The Associate Controller of Disbursements and Travel, located in the Finance & Accounting division, is responsible for providing effective leadership to the Disbursements and Travel teams by managing multiple functions and operational processes along with providing strategic support and analysis. In this key role, this individual will direct and manage all transactions and operational activities which include accounts payable and the travel and expense program. This includes supporting the success of the University of Florida through the management, oversight, performance and proper control of transactions and operational activities. The effective individual will provide oversight to managers on day to day operations to support the business strategies ensuring continuous improvement and exceptional customer service. The incumbent must be a driver of transformation, manage change initiatives to ensure successful implementation, possess strong relationship building and communication skills both in person and in writing, and possess knowledge of the application of generally accepted accounting principles for not-for-profit activities in higher education environment.
Responsibilities include supervising and developing Disbursements and Travel employees, ensuring effective procure-to-pay processes by acting in coordination with the Assistant Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer, and providing superior customer service to internal and external stakeholders. Finally, the technical responsibilities of this position include the management of all business processes, internal controls, accounting records, data analysis, policies, rules, and regulations encompassing vendor maintenance services, voucher processing, disbursements of funds for all payable business units, and the settlement of University obligations for goods, travel authorizations and expenses.
Minimum Requirements: Master's degree in an appropriate area and four years of relevant experience; or a bachelor's degree in an appropriate area and six years of relevant experience.
Internal Number: 516215
About University of Florida
The University of Florida (UF), the flagship university for the state of Florida, ranked No. 6 among the nation's top public research universities by U.S News and World Report, is accepting inquiries, nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for Enrollment Management and Associate Provost.
Located in Gainesville since 1906, UF has 16 colleges, a major academic health center, a championship winning athletic program, a top-ranked undergraduate online program and, in keeping with its land-grant mission, one of the nation’s most comprehensive agriculture and natural resources programs. All are based at the University’s 2,000-acre campus, joining its historic red-brick core with advanced facilities and preserved natural areas and connecting to adjacent innovation, commercial and residential districts.
UF has 55,000 students, 30,000 employees, 5,500 faculty members, a $5 billion annual budget and more than 140 mission-focused units across the state of Florida. It is the Sunshine State’s only member of the Association of American Universities comprising the nation’s 60 leading public and private research universities. More than 51,000 students have applied... as freshmen for the 2021-22 academic year — a new record.
Several qualities distinguish UF among today’s leading public research universities. The first is its highly comprehensive breadth on a single campus, facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration among, for example, faculty within the adjacent colleges of journalism, engineering and medicine. The second is its unwavering support from the state of Florida, which has endorsed UF’s drive to become one of the nation’s very best public research universities — supporting those efforts since 2013 with hundreds of millions of dollars in additional funding to grow its faculty ranks by 500 members. UF’s third exceptional quality is its dynamism. Like Florida, the nation’s third-largest state and among the fastest-growing, UF is undergoing rapid transformation as it pursues the overarching aspiration to be "a premier university that the state, nation and world look to for leadership.”