The Associate Vice President and Controller reports to the Vice President for Budget and Finance and is the chief accounting officer responsible for leadership and coordination of the financial management functions of the University. The Controller is a key member of the Office of Budget and Finance, and leads and directs the Departments of Financial Accounting and Reporting, Financial Management Systems, Student Financial Services, and Payroll & Data Management. He/She provides recommendations for improving University-wide financial management practices; ensures accounting procedures conform to applicable accounting principles and guidelines; manages the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual reports of financial activities; ensures compliance with state and federal regulations; and implements procedural improvements.
The position has delegated authority for Division operations in the absence of the Vice President.
Responsible for financial operations of the University, with primary focus on general accounting, payroll, student financial services and financial reporting.
Routinely interprets and applies accounting theory to assure that the University’s financial statements adhere to generally-accepted accounting principles and guidelines. Interprets state and federal regulations, and Department of Education policies and procedures.
Serves as a financial leader, contributing to the University’s cultural, policy, and financial framework.
Builds strong relationships University-wide, particularly with financial managers on campus.
Responsible for identifying, analyzing and leading key accounting and financial reporting initiatives.
Directs the preparation and submission of UT Dallas’ Annual Financial Report (AFR) and leads the external reporting functions.
Responsible for all activities associated with the planning, development, and maintenance of internal financial analysis and reporting.
Serves as primary liaison with the State Auditor's office, the State Comptroller's Office, and other oversight agencies for financial, reporting, tax, and audit matters.
Interprets and directs the implementation of requirements resulting from new legislation and/or directives of state oversight agencies.
Represents the Office on University-wide financial and technology strategies.
Works closely with the Vice President for Budget and Finance and the Assistant Vice President and Chief Budget Officer to ensure seamless delivery of accounting and financial services.
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or equivalent.
Master’s Degree in Accounting or equivalent.
10 years of supervisory or management level accounting experience, with at least 5 years in higher education, including application of generally-accepted accounting principles and tax laws.
Experience in industry or public accounting; knowledge of governmental accounting standards.
Licenses, certificates or registration:
Certified Public Accountant (CPA); active license.
Special knowledge, abilities and skills:
Experience or knowledge of GASB; basic knowledge of fully integrated systems; working knowledge of the business procedures and policies of state agencies; tax laws and governmental accounting and reporting.
Knowledge of policies and information systems within The University of Texas at Dallas and UT System; basic understanding of the state of Texas appropriation process; and working knowledge of state regulations, USAS and ABEST.
Other requirements or other factors:
Statistical/analytical skills, excellent communication and leadership skills, strong interpersonal skills, multi-task oriented and work cooperatively with others. Ability to handle confidential and/or time-sensitive matters on a daily basis. Represent University and Division at leadership activities.
About The University of Texas at Dallas
The University of Texas at Dallas has experienced profound and significant growth in recent years, becoming an energetic, top-tier national research institution that embodies innovation and collaboration. In 2019-2020, UT Dallas will celebrate 50 years as a public university and a component of The University of Texas System.
The Carnegie Commission on Higher Education designated UT Dallas as an “R1” doctoral-granting university of the highest research activity. The faculty includes a Nobel laureate, as well as members of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering, and the most recent freshman class featured 157 National Merit Scholars, one of the highest numbers in the state.
To apply, please refer to the following link: https://jobs.utdallas.edu/postings/10631
Open until filled. Application materials received by August 31, 2018 will receive full consideration.