Business and Financial Services maintains and improves the processes which protect the financial integrity of Colorado State University–Pueblo, provides periodic financial information to various users, supports University financial system users, monitors transaction flow to assure compliance with Federal, State and University laws, regulations and policies, analyzes and interprets financial data as part of the overall control of University fiscal goals, and formulates reports in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
The Director of Business and Financial Services/Controller reports to the Executive Director of Business and Financial Services/ Controller for Colorado State University, serves as the chief accounting officer for the University, and is responsible for the leadership and managerial oversight of accounting, financial reporting and maintenance of internal controls for the University.
This position is responsible for general accounting, payroll, accounts receivable and collections, cash services, fixed assets, plant funds, restricted gifts and endowment, tax compliance, contracts and grants and development of sound internal controls over financial operations at the University. The director will make recommendations for improving internal control systems, assist the Colorado State University System with financial audits, ensure compliance with state and federal regulations, and provide strong leadership to staff.
Effectively supervise staff, build a strong team, successfully lead change and enhance efficiencies by providing strong leadership. Review strategies for the staffing, organization, and management of the units within Business and Financial Services that report to this position. Review employee work, establish goals and maintain a high level of morale.
Manage the central accounting operations of the university, including the monthly, quarterly, and year end close processes, reporting of financial information to the Board of Governors, timeliness of preparation of year end working papers and state exhibits, and responses to inquiries from internal and external auditors. Ensure monthly reconciliations are performed on a timely basis and ensure controls are maintained over reconciliations of accounts across campus. Ensure compliance with university quality standards for accounting and financial reporting in all areas of responsibility.
Serve as University liaison with the State, CSU System Office, CSU Fort Collins campus, and other higher education financial and audit groups, as well as the Office of the State Controller.
Maintain strong customer relationships with students, student organizations, and other campus, community, and business constituencies. Understand the needs of campus constituents and effectively communicate complex accounting processes.
Assure compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, Colorado State Fiscal Rules, University fiscal rules and procedures, TABOR reporting, and federal and state laws.
Maintain departmental budget by monitoring and limiting expenses.
Other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Finance and Administration.
Serve as Finance and Administration representative to University committees, task forces, and program initiatives.
All interested candidates must apply through the on-line application system. No other format of application materials will be accepted. Applicants must attach a letter of intent (cover letter); a current resume or CV; an unofficial transcript; and three professional references with contact information to the on-line application. Applications submitted without the required information above will be considered incomplete and will not move forward in the selection process. Once submitted, applicants will not be able to make changes or add information to their application packet, with the exception of their personal contact and demographic information.
Early submission of application materials is encouraged. Screening of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, though all applications received by 4 p.m. (MST) on Friday, November 30, 2018, will be given full consideration.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in business, management, or closely related field
Certified Public Accountant
At least three years of progressively responsible management and supervisory experience at a government institution
Thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and direct experience applying GASB Financial Reporting Standards
Demonstrated skills in analyzing and interpreting complex financial data
Demonstrated experience working with large mainframe accounting software
Master's degree from an accredited college or university in higher education management or closely related field
Experience with the State of Colorado financial systems and fiscal rules
At least 3 years' working in Higher Education
Experience managing external grants in a higher education environment
Proven analytical, qualitative, communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills
Successful team building and team participation skills
About Colorado State University-Pueblo
Colorado State University-Pueblo is a comprehensive state university with an enrollment of 4,000 students. CSU-Pueblo provides relevant professional coursework and superior instruction with a small professor-to-student ratio for an ever-changing global economy. Students can choose from 28 undergraduate programs with 70 fields of study in the College of Science and Mathematics, the Hasan School of Business, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the College of Education, Engineering, and Professional Studies and 10 graduate programs.
CSU-Pueblo is equally committed to serving the diverse population of the region; this emphasis is reflected in the demographic characteristics of the student body. Because more than 25 percent of our students are Hispanic, the Federal Government has designated CSU-Pueblo a Hispanic Serving Institution. Besides reflecting our commitment to serve this critically important and rapidly-growing segment of the student population, that designation also allows the University to compete for certain federal grant funds to support its ability to better serve all students. The University also seeks to provide a rich and diverse cultural environment ...that allows freedom of expression within a spirit of civility and mutual respect. The public service expected of all members of our community benefits our society--local and global--and builds our sense of citizenship.
Among its unique features, CSU-Pueblo is one of seven schools in the nation to offer a degree in mechatronics, which combines electrical and mechanical engineering. The Hasan School of Business ranks among the top 15 percent of all business schools internationally with graduate and undergraduate programs in business administration accredited by the AACSB International Board of Directors. The College of Education, Engineering and Professional Studies houses an undergraduate engineering program that was ranked in the nation's top 100 by U.S. News and World Report. CSU-Pueblo has an ever-changing campus landscape that features a newly renovated Library, a new general academic classroom building, and a newly renovated and expanded student center.
At CSU-Pueblo, Student Life offerings have increased significantly with the transition of the campus from a commuter environment to a more traditional collegiate experience. Competing at the NCAA Division II level, CSU-Pueblo is a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and offers 22 varsity intercollegiate sports and also has active intramural and club sports teams that allow students to get involved in campus life.