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Director of Accounting Services

Winthrop University
Rock Hill, SC

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Winthrop Position Title:

Director of Accounting Services

State Title:

Accounting/Fiscal Manager I

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Annual Salary/Hiring Range:

$73,610 to $86,600; actual salary depends on qualifications.

Job Purpose:

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Fiscal Services/Controller, the Director of Accounting Services safeguards institutional resources; oversees critical accounting services, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, travel, cash management, and general and fixed-asset accounting; develops and administers financial plans, policies, procedures, guidelines and business processes in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, federal and state regulations, and Winthrop policies; leads, motivates, trains and supports department staff; and develops strong, collaborative working relationships with internal and external constituencies as a service-oriented professional.

Job Summary:

  • Ensures accurate and timely processing in the areas of general and fix-asset accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable and cash management.
  • Develops, implements and directs the strategic plan of operations for the functional areas listed.
  • Works with Information Technology to ensure that applicable modules of the ERP are updated, tested and functioning as intended.
  • Maintains and evaluates internal controls and key processes and develops, reviews and revises policies and procedures as needed.
  • Implements training and communication programs to inform the campus community and facilitate compliance.
  • Builds and maintains positive working relationships with university customers, internal staff and other stakeholders.
  • Leads, motivates, trains, supports and evaluates the work of team members.
  • Assists the Associate Vice President for Fiscal Services/Controller in coordinating and preparing the university’s annual financial reports and year-end close.
  • Assists with and/or prepares other internal and external reports, including payroll reporting, employee and vendor tax reporting, and the institutional IPEDS reports.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, finance or public administration.
  • At least five (5) years of progressively responsible accounting experience.
  • At least three (3) years of supervisory experience in accounting or related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters degree.
  • CPA/CMA.
  • Higher education and GASB experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Summary:

  • Working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, government accounting standards, and industry best practices.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Dedication to assessment and continuous process improvement.
  • Expertise in quantitative and qualitative data reporting and analysis using spreadsheet and database applications.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and oral and written communication skills.
  • Effective problem-solving, decision-making and analytical skills.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple concurrent projects and tasks.
  • High proficiency with accounting-related software applications.


Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant certification preferred.

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Employees are not eligible for telecommuting/remote work during their 12-month probationary period. After that time, certain positions may be eligible for telecommuting/remote work at the discretion of the supervisor and in accordance with Winthrop policies.

Posting Number:

2024 098S

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* A resume will not be reviewed to determine whether an applicant meets the qualifications outlined in the job vacancy notice (posting).

* Responses to supplemental questions are considered part of the application; failure to respond will result in disqualification.


Ideally situated in the heart of the Carolinas, Winthrop University is a highly ranked public, comprehensive university in Rock Hill, South Carolina, that is committed to be among the very best institutions of its kind.  Founded in 1886, Winthrop offers its students an educational experience that blends liberal arts, professional programs, global awareness, and civic engagement.  Numerous national accolades reflect the sustained high quality and value of the “Winthrop Experience,” including the most recent US News & World Report’s ranking of Winthrop as one of the top-10 public comprehensive universities in the South.  

Winthrop Mag fall 2017Today more than 5,000 undergraduate and 1,000-plus graduate students are enrolled at Winthrop University.  The University recruits South Carolina’s most able students as well as highly qualified students from beyond the state whose presence adds diversity and enrichment.  Winthrop prides itself on being the institution of choice for groups traditionally under-represented on many college campuses, providing Winthrop faculty with the opportunity to create a teaching legacy that not only changes individual lives, but reshapes whole family trajectories.

Where we are matters, and Winthrop’s presence is significant.  Winthrop University is an active member of York County and recognized as a key component of the region’s economic growth.  With Charlotte  less than 20 minutes away—and 300-plus Fortune 500 Companies in Winthrop’s backyard—formal and informal community partnerships are numerous, threading through school and business networks. While Winthrop students have options about where they conduct their experiential learning, faculty and staff are privileged to select a residence from neighborhoods large, small, or somewhere in-between.  During holiday, Winthrop faculty find themselves a short drive from either the mountains or the beach.

Included in the National Register of Historic Places, Winthrop’s campus encompasses a rich architectural blend of neo-Georgian buildings.  The attractive recreational and research complex area that surrounds Winthrop Lake is home to Winthrop’s 16 Division I men's and women's sports. The physical beauty of Winthrop’s campus is a source of great pride, one that reflects the learning community for which it provides a foundation.  


Whether in the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business Administration, College of Education, or College of Visual and Performing Arts, Winthrop University offers only those degree programs that can be delivered at an exemplary level.  High-impact practices such as first-year experiences, common intellectual experiences, undergraduate research, and global learning are embedded throughout the curriculum, encouraging active teaching and learning.  At Winthrop, faculty—not teaching assistants—are the lead facilitators, class sizes are small enough that teachers know their students by name, and faculty research agendas often include student collaborators. 

Quality student life programs supplement the academic, providing opportunities and services to foster student development along cognitive, personal, and interpersonal dimensions.  Students pursuing lifetime wellness can run alongside their faculty at the Lois Rhame West Health, Physical Education and Wellness Center where members can access a climbing wall, four racquetball courts, a 25-yard pool with 8 lanes, four basketball courts, an 8,000 square foot weight room, 2,000 square feet of cardio space with four additional cardio stations, and two aerobic/activity rooms. 

Inside—and outside—the classroom Winthrop prioritizes a learning environment that produces Winthrop graduates who:

· Think critically and solve problems 


· Are personally and socially responsible 


· Understand the interconnected nature of the world and the time in which they live 


· Communicate effectively 


Faculty and staff who expertly model and teach these competencies are an excellent fit at Winthrop and a critical ingredient in the Winthrop Experience.  We encourage you to review current openings and bookmark our jobs page for future possibilities.






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701 Oakland Ave
Rock Hill
South Carolina

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