Assistant Controller

CSU - Global Campus - Greenwood Village, CO

Full-timeEstimated: $77,000 - $99,000 a year
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Overview
Be an innovative leader in one of the fastest growing online industries, be rewarded with unmatched benefits, and feel great doing it!

The Assistant Controller position provides primary support to the Controller in multiple aspects of financial and accounting management, collections management, preparation of accounting and budget entries and reports, and other duties assigned by the Controller. Other major functions include overseeing the daily accounting functions establishing and maintaining accounting policies and procedures, preparing financial statements, analyses, and various reports, presenting results and recommendations to management using a variety of tools including Campus Vue software which is the information system for CSU-Global Campus. This position is exempt and reports to the Controller and requires full-time Greenwood Village, CO office presence.

Responsibilities

About Colorado State University-Global Campus:
Our Mission: Colorado State University-Global Campus is committed to advancing student success in a global society, investing in human capital, expanding the state economy, and enhancing the quality of life for citizens in the state of Colorado and beyond by providing access to dynamic degree programs characterized by academic excellence, innovative delivery technologies, and strong stakeholder engagement. Our Vision: CSU-Global Campus is the premier provider of innovative, higher learning opportunities for nontraditional students in Colorado and beyond.

Colorado State University-Global Campus (CSU-Global) was created by the Colorado State University System Board of Governors in 2007 as the first 100 percent online state university in the United States. CSU-Global is focused on facilitating adult success in a global marketplace through career-relevant education including bachelor's degree completion and master's degree programs. Embracing the land grant heritage as part of the Colorado State University System, CSU-Global sets the standard for quality and innovation in higher education through its expert faculty trained in working with adults in an online learning environment, and through its dedication to student retention, graduation and workplace success. CSU-Global’s student focus requires employees to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, team environment.

Job Description/Performance Objectives:
The Assistant Controller position provides primary support to the Controller in multiple aspects of financial and accounting management, collections management, preparation of accounting and budget entries and reports, and other duties assigned by the Controller. Other major functions include overseeing the daily accounting functions establishing and maintaining accounting policies and procedures, preparing financial statements, analyses, and various reports, presenting results and recommendations to management using a variety of tools including Campus Vue software which is the information system for CSU-Global Campus. This position is exempt and reports to the Controller and requires full-time Greenwood Village, CO office presence.

  • Supervise all aspects of payroll, accounts payable, general accounting, accounts receivable and cashiering departments.
  • Initiate, improve and maintain sound internal controls and accounting procedures. Review and evaluate internal controls for appropriate improvements at least annually.
  • Ensure fiscal compliance with University, CSU System, Federal, State, and other applicable policies.
  • Perform a variety of professional and technical accounting duties in the preparation, maintenance and review of financial records and reports.
  • Coordinate the month-end and year-end close process.
  • Prepare monthly financial reports and annual financial statements and notes.
  • Manage billing, payment and collection activities of the university.
  • Coordinate the accurate and timely processing of student refunds.
  • Review and approve monthly bank and federal financial aid reconciliations.
  • Supervise, train, motivate, review, and audit the work of designated accounting staff in assigned areas of responsibility; establish work procedures and processes; recommend improvements as appropriate; evaluate assigned staff and prepare employee performance reviews.
  • Recommend and report on metrics for measuring financial and operating performance.
  • Advise and inform other departments on accounting policies and procedures, provide budget updates; and participate in various meetings.
  • Maintain, reconcile, and balance assigned accounts and funds to the general ledger.
  • Review, prepare and post journal entries to record various budget and accounting transactions.
  • Coordinate external audits and prepare supporting detail necessary to perform annual audits.
  • Prepare and/or review variance analysis of financial results.
Qualifications

Experience & Education Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. M.S. in Accounting preferred.
  • Five to ten years’ experience directly related to job description, preferably in higher education.
  • Active CPA license.
  • Ability to work effectively with multiple staff members at all levels.
  • Prior experience working with CampusVue Student & Financial software preferred.
  • Title IV financial aid knowledge and experience preferred.
  • Prior experience effectively managing 2 to 5 staff members.
  • Prior experience in the audit function.
  • Demonstrated ability to create budgets and forecasts.
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Proven superior organization and follow-up skills.
  • Excellent public relations, oral and written communication and ability to communicate sensitive and/or complex information in a confidential and straightforward manner.
  • Must be a creative problem solver, accurate, detail oriented, self-directed, and able to handle a heavy workload.
  • Must demonstrate strong PC skills including strong proficiency with Microsoft Word, and Excel and financial database systems and queries.
  • Must possess a high level of accuracy and strong attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a highly dynamic organization, able to effectively multitask in a fast-paced environment, comfortable in a highly-accountable organizational culture.
Additional Information

Application Instructions:
Applications will be accepted until an appointment is made. Applications must include: resume; cover letter addressing interest and qualifications; names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses for three references. Applications will be held in confidence except for the individuals invited for campus interviews. All applications should be in Microsoft Word format.

Performance Assessment:
Performance assessments are required to help determine the candidates ability to perform the duties of the job. The performance assessment should test the candidates ability to apply the skills and competencies listed above.

Total Compensation:
CSU-Global offers employer contributions to medical, dental, group life, AD&D coverage, Wellness benefit and training & development opportunities. Additional employee paid benefits are available for vision, FSA, voluntary life, and voluntary AD&D coverage. CSU-Global also offers a 401a retirement account with a generous employer match, 100% tuition assistance for CSU-Global programs (Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees), paid sick time, paid vacation time, 10 holidays per year and the potential to work remotely. CSU-Global employees are state employees and have access to the Colorado State Employee Assistance Program (C-SEAP) resources.

Additional Information:
The successful candidate must pass a background check.

EEO:
Colorado State University System is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding affirmative action requirements. In order to assist Colorado State University System in meeting its affirmative action responsibilities, ethnic minorities, women, and other protected class members are encouraged to apply and to also identify themselves.