor the College’s cash flow to ensure the availability of funds necessary for daily operations and compile cash flow projections for review by the Controller & Chief Financial Officer and Senior Leadership Team.

• Assists Controller & Chief Financial Officer in the preparation of monthly journal entries.

• Assists Controller & Chief Financial Officer with yearly financial audit.

• Assists Controller & Chief Financial Officer in ensuring that University expenses and general ledger entries are recorded correctly and in conjunction with the approved budget.

• Assists Controller & Chief Financial Officer with annual reporting of office activities and all other financial and management reports as required.

Juniata College believes in and embraces the liberal arts and as such, we encourage and seek mutual benefit through diversity of thought and approach which enriches our academic community, as well as the lives of our students and colleagues. Juniata College is committed to creating a welcoming community supported by relationships based on collaboration and mutual respect. We endeavor to create an inclusive learning environment where members with different perspectives and backgrounds can learn, contribute, and thrive. Please join us…

To promote and sustain the health and safety of our campus community, Juniata College has adopted a Covid-19 vaccine mandate for all Faculty, staff and students. Exemptions to this mandate will be considered for bona fide medical, and religious reasons. Weekly testing will be required for the unvaccinated. Those granted exceptions for reasons other than approved medical or religious exemption will be assessed a monthly testing fee.

Position Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field required. An advanced degree and/or professional certification (CPA/CMA) preferred. Five years of experience in accounting practices, supervisory experience preferred. A thorough knowledge of non-profit fund accounting and auditing systems is required. Proficient in Excel and extracting data from a main computerized accounting system is required.

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This position reports to the Controller & Chief Financial Officer.

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Working at Juniata College 

Juniata College's mission is to provide an engaging personalized educational experience empowering our students to develop the skills, knowledge and values that lead to a fulfilling life of service and ethical leadership in the global community.

Founded in 1876, Juniata is a national liberal arts college located in the scenic Allegheny Mountain region of central Pennsylvania and is the intellectual home for 1,600 students and nearly 14,000 alumni. The College ranks highly in the percentage of graduates that eventually earn doctoral degrees. Juniata integrates international, intercultural and global dimensions into its curriculum and experiential learning opportunities and was awarded the 2012 Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization. Juniata is known for the personal attention it gives to students and flexible areas of study (its Program of Emphasis resembles a major but is more flexible, encouraging students to design a program of study and justify their choices. About a third of Juniata students self-design their entire POE.) Each student is assigned two faculty advisers, and the average student-faculty ratio is 13:1.

Juniata is a very strong community where student involvement is paramount. There are no fraternities or sororities. The student clubs and organizations (over 90 currently) have a positive impact on the Juniata community and on the larger community of Huntingdon and the surrounding area.

Juniata College takes positive steps to enhance diversity in both its community and its curriculum. The College commits to this policy not because of legal obligations but because it fully believes that such practices are basic to human dignity. AA/EEO

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