CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SAN BERNARDINO invites applications for the position of:
Director of Accounting/Controller (Administrator III)/Accounting Services
SALARY: Depends on Qualifications OPENING DATE: 09/05/17 CLOSING DATE: Continuous
OVERVIEW: Employment Status: Full-time, regular "exempt" position, included in the Management Personnel Plan (MPP).
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, occasional evening and weekend hours.
First Review Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning October 6, 2017.
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The Director of Accounting/Controller has the overall responsibility for the accuracy, integrity, and maintenance of the University financial records, promoting timeliness of financial transactions, preparation of financial reports, and providing services, consultation and training to the campus community: faculty, staff, and students. The incumbent communicates accounting matters to the University Community and ensures fiscal accountability, adequate internal controls, advocating and analyzing regulations, legislation, and Chancellor's Office directives to ensure compliance. The incumbent works closely with the Director of Auxiliary Financial Services and Campus Budget Director to ensure the accuracy, integrity, and maintenance of the financial records, promoting timeliness of financial transactions, preparation of financial reports that may impact the university financial positions.
TYPICAL ACTIVITIES: ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Leadership & Management:
Develops and executes the vision for the Accounting Services units, including identifying process improvements and people development opportunities.
Ensures proper staffing and training for the accounting Services units and evaluates employee performance
Researches accounting and tax issues impacting the University;
Works with tax accountant and accounting manager to facilitate the preparation and submission of the University's UBIT and other tax information for filing by the Chancellor's Office (consolidated filing);
Works with external auditors to facilitate the audit of the University's annual financial statements;
Overseas the preparation and review of the periodic financial statements in accordance with GAAP, GASB and FASB and other applicable standards;
Implements and maintains a system of internal controls to ensure the security of the University's assets;
Ensures accounting records are maintained appropriately;
Provides guidance and consultation to management and staff at all levels across the organization on matters of internal controls, operating efficiencies and process improvement initiatives related to university fiscal operation.
Provides support to the Finance & Administrative Services on special projects as needed.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in Business required; Masters degree and/or CPA license strongly preferred
7+ years accounting experience, 5+ years of supervisory experience
Strong technical knowledge in Fund Accounting, GAAP, GASB & FASB pronouncements
Have worked with an integrated ERP System required (i.e. Great Plains, Oracle, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, SAP or equivalent)
Strong Microsoft Office skills to create models as needed for the Accounting team and presentations for senior leadership
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.
Excellent management and leadership skills required
Excellent process improvement skills required
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills required.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
Ability to work in a collaborative manner with senior management throughout the University and California State University System
Ability to multi-task and thrive under pressure; high attention to detail and the ability to execute multiple initiatives against time constraints
Ability to work in a team-oriented environment
Supervisory Responsibilities: This position has supervisory responsibilities for Accounting Services units.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
The person holding this position is considered a `mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)