The Controller is responsible for direct supervision of all accounting and financial functions. Primary responsibilities include supervision of the monthly close process, monthly, quarterly and annual billings to clients for services provided, billing reimbursements from clients, collection of accounts receivable, supervising accounts payable, payroll, monthly reporting, monthly preparation of a reforecast, annual preparation of a budget, facilitate the preparation of quarterly tax projections and annual tax return preparation and all treasury administration. The Controller will also be the key part of a team that creates and implements policies and procedures to identify, resolve and document accounting issues in addition to creating procedures to make the close and reporting processes more efficient and accurate. Key Objectives:
Strengthen fiscal administration and reporting and lead WSARC/WSRI fiscal affairs including fiscal controls, compliance.
Provide and enhance fiscal compliance, lead and oversee organization's audit responses to state auditor, as well as federal audit agencies and cognizant program office. Implement solutions to any findings in audits of the WSARC and WSRI.
Provide the interface with WSU fiscal leadership and infrastructure and ensure that as a component unit of WSU, WSARC produces all required fiscal details to support various WSU reporting and audit needs on an as required basis.
Provide monthly updates of the income statements, accounts payable, operational expenses, budget versus expense, labor utilization, fixed assets and depreciation schedules, profitability by project, unallowable tracking, service centers, accounts receivable, balance sheets, bank account balances as well as monthly revenue and expenses to the WSARC officers agreed to templates and formats, not later than 10 business days after the end of the month.
Streamline and document the current process leveraging capabilities of the ERP to improve quality and reduce effort.
Bachelor's degree in accounting or business administration
10+ years of broad industry finance and accounting experience to include government contracting
5+ years of management experience
Demonstrated experience of successfully managing finance accounting, budgeting, control, audit, compliance and reporting within a complex financial environment.
Demonstrated expertise in working with grants, contracts, MOU’s and similar legal instruments.
Experience overseeing compliance with financial management and reporting for Federal and State awards.
One or more of the following is preferred:
Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, Certified Defense Financial Manager or other recognized third-party certifications *Strong hands-on knowledge of Costpoint Financial System Software and back-end data sets (tables).
5+ years' experience with a government contractor
Experience with BANNER Accounting System
Essential Functions and percent of time::
25% Financial and Operational Management and Compliance
Ensure financial transactions are consistent with all applicable WSARC and WSU guidelines, policies, and regulations.
Accountable and responsible for ensuring that the finance team maintains financial records and systems in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, DCAA, DCMA and complaint with all applicable OMB Circulars specifically including CFR220 and CFR 230 and Uniform Guidance Super Circular.
Lead and oversee WSARC Audit. Responsible for all audit responses to state auditor, as well as federal and state audit agencies.
Lead development and implementation of requisite policies and procedures to respond to changes in regulatory environment.
Review all formal finance-related procedures, processes, and administration, recommending improvements to the systems in place and managing the systems going forward.
Responsible for various external reports such as DODICE, NSFHERD, WSU Expenditure Reports, and State of Ohio RDCAP.
55% Fiscal Administration
Responsible for WSARC/ WSRI fiscal affairs, including fiscal controls, budget development, compliance, and capitol request
Lead, participate and oversee the preparation of fiscal reports/documentations, and metrics; prepare and communicate monthly and annual financial statements.
Conduct financial modeling and risk analysis of WSARC and WSRI operations, potential investments and research portfolio.
Responsible for the organizational and financial management and training using the WSARC CostPoint ERP system and reconciliation with WSU Banner systems as applicable.
Lead development of Indirect Rates and the annual reporting and reconciliation of Incurred Cost Submission Cognitive Agency.
Orchestrate budgeting, and the implementation of budgets, so as to monitor progress and present operational metrics both internally and externally.
Develop and implement strategies that result in a growing base of funds to support initiatives.
Manage cash flow and forecasting; direct all financial, project-based, and departmental accounting.
Establish and implement short- and long-range departmental goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures.
20% Manage WSARC Finance team and Interface with WSU Fiscal Leadership and Infrastructure
Manage finance professionals, providing leadership and direction for effective goal setting, delegation, and communication.
Ensure appropriate skills and resources are in place to provide a professional and competent financial team; guide larger multi-disciplinary teams outside of direct span of control.
Ensure that as a component unit of WSU, WSARC/ WSRI produces all required fiscal details to support various WSU reporting needs inclusive of NSF and HERD Reporting requirements.
Lead and oversee development of processes that result in a sound fiscal relationship between WSU and WSARC/ WSRI.
Wright State University serves nearly 18,000 students and offers more than 230 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and professional degree programs through eight colleges and three schools. Located in the city of Fairborn in Greene County, Ohio, Wright State is conveniently situated adjacent to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and is less than 10 miles from downtown Dayton. One of our eight colleges, Wright State University–Lake Campus, is a university-operated regional campus on the shores of Grand Lake St. Marys in Celina, Ohio. The Wright State alumni community is more than 109,000 strong. For more information please visit www.wright.edu.
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