The University of Arkansas, Financial Affairs Office is looking for a Controller. The Controller is directly responsible for the preparation of financial reports for the University. Such reports include, but are not limited to, the Annual Financial Report, quarterly financial reports for the Board of Trustees and the finance portion of the annual Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) reports. There are a number of other routine and ad hoc reports that are the responsibility of the Controller for completion. The Controller is also a main point of contact with the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration for the administration of the University’s appropriations from the State of Arkansas, as well as the general administration of the reporting of the University’s financial data to the State’s AASIS ERP system. The Controller is responsible for maintaining the University’s general ledger and overseeing routine budgetary control procedures, and general review of accounting transactions. The Controller will also be heavily involved with the planned multi-year implementation of a University of Arkansas System cloud-based (Saas) ERP system. The Controller is responsible for routine administrative duties and the supervision of currently two direct reports and six indirect reports. The staff under the Controller’s supervision has the responsibility of reviewing and approving invoices entered into the University’s ARS invoicing system, monthly reconciliations of the University’s bank accounts, overseeing the current ERP system’s security administration, accounting for the University’s fixed assets and long-term debt, preparing the monthly sales and use tax reports to the State of Arkansas, and many other duties as assigned.
Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others. For a complete position announcement and information regarding how to apply, http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/26111. The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.
Bachelor degree in accounting, finance or related field
At least 10 years experience in a financial setting
At least 7 years of progressive and relevant experience in higher education, and supervisory experience
Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or business-related field
Experience with the implementation of ERP type systems
Internal Number: Posting 26111
About University of Arkansas
Founded in 1871 as a land-grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.
Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country’s finest college towns, and the surrounding Northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation’s best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for ...employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate-leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.