This position is an integral part of the Finance and Accounting leadership team and will report directly to the Controller. The Director, Accounting and Payroll is a very hands-on role and will manage the Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Payroll functions.
S/he will work closely with all levels of staff, not only to teach and reinforce finance and accounting procedures, but to explore how the finance department can support their operations.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field.
Minimum of 7 years of effectively managing payroll, accounts payable and business office operations, including union environments.
Thorough understanding of GAAP, a strong knowledge of G/L, accounts payable, payroll, income tax and banking; is familiar with financial statement reporting.
Knowledge of IRS and State regulations relating to Payroll and Accounts Payable.
Advanced knowledge and proficiency with enterprise systems such as Ellucian Banner and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
Understands and provides quality customer service.
Skills in oral and written communications; office management skills, interpersonal skills consistent with establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
Ability to troubleshoot, recognize and solve problems with software programs for end users.
Confident in using own initiative, prioritizing workload and meeting deadlines. Detail oriented with superior organizational and managerial skills.
Internal Number: A99662
About Roosevelt University
Mission: Reflecting the ideals of its founders in 1945, Roosevelt University is a private, nonsectarian community of educators, scholars, and learners committed to academic, creative, and service excellence who value differences in personal experiences and perspectives; ask the difficult questions; and promote mutual understanding, inclusion, social consciousness, and action toward social justice. Recognizing that difference broadens perspectives, Roosevelt University seeks and serves a diverse, promising student body from metropolitan Chicago and around the world.
The hallmarks of the Roosevelt University experience are strong student-faculty interaction and engagement with metropolitan Chicago as both a laboratory for learning and as an expression of its commitment to social justice. The experience is created through the efforts of a strong faculty dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, and creative activity and a staff equally focused on helping students grow and achieve their educational and life goals.
Roosevelt is a metropolitan university that is an active partner in the social, economic and cultural development of the communities it serves. It offers a broad arr...ay of academic programs, from the baccalaureate through doctoral levels, in a highly interactive environment where students can explore, discover, and develop their unique abilities and interests.
Vision: Roosevelt University is nationally recognized for providing transformational experiences and opportunities for discovery that create socially conscious citizens who are leaders in their professions and their communities.