The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina
May 16, 2018
Charleston, South Carolina
Full Time - Experienced
Accounting, Auditing, Bookkeeping
4 Year Degree
The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina is accepting applicants for a Financial Reporting Manager in the Financial Services Department. This role is to provide top managerial activities with respect to the interaction of accounting systems and procedures throughout the college endowments and financial reporting operations within the Director of Financial Services Office. Will be the liaison with other campus departments to streamline processing while ensuring appropriate controls. Supervises preparation of all The Citadel's financial statements, this includes; financial statements for The Citadel, The Citadel Trust, the NCAA, the Commission on Higher Education, the State Controller General, the US Census Department and accrediting agencies. Responsible for the preparation of responses to information requests made by other governmental entities, such as; the Commission of Higher Education, IPEDS, as well as information requests from throughout the college, ensuring that the information not only reconciles to the audited financial statements, but also providing a top level analysis and interpretation of the reports to make sure that the information makes sense with what has actually occurred at the college. Will be the primary contact for auditors, both internal and external.
Will act as department head in the absence of the Controller. Must be able to assist the auditors with the system information, schedule requests for additional data, prepare worksheets, and respond to audit concerns. Acts as the liaison for the auditor when the auditor needs to work with executive level management in other areas of the college. Responsible for preparing Capital Project Summary and Capital Project Funding and Budget Comparison. Must be able to step in and provide professional accounting duties when section professional accountants are not present, be prepared to handle all operations and questions. Required to help train accounting staff and other campus departments, in matters related to financial accounting and reporting. Will be the liaison with executive level management as well as department/activity heads and ITS to ensure the most efficient use of the computer modules and the reporting capabilities available. Required to supervise the professional accountants who manage the endowment accounting, and fixed assets reporting; also initiate, implement, and maintain accounting procedures and internal controls. Interact with vice presidents, deans, and department heads to initiate changes in procedures and improve internal controls.
Must have a bachelor's degree AND accounting courses and professional experience in related area such as accounting, auditing, banking or finance. Employee needs a strong technical accounting background. Must have knowledge of the principles, practices, and theories of accounting and financial management. Experience in fund accounting, financial statement preparation and analysis, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and general ledger systems and strong analytical and research skills are required. Employee must have supervisory skills commensurate with supervisory responsibilities and the ability to interact with personnel to resolve accounting issues. Employee must have executive skills to initiate dialogs leading to college-wide procedural changes. In depth knowledge of laws and regulations pertaining to endowment fund management is critical. Must be able to work independently. This position should have significant independence in the interpretation and application of accounting principles as promulgated by NACUBO, AICPA, FASB, AND GASB.
A CPA is preferred. Master’s Degree in Accounting is an eligible substitute for CPA. Banner experience highly desired.
About The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina
The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, is noted for its educational reputation as well as its rich history. Founded in 1842, The Citadel has about 2,200 undergraduate students who make up the Corps of Cadets. Another 1,000 students attend the Graduate College. Men and women in the Corps live and study under a classical military system that makes leadership and character training an essential part of the educational experience.
For the past two years, The Citadel has ranked #1 in the annual U.S. News & World Report ratings of southern colleges that offer at least a master’s degree.