Director of Tax & Compliance

San Diego, San Diego County
Apr 29, 2014
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Director of Tax & Compliance
Department: Budget and Treasury
Job IRC #13547

Job Description:
The Director for Tax & Compliance supports the university’s fundamental commitment to the highest standards of ethics, integrity and conduct. This position leads tax and financial compliance efforts while working closely with the Vice President for Finance/CFO, Controller, and General Counsel. The Director oversees the Accounts Payable and Payroll operating units and develops policies and procedures to ensure compliance with university, IRS and payment card industry requirements. This position serves as a staff liaison to the Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees. This position works under the general guidance and direction of the Vice President for Finance/CFO. The Director supervises the Financial Reporting and Compliance Manager, Payroll Manager and Accounts Payable Director.

Examples of Work:
Leads tax and financial compliance efforts.
Leads all efforts associated with compliance to Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS).
Reports financial compliance activities to the senior administration, General Counsel and others as needed.
Oversees the Accounts Payable operating unit.
Oversees the Payroll operating unit and bi-weekly and monthly payroll cycles.
Manages the annual NCAA compliance audit for athletic programs, IPEDS, National Science Foundation and other required governmental and regulatory filings.

Graduate from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in accounting, finance, business administration or a closely related field, and seven years working experience in the field of tax compliance or higher education finances.
Strong knowledge of federal and state regulations for 501(c)(3) compliance, tax-exempt bonds, payroll taxes, independent contractor status, and sales and property tax.
Strong computer skills required including a high competency with MS Excel and automated financial systems. Graduate degree and/or active California Certified Public Accountant licensure preferred.
Candidate must know how to organize, analyze and interpret financial data and regulatory rules to communicate expectations and enforce policy to the broader campus community.
Candidate must possess a high degree of integrity and professionalism, and strong interpersonal communication skills in order to effectively deliver presentations to a diverse constituency.

Performance Expectations: Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Knowledge of federal, state and local tax regulations in a nonprofit setting.
Knowledge of PCI-DSS compliance.
Proven ability to organize, analyze, comprehend, and interpret financial data with accuracy.
Ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects at one time with changing priorities.
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to maintain cooperative and effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Demonstrated skills in both written and oral communications to effectively deal with people in conversation or correspondence.
Ability to interpret and create automated spreadsheets and present technical information to a wide variety of individuals and groups.
Exercises appropriate judgment in providing advice, answering questions, and releasing confidential information.

Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.  Serious candidates are encouraged to request official transcripts to help expedite the hiring process.   

Salary: Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits.

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University, and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Business & Administration: Human Resources: Benefits

Hours per week: 37.5

Closing date: Open Until Filled

Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

Click Apply Now to complete our online application. In addition, please upload a cover letter and resume to your application profile for the hiring managers’ review.  If you have any questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at