As chief accounting and reporting officer, assumes overall responsibility for the University's controllership functions. Directs, coordinates, and oversees the institution's various financial, accounting, and treasury operations. Establishes University financial policies and standards. Directs and oversees the operations of the Bursar's Office, unrestricted accounting, finance systems management, payroll, accounts payable, supply chain, plant fund accounting, working capital investments, and accounts receivable. Reports to the Executive Vice President for Finance, Chief Business Officer.
Establishes and carries out the mission statement of the University's Finance Division; formulates goals and objectives for the division in accordance with the overall mission and goals of the institution.
Oversees internal and external audits and preparation of audit reports.
Establishes University financial policies and transactional standards, ensuring consistency with the University's mission and strategic plans and compliance with Board of Regents' policies, State and Federal fiscal management laws and regulations, and generally accepted accounting standards.
Protects assets by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing internal controls.
Maximizes return and limits risk on cash by minimizing bank balances and making investments.
Designs, establishes, and maintains an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the division's overall goals and objectives; directs and oversees the hiring, development, management, and evaluation of divisional staff.
Through the Executive Vice President for Finance and the University President, works with the Board of Regents on the identification and resolution of strategic financial issues with current or potential impact on the University as an enterprise. Negotiates the indirect cost rate for the University.
Reviews and analyzes major contractual obligations of the institution to ensure consistency with overall financial goals, objectives, and plans, and compliance with University financial policies, procedures, and standards. Reviews & approves contracts, grants, and awards.
Provides leadership and direction to the units which report to and/or are a part of the division including establishing goals and objectives for Financial Services.
Oversees major system development projects that impact financial reporting.
Directs the activities associated with the security and investment of the university's assets and funds.
Participates with the President and other senior officers in institutional planning, policy development, and problem resolution.
Directs and oversees the financial management and maintains fiscal oversight of the University's various campuses.
Responsible for managing and submitting the annual 990T as it relates to UBIT.
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field; at least 10 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.
Preferred: Certification/Licensure Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification must be in active and good standing, MBA or MAcc
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Knowledge and understanding of the mission, goals, organization, and operational/financial infrastructure of a public university.
Highly developed and comprehensive financial management skills gained in a large, multifaceted public institution.
Strategic planning skills.
Ability to develop, plan, and implement short-and long-range goals.
Knowledge of investment strategies and techniques.
Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
Strong human resources development and management skills.
Knowledge and understanding of institutional policies and procedures and the regulatory environment within which they operate.
Knowledge of assets and funds management principles, methods, and techniques.
Strong analytical, critical thinking, and decision making skills.
Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Federal, State and Board of Regents financial laws, regulations, policies, and operating guidelines as they pertain to public institutions of higher education.
Organizational planning, structuring, and staffing skills.
How to Apply:
Confidential review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made.
Applicants should upload a letter of interest and a comprehensive resume as one PDF document. Nominations or questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review. For specific positions, the final candidate may be subject to a (pre-employment) physical, drug screen, and/or credit check.
The final candidate will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) in the form of original transcript(s). Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.
Augusta University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. Also, Augusta University is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans. It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.
About Augusta University
Home to four campuses in Augusta and various satellite locations across Georgia, Augusta University, one of 26 institutions within the University System of Georgia, is at the forefront of groundbreaking research focused on improving and enriching the human experience.
Offering undergraduate programs in the liberal arts, sciences, business and education as well as a full range of graduate programs and hands-on clinical research opportunities, Augusta University is Georgia’s innovation center for education and health care.
The combination of nationally ranked business and nursing schools as well as the state’s flagship public medical school and only dental school makes Augusta University a destination of choice for the students of today and the leaders of tomorrow.