Assistant Controller #FP194A

OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY   Norfolk, VA   Full-time     Accounting
Posted on January 7, 2023
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Assistant Controller (FP194A)

ODU is seeking candidates for an Assistant Controller (full-time, 12 month) position. The primary objectives of the Assistant Controller are to provide supporting leadership and management of the day-to-day financial operations and planning for University accounting. Primary duties include working directly with the Associate Vice President for Finance/University Controller to assist with strategic planning, special projects, and other responsibilities as needed. The position will be integral in implementing business process improvements and any new accounting pronouncements as well as assisting in any role in the Office of Finance, providing coverage for management vacancies and leaves of absence. The Assistant Controller will be responsible for preparing and analyzing financial reports, financial presentations, and any other deliverables as required in support of the Associate Vice President for Finance/University Controller. The position will coordinate with the Financial Reporting team on preparation of annual financial statements and serve as a liaison to the State and Independent auditors for year-end audit and annual audits of all Office of Finance operations (payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, data control, general accounting).The position will be responsible for preparing financial documents, ensuring adherence to GAAP and GASB pronouncements and regulations, developing financial policies and procedures, completing all special projects as assigned by the Associate Vice President for Finance/University Controller, and serving as back up for the Associate Vice President for Finance/University Controller and Associate Controller to assist the University and Office of Finance in carrying out their missions.

Required Education: Master's degree in business, public administration or related field from an accredited college or university is required. A bachelor's degree in a related field with equivalent experience to a master's degree may be substituted.

Required Qualifications: Comprehensive knowledge of generally accepted accounting procedures. Considerable knowledge of financial, budget, accounting, and business operations planning and control. Excellent organizational management skills. Excellent analytical skills. Strong oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to conduct a variety of financial audits with considerable independence. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse constituencies. Demonstrated ability to confer ideas and establish work schedules, goals, and objectives for staff. Demonstrated leadership experience.

Comprehensive experience in university or large industry financial management. Considerable recent experience as the Chief Financial Officer, Controller, or related position. Considerable experience in financial reporting. Considerable experience in a position responsible for compliance, auditing and/or business.

Preferred Qualifications: Some Not-for-profit or government accounting experience preferred.

Conditions of Employment: A fingerprint-based criminal history check will be required of the final candidate. Completion of Statement of Personal Economic Interests is required upon hire.

Review Date: This position is open until filled.

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.