Full Job Description
The Business Office of Wittenberg University is seeking a highly motivated accounting/finance professional to join a successful team. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Finance & Administration/Controller, the Associate Controller/Director of Accounting Operations will facilitate timely, accurate reconciliations and internal/external financial reporting, manage annual audits and participate in the preparation of the University's Federal 990 filings. This individual will also be responsible for Endowment Accounting, overseeing the University's cash and asset management while helping to ensure the University operates efficiently and with sound business practices. Additional responsibilities will include participating in the annual budget process and acting as Business Office liaison to certain internal and external constituencies.
Essential functions include, but are not limited to:
Managing general and subsidiary ledger accounting, financial statement preparation, sales tax submission and payment, and 941 review and submission.
Overseeing the annual financial statement audit, footnote development and preparation of the 990.
Supervising, hiring, and developing various employees regarding accounts payables and accounts receivables/student accounts.
Handling monthly, quarterly, and annual cash management (AP/AR) and asset management (endowment/investments) operations.
Planning and implementing FASB accounting standard updates.
Overseeing PPE accounting and renewal/replacement cycle planning.
Handling banking functions including wire/ACH transfers, fund transfers, capital calls, etc.
Managing monthly, quarterly, and yearly closing schedules for general ledger purposes.
Conducting operating cash-on-hand analyses.
Participating as an active member of an effective and efficient team.
Representing the University with dignity, integrity, and a spirit of cooperation in all relationships with staff, students and visitors with a professional image at all times.
Collaborating with the AVP of Finance & Administration/Controller regarding budgeting, cash management and other financial matters.
Performing other relevant duties as assigned such as special projects.
Our ideal candidate will demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Wittenberg University's Mission and Values.
We are seeking a candidate with a Bachelor's degree, preferably in Accounting, Business or Finance.
Preference will be given to CPA or CPA-candidate, but is not required.
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel.
3+ years of experience in a non-profit or public accounting setting required. Preference will be given to candidates with private non-profit (FASB) higher education experience.
Technical accounting/system skills will be crucial to the success of this position.
Knowledge of Ellucian products highly desirable.
Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to effectively manage a team is required.
Critical thinking and problem-solving skills will also be necessary.
Thorough knowledge of and the ability to apply GAAP policies and procedures to best practices will be beneficial.
Enthusiastic and positive attitude is necessary for a productive and efficient work environment.
Wittenberg is committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of our student body and society at-large. Please see our notice of nondiscrimination housed on our website.
Wittenberg University is committed to preventing and addressing sexual misconduct in our campus community. Click here to view our Title IX policies.
The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.
Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.
To apply, please set-up an account in our online recruiting system and upload the following documents in MS Word or Adobe Acrobat format.
2. Cover letter
3. Name, address, and phone number of three professional references.
If you are a person with a disability and require assistance with the application process, please contact Wittenberg's Human Resources Department at 937.327.7517.