Des Moines University invites applications for a full-time position as Controller. The Controller reports to the Chief Financial Officer and provides leadership and management oversight of the University’s general accounting and financial reporting in accordance to the strategic plan. This position has oversight of the Assistant Controller, accounts receivable and budget functions. The position indirectly supervises payroll, accounts payable, and accounting functions that report to the Assistant Controller.
Candidates should be prepared to:
Provides leadership and supervision of accounting services including compilation and monitoring of cash management, revenue, expenditures, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, general ledger, financial aid accounting functions, grants, budgeting, property, and equipment.
Compile internal financial statements, including comments and analysis.
Manage audit schedules and compile audit reports according to standards established by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and Federal OMB Circular A-133. Manage audits in consideration of Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS).
Manage and compile an annual budget for presentation to the Board of Trustees including projected annual budgets with an emphasis on long-term cash flow. The strategic plan will serve as a guide in compilation of budgets.
Develop policies, procedures, systems, and internal controls necessary to support the University's fiscal operations and to safeguard the university's assets.
Provides leadership in the use of technology to achieve administrative efficiencies and streamline processes, while enhancing overall accuracy and transparency of financial reporting.
Manage technology related to financial operations including Colleague, SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), data cookbook and other systems used by Accounting department. Collaborate with colleagues on technology related to Accounting performance such as Clinic Administration, Office of Research, and Enrollment Management and Student Affairs.
Serve as member of the Board of Trustees’ Finance Committee and attend Audit and Compliance Committee, or other committees, as requested.
Establish and compile financial and operating metrics including key performance indicators and dashboards.
Build strong relationships within the University by making accounting functions more transparent. The Controller will be a leader, resource, and collaborator to all departments and programs to communicate the services and expertise offered by. Coaches and trains staff to provide superior customer service throughout campus.
Bachelor's degree in accounting required. An advanced degree in accounting or related discipline a plus.
Minimum of six years auditing/accounting experience, preferably in non-profit or higher education setting.
Minimum of three years supervisory/management experience required.
Certified Public Accountant designation required.
Demonstrated ability to lead strategically, with vision and energy with outstanding operational performance within a consultative decision-making culture.
Proven leadership success, technical skills, and knowledge in financial reporting, accounting, and compliance.
Highly organized, with the ability to manage multiple projects, effectively prioritize work and meet deadlines.
For complete job description, benefit summary, or to apply visit www.dmu.edu/employment. Please submit resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references at time of online submission. The review of applications will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Des Moines University is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information and other characteristics protected by law (“protected class”). Applications from candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
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