Hastings College is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Controller. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to provide leadership to the college’s accounting and related functions, a comprehensive understanding of higher education accounting best practices and GAAP (as articulated in NACUBO’s Financial Accounting and Reporting Manual (FARM)), and strong communication skills. The Controller will be expected to continually look for ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Business Office staff, by implementing best practices and positive change.
The Controller reports to, and works closely with the Vice President for Finance and ensures compliance with appropriate accounting and auditing standards. The Controller will be a meticulous, hands-on working manager, leading a team of dedicated staff responsible for Student Billing and Collections, Cash Management, Endowment and Grant accounting, and Accounts Payable, and will lead the development and implementation of sound financial policies and procedures. Additionally, he or she will be responsible for the coordination of the fiscal year-end audits and tax preparation, acting as liaison between external auditors and the college.
Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance or Accounting is required.
Certified Public Accountant certification is required.
7+ years of progressive responsibilities in an accounting organization, which includes two or more years of experience in a supervisory capacity is required. At least 3 years of experience in an account organization within an institution of higher education is desired.
MBA, CMA or similar advanced degree is desirable.
Qualified candidates need to complete the online application and download into the profile section of the online application a cover letter, resume, and unoffical undergraduate and graduate transcripts. The position is open until filled. Completed applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Initial review of all applications will be July 15, 2019.
About Hastings College
Founded in 1882, Hastings College is an independent, co-educational, Presbyterian-related, national liberal arts college with an enrollment of approximately 1200 students. The student/faculty ratio is 13/1. The median ACT score of entering students is about 24.
Hastings (Population 25,370) is an attractive, residential community in South-Central Nebraska, 100 miles west of Lincoln and 15 minutes south of Interstate 80. The city enjoys good public and private schools, offers excellent professional and community services and serves as the cultural center for a large surrounding area.