WittKieffer has partnered with The University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) in the recruitment search for a Controller. Located in College Park, just seven miles from the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., the University of Maryland offers unmatched opportunities to engage with the federal government, elected officials, worldwide embassies, think tanks, the national media and other influencers of public policy.
The University of Maryland, College Park is the state's flagship and land-grant institution, and one of the nation's preeminent public research universities. A global leader in research entrepreneurship and innovation, the university is home to more than 41,000 students, 14,000 faculty and staff, and offers 286 academic programs.
As a key member of the Chief Financial Officer’s leadership team, the Controller position focuses on strategic oversight and management of the University’s central accounting functions while serving as the University’s principal accounting officer. The Controller will have responsibility for leading a dynamic team to plan, develop, and enhance the central financial services that support the campus’ needs.
Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business or administration required. CPA is required.
Advanced Master's degree in business, finance, accounting, management, or related field is strongly preferred.
Minimum of ten years' experience in financial accounting, reporting, and management and a demonstrated understanding of generally accepted accounting principles and GASB and FASB standards.
Functional knowledge of information technology and its appropriate use for effective and efficient delivery of administrative management services. Demonstrated success in deploying innovative technological solutions in a complex environment.
Extensive knowledge of the principles and techniques in higher education and/or governmental financial management practices and standards.
Please direct all applications, inquiries, and nominations to Ben Haden and Melinda Morton at WittKieffer, by using the WittKieffer Candidate Portal or via e-mail to: UMDController@wittkieffer.com. Either means of application is acceptable. We appreciate nominations or expressions of interest. All communication is strictly confidential.