St. Augustine's University seeks an experienced financial professional to serve as its next Comptroller. The Comptroller will plan, organize and supervise accounting-related functions for the University, including general accounting, policy development, cash management, budgetary controls, audit preparation, and forecasting revenues and expenditures. The Comptroller will serve as the chief accountant of the University and ensure compliance with all applicable University, state and federal regulations and policies.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, and substantial experience in accounting is required; experience in a higher education setting is strongly preferred.
Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business preferred. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) License and experience in the accreditation process highly desired.
Professional Competencies include:
Expert professional knowledge of university accounting principles, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, and internal financial controls.
Knowledge of Title IV of the Higher Education Act regulations.
A strong commitment to the mission of the University.
Excellent supervisory, administrative, interpersonal and leadership skills.
Demonstrated experience developing and implementing fiscally sound policies and internal financial controls.
Ability to develop, implement, monitor, and revise policies and procedures relating to the business office functional area.
Proficient in the use of accounting software systems that support fully automated processes and procedures.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; and effectively present information to senior leadership, University stakeholders, and/or Board of Trustees.
Skill in working collaboratively in a team environment with a customer service focus.
Demonstrated organizational skills in handling, directing, prioritizing multiple and complex assignments and projects.
Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
Demonstrated experience identifying and resolving problems in a timely manner.
Aptitude to manage competing demands and respond quickly to frequent changes in priorities.
About St. Augustine's University
Saint Augustine’s University (SAU) was established in 1867 in Raleigh, North Carolina. SAU, which sits on 105 acres, is a four-year liberal arts university with an average enrollment of approximately 1,100. SAU offers more than 25 undergraduate degree programs and is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Saint Augustine’s University’s mission is to sustain a learning community in which students can prepare academically, socially and spiritually for leadership in a complex, diverse and rapidly changing world.