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University Controller

University of San Francisco
USF Hilltop Campus

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title:

University Controller

Job Summary:

Job Description Summary
Under the direction of the Associate Vice President of Accounting & Business Services (“ABS”), this exempt position is responsible for the accounting and financial reporting activities of the University. As a member of the senior management team in ABS, this position is also responsible for training, developing, and coordinating the work efforts of ABS staff. Additionally, this position provides expertise to executive level staff on external regulations, internal financial operations and matters pertaining to the financial operations of the University.

Full Job Description:

Primary Job Responsibilities:

Implement, monitor, and control the approved fiscal policies and procedures ensuring compliance with best practices of accounting for higher educational institutions within the framework of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Generally Accepted Auditing Standards, federal OMB Uniform Guidance, and other applicable state and federal laws.

Supervise and work with the financial accounting staff to achieve departmental and University goals and to provide quality support services to the University community and its constituents.

Coordinate the annual external audit, the single audit over federal awards, the NCAA Agreed-Upon Procedures, and the annual benefit plan audits. Coordinate the annual close of the University’s books; prepare and review the yearly financial statements.

Participate in and review the production of year-end audit schedules and workpapers.

Coordinate with various University staff to ensure timely and accurate reporting and filings throughout the year.

Prepare for and support the Board of Trustees Audit and Finance Committees as needed and as directed by the Associate Vice President.

Provide training and guidance to staff on technical accounting issues and methods.

Interface and interact with counterparts in academic and administrative support areas to determine service and financial information needs.

In the absence of the Associate Vice President, is the acting manager of the ABS office.

Perform other duties as assigned to meet the operational needs of ABS.

Job Qualifications:
A bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or a related field along with a minimum of ten years of progressively responsible work experience in a fast-paced accounting office overseeing the financial audit is required. Experience with non-profit and/or higher education accounting is a plus. A highly developed attention to detail is essential, as is the ability to interact effectively with a wide range of people, utilizing clear oral and written communication skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Excel is vital. The ability to think creatively and analytically is crucial, as is the ability to solve problems. A CPA license and/or a master’s degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or a related field, and work experience in Higher Education are highly preferred.


Full time

Pay Rate:


Salary Range :

$150,000-$200,000 annualized; commensurate with experience

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