Under direct supervision of the Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance, the Controller is responsible for effective oversight and management of Grants and Contracts, Financial Reporting, Payroll, Accounts Payable and the Bursar's Office.
The Controller works collaboratively with internal and external constituents to ensure efficient use of University resources while providing a high level of customer service.
The Controller will champion continuous improvement and drive innovation in financial operations.
Manage the University's and Foundation's external audits and financial reporting processes by ensuring that proper accounting methodology, techniques and policies are adopted operationally. Act as the administrative contact point for the independent auditor's examinations and coordinating the audits for both the Foundation and University.
Provide all financial statements, management's discussion and analysis and footnotes for the annual report, supplemental statements, bond fund reports and compliance program financial reports.
The Controller will provide leadership and direction for the configuration and maintenance of the chart of accounts and the enterprise information systems that support all business processes.
The Controller serves as the Internal Control Officer and will ensure appropriate internal controls are in place, and coordinate the development and review of business process documentation to support operational efficiency and business continuity.
Ensure University compliance with bond covenants, make required transfers and payments, maintain records for arbitrage reporting, and provide internal and external agency bond-issue reports as required.
The Controller will develop the talents and expertise of staff and recruit and retain a diverse staff of well-qualified and high-performing professionals.
Oversee the activities of the financial reporting department for timely, complete and accurate maintenance of the general ledger and financial management reporting, including monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements and reports.
Interpret and apply fiscal policies and procedures in accordance with federal, state, UNC system and university regulations and policies.
Implement policies and procedures for the proper fiscal administration of grants and contracts and assure compliance with the requirements of various granting agencies. Oversee the activities of the Accounts Payable Department in issuing timely and accurate payments to vendors providing goods and services to the University.
Oversee the activities of the Bursar's Office to ensure accuracy in all aspects of student account record keeping, while providing a positive customer experience for all students, parents, faculty and staff.
Provide consultation, leadership and support to senior administrators and department leaders on University-related accounting, compliance and fiscal control issues.
Provide critical support on strategic matters with significant accounting and reporting implications to the University.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Training and Experience Requirements: Graduation from a four year college/university with a degree in Accounting or related field such as Business and/or Computer Science with a minor in Accounting. Five years of progressive professional experience in accounting operations.
Management Preferences: Master's Degree in Accounting or Master's Degree in Business Administration
Special Instructions to Applicants:
This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable).
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.
New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice. Candidates claiming Veterans Preference must attach a copy of their DD-214 as a part of the online application process.
UNC Pembroke is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibits discrimination against all individuals based on their age, race, color, genetic information, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. UNC Pembroke is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.
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