Chief Accounting Officer / Controller

Albany State University
Albany State Rec. Location

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Job Title: Chief Accounting Officer / Controller
Location: Albany State Rec. Location
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 245618
About Us

Albany State University is a fully accredited senior unit of the University System of Georgia. Employees receive benefits provided by the University System of Georgia, including, but not limited to, medical and major medical insurance, group life insurance, participation in the Georgia Teachers' Retirement System, Optional Retirement Plan (Faculty and exempt employees only), Social Security and Tuition Assistance Program after six months of employment.


Our West Campus is located at 2400 Gillionville Road, Albany, GA 31707. Our East Campus is located at 504 College Drive, Albany, GA 31705. The Human Resources office for both campuses is located on the West Campus in Building K, Suite 111.

Job Summary

the Controller is responsible for maintaining the financial integrity of the institution. The Controller is responsible for the University's accounting and financial reporting functions and directs, coordinates, and oversees the University's various financial and accounting operations. The Controller establishes University accounting and financial policies and standards and manages monthly and fiscal year-end closing and financial reporting processes as well as a variety of accounting, tax, and related processes, policies and procedures. The Controller directs and oversees staff responsible for accounting, financial reporting, payroll, and financial compliance. The Controller is responsible for establishing and maintaining a robust and effective internal control environment.

    Prepares the University's financial reports and serves as the primary liaison with external auditors for the University's financial statement audit, defined contribution plan audit, defined benefit plan audit, Uniform Guidance audit, NCAA agreed-upon procedures, and other required audits/reviews. Consistent with the mission and priorities of the University, establishes and carries out goals and objectives for the division. Designs, establishes, and maintains an organization structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the division's overall goals and objectives; directs and oversees the hiring, development, management, and evaluation of divisional staff. Ensures that technical accounting issues are promptly identified and addressed. Develops and maintains written accounting and financial policies and procedures. Advises VP and management on all accounting, tax, financial and internal control matters. Provides advice and support to faculty and staff on University accounting and financial matters, including training, as appropriate. Provides ad hoc financial analysis and reporting as required. Work with University departments to identify and evaluate operations with financial impact. Identify potential opportunities for improved efficiency and/or strengthened financial controls and assist the department directors in implementing corrective processes and procedures, as needed. Responsible for Cash Management including working closely with various banks on cash management issues, monitoring cash flow, monitoring potential fraud issues, ensuring the availability of cash for daily operations and the investment of excess funds in short term instruments; oversees the purchases of foreign currency and related hedging vehicles. Recommends to the VP for Administration & Fiscal Affairs strategies, objectives and procedures to improve University operations. Monitors and interprets changes in laws and regulations related to financing and financial reporting, evaluates their impact upon University activities, and develops and implements policy and procedural changes as required. Documents and monitors all Fiscal Affairs internal control processes and procedures to ensure that Albany State University's financial statements are fairly presented
Required Qualifications Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, or business administration is required.

Ten or more full time years of progressively responsible experience in a state agency or university accounting environment with at least five years at the supervisory level is required or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications Master's degree and/or C.P.A. are desirable.

Proposed Salary

Salary range is from $100,000 to $110,000

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Thorough knowledge and demonstrated competence in the areas noted above,

Excellent oral and written communication skills

The ability to perform detailed and comprehensive financial analysis and computations

The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships

The successful candidate must work collaboratively to support the institution's academic mission in a student-centered environment

Contact Information

For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Office of Human Recourses at (229) 500-2026, or by email at [email protected] For technical support, please call OneUSG Connect Support at (877) 251.2644, or by email at [email protected]

Equal Employment Opportunity No job description available


Albany State University is a four-year institution in southwest Georgia offering undergraduate and graduate liberal arts and professional degree programs, and a wide range of outreach programs to the community. Albany State University is located in Albany, a progressive city of 100,000, on a 206-acre campus featuring impressive new buildings. The school has gained a reputation as the "Unsinkable Albany State" after surviving two major floods.albany_state_university1.jpg

Both traditional and non-traditional students make up the more than 4,000 students who attend Albany State. They come primarily from southwest and middle Georgia, Atlanta, other states in the U.S., and several foreign countries. The average student age is 24 and about 40 percent of the students live in on-campus housing.

Albany State offers more than 30 undergraduate degree programs, of which the most popular majors are biology, criminal justice, computer science, middle-grades education, business administration and nursing. The University offers six advanced degrees: the master of science in criminal justice, master of public administration, master of business administration, master of science in nursing, master of education in 11 majors, and an education specialist degree. The university also offers the Board of Regents' engineering transfer program and the dual degree program in engineering with Georgia Tech.


Students at Albany State stay busy after class by participating in 59 clubs and organizations including bands, choirs, religious groups, honor societies, several major Greek and honor sororities and fraternities, and ROTC. An NCAA Division II school, Albany State's intercollegiate sports include men's football, basketball, baseball, track and field, cross-country and women's basketball, volleyball, cross-country and track and field.

A historically black institution, Albany State was founded in 1903 as the Albany Bible and Manual Training Institute and supported by private religious organizations. It remained privately supported through 1917, when it began to receive state support and became the Georgia Normal and Agricultural College. It continued to grow and in 1932, when the Board of Regents was established, it became part of the University System of Georgia. The mission was expanded in 1943, and it became a four-year college and assumed the name Albany State College. In 1981 the college offered its first graduate program and in 1996 its name was changed to Albany State University.



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