Suffolk University is looking for a collaborative individual for a new Assistant Controller position. You will join our financial leadership team supporting new initiatives and the strategic plan. This person will have management responsibilities for three general accounting staff. We are seeking someone with solid accounting and internal control skills with a curious nature from which to review business/accounting processes in order to identify, recommend and implement improvements. In addition, the Assistant Controller will be responsible for advanced accounting analysis and entries. Working directly with the Controller, will assist in the preparation of monthly and quarterly financial statements, tax filings, and be the go-to person for the annual audit.
5-7+ years of relevant accounting/finance professional experience
Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field
CPA strongly preferred
Public accounting/auditing experience
Strong familiarity and understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
Strong analytical and financial accounting skills with high attention to detail and proficiency in excel
Decision making and troubleshooting skills
Well organized with ability to prioritize
Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with other departments
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
Experience working in a relevant role in higher education is preferred
Experience with major ERP and payroll systems (Workday, strongly preferred)
Working at Suffolk
Suffolk University is a private, comprehensive, urban university located in the heart of downtown Boston. Since 1906, Suffolk has been committed to creating an exceptional learning experience. Our college green is the Boston Common. We are steps from dozens of historic sites including the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and the Massachusetts State House. We have no real boundaries to our campus-Boston and Suffolk blend together. Suffolk is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse community.
We compete for the best talent. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse community. We are actively seeking applicants from groups that might be under-represented because of race/color, gender, religion, real or perceived disability, national origin or LGBTQ status. As part of our commitment, we encourage you to complete the demographic portion of the application in addition to submitting your cover letter and resume/CV as it will assist us in targeting our recruitment efforts. Please note that Suffolk University conducts background checks as a condition of employment.
We are also committed to the well-being of our employees. Our terrific benefits package for benefits-eligible positions include, but are not limited to:
Generous paid time-off programs and commitment to work-life balance
A 9% retirement contribution match when eligibility guidelines have been met
Tuition free course benefits in the College of Arts and Sciences and in the Sawyer Business School for employees with additional tuition benefits for spouses, domestic partners, and children
Top-notch well-being care available through Harvard Pilgrim Medical/Delta Dental and a Flexible Spending Account
Pre-tax commuter benefit
Employee Assistance Program that provides employees and their family members with initial assessment, referrals and short-term counseling for personal and work challenges