Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.
The University Controller reports directly to the Financial Vice President and Treasurer, and has supervisory responsibility for the Director of Financial Services, Director of Financial Systems, and Director of Procurement Services. Primarily responsible for safeguarding University financial resources, the Controller ensures compliance with federal, state, and regulatory guidelines, and provides oversight of the financial recording and reporting of Boston College assets. As the chief accounting officer for the University, the Controller is responsible for the leadership and management oversight of accounting, financial reporting, procurement services, financial systems, and financial internal control operations; and attends the quarterly Finance and Audit Committee Meetings of the Board of Trustees to present required financial and compliance reports, ensuring the accuracy and integrity of the information being presented. The University Controller coordinates the annual audit of the independent CPA firm in accordance with GAAP; oversees the preparation and accurate reporting of all required federal and state tax returns; and manages financial reporting and compliance with the Report on Federal Awards requirements. The Controller also develops and maintains the University's financial accounting system to monitor receipt and expenditure of all funds before reporting operating results to Senior Administration and external agencies, and to ensure an unqualified opinion on the financial statements for annual presentation to the University's Board of Trustees.
The Controller oversees the operational activities of Procurement Services and Financial Management Systems to ensure compliance with University policies and procedures relating to the procure-to-pay process for procurement of goods and services; and provides strategic direction for system design and modification to enhance the integrity of the University's financial systems.
Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $209,650 to $262,050; salary commensurate with relevant experience.
This position requires a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field; CPA; and at least 10 years of professional experience in higher education or similar institutions, required. MBA preferred.
-Knowledge of accounting standards related to not-for-profits, universities, and federal, state, and local laws and regulations are strongly preferred
-Demonstrated ability to present complex financial issues to Board of Trustees, Senior Administration, Deans and Directors
-Exceptional interpersonal, written, and verbal communications skills; and strong presentation skills
-Demonstrated ability to build strong collegial relationships across all levels of the organization and lead effective work groups
-Represent the University at professional organizations, conferences, and University-sponsored functions
-Possess excellent problem solving, analytical, and business skills; and strong project management skills to meet deadlines and work effectively with others
-Provide strong leadership and collaborative management skills to effectively supervise the staff of forty-three (43)
-Controller also provides expertise on accounting procedures and best business practices to ensure University adherence to its financial and strategic objectives
Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.
Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity
Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits including depending on your job classification eligibility;
Tuition remission for Employees Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements Generous Medical, and Dental Insurance Low-Cost Life Insurance Eligibility for both 401K and University Funded 403B Retirement Plans Paid Holidays Annually Generous Sick, and Vacation Pay Additional benefits can be found on www.bc.edu/employeehandbook
Boston College's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity/compliance/nondiscrim
Internal Number: 3727
About Boston College
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.