Controller
Valley City State University - Valley City, ND

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Position Summary
  • Directly supervises and maintains quality control of the following areas: accounts payable, accounts receivable, student finance, travel, purchasing, fixed assets, general ledger, mail room, purchasing card and credit card processing, contract and grants, and payroll
  • Plans and directs student tuition assessment and collection activities and processes
  • Under limited direction, recommends, implements, communicates and ensures compliance with accounting policies and procedures and internal controls.
  • Ensures compliance with applicable accounting standards and GAAP including GASB and NACUBO guidance
  • Coordinates fiscal year end close and prepares campus information to be included in the university system consolidated financial statements
  • Prepares routine and ad hoc financial reports along with analysis for senior management
  • Prepares various reconciliations of general ledger accounts and bank statement account balances
  • Prepares and provides accurate and timely information to internal and external constituencies including external auditors
  • Develops and maintains effective working relationships with peers, subordinates, other University departments and the public.
  • Plans, evaluates and organizes work to maximize efficiency and to effectively use University resources to meet work schedules
  • Provides proactive leadership for assigned University accounting functions
Minimum Qualifications
  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in accounting and four years' experience in progressively more responsible positions in finance and accounting
  • Two years supervisory experience
  • Must possess strong analytical skills and advanced expertise with Microsoft Office and integrated administrative software systems such as PeopleSoft
  • Outstanding financial expertise, broad and thorough knowledge of GAAP, and an understanding of both state and federal regulations related to finances and accounting
  • Collaborative, service-oriented professional with the ability to develop strong working relationships with internal and external constituencies
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and ability to communicate financial information to all levels of staff and the public
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Licensed as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Master's in accounting or related field
  • Experience working in governmental accounting, preferably college or university accounting
  • Two (plus) years active experience with PeopleSoft Finance and Student Finance
Compensation:
$47,000-54,000. Comprehensive fringe benefit package including employer paid full family coverage for health insurance, TIAA-CREF retirement, and tuition waiver benefits. More information available by clicking here.

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Valley City was founded in 1872 with the name of Second Crossing of the Sheyenne when the Northern Pacific railroad crossed the river here....