Heidelberg University, located in Tiffin, Ohio, seeks a dynamic individual for the position of Assistant Vice President / Controller. This is a full-time 12-month administrative position in the Administration and Business Affairs division with a direct report to the Vice President of Administration and Business Affairs. Heidelberg University offers a strong liberal arts curriculum and professional education programs with the mission of personal, intellectual, and professional development, leading to a life of purpose with distinction.
Heidelberg University is a student-focused community with a significant commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. Individuals who value, demonstrate, and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion are preferred candidates for Heidelberg’s vacant positions. Additionally, we are seeking faculty and staff who want to contribute to the University’s initiatives to improve our student recruitment, engagement, retention, success, persistence, graduation, and placement.
The AVP/Controller will manage and oversee the overall accounting, financial planning, and financial reporting of the University. The Controller ensures that these activities are in compliance with business policies and procedures, state and federal fiscal management laws, established legal, regulatory and University procedures, and generally accepted accounting standards.
Essential duties and responsibilities include:
Serve as the chief accounting officer, which includes initiating and issuing standard accounting practices and procedures for all University accounting. Ensure compliance with accounting rules and regulating bodies.
Prepare monthly and annual financial statements; prepare other financial analysis as required.
Maintain overall responsibility for general ledger and authorizes approval of all journal vouchers. Ensure monthly reconciliation of all accounts and a timely annual close process.
Has responsibility for financial and accounting aspects of various grant and restricted funds. Apply accounting for restricted gift and scholarships using fund accounting principles.
Prepare various schedules and materials for annual audit and works closely with auditors to facilitate their field work.
Coordinate the activities of outside auditing firm, respond to and execute appropriate data and instructions resulting from such audits, including A-133 audit.
Manage tax responsibilities and assure compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations. Assist in preparation of Form 990 tax return.
Establish and maintain internal controls to protect University resources, prevent and identify abuse, misuse, or fraud.
Maintain and monitor relationships with banks and other financial institutions.
Provide proper accounting for debt instruments and compliance with debt covenants.
Oversees the Bookstore and Printshop/Office Services offices.
Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities include:
Comprehensive knowledge of bookkeeping, accounting, budgeting functions and principles of fund accounting.
Ability to prepare and maintain complex and detailed financial worksheets and reports.
Ability to provide immediate and accurate information and perform ad-hoc analysis.
Ability to plan and organize.
Ability to multi-task a myriad of assignments and projects.
Ability to take initiative and work with minimal supervision.
Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
Willingness to work an altered or extended schedule when projects or deadlines require.
Excellent proficiency with personal computer applications such as Microsoft Excel and Word.
Knowledge of Banner financial system or similar.
A commitment to support the University’s mission and values.
Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation with a minimum of five (5) years successful professional accounting experience as a Controller, Accounting Manager or Senior Auditor. Master’s degree and higher education experience preferred.
In addition, the ideal candidate will model Heidelberg University’s core values of integrity, honesty, humility, transparency, respectfulness, diversity, caring, loyalty, and accountability in all work.
To obtain a full position description, or to apply online, please visit www.heidelberg.edu/careers. Candidates should upload a cover letter, resume, and listing of professional references. Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled.
About Heidelberg University
Heidelberg was established in 1850 by the German Reformed Church (now United Church of Christ). Heidelberg's mascot, the Student Prince, is named after a German operetta of the same name and our school colors are from Germany’s flag. Today, the University retains these connections through a unique study abroad program with its namesake city – Heidelberg, Germany.
Heidelberg’s home is Tiffin, OH. We have over 1,200 traditional undergraduates and 200 plus graduate students. Our students come from all over the country and the world.
The University offers a strong liberal arts curriculum with solid career preparation. With 32 majors, 29 minors, concentrations, and pre-professionals programs, it’s easy to find what you’re looking for, and even some things you didn’t know you were.
Heidelberg is a member of the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC), one of the oldest athletic conferences in the nation. Our 18 varsity teams compete in NCAA Division III. Athletes have achieved success at the conference, regional, and national levels.
Heidelberg University's attractive campus is located on 110 acres with beautiful historic buildings. We encourage you to visit our campus to learn more about everything Heidelberg has to offer.