Under the direction of the Senior Vice President for Finance and Strategy, the Controller directs and manages all of the accounting and business functions of the University and prepares the annual and interim financial statements, forecasts and related reports. This position also leads the development and implementation of the annual operating budget.
Responsibilities(include but are not limited to):
Provide leadership for the Business Office, Bursars Office and Payroll operations.
Maintains endowment and investment accounts; maintains endowment unitization.
Prepare annual and interim financial statements, forecasts and cash flow analysis.
Develop, implement and enforce internal administrative and accounting controls.
Oversee annual audits (financial statements, Federal A-133, State Single Audit, Federal 403(b) Plan).
Manage grants accounting.
Manage student billing and accounts receivable.
Manage payroll processing.
Ensures compliance with tax-exempt bond financing.
Develops short and long term financial projections.
Ensures compliance with tax regulations and oversees preparation and submission of Form 990 and other tax returns.
Incorporate results of annual net contribution analysis in annual budget and long range planning.
Provide service on Committees focused on key strategic plan University goals and initiatives including but not limited to the implementation of a coed undergraduate program, information and systems processing, and environmental sustainability.
Minimum 10 years’ experience in accounting or finance field.
Higher education or not-for-profit experience preferred.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Able to function independently while operating effectively within a team environment.
Possess solid general computer skills, including ability to work in a Windows environment. Proficiency with MS Office Suite, Internet, and other programs as needed (e.g., mail merge, data base management). Familiarity with specific applications used by the University/Department a plus.
Excellent oral and written skills and ability to communicate comfortably with students, colleagues, and external constituents.
Demonstrated ability to handle complex and multiple tasks in a professional and efficient manner.
Cultural competency to work with diverse student and/or employee population.
Exhibits a high level of professionalism, leadership, creative problem solving, critical thinking, diplomacy, negotiation and sales skills, and the ability to manage complex projects with minimal supervision.
Professional, courteous demeanor and appearance; ability to engage positively and work professionally with students, faculty, staff and administration and represent the University professionally to the public.
Physical ability to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.
Grade 45; salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, salary requirements and professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Saint Joseph is building a culturally diverse faculty & staff, and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates.
About the University of Saint Joseph
The University of Saint Joseph was founded in 1932 by the Sisters of Mercy. The University offers more than 21 majors and pre-professional programs, accelerated bachelors-to-masters and online degree programs functioning as an undergraduate women’s program and co-educational adult, graduate and professional studies program.
Ideally situated midway between... Boston and New York City, the beautiful 84-acre Olmsted-designed campus is one mile from West Hartford’s thriving downtown, and provides an array of cultural events, occasions for spiritual development, and fitness and recreational options. The University also has an active presence outside our campus, reaching into the surrounding community through internships, community service projects, new program and partnerships.