The Asset Protection Unit, APU, directs efforts to protect university assets. The APU helps develop policies, establish controls, provide training, and monitors compliance with cash handling controls. The APU also assists users in establishing safe and compliant methods to accept cash and credit card transactions.
This position is responsible for strategically assisting management and departments in the protection of the financial and physical assets of the University. This position will oversee the review of internal processes, systems and policies and will make recommendations to ensure the risk to the University is minimized. This position is often responsible for high level special projects.
Serves as the audit focal point coordinating interactions between internal audit and UNT Colleges and departments. Coordinates corrective actions ensuring UNT Colleges and Departments respond in a timely manner with effective action plans.
Continually monitor overall asset protection climate, evaluating control effectiveness and modifying strategy to safeguard assets. Oversees management/operator interaction, process observation, unannounced cash counts and networking continually monitor campus activity for new and increased risks.
Maintains collaborative dialogue with senior leaders, department management and key operators facilitating timely sharing of concerns. Listen to their challenges and offer practical solutions demonstrating the value of periodic monitoring.
Serve as finance representative on cash related steering committees, while coordinating with campus stakeholders to obtain their thoughts on proposed solutions. Aids in the development of policy and procedures to control cash
Periodically assists the Compliance office with institutional compliance reviews and other related duties as needed.
Assists in the creation of billing and collecting controls, policies and procedures. Through discussions with users, identifies departments operating standard billing and collecting functions. Assists users in migrating stand-alone processes to a standard enterprise-wide system such as PeopleSoft.
Responsible for establishing accounts receivable management controls to ensure timely transaction recognition, accurate aging and aggressive follow-up actions. Establishes and continually monitors accounts receivable metrics to help ensure proper management and collection.
Other responsibilities include implementing and maintaining inventory control processes, serving as the focal point for finance and administrative asset protection policy, assisting with the development of a self-evaluation process, developing and administering training for asset protection activities, and performing forensic analyses as part of an external audit process.
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Bachelor’s degree in related field and minimum 5 years of professional related experience in accounting, compliance, audit, finance or other field; or any equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.
Highly organized, efficient, detail-oriented and ability to multitask. Proactive work ethic, unbending moral code, and ability to handle confidential information. Strong analytical skills, Excellent oral and written communication skills. Proficient in delivering subject matter training. Ability to address issues and effect change. In-depth knowledge of audit procedures and principles
Experience in Texas higher education.
Prior experience as an auditor.
About University of North Texas
With nearly 10,000 employees in the DFW metroplex, UNT System offers a wide variety of career opportunities. We offer staff opportunities at our Denton, Dallas, and Fort Worth campuses, as well as our System offices in Downtown Dallas, and multiple clinics and business offices throughout Tarrant County. Our positions range from entry level to executive, and span career fields such as IT, Healthcare, Finance and Accounting, Administration, Marketing, Police/Public Safety, Facilities, Campus Planning, Maintenance, Research, and many more.