Post University is seeking a Controller to join our team.
Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding opportunity to fully utilize your expertise in a growing and ever evolving organization?
As an associate at Post, you will have an opportunity every day to change lives and be a part of building something truly special. We are looking for exceptional talent who understand that their purpose is to create a personal, memorable and delightful experience for our students and each other.
We seek those that:
thrive on working things out through collaboration and straight talk,
who are willing to find and try creative solutions, and
who take on complex challenges with a ‘we will overcome this’ attitude!
If you understand what it takes to be obsessive about service, be part of a team – willing to work toward the team’s priorities, not your own and who can genuinely embrace our culture and our mission…. then we’re interested in you!
Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Controller will oversee the day to day fiscal operations of the university as well as lead and develop the Fiscal Operations & Reporting team in its daily, weekly, monthly, and annual processes. The Controller will be accountable for monthly closings, the annual audit, and preparation of financial and tax reporting.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The primary duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Direct oversight and management of the day to day fiscal operations of the university, including but not limited to cash, revenue recognition, budgeting, forecasting, purchasing, accounts payable, and payroll reporting.
Accountability and oversight of the overall monthly/annual close process
Annual consolidated audited financial statements
Accountability for all federal, state, local tax matters acting as liaison to external tax preparer
Internal Reporting, including finance committee and board of trustee presentations
Various external annual surveys (IPEDS, NCAA, US News & World, etc.)
Serve as backup liaison for external University relationships (i.e., banking, investments, and any prospective relationships)
Develop and maintain general ledger mapping that streamlines financial reporting across the University
Maintain control of general ledger maintenance, security and annual general ledger close process
Develop and maintain a set of board-approved policies that define the methods allowed to manage liquidity, credit and operational risks related to excess working capital and debt
Monitor current cash balances to ensure compliance with bank/debt requirements, as well as balances are sufficient to meet University funding needs
Remain current on and research all required accounting pronouncements that impact financial statement disclosures on an annual (or, as-needed) basis
Develop, monitor and enforce all University policies and procedures related to all areas of Finance
Ensure policies and procedures are clearly and properly displayed and communicated to all University constituents (i.e., students, faculty, and staff)
Develop, implement and maintain systems, tools and procedures to monitor effectiveness of internal controls
This position requires some evening and weekend hours to meet the operational needs of the Fiscal Operations & Reporting Office
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, AND SKILLS:
Bachelor degree in accounting, finance, or business-related field required; Master’s degree or CPA preferred
Minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible analysis, reporting, and operational management experience in higher education or a comparably complex organization
In-depth experience with preparation of financial reports and analysis
Working knowledge of GAAP, GASB and FASB accounting standards, as well as IRS and tax requirements
Experience preparing complex analyses and reports and ability to analyze overall financial results and detailed data quickly
Ability to clearly and effectively present information to internal and external constituents, and all levels of administration
Ability to manage multiple deliverables
Excellent project, managerial, and interpersonal skills
Advanced level of Microsoft Office, especially Excel, experience and various accounting software, including large ERP systems
Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and a commitment to diversity and inclusion
Ability to work in a growth orientated and fast paced environment
High ethical standards representative of Post University's commitment to excellence
About Post University
Post Makes it Personal.Since our founding in 1890, Post University has experienced many changes. Our class environment has evolved from typewriters to laptops and expanded far beyond our traditional campus — to home offices, living room sofas and even airplane seats. Throughout the years, one thing has persisted: our purpose, to deliver an exceptional educational experience that provides an extraordinary level of personal support.At Post University, we have always understood the importance of being there for our students every step of the way. Every enhancement and expansion to our systems has been driven by their needs — with the goal of creating a successful outcome for each and every student, no matter how they earn their degree.