Under the direction of the Senior Vice President for Finance and Strategy, the Controller directs and manages all of the accounting and business functions of the University and prepares the annual and interim financial statements, forecasts and related reports. This position also leads the development and implementation of the annual operating budget.
Responsibilities(include but are not limited to):
Provide leadership for the Business Office, Bursars Office and Payroll operations.
Maintains endowment and investment accounts; maintains endowment unitization.
Prepare annual and interim financial statements, forecasts and cash flow analysis.
Develop, implement and enforce internal administrative and accounting controls.
Oversee annual audits (financial statements, Federal A-133, State Single Audit, Federal 403(b) Plan).
Manage grants accounting.
Manage student billing and accounts receivable.
Manage payroll processing.
Ensures compliance with tax-exempt bond financing.
Develops short and long term financial projections.
Ensures compliance with tax regulations and oversees preparation and submission of Form 990 and other tax returns.
Incorporate results of annual net contribution analysis in annual budget and long range planning.
Provide service on Committees focused on key strategic plan University goals and initiatives including but not limited to the implementation of a coed undergraduate program, information and systems processing, and environmental sustainability.
Minimum 10 years’ experience in accounting or finance field.
Higher education or not-for-profit experience preferred.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Able to function independently while operating effectively within a team environment.
Possess solid general computer skills, including ability to work in a Windows environment. Proficiency with MS Office Suite, Internet, and other programs as needed (e.g., mail merge, data base management). Familiarity with specific applications used by the University/Department a plus.
Excellent oral and written skills and ability to communicate comfortably with students, colleagues, and external constituents.
Demonstrated ability to handle complex and multiple tasks in a professional and efficient manner.
Cultural competency to work with diverse student and/or employee population.
Exhibits a high level of professionalism, leadership, creative problem solving, critical thinking, diplomacy, negotiation and sales skills, and the ability to manage complex projects with minimal supervision.
Professional, courteous demeanor and appearance; ability to engage positively and work professionally with students, faculty, staff and administration and represent the University professionally to the public.
Physical ability to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.
Grade 45; salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, salary requirements and professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Saint Joseph is building a culturally diverse faculty & staff, and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates.
The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) is a thriving, forward-thinking institution, proud of its historic women’s-college undergraduate program, its co-educational graduate and adult programs, and its ability to successfully meet the needs of an evolving and diverse student body. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1932 (as Saint Joseph College), USJ has an established reputation for academic excelle...nce and outstanding career preparation. For more than 83 years, USJ has prepared students for personal and professional success by developing leaders who serve and inform their communities. Over the years, the University has retained the best of a Mercy-based, Catholic education, while evolving to meet the needs of today’s students and the current job market.
USJ is home to five Schools: Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Health and Natural Sciences, Graduate & Professional Studies, and Pharmacy. In addition, it operates two laboratory schools: The Gengras Center, a state-approved, private, special education facility for 120 children; and the School for Young Children, a National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accredited pre-school program for approximately 130 children. USJ’s main campus consists of 90 acres in the upscale community of West Hartford, Conn. A second campus, home to the School of Pharmacy, is in the heart of downtown Hartford.