National Louis University - Wheeling, IL3.8

Full-time | Part-timeEstimated: $82,000 - $120,000 a year
At National Louis University we offer our employees an innovative environment to work together and inspire the ideas that will make an impact. As our external environment changes, our employees are provided the opportunities and tools needed to grow both personally and professionally to remain successful. NLU employees and dependents are offered a wide range of benefits, including but not limited to, Health Insurance benefits, Retirement benefits, Paid Time Off and Educational Benefits.

Campus Wheeling
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The person is required to work at multiple campuses although the employees reporting into this position are normally housed in Wheeling.

Position Status Full Time
If part time, hours per week

What you will do:
Responsible for providing oversight, guidance and coordination for several areas of the University including General Accounting and Accounts Payable, Grants Accounting administration, Budgeting, Payroll, Purchasing, and Treasury functions. This position will also encompass providing financial planning/management and disseminating financial reports, statements and results, maintaining and coordinating university insurance policies, monitoring investment performance, and managing the external audit process. Will communicate and present to upper management and the Board of Trustees on various university financial activities.

Prepares monthly and annual financial statements, analyses and reports as well as various other related internal and external requests for financial information and disseminates such information to the University community and external users. Provides financial forecasts and handles month and year-end closings
Supervises the university-wide budget and budgeting processes, developing targets, providing recommendations, adjusting budgets, reviewing issues or inconsistencies,etc. Complies with local, state and federal budgetary reporting requirements and requests. Supervises the budget manager in this role
Oversees, directs and monitors the Accounting, Accounts Payable, Grants Accounting, Budgeting and Payroll staff and areas of the university, developing staff, handling personnel issues and establishing procedures and policies while ensuring that department’s goals and objectives are met effectively and in a timely manner. This involves:
1) maintaining the general ledger, set-up of accounts, review and approval of journal entries, and responsibility for the timely reconciliation of accounts,
2) ensuring efficient and accurate entry and payment of all invoices and all university purchase orders,
3) ensuring a timely and accurate processing of the payroll for the University, and
4) monitoring and managing Grants funds and accounts
Manages all Treasury functions, including daily cash balancing, cash reconciliations, cash management, wire transfers, tax payments, capital financing and maintenance of the compliance with the University’s debt covenants
Manages, accounts for and reports on the University’s investments and the returns thereon and works with the development office on tracking each of the University’s endowed and restricted donations
Manages the external audit process, including the dialogue with the auditors, filling their requests and answering their questions
Manages the insurance renewal process, the selection of insurance carriers and monitoring of policy coverages
Monitors and projects enrollment based on trends and actual registrations and provides timely updates to management on the anticipated results. Makes suggestions as to the necessary steps that should be taken such that budgets are achieved
Responsibility for management of outside capital resources and the development of relationships with outside financial concerns that provide the University resources in these areas
Prepares and make presentations to internal and external constituents (including the Board of Trustees) on financial information as it relates to the University

Your Competencies:
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and/or Finance or other closely related fields
Minimum of 7 years of experience in accounting with progressive leadership experience
Experience working in a university/non-profit environment preferred
Master’s Degree and active CPA designation preferred
Ability to adjust quickly and effectively to changing conditions and demands and invests personal energy toward accepting and adapting to change that others use toward resisting or resenting it.
Recognizes opportunities and initiates actions to capitalize on them. Looks for new and productive ways to make an impact. Uses sound judgment about when to take action and when to seek guidance or permission.
Possesses high attention to detail with a track record of producing work that is highly accurate. Shows a strong commitment to high-quality work.
Effective communication skills with the ability to explain complicated accounting issues to those outside of the field and the ability to present to large and small groups of people within the institution.
Strong team orientation
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number STA708
Number of Vacancies 1
Open Until Filled No
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