The Associate Controller is a key position within Business and Financial Services (BFS), providing operational support to the following units: Financial Reporting and Analysis, Kuali Financial Systems (KFS) Services, and Accounts Payable and Travel. This position ensures compliance with University Policy, Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) Policy, State and Federal Statutes and ensures compliance with Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB). The Associate Controller reports to the Executive Director of BFS and Controller.
This position is responsible for the preparation of the Annual Financial Statements, footnotes and statistical report schedules and State schedules. This position provides oversight to ensure efficient and effective reconciliations of central accounting functions; payment to vendors on a timely basis, travel desk; and KFS operations. This position must be able to apply CSU policies and procedures, State and Federal statutes and communicate effectively to campus constituents, as well as evaluate new GASB pronouncements to determine the impact on financial reporting and apply them on a timely basis.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or other related business discipline
CPA and/or Master’s Degree in Business or Accounting
At least 3 years’ experience managing three or more professional level staff
At least 3 years’ experience working in accounting preparing, auditing, analyzing or working with financial statements
Strong communication skills with ability to speak to all levels of an organization
At least 3 years’ experience working in a complex government environment with revenues over $300 million or budget of $50M
Demonstrated experience working with large mainframe accounting software
Demonstrated experience working in Higher Education
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