Senior Director of Accounting Services
San Jose State University
San José
hace 4 horas

Senior Director of Accounting Services

Job no : 514290

Work type : Management (MPP)

Location : San José

Categories : MPP, At-Will, Finance / Accounting, Full Time

Job Summary

The Senior Director of Accounting Services reports to the Associate Vice President for Finance and Business Services, and is a key member of the finance leadership team.

The Senior Director is responsible for reporting the university’s results of operation and financial condition in conformance with generally accepted accounting principles, ensuring internal controls over financial reporting, and keeping abreast of relevant changes in accounting guidance.

The Senior Director also has budget and personnel management responsibilities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage university Accounting Services Teams including two Assistant Directors and their respective units consisting of : General Accounting, Enterprise Accounting, Student Financial Accounting, Tax and Assets Accounting;
  • by establishing and delivering high quality service and support solutions

  • Develop methodologies, metrics, and analysis to ensure performance and delivery across service units
  • Recommend initiatives and changes to improve quality and service of a unit / department / division / college
  • Oversee the financial assets, liabilities, and general accounting operations and maintain the integrity of the university’s accounting records including : bank reconciliation, financial aid accounting, accounts receivable maintenance, billing / chargebacks, and assets
  • Oversee the use of WDesk, ARCS and Lease SharePoint (system wide tools)
  • Coordinate upgrades and system development from a functional manager perspective
  • Oversee the comprehensive financial accounting and management reporting for the university and the consolidated financial reporting including auxiliaries
  • Coordinate with the Chancellor’s Office Financial Services team in providing effective and efficient accounting and operational support of fiscal resources
  • Coordinate the five incorporated auxiliary organizations accounting records for consolidation; requiring collaboration, education, and leadership to ensure auxiliaries are following CSU guidance and maintaining consistent standard accounting practices
  • Manages external financial audits of the university and collaborates on audits for the auxiliaries
  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), internal controls and financial reporting requirements
  • Thorough knowledge and skill related to general accounting functions including bank reconciliation, financial aid accounting, accounts receivable maintenance, and billing / chargebacks
  • Ability to set vision and establish strategy for the Accounting Services department
  • Ability to effectively manage and evaluate the work of staff; assign duties and responsibilities; oversee work assignments to ensure work is done accurately and timely;
  • and provide personnel development

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, prepare clear and concise reports, and to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in a mathematical or diagram form and deal with multiple abstract and concrete variables
  • Ability to make complex financial policies accessible to a lay audience
  • Required Qualifications

  • Equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university with a degree related to Finance, Accounting or relevant field
  • Seven years of full-time progressively responsible work experience in the administration of accounting records, and external financial reporting functions, with four years in a managerial role
  • Experience maintaining an ERP accounting system including the General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Billing and Fixed Asset modules
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Chartered Accountant (CA), or other applicable certificate
  • Experience in higher education and fund accounting
  • Experience using Oracle PeopleSoft ERP
  • Compensation

    Classification : Administrator III

    Hiring Range : Commensurate with experience

    San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please see the Employee Benefits Summary .

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