Under the direction of the AVP, the Associate Controller is responsible for effective management of all aspects of accounting and financial reporting for the institution. Responsibilities include coordinating all accounting functions of general ledger, long-term bonds, fixed assets, endowment funds, and cash management. The position is responsible for preparing the annual financial statements, and IPEDs. The position acts as the primary liaison with external and internal auditors, coordinator of the financial year end close, as well as, the annual external audit. The position participates in institution-wide initiatives, providing financial expertise to various levels of management in the organization.
This position requires a broad-based knowledge of all areas of accounting and financial reporting and responsibilities include:
Provide leadership to accounting staff giving direction and guidance to direct reports, delegating assignments, reviewing staff productivity, and mentoring staff to ensure high quality accounting and financial reporting.
Manages and coordinates the year end closing process and the preparation of the institution's annual financial statements including related footnotes and MD&A.
Acts as primary liaison with external independent auditors on annual financial report.
Develops and executes the vision for the accounting function, identifying process improvements.
Maintains thorough working knowledge of the institution's financial management ERP system to ensure staff have the required knowledge needed for their area of responsibility.
Responsible for accurate and timely posting of transactions to the general ledger while ensuring fiscal integrity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and University policies and procedures.
Reviews, maintains, and assists in developing effective internal control structures for all assigned functions.
Primary liaison for all external financial reporting including the institution-wide IPEDS report.
Advises the AVP on financial, accounting and auditing matters.
Responsible for writing and maintaining documentation of university accounting policies and procedures.
Stays current and implements new pronouncements of accounting standards and other regulatory issues affecting accounting procedures, financial reporting, governmental funding, and audit issues.
Deliver quality customer services to both internal and external constituents in a professional helpful and courteous manner.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or other business-related discipline is required.
Five to seven years of professional accounting operations experience to include: General Ledger, Cash Management, Fixed Assets, Accounts Payable, and Financial Statement Preparation.
Must be self-motivated and a highly detailed oriented problem solver with the ability to exercise good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions.
Must have an open and collaborative style of leadership that encourages teamwork and cooperation, and be a strong role model, manager and coach.
Demonstrated ability to handle complex and multiple tasks in a professional and efficient manner.
Strong organizational, oral, and written skills and attention to detail.
Candidate’s with a CPA or MBA
Knowledge of non-profit/governmental fund accounting
Knowledge of GASB financial reporting requirements
Prior experience in a higher education
Internal Number: 492941
About Rowan University
Rowan University is a Carnegie-classified Doctoral University (Moderate Research Activity) with approximately 17,300 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford. The University comprises seven academic colleges and five schools—the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics; the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Health Professions; and the School of Earth and Environment—with an Honors College that spans across disciplines. Rowan is one of two public universities in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical degree programs. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 100 public universities in the nation and is ranked third among public institutions in the North by U.S. News & World Report.