Associate Controller

George Mason University - Fairfax, VA

The George Mason University Fiscal Services Division invites applicants for the Associate Controller position. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Reporting to the Vice President for Finance and Controller, the Associate Controller’s primary responsibility is to act as deputy for the Vice President for Finance and Controller. The position will also oversee Financial Reporting, General Accounting, Revenue Reporting, International Tax, and other fiscal services financial operations.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Vice President for Finance and University Controller, the Associate Controller shall oversee the Financial Reporting, Accounting and International Tax Departments ensuring that the unit provides fiscal services to the university, financial monitoring and oversight, processes fiscal transactions, maintains the financial records (both modified cash basis and accrual basis) for the university, and provides support to the university on fiscal policies, procedures and systems.
The Associate Controller will have responsibility for process improvements and for development of a financial framework to support strategic financial reporting and analysis.

Additional responsibilities:
Attend meetings, participate in and lead committees/project teams, and respond to inquiries. Create, interpret and apply policies and procedures and approve exceptions within limits of authority. Ensure internal controls are appropriate and routinely tested;
Oversee the General Accounting Department to include supervision of directors and managers for Accounting and Treasury Operations, Financial Reporting, Revenue Reporting, Cost Accounting and International Tax;
Responsible for the maintenance of the chart of accounts and general ledger and subsidiary applications (currently Banner). Serve as the agency Security Officer for the Commonwealth’s Cardinal System (Oracle);
Manage preparation and negotiation of Facilities and Administrative (F&A) cost rate proposals, fringe benefit rate proposals, and auxiliary indirect cost rate calculations submitted to the federal government and the Commonwealth;
Oversee and ensure successful audits including, but not limited to the university GAS audit by the Auditor of Public Accounts, and the DCAA audit of the F&A and fringe rates. Support the NCAA annual review;
Support and collaborate with other Fiscal Services units such as the Strategic Planning and Budget, Debt Management Director, Student Accounts, Internal Controls, Procurement and Accounts Payable, Fiscal Policy and Communication, Finance Administration Systems Team, and others.
In addition, independently interface and collaborate with other areas of the university such as the Office of Sponsored Programs, Provost, Internal Audit, Institutional Effectiveness and Planning, and HR/Payroll.

Required Qualifications:
Master’s Degree or higher from an accredited university.
6 years or greater of demonstrated senior leadership experience.
10 years of significant progressive accounting and supervisory experience.
Certification as a CPA, CMA, CIA.
Demonstrated analytical, modeling, and dashboard experience.
Strong organizational and planning skills with the ability to influence, collaborate and negotiate.
Demonstrated ability to think strategically and execute programs in support of an organization’s vision and strategy.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience writing fiscal policies and procedures and interpreting state and federal regulations.
Previous experience working for a large public research university.

Special Instructions to Applicants
For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

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