Maintain and apply extensive knowledge (and demonstrate commitment to continuous learning, self-awareness, and performance) in the areas of financial compliance, eCommerce, internal controls, information security, finance-related technologies, business process management, and process improvement best practices and methodologies. Maintain working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, reporting, and standards relevant to Financial Services operations.
Direct management of the eCommerce and business process units. Independent of direct supervision, ensure integrity of our eCommerce program and of financial information through data analysis and other monitoring activities; and actively manage and prioritize business process projects. Incorporate risk assessment into business processes when implementing/analyzing compliance requirements; ensure sound eCommerce program, which requires understanding of PCI compliance, business needs, and available technology and security measures. Manage complex work situations and actively lead staff. Develop/maintain goals and metrics to measure efficiency, ROI, compliance, etc.
Lead and provide critical project management support, process improvement expertise, and appropriate resources to business process initiatives and technology projects for Financial Services. Actively participate in and devote resources to key technology projects and system upgrades. Recommend modifications to existing systems and processes as needed to facilitate program goals. Implement solutions as needed, which may include implementation of certain technology and collaboration with IT and Financial Systems Support, as well as risk assessment, measuring compliance with materiality and business process management. Track outstanding projects and see them through to completion.
Lead Controller’s Office communication and outreach efforts and recurring compliance tasks. Communicate complex situations, processes, actions, and interpretations of rules and regulations internally/externally as needed. Ensure that fiscal rules/policies are communicated in a way that facilitates correct interpretation. Develop and administer campus-wide training and information sessions.
Minimum Experience / Education:
Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or other degree closely related to the area of assignment with twelve hours of accounting and six years of progressive accounting experience, three of which must have been supervisory in nature.
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
Master of Accounting, Business Administration, or equivalent degree. A CPA may take the place of a Master’s degree. Experience in higher education and/or complex institutions and/or governmental organizations. Experience preparing financial statements and/or other professional accounting experience. Business Process Management and/or Process Improvement certification and/or training. Advanced skills with spreadsheet and word processing software, and intermediate skills with workflow software.
Strong supervisory and leadership skills with a focus on creating a team that operates with the highest level of integrity and service and in the best interest of the University. Ability to lead. Strong analytical skills to evaluate, assess, and develop accurate decisions and recommendations. Excellent oral and written communications skills needed to effectively convey messages to varied audiences, including senior management and campus customers. Ability to handle multiple priorities effectively to ensure projects are delivered timely, accurately, and professionally. Ability to collaborate and foster teamwork across departments. Innovative, resourceful, and results driven.
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