The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) is one of the nation's premier research universities. UAH is a public national university located in Huntsville, AL, which has been named one of the best places to live by U.S. News & World Report. UAH offers 88 degree programs of study at the undergraduate and graduate level, and its over 10,000 students hail from all 50 U.S. states and more than 50 countries. The university’s 505-acre campus, which includes 17 high-tech research centers and labs responsible for nearly $110 million in annual research expenditures, serves as the anchor tenant for the second-largest research park in the nation.
The University of Alabama in Huntsville is seeking a Controller. Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Finance and Business Services, the Controller is a key member of the Finance and Administration leadership team and provides strategic oversight and management of UAH and UAH Foundation accounting, accounts payable, and financial reporting functions.
General responsibilities include: Develops, recommends, and implements appropriate accounting and financial policies and procedures, processes, and systems; Provides leadership for University-wide accounting operations, including revenues, expenses, property, cash flows, and assets and liabilities; Ensures the accurate and timely processing of all accounting and accounting-related transactions and bank reconciliations; Establishes and maintains systematic internal controls that provide for monitoring and safeguarding of University and UAH Foundation assets; Manages the preparation and submission of applicable tax filings; Assures sound investments of UAH capital as guided by the Board of Trustees Investment Committee, and accountability for the management and financial control of such investments; Prepares an annual financial report for the UAH Foundation that provides the Foundation's official report of financial results; Ensures compliance with applicable financial regulations as well as University of Alabama System financial policies and procedures; Serves as a primary liaison of contact with NASA, the State Examiners of Public Accounts, and other federal and state agencies, and coordinates audits and the preparation of reports and schedules required for each audit; Interprets complex financial policies, laws, and regulations and advises executive leadership and the campus community as needed to ensure compliance; Prevents, detects, and promptly corrects fraudulent or improper financial activities and reports such activities, should they occur, to appropriate authorities.
Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Management or related field and a minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible leadership in relevant financial areas. The successful candidate must have the ability to communicate complex concepts and ideas, both orally and in writing, with a wide variety of individuals and organizations. Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office, including demonstrated proficiency with Excel is required. A current Certified Public Accountant license is required. Demonstrated knowledge of and expertise in GAAP, GASB, and FASB requirements, and knowledge of UG 2CFR200 Compliance Supplement is required.
Desired qualifications include a Master's degree and experience in financial services at a college or university, demonstrated understanding of research contracts and grants in higher education, and demonstrated knowledge of higher education and/or governmental financial management practices and standards.
The position will be posted until a candidate is identified, however, applicants should apply by the soft-deadline of March 5, 2021, to ensure review and consideration
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About The University of Alabama in Huntsville
UAH is a public national university located in Huntsville, AL, which has been named one of the best places to live by U.S. News & World Report. Its students hail from all 50 U.S. states and more than 50 countries. Included among this year’s record-setting enrollment of 10,000 was an incoming freshman class with an average ACT score of 27.6 and an average GPA of 3.88. Once they graduate, these students typically go on to earn a higher average starting ($57,500) and mid-career ($103,900) salary than most of their peers across Alabama.