Another Source’s client, Humboldt State University, is recruiting a University Controller (Administrator III) to join their Administrative Affairs team.
Located in the serenity of Humboldt County, amongst the giant redwoods and tucked against the Pacific Ocean, Humboldt State University offers the right candidate an opportunity to make impactful decisions in a highly collaborative environment and be leader amongst the California State University system, the largest college system in the world.
The CSU system offers a premium benefit package that includes, but is not limited to, outstanding vacation, health, dental, and vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year.
HSU is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration.
Position Summary: Reporting to the Vice President for Administrative Affairs and in collaboration with colleagues across the campus, the incumbent is responsible for providing administrative leadership for the functional units in accounting and student financial services including auxiliary foundations. The University Controller provides leadership of university-wide accounting operations (including revenues, expenses, endowments, property, treasury/cash flows, assets and liabilities) as well as financial reporting expertise and ensures compliance with all applicable Federal and State regulations and college policies and procedures. The University Controller will lead the university campus to include auxiliary foundations in stewardship of the university's financial accounts and records, preparation of its financial statements (both GAAP and Management), tax filing and compliance, ensuring effective internal controls systems and presentation of various financial and non-financial reports and interpretation of data to executive leadership and the campus community.
Duties: Under general supervision of the Vice President for Administrative Affairs, the University Controller is required to work collaboratively with a wide variety of individuals at all levels of management on and off campus. The Controller provides leadership for financial services, accounting, and student financial services by promoting and managing change, team building and fostering cooperation with their team members. In addition, the University Controller is primary conduit with the Chancellor's Office (CO) for finance, accounting, and auditing and must maintain a strong partnership throughout the CO with respect to the development of financial, audit, and asset management areas of CO policy and procedures including auxiliary organizations and foundations
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Management or related field.
Five years’ work experience in a setting similar to the university completing similar duties as described above.
Experience in accounting and business management.
Advanced financial, analytical and planning skills including experience preparing financial statements and developing and implementing policy as related to the duties assigned.
Knowledge of financial management systems.
Knowledge of federal, state and local laws, and pertinent regulations.
Highly developed interpersonal and written communication, technical writing, public speaking and negotiating skills.
Experience managing a diverse staff.
The ability to realize goals by working collaboratively and cooperatively with and through a diverse group of constituencies on all levels within the campus as well as city, county, state and other regulatory agencies.
Proven skills in leadership, management, promoting and managing change, team building and fostering cooperation.
Demonstrated leadership abilities and record of success in the area of finance, audit, accounting, and treasury.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated knowledge in the management and administration of programs and services as related to the duties as assigned.
Demonstrated knowledge of accounting, finance, treasury, and systems management with expertise in highly complex data analysis and ability to leverage critical thinking to evaluate and interpret results, develop sound conclusions, and recommend new or revised policies from a strategic perspective.
Demonstrated knowledge of GAAP, GASB, and FASB.
Highly developed skills concerning use of Microsoft Office products (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, Access).
Ability to recognize and accommodate changing priorities; meet short and long term deadlines/goals; and complete routine tasks despite intermittent interruptions. This includes managing multiple tasks and working pro-actively to avoid crisis and backlog.
Highly developed skills associated with collection, compilation and organization of a wide variety of data for reporting and record keeping purposes.
Ability to reason logically, draw valid conclusions and make appropriate recommendations.
Excellent attention to detail, including content and format.
Ability to operationalize sustainability concepts (economy, society, environment) into all aspects of performing job duties.
Ability to communicate effectively and work harmoniously with a wide variety of individuals and organizations directly and indirectly involved with projects and/or assignments.
An understanding of the dynamics of diversity in higher education and a demonstrated ability to incorporate this understanding, as appropriate, in all levels of your work.
Certified Public Accountant certification
Master’s Degree in Business Administration
Higher education work experience.
Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.
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Humboldt State University is a place for students with a spirit of adventure and a passion for making a difference in the world.
Founded in 1913, Humboldt State is the northernmost of the 23 campuses in the California State University system. Students here enjoy an extraordinary college experience, taking small classes taught by professors who know them by name. They also live and learn in one of the world’s most beautiful natural environments – surrounded by ancient redwood forests, rivers, mountains, and beaches.
With an enrollment of just over 8,000, we’re small enough to have a close-knit community but large enough to provide a lively campus and research facilities. We offer a wide variety of academic choices, and our professors are among the top teachers and researchers in their fields. Programs in natural resources are among the best in the nation, and visual and performing arts are always popular. Our largest programs include Biology, Psychology, Business, Kinesiology, Environmental Science, Wildlife, and Environmental Resources Engineering.
We’re proud of our longstanding commitment to social justice and environmental sustainability, topics addressed throughout our... curriculum. In many cases, our students have led the way. The Campus Center for Appropriate Technology—an eco-demonstration house run by students—has been a live-in laboratory for 30 years. Students started the Graduation Pledge of Social and Environmental Responsibility, which has been adopted by more than 100 universities worldwide. More recently, students created the Humboldt Energy Independence Fund to develop campus energy-saving projects.
Hands-on learning is a central feature of a Humboldt State education, with students participating in experiments, lab research, and fieldwork. Students study with leading experts in forest ecology and sustainable energy systems. They help restore salmon habitat, take part in film shoots, conduct wildlife studies and tribal research, showcase their work at an annual film festival, conduct archaeological digs, and manage their own art and museum exhibits.
Humboldt’s unique natural surroundings and special facilities add to the experience. The Coral Sea, for example, is the only oceangoing vessel in the nation used primarily for undergraduate research. Students have access to our observatory as well as the Telonicher Marine Laboratory, Child Development Lab, and Human Performance Lab.
Humboldt State students graduate with an education and experiences that take them far in life, and they achieve success in diverse careers. Among our prominent alumni are Po Chung, the co-founder of the Asia-Pacific Division of DHL Express; Michael Crooke, the former CEO of Patagonia, Inc.; Ken Fisher, the founder and chief of a multi-billion dollar financial management firm; Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of the hit cartoon SpongeBob Square Pants; Jennifer Kho, managing editor of the Guardian US; Ken Pimlott, the director of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection; Rick Rosenthal, an Emmy-award winning nature cinematographer; and Marla Spivak, a pioneering bee researcher and MacArthur “genius award” recipient.