The role: This newly created role of Assistant Vice President for Financial Services serves as the head of the Business Services Office, reporting to the Vice President for Finance and Administration. This position is responsible for supervising the financial and accounting functions of the university, including internal and external financial reporting, as well as ensuring compliance with university financial and accounting policies and procedures as they apply to colleges and universities, and creating and maintaining effective internal controls. Additionally, responsible for the oversight of the coordination and compilation of our annual financial audit and credit related reports, footnotes and all disclosures.
Ensures the monthly close deadlines are timely met, account reconciliation and supporting documentation is maintained for all activities and account analysis is performed. The Assistant Vice President for Financial Services directly supervises the Controller, and thus, has final oversight for all areas of the department including purchasing, copy and mail services, student accounts management, payroll, accounts payable and accounts receivable. This position guides all hiring, training, and supervision of the Business Services Office team. There must be emphasis on accuracy, audit trails, and efficiency, along with teamwork, good communication and achieving departmental and university goals while working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
Bachelor's degree in accounting, financial management, or related field.
Minimum five years of related work experience, including management experience.
Proficiency in accounting/financial management principles, practices, and procedures.
Knowledge of State and federal tax and regulatory codes relating to tax exempt entities.
Demonstrated skills in supervision, including employee recruitment, training, development, and performance evaluation.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Highly motivated team player; able to manage large projects and meet quick deadlines.
Ability to understand and communicate complex financial requirements, financial reporting, and audit requirements.
Ability to provide a service-oriented approach to clients, both internal and external.
Master's degree in accounting, financial management, or related field.
Experience in higher education environment as well as non-academic setting strongly preferred.
Prior experience with Great Plains financial applications.
Proficiency in accounting/financial management principles, practices, and procedures as they relate to college and university environments.
Knowledge of state and federal tax and regulatory codes relating to tax exempt entities.
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Dominican University of California is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity, and takes pride in its multicultural environment. We are committed in thought, word, and deed to recruiting and retaining a workforce that values the diversity of its student body. The University actively promotes an institutional culture that practices equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from members of all under-represented groups in higher education.