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Assistant Controller - Financial Reporting at Sam Houston State University

Sam Houston State University

Last Updated: 1/20/23

Job Description


Assistant Controller - Financial Reporting

Educational and Experience Requirement
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business, Master’s degree in related field desired. Certification in Public Accounting (CPA) preferred but not required. At least six years of professional accounting experience required, including five years in a managerial accounting position. An emphasis in fund accounting is preferred. Additional education may be considered in lieu of experience.

Nature & Purpose of Position
Performs highly responsible professional work in the area of accounting control, reconciling, and financial reporting. Provides professional support to the Controller.

Primary Responsibilities
Performs advanced and professional managerial and accounting duties with administrative responsibility. Analyzes and updates established policies and procedures. Monitors reporting requirements and supervises preparation of various financial reports required by state and federal regulations. Reviews the reconciliation of bank and general ledger accounts. Makes and/or provides instructions to staff for making corrections and adjusting entries on all accounts. Analyzes and assists in Appropriations and Treasury Cash Management. Records, reconciles and manages endowments and Banner related endowment tracking. Leads preparation of ad hoc reports as requested for accounting and administrative use. Supervises disbursement functions. Leads functional analysis related to upgrades and development of computerized accounting systems. Interviews, hires and evaluates personnel within functional area. Coordinates and conducts training for staff and University personnel. Serves as Controller in the Controller’s absence. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications
Skill in developing and maintaining effective working relationships with peers, subordinates, students, faculty, staff, and the public. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to evaluate, organize and delegate work to maximize efficient resources. Ability to coordinate work with other employees, providing direct instruction or supervision as assigned. Ability to represent the department and University in a friendly, courteous, and professional manner. Ability to respond to emergency situations in a timely manner. Supervise the Financial Accounting and Grants administration functions of the Controller’s office.

Up to 40% of this position, over the fiscal year during off-peak periods, may be performed remotely as determined by the supervisor.

This position may be designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA).

Full Time

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EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

Company Details

Huntsville, Texas, United States
A Great Name in Texas Education! Named for Texas’s greatest hero, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) continually honors its historical roots through academic excellence. For more than 140 years, SHSU has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, “The measure of a Life is its Service,” resonates among its approximately 21,612 students, eight college...