Bemidji State University (BSU) and NORTHWESTTECHNICALCOLLEGE (NTC) invite qualified applicants to join our team as the Accounting Supervisor. BSU and NTC provide a rigorous academic environment with the opportunity to enjoy a fun, robust, outdoor culture. The proximity to the lake and the surrounding north woods allows easy access to an assortment of recreation. BSU and NTC are members of the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities.
BSU's vision is to educate people to lead inspired lives. To accomplish BSU's vision, the University prioritizes creating a culture in which diversity is embraced and all people are safe, welcome, and validated. BSU also prioritizes increasing engagement with Indigenous communities to become a destination university. BSU enrolls around 5,000 students and offers more than 70 undergraduate majors and eight graduate degrees encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. BSU's Shared Fundamental Values include civic engagement and leadership, international and multicultural understanding, belief in the power of the liberal arts, and environmental stewardship.
NTC has prepared students for fulfilling careers in high-demand fields for more than 50 years. The college's accessible, affordable, hands-on programs also help the region's employers meet their ever-growing need for a highly skilled workforce. NTC serves more than 1,000 students with an excellent education, an open-enrollment policy and affordable tuition. Students may pursue nearly 40 degree, diploma and certificate programs in six distinct career paths. Classes are offered on campus, online, or as a combination of both.
The Accounting Supervisor is responsible for the management of accurate and timely preparation of the BSU and NTC annual financial statements, and works closely with the Director of Business Services on internal and external audits, budget reports, and quarterly Chief Financial Officer (CFO) certification reporting. The Accounting Supervisor is also responsible for the daily supervision of the Accounting Officer responsible for the financial reporting and multiple reconciliation duties, the Accounting Officer assigned to grants and sponsored projects accounting, the NTC Accounting Officer assigned to the business office, and the Central Services Administrative Specialist Senior assigned to fixed asset and inventory control.
Responsibilities of the Accounting Supervisor include:
Supervising the grants management, fixed asset accounting, NTC business office, and financial reporting positions to keep the areas running efficiently and effectively including assigning workloads, setting priorities, conducting performance management sessions, and keeping clear communications with staff. Providing direction and support as needed for problem resolution and assuring that adequate training has been provided. (30%)
With the assistance of the Financial Reporting Group at the MinnState System Office, assuring the completion of the annual financial statements, various reconciliations, and internal and external audit requests. This includes working closely external auditors, MinnState's Office of Internal Audit, and the MinnState system office staff throughout the year to provide accurate information on a timely basis. Throughout the year, assuring bank reconciliations, SWIFT to MnSCU and other reconciliations are completed in a timely manner. Assisting in the fulfilment of internal audit requests as needed. (30%)
Providing support and assistance to the Director of Business Services to achieve consistency in process and procedure between BSU and NTC as well as completion of projects as assigned by the Director of Business Services. This includes communicating with NTC regarding process issues as well as preparation of summary information for various needs across campus. Examples of the support in this area include annual preparation of HLC financial data, CFI, and IPEDS data, gathering raw data and information as concerns are identified and communication to others of procedure changes. (25%)
Providing financial review and assistance as needed to the BSU Foundation as well as the NTC Foundation and the contractual relationship with Northwest Minnesota Foundation. Reviewing the BSU and NTC audit reports, working with the Financial Reporting unit on incorporating Foundation financial results into the MnSCU financial statements and completing various annual reports required by the Minnesota State development office. Reviewing financial statements and the annual IRS Form 990 tax return. During audits, providing support to assure the auditors have the necessary information to perform the audit. (10%)
Representing BSU, NTC, and the Finance and Administration division on committees as assigned or requested by the Director of Business Services and/or the Vice President of Finance and Administration, to include the MnSCU NextGen work groups, local search committees, accreditation committees, etc. (5%)
Minimum qualifications for this position include:
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or a related field.
Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
One to three years of accounting experience including one year as an accounting supervisor.
Ability to prepare and interpret complex financial records and reports as well as recognize problems and effectively resolve discrepancies.
Possess a thorough knowledge of accounting and business services principles and practices.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Knowledge of human resources principles, procedures, and systems sufficient to manage and maintain harmonious labor relations environment in accordance with collective bargaining and affirmative action and equal opportunity policies.
Preferred qualifications include:
Certified Public Accountant (CPS) or Master's degree.
Three years accounting or finance experience with Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.
Familiar with Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB), Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), and State and Federal regulations governing public educational institutions.
Minimum of three years of advanced professional financial statement development.
Demonstrated knowledge of, an interest, or ability and experience working with diverse cultures and populations.
To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your application and/or resume clearly demonstrate fulfillment of the qualifications.
All applicants must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States at the time of an offer of employment.
Official transcript(s) must be provided to Human Resources upon hire.
In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MinnState) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, faculty and staff driving on college/university business, who use a rental or state vehicle, shall be required to complete a vehicle Use Agreement form and conform to MinnState's vehicle use criteria and consent to a motor vehicle records check annually.
If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637. For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers. Note: Internal bid applications will be considered prior to filling the position via the public application process and, therefore, this posting may be closed due to contractual obligations.
The greater Bemidji community has a population of 25,000 and serves as a regional center for education, commerce, recreation, health care, and the arts.
Bemidji State University, located amid the lakes and forests of northern Minnesota, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. Enrolling more than 5,100 students, Bemidji State offers more than 80 undergraduate majors and eight graduate degrees encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. BSU is a member of the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. The university's Shared Fundamental Values include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and international and multicultural understanding.
Northwest Technical College has prepared students for fulfilling careers in high-demand fields for more than 50 years. The college's accessible, affordable, hands-on programs also help the region's employers meet their ever-growing need for a highly skilled workforce. NTC serves more than 1,000 students with an excellent education, an open-enrollment policy and affordable tuition. Students may pursue nearly 40 degree, diploma and certificate programs in six distinct career paths. Classes are offered on campus, online, or as a combination of both. NTC is a member of the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities.
In this Northwoods setting, students, staff and faculty have a variety of activities at their fingertips. Possessing all the charm and character of a college town, Bemidji remains a tight-knit community of good neighbors and engaged citizens who always come out to cheer for the Bemidji State Beavers. While the city of Bemidji — named after the Ojibwe Chief Shaynowishkung (nicknamed Bemidji) — is home to a diverse population of more than 15,000 people, it serves a regional population of more than 100,000.
Located between three American Indian reservations – Leech Lake, Red Lake and White Earth, students at Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College have the opportunity to experience a dynamic local culture and history. Bemidji also sits at the center of the legends of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox. The famous statues of Paul and Babe greet students as they drive in from the south along Lake Bemidji.
Though quaint and historic, the city offers the urban conveniences upon which college students rely. Bemidji State and Northwest Tech are both conveniently located minutes away from affordable restaurants, cozy coffee shops, grocery stores, city parks and more. Small, locally owned shops and art sculptures line the streets of downtown Bemidji, while national chains can be found in and around the Bemidji area, including an uptown selection of department stores and restaurants.
The thriving downtown community presents ample opportunities for engagement off-campus. Among other things, there are fine-dining restaurants, cafes, and a natural foods co-op in downtown Bemidji. The historic Paul Bunyan Playhouse has a calendar of classic shows; restaurants and lounges offer weekly live music performances; the First Friday Art Walk provides a tour of new monthly art exhibits; and annual events such as the Loop the Lake Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival, the Blue Ox Marathon, Bemidji Winterfest, and The Minnesota Finlandia bring the community together.
For those who love the outdoors, there are wooded, multi-use trail systems within minutes of campus and community parks with walking trails, playgrounds and a skate park. Lake Bemidji State Park and its miles of navigable trails is located directly across the lake from BSU, and the Buena Vista Ski Area — just 12 miles north of campus — offers downhill skiing and campus-sponsored student transportation in the winter months. Further, the Mississippi River Headwaters is a mere 45 minutes from Bemidji.
Bemidji State University is the place to be...bold, real, innovative, creative, global, aware, successful, and so much more! Through our signature themes, BSU and its nearly 5,000 students are committed to environmental stewardship, community service, and global understanding. You'll see that commitment in what we teach and in what we do.Located on the western shore of Lake Bemidji, our north woods campus environment reminds us daily of the need to be in tune with our world. Similarly, the American Indian culture of our region beckons us to begin our global journey by understanding our past as we prepare for the future. See for yourself by visiting us soon.