Open to: The Public
Location: 61 Woodland Street,
Shift/Hours: Full-Time, 40 hours/week
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Closing Date: June 28, 2019
The Controller is responsible for all
aspects of accounting, annual reporting, internal control, policies and
procedures, cash management, and treasury functions related to the Connecticut
State Colleges & Universitiesí seventeen universities, colleges, and
on-line state college. The Controller directs all aspects of finance,
accounting, audits and risk management functions for the organization.
The position is
located at the Systemís central office and serves as a resource to the
seventeen institutions. The position is
also the central officer for annual reports and all audits, both external and
internal. The system-wide operating
budget is in excess of $1 billion.
reports to the Chief Financial Officer.
The position directly supervises full- and part-time professionals, and
may direct part-time student workers.
Position Duties and Responsibilities
- Supervise employees engaged in system office accounting,
grant accounting, community collegesí accounting services, university
accounting services, and accounts payable/receivable.
- Maintain the standard chart of accounts
throughout the system.
- Develop and publish annual reports required by
regulations, currently three: (1) universities, (2) colleges, and (3)
Charter Oak State College. Work
with outside auditors to ensure all aspects of GASB and/or GAAP are
met. Align all three reports in
terms of content and format.
- Supervise grant reporting as required.
- Support System Office Facilities organization
with accounting and tracking assistance.
- Coordinate with IT on system-wide infrastructure management
and periodic upgrades related to bond-funded capital improvements.
- Develop and maintain a system-wide set of
policies for accounting and purchasing procedures.
- Ensure all external and internal audit reports
are responded to promptly, and review and approve all responses, ensuring
internal controls are secure.
- Administer the first Enterprise Risk Management
assessment, and update as deemed necessary.
- Coordinate with Director of Budgets and Planning
to ensure quarterly cash reporting is aligned with budget and Finance
Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control
principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Knowledge of
automated financial and accounting reporting systems. Knowledge of federal and
state financial regulations. Ability to analyze financial data and prepare
financial reports, statements and projections.
Work requires professional written and verbal communication and
interpersonal skills. Ability to motivate teams to produce quality materials
within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects. Ability to participate in and facilitate
Experience with management of enterprise financial systems
required. Banner and PeopleSoft experience preferred.
This is normally acquired through a combination of the
completion of a Masterís Degree in Finance or Accounting and a minimum of five (5)
years of experience in a senior-level finance or accounting position. A CPA or CMA is preferred but not required.
Work requires willingness to work a flexible schedule.
typically perform their work in offices.
The work involves extensive use of personal computers, but does not,
normally, involve any significant physical effort. Reasonable accommodation will be made for
incumbents and candidates with physical limitations. Incumbents are expected to
travel between campuses and to the System Office to attend meetings,
collaborate on projects, and provide general support to campuses.
Please submit the
following via email to email@example.com: (1) CSCU Employment Application
(available at http://www.ct.edu/files/pdfs/Employment-Application.pdf AND
(2) in a single Word or PDF file provide a cover letter, resume, and
contact information for three professional references no later than June 28, 2019. Please reference ďSearch
#19-06Ē on the subject line of the email.
Incomplete or late application packages
received after the deadline may be discarded.
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The CSCU System
does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age,
gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status,
ancestry, present or past history of intellectual disability, learning
disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic
information or criminal record. The following person has been designated to
handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Leah Glende,
Manager of Diversity and Inclusion, 61 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT 06105,
860-723-0727, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CSCU System
is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the
applications of women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans.