Salary commensurate with qualifications plus a comprehensive benefit package
Term of Position:
At Will/Just Cause:
Summary of Position:
Under the direction of the VP of Administration and Finance, administer and direct the activities and employees of the following areas through coordination, supervision, leadership, and direction: Fiscal Analysis, Cash Management and Investments, Purchasing, Accounting Department, Grant Accounting, Financial Services, Payroll Office, Position Control, Business Operations, and Safety, Health, Environmental, and Risk Management.
Bachelor degree in Accounting/Finance or Business or related degree
Required Work Experience:
Six years of accounting and management experience in a complex organization with large scale enterprise systems for accounting, payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, purchasing, and fixed assets; computer skills in word processing and spreadsheet applications.
Required Licenses and Certifications:
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered:
Master degree in Business or Certified Public Accountant. Working knowledge of fund accounting and GASB.
Direct the fiscal analysis of compensation, results of operations, ratio analyses, and other financial analyses as required. Monitor the University's controlled financial results of operations. Review the preparation of the University's annual financial report. Coordinate the annual external audit with the University's external auditors. Evaluate the University's system of internal accounting controls; make recommendations for changes to internal control processes; and implement. Recommend financial policies designed to protect the University's assets. Understand the University's accounting and budgeting processes for each fund group. Provide direction to the Accounting Services, Purchasing, Student Financial Services, Investments and Treasury Management, and Safety, Health, Environmental, and Risk Management Offices. In consultation with the Vice President of Admin & Finance, provide management with financial reporting that compares actual operating performance to budgeted performance. Manage financial, payroll, position control, and billing software systems. Migrate to electronic processing systems and reporting whenever practical. Coordinate the filing of all federal and state tax forms. In consultation with the Vice President of Admin & Finance, provide financial and business advice to senior management. Provide an environment for personal and professional advancement. Provide Charter School financial oversight in conjunction with the Charter School Office. Supervise of delegate supervision and management of all staff within assigned areas. Provide leadership for and promote a culture of customer service. In consultation with the Vice President of Admin & Finance, streamline processes for effective and efficient, user friendly services. Participate with the Michigan Universities Self Insurance Corporation Provide oversight to the University's and Foundation's endowment and operating investment pools. Provide oversight review of the University's retirement plan investments. Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members. Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.
Interpret financial results of operations, balance sheet data and financial ratio analyses. Promote culture of excellent customer service. Provide leadership for the finance functions. Successfully interact with faculty and staff at all levels. Supervise others in the efficient performance of their characteristic duties.
Skills and Abilities:
Carries our supervisory responsibilities in accordance with University policies and applicable laws. Responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of designated information. Responsible for the direct supervision of assigned staff. Assess the accurate recording of all of the University's financial transactions. Demonstrated ability to affect quality improvement techniques. Demonstrated ability to develop and foster strong interpersonal relationships. Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.
Initial Application Review Date:
Open Until Position is Filled?:
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