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Associate Controller at Sam Houston State University

Sam Houston State University

Last Updated: 5/04/22

Job Description

Requisition 202100026ES

Title Associate Controller

FLSA status Exempt

Hiring Salary Commensurate with education and experience.

Department Controller

Educational and Experience Requirement

Bachelors degree in Accounting or Business. Master’s degree in related field desired. Certification in Public Accounting (CPA) required. At least six years of professional accounting experience required, including five years of experience in a managerial accounting position with an emphasis in fund accounting. A combination of education, experience and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.

Nature & Purpose of Position

Performs highly responsible professional work in the area of accounting control, reconciliation, and accounting processes. Provides professional support to the Assistant Vice President for Finance and Controller. Works to mentor, encourage, and develop other professional staff that the positions supervises.

Primary Responsibilities

Performs and coordinates advanced and professional managerial and accounting duties with administrative responsibility. Analyzes and updates established policies and procedures. Under limited direction, recommends, implements, and controls accounting policies and procedures, and coordinates and operates accounting, data control, and surplus property/inventory functions of the University. Monitors and reviews all accounting entries and processes. Makes and/or provides instructions to staff for making corrections and adjusting entries on all accounts. Analyzes and assists in cash management, financial planning, and appropriation management. Leads functional analysis related to upgrades and development of computerized accounting systems. Interviews, hires and evaluates personnel within functional area. Establishes personalized professional development plans for individuals reporting to this position. May serve as Controller in his/her absence. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications

The ideal candidate would have a proven track record in creating collaborative teams that value the individual contribution. This person would be adept in identifying individual strengths and working with employees to strengthen weaker areas. This position requires skill in developing and maintaining effective working relationships with peers, subordinates, students, faculty, staff, and other public. The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing is required. The ideal candidate would also have the ability to evaluate, organize and delegate work to maximize efficient resources and would represent the department and University in a friendly, courteous and professional manner.

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