ASSOCIATE CONTROLLER / FINANCIAL REPORTING

  • Central Michigan University
  • Mt Pleasant, MI 48858, USA
  • Jun 06, 2024
Full time Business/Financial Affairs/Financial Aid

Job Description

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ASSOCIATE CONTROLLER / FINANCIAL REPORTING

Position Number: S-3353

Position Summary:

Responsible for the administration, operation and direction of activities for Accounting Services and Grant Accounting including College of Medicine/University Pediatricians clinical research post-award accounting compliance and reporting. Plans, develops and implements university wide policies and practices related to accounting, grants, internal controls, tax reporting and university audits.


Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree
Five years increasingly relevant professional experience
Two years in a management/supervisory position
Experience with accounting, audits, GASB
Ability to develop and maintain positive interpersonal relationships
Ability to project a positive image through excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to perform the essential functions and requirements of the job with or without reasonable accommodation


Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in Accounting or Finance and/or Certified Public Accountant
Experience with grant accounting and clinical research grant accounting
Experience with university fund accounting
Experience with tax compliance
Experience with SAP or other integrated enterprise accounting systems
Experience in higher education environment
Experience in a unionized environment


Duties & Responsibilities:

Supervises staff responsible for university accounting functions, including grant accounting and post-award clinical research grants.
Ensures integrity of university financial records and maintains university internal controls, including recommending related policies and procedures.
Maintains compliance with Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and other applicable accounting regulations/standards.
Oversees tax compliance and reporting.
Manages university audit and financial statement preparation, including Management Discussion and Analysis and footnotes.
Responsible for overseeing State of Michigan Financial Reporting (SOMACFR).
Responsible for overseeing A133 audit Responsible for overseeing NCAA audit.
Responsible for overseeing Public Broadcasting audit.
Responsible for responding to other accounting related audits.
Maintain and ensure the integrity of the financial accounting system data.
Oversees, develops, analyzes and presents financial reports to senior management.
Maintains departmental budgets.
Manages other special projects as assigned.


Supervision Exercised:

Supervisors are expected to support the Leadership Standards of Central Michigan University and foster a culture that inspires excellence. The Leadership Standards define how we lead and treat others in our teams. As leaders, it is our responsibility to seek input from our teams to continuously improve leadership abilities and demonstration of the standards. Additionally, it is our responsibility to encourage and support the growth and development of those whom we lead. At CMU, we encourage employees to grow both personally and professionally, and thus advance CMU’s culture of excellence.


Employee Group: Professional & Administrative -Salary
Staff Pay Level:
Pay Range: $125,000 - $140,000
Division:
Department: Accounting Services
Position Status: Regular
Position End Date:
Employment Status: Full-Time
FTE: 1.0
Position Type: 12 month
Weekly Work Schedule: Mon-Fri, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. / weekends and evenings as required.
Location: 1200 S Franklin St, Mt Pleasant, Michigan, 48859
Posting Ends:
Open Until Filled: Yes

About the Department:

About CMU:

Central Michigan University has a more than 125-year legacy of preparing students to become leaders and changemakers in their communities and in their personal and professional lives.

We serve nearly 15,500 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. Many of our approximately 300 undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral programs in the arts, media, business, education, human services, health professions, liberal arts, social sciences, medicine, science and engineering are nationally ranked for excellence.

CMU leads the nation in leadership development programming through our Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute, and we are proud to be among only 5% of U.S. universities in the top two Carnegie research classifications. Our faculty work with graduate and undergraduate students in areas such as Great Lakes research, medical innovation, engineering technology and more.

Central is home to 17 men’s and women’s Division 1 sports including football, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, wrestling and more. Our student-athletes achieve great success in competition and in the classroom, capturing Mid-American Conference championships and maintaining an average cumulative GPA of 3.17.

CMU is located in Mount Pleasant, a community that blends the best of small-town living with big-city amenities. It’s part of the culturally varied and vibrant Great Lakes Bay Region that also includes Saginaw, Bay City, Midland and the state’s largest Native American community, centered on the Saginaw Chippewa Isabella Reservation in Mount Pleasant.

Area residents enjoy the mix of outdoor activities, cultural events, shopping and dining options, and family attractions. Other major Michigan destinations and attractions — Lansing, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Traverse City, wineries, beaches, golf and ski resorts, and many more — are within easy reach of the city’s central location in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

CMU employees enjoy access to a nationally recognized wellness program along with health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.


CMU Leadership Standards:

Central Michigan University is a place where we value students and work for their success, where we act as family, and where employees are engaged, appreciated and have extraordinary opportunities to make a difference.

We intentionally maintain and strengthen the hallmark CMU culture that sets us apart from our peers by expecting CMU leaders and employees to model the following Leadership Standards and develop them within their teams.

Please review the Leadership Standards before applying for this position.


Message to Applicants:

Central Michigan University is dedicated to fostering a broadly diverse and inclusive campus that respects all social identities, experiences, and perspectives. In an effort to further this initiative, we are especially interested in candidates who will advance and promote an inclusive and supportive environment for every member of our university community.


You must submit an on-line application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position.

Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee.

This position will remain open until filled. The university reserves the right to close the recruitment process once a sufficient applicant pool has been identified. For best consideration, please submit application materials on or before June 22nd, 2024.


To apply, visit https://www.jobs.cmich.edu/postings/40587

CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex‐based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight (see https://www.cmich.edu/offices-departments/OCRIE).
 
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CMU does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, including admission and employment, and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 not to discriminate in such a matter.
 
Inquiries about the application of Title IX can be made to CMU’s Title IX Coordinator, the US Department of Education’s Assistant Secretary, or both.
 
CMU’s Title IX Coordinator can be reached at:
Phone: 989-774-3253
Office: 103 E. Preston St.
Bovee University Center, suite 306
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
Email: titleix@cmich.edu








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