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†††††††††††††††††††† UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND
††††††††††††††††††††††† Position Description
TITLE:††††††††††† Associate Controller
DIVISION:†††††††† Business & Finance
REPORTS TO:†††††† Controller
Design and maintain basic fiscal control, accounting, and report procedures for institutionís varied financial requirements involving assets in excel of $280 million and budgets in excel of $200 million annually.† Provide management and coordination for professional and clerical staff and maintain cognizance regarding fiscal controls throughout the entire University.† Provide analysis, interpretation and presentation of financial data including the general purpose financial statements for executive management and the Board of Governors.† Maintain liaison with external independent audit functions and coordinate completion of annual audits.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Supervise the overall design, maintenance and compliance reviews of basic internal fiscal controls supporting the integrity, accuracy, and timeliness of financial data.† Address specific University department level internal control systems as appropriate.
Provide supervision and guidance to professional and clerical staff in the production, analysis and distribution of financial reports and information to the entire University by division, departments and individual accounts.
Provide basic University-wide fiscal projections, in conjunction with Budget office, for utilization by top level management of the University.
Provide overall coordination for cash receipts, disbursements, and general accounting and reconciliation activities.†
Monitor and assess operations and procedural compliance to University business and financial policies.† In this regard, serve as chief advisor on financial policies and controls to the University Controller.
Maintain a working knowledge of the development of professional pronouncements of bodies such as the Financial Accounting Standards Board, Governmental Accounting Standards Board, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, etc., and the effect on University financial statements and planning.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Maintain a current knowledge of the various aspects and techniques utilized by professional auditors.†† Concurrently establish and maintain liaison with independent audit entities.† Coordinate the completion of the University-wide annual audit, as well as the many special audit reports.
LICENSES, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT:
Personal computers, printers and Word Processing, Data Base Management and Spreadsheet software.
This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.
Required:† Bachelor's degree in accounting, business or closely related field; direct experience in computer-based financial management information systems with an emphasis on accounting applications is required.† Direct audit experience and attainment of CPA status is desirable.† A minimum of 3-5 years of combined financial management/audit experience is required.† Preferably, such experience would include professional activities at a college or university.† This position requires that the incumbent possess the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, be able to organize, coordinate and supervise support staff and be able to interpret institution policies, plans, objectives, rules and regulations and communicate the interpretation to subordinates and others.† Must be able to prepare and present detailed studies and reports to include recommendations concerning the substance of the studies and reports.† Must possess strong interpersonal skills and be able to prepare and deliver oral presentations before small, medium and large groups of people.
ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.