New Mexico State University invites you to apply to be a part of a diverse, dynamic and welcoming learning and working environment in Las Cruces, NM. NMSU seeks employees who are creative and flexible in developing and evaluating new ideas and ways to evolve NMSU into the future. Located in the borderlands and adjacent to the mighty Rio Grande, NMSU is a proud Hispanic-serving institution in the minority-majority state of New Mexico. Southern New Mexico features an average of 294 days of sunshine annually, making NMSU ideal for career-seekers who enjoy hiking, mountain biking, canoeing and bird-watching. NMSU is committed to sustainability through improving and maintaining the quality of human life while preserving the integrity, stability, and beauty of ecological systems for the future. We are looking for student-centered employees with a passion for success. NMSU invites you to take the first step to your successful and rewarding career by applying today. NMSU is New Mexico's land-grant and space-grant institution, a comprehensive research institution dedicated to teaching, research, public service and outreach.
The University Controller is responsible for directing the comprehensive financial activities for the New Mexico State University (NMSU) system and reports to the Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance. The University Controller is responsible for ensuring the quality of financial management throughout the NMSU system and ensures compliance with state and federal regulations. In addition, the position provides expertise and support to executive leadership on external regulations, internal financial operations, as well as develops and maintains internal controls and best practices to safeguard fiscal resources. The University Controller provides direct oversight of general and post-award accounting, financial reporting and analysis, capital asset administration, banking and cash management, debt issuance, investment administration, accounting systems, accounts receivable (bursar), tax compliance, and payroll.
The University Controller is service-oriented and has strong interpersonal and communication skills as well as the ability to work effectively with a wide range of stakeholders in a diverse community. The individual possesses strong analytical, critical thinking, problem solving and decision-making skills; a demonstrated ability and commitment to work in an inclusive and equitable team environment; and organizational planning, structuring, and staffing skills.
The University Controller has expert knowledge in the following areas: business and financial related local, federal and state laws and regulations, accounting requirements, financial management standards and operating guidelines as they pertain to public institutions of higher education; federal, state and higher education requirements for the preparation of financial statements; generally accepted accounting principles and practices; higher education financial accounting and reporting systems; asset and funds management principles, methods, and techniques; investment, cash management and capital financing principles and practices; and system wide institutional policies and procedures, as well as the regulatory environment within which they operate.
Offer of employment contingent upon verification of individual’s eligibility for employment in the US and upon completion of applicable background review. For complete job description and application, requirements visit https://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/41509. The deadline to apply is June 23, 2021.
New Mexico State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer
a Bachelor’s degree in a related field
eight (8) years of professional experience directly related to the standard duties as required
an active Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license
Internal Number: 2100293S
About New Mexico State University
Founded in 1888, it is the oldest public institution of higher education in the state of New Mexico and is a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities. NMSU is proud of its designation as a Hispanic-serving institution with a long-standing commitment to meeting contemporary needs of our students through teaching excellence and student and community engagement, as well as efforts to cultivate diverse, inclusive, and equitable practices. The student population at NMSU's Las Cruces campus is 56% Hispanic, while the statewide NMSU system serves a diverse and multi-cultural population of students at four community college campuses that are each uniquely positioned to serve the workforce needs of their communities. The university offers a multitude of support services to all students, including the American Indian Program, Black Programs, Chicano Programs, and LGBTQ+ offices. NMSU ranks #1 in science and engineering funding for minority-serving institutions, per NSF. Issues in Higher Education places NMSU among the top 10 for Hispanic and Native American bachelor’s degrees awarded.
The strategic goals outlined in NMSU LEADS 2025 (leads2025.nmsu.edu) reflect the u...niversity’s mission and vision and are vital to NMSU’s success. These include advancing student success; elevating research and creativity; amplifying extension and outreach; and building a robust NMSU system. The strategic goals are designed to be broad enough for each unit within the university system to find a way to contribute. Additionally, the university focuses on grand challenges facing the state and communities around the globe. These include creating healthy borders, modernizing critical infrastructure and transforming education in New Mexico.