Central Connecticut State University invites applications for a full-time University Controller in the Fiscal Affairs Department reporting to the Chief Financial Officer. The successful candidate will direct fiscal affairs, including accounting, grants, budgeting, payroll, financial reporting, and analysis and planning, expenditure monitoring and internal control. Serves as the Chief Fiscal Officer in the absence of the Chief Financial Officer of the University, and as a key liaison to the CSCU System Office and auditors on regulatory matters pertaining to University finances. Candidates will be required to exercise exceptional integrity and the ability to exercise good judgment, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to effectively build and manage teams. Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body.
Oversees all University accounting and budgeting, payroll, and cash management functions to ensure that effective and efficient service is provided within appropriate State and federal procedures and regulations.
Implements and maintains internal controls and audit programs including petty cash accounts and university ticket operations. Negotiates with state, federal, and private auditors in the preparation of audit reports. Independently responds to audit findings. Identifies and implements corrective systems if needed and collaborates with operating divisions to support audit issue resolution.
Gathers and analyzes data; prepares reports, statements, studies and analyses as required/requested by outside agencies such as the CSCU System Office, Office of Policy and Management, State Comptroller, and Federal Grant Offices, as well as internal parties.
Administers an accounting system for all funds that fulfills information and reporting requirements of both external agencies including GAAP, GASB, and NACUBO and the State Comptroller and University departments. Utilizing said system, provides the University Budget Office with periodic spending reports and historical expenditure analyses for compilation with departmental budget allocations.
Reviews state accounting procedures and regulations and Auditor recommendations and reports to ensure that the University’s financial operations are in compliance with such procedures and recommendations.
Advises the Chief Financial Officer and other administrators on the financial condition of institutional funds and accounts and on appropriate fiscal procedures.
Performs other duties and responsibilities related to those enumerated above which do not alter the basic level of responsibility of the position.
Master’s degree in business or a related field
Seven years of experience in fiscal affairs administration, including resource allocation and staff supervision
Sensitivity and commitment to equal opportunity and diversity in working with both internal and external stakeholders including students, faculty, staff and community
Experience with enterprise performance management (EPM) systems along with proficiency in data extraction and import among mainframe and PC-based applications
Experience with Microsoft Office, PeopleSoft, Banner & Brio/Hyperion/WebFOCUS with proficiency in Excel including the use of VLookup, Pivot Table, etc., preferred
Proven skills in leadership and management including promoting and managing change
Proven ability to identify strategic opportunities for change and improvement and experience creating, communicating, managing and extracting broad organizational value from complex financial data and plans
Experience with zero based budgeting and development of multi-year plans
Ability to analyze data, identify trends and prepare information for ad-hoc requests
Financial management experience including, but not limited to budgeting, ability to handle multiple priorities in a changing environment in a state agency or higher education institution
Ability to interpret and administer state and federal laws and regulations regarding payroll, purchasing, grant administration and contract administration procedures
Ability to foster a transparent and collaborative environment
Credentials and/or experience substantially comparable may be considered.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education and experience; salary range $89,003-$133,399.
Internal Number: C18-049
About Central Connecticut State University
CCSU is one of four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities system. Excellent professors and a wide array of academic programs prepare students for success in whatever field they choose. Our motto welcomes everyone to “See Yourself @ CCSU”. CCSU serves approximately 12,200 students - 9,500 undergraduates, and 2,700 graduates with a richly diverse population: more than 30 percent of students are of traditional minority heritage.
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