Description: Under the supervision of the Vice President for Finance, the Controller is responsible for leading and managing the accounting activities of the College. The Controller supervises the Finance office, which includes student accounts, accounts payable, payroll and accounting. The Controller is responsible for ensuring that the accounting records are maintained in accordance with GAAP, effective controls are maintained, risk mitigated and that the College uses its resources effectively and efficiently.
Provide leadership and oversight for the daily operations of the payroll, student accounts, accounts payable and general accounting areas within the finance office
Prepares and provides monthly and year end financial statements (internal and external)
Monitors and controls the fiscal policies and procedures of the College, ensuring compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), the IRS and any other applicable regulations. Protects assets by establishing, reviewing and enforcing internal controls
Oversees and manages daily cash activity. Acts as the College’s liaison with the bank for day to day treasury operations
Plans, coordinates and acts as primary contact for the annual financial audit and also the Uniform Guidance audit of federal funds
Manages the financial component of federal grants and federal loan funds including monitoring and reviewing of expenses, governmental reporting and timely drawdowns of funds
Assists with preparing budgets
Provides support and financial information in response to needs of various constituencies including departmental chairs, senior management and Board of Trustees
Ability to create and maintain positive relationships with all internal and external constituents
Participation in significant campus activities including Welcome Weekend, True Blue Weekend, and Commencement Weekend
Expected to comply with all applicable College, Federal, State, local and associational regulations
As a representative of the College, expected to comport him/herself in a professional manner at all times, both on and off campus
Additional job related duties as assigned
Qualifications: Minimum requirements for this position include a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with between 5 and 7 years of experience in a similar position or field.
Must have accounting experience in higher education, 3-5 years of supervisory experience, along with excellent verbal and written communication skills, and excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. A current CPA license is preferred.
About Hartwick College
Hartwick is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, creed, disability, domestic violence victim status, gender identity or expression, familial status, marital status, military status, national origin, predisposing genetic characteristics, pregnancy-related condition, prior arrest or conviction record, sex, retaliation for opposing unlawful discriminatory practices, or other classes protected by applicable law.