The Controller will have oversight of the policies, procedures, business processes, and systems that assure integrity of internal accounting, fiscal and business controls, as well as compliance with applicable laws, policies and regulations. This position will lead a team to work competently and collaboratively to accurately record and report information in a timely and efficient manner. The Controller will develop and maintain the College’s financial accounting system to account for the receipt and expenditure of all funds, and to report operating results in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and industry best practices. The Controller should possess highly technical accounting skills, excellent supervisory abilities, and strong internal and external communication skills.
• Assure that all financial transactions are recorded timely and accurately in the integrated accounting system. • Plan and direct the following Business Office functions: o Monthly financial statements. o Quarterly data/benchmarking reports. o Cash management and cashier functions. o Oversight and review of all account reconciliations, including temporarily restricted assets. o Fixed asset accounting and inventory procedures. o Endowment fund investment reconciliations, distribution calculations, and reporting. o Internal auditing. o Accounts receivable management, including delinquent accounts and Perkins Loans. o Preparation and/or verification of all accounting ledger entries. o Student billing process and student aid reconciliations. o Title IV reconciliation with Financial Aid records, funding draws from EDGAPS, and all federal and state grant reporting and compliance. o Donor gift recording including pledges receivable and gift reconciliations with the Institutional Advancement record system. • Lead the coordination and preparation of the annual external audit for the Board of Trustees review, including all year-end financial closing procedures. • Completion of annual financial surveys as required (IPEDS, NACUBOEndowment, NCAAEADA, etc.) • Maintain a working knowledge of the tax laws applicable to local sales and use tax, and non-profit organizations. • Conduct critical reviews for ascertaining credibility of balances and account relationships, and conduct analyses of questionable items. • Maintain a current chart of accounts for all funds and assign account numbers. • Prepare various reports, analyses, and surveys as requested by executive management and constituents, including Board of Trustees committee reports, year-end historical comparative reports, Athletics Department income/expenditures, among others. • Establish and monitor College business policies and procedures that effectively utilize resources and facilities in accomplishing institutional goals; direct and implement changes to College procedures as needed. • Coordinate new procedures, training materials and system documentation; conduct training; supervise the conversion of data to the new systems, and analyze and reconcile the data to ensure integrity. • Plan and manage revisions to, enhancements of, or implementation of financial systems. Serve as the College’s financial representative in the design and implementation of additions to the College-wide computer system, such as property control and student aid. • Supervise staff in accordance with Flagler College policies, including interviewing, hiring, training, planning, assigning and directing work, appraising and evaluating performance, and addressing performance problems or inefficiencies. • Interpret corporate financial policies, new and existing government legislation, and accounting theory. • Perform other duties as assigned by the Vice President of Business Services & CFO.
Bachelor’s degree or higher in accounting or related field • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification and/or Masters in related field. • Five or more years’ supervisory experience; experience as an Assistant Controller, Controller, External Auditor or Accounting Manager in higher education required. • Excellent communication and management skills. • Advanced computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office and ERPSystems is required. • Ability to organize and manage multiple tasks and deadlines, and to work cooperatively with faculty, staff and students • Ability to maintain confidentiality and to exhibit good judgment in making decisions consistent with College policy • Thorough knowledge of the operations, functions and scope of authority of the Office of Business Services
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About Flagler College
Flagler College is a private 4-year college located in St. Augustine, FL