The George Mason University Fiscal Services Division invites applicants for the Associate Controller position. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.
Reporting to the Vice President for Finance and Controller, the Associate Controller's primary responsibility is to act as deputy for the Vice President for Finance and Controller. The position will also oversee Financial Reporting, General Accounting, Revenue Reporting, International Tax, and other fiscal services financial operations.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Vice President for Finance and University Controller, the Associate Controller shall oversee the Financial Reporting, Accounting and International Tax Departments ensuring that the unit provides fiscal services to the university, financial monitoring and oversight, processes fiscal transactions, maintains the financial records (both modified cash basis and accrual basis) for the university, and provides support to the university on fiscal policies, procedures and systems.
The Associate Controller will have responsibility for process improvements and for development of a financial framework to support strategic financial reporting and analysis.
Attend meetings, participate in and lead committees/project teams, and respond to inquiries. Create, interpret and apply policies and procedures and approve exceptions within limits of authority. Ensure internal controls are appropriate and routinely tested;
Oversee the General Accounting Department to include supervision of directors and managers for Accounting and Treasury Operations, Financial Reporting, Revenue Reporting, Cost Accounting and International Tax;
Responsible for the maintenance of the chart of accounts and general ledger and subsidiary applications (currently Banner). Serve as the agency Security Officer for the Commonwealth's Cardinal System (Oracle);
Manage preparation and negotiation of Facilities and Administrative (F&A) cost rate proposals, fringe benefit rate proposals, and auxiliary indirect cost rate calculations submitted to the federal government and the Commonwealth;
Oversee and ensure successful audits including, but not limited to the university GAS audit by the Auditor of Public Accounts, and the DCAA audit of the F&A and fringe rates. Support the NCAA annual review;
Support and collaborate with other Fiscal Services units such as the Strategic Planning and Budget, Debt Management Director, Student Accounts, Internal Controls, Procurement and Accounts Payable, Fiscal Policy and Communication, Finance Administration Systems Team, and others.
In addition, independently interface and collaborate with other areas of the university such as the Office of Sponsored Programs, Provost, Internal Audit, Institutional Effectiveness and Planning, and HR/Payroll.
Master's Degree or higher from an accredited university.
6 years or greater of demonstrated senior leadership experience.
10 years of significant progressive accounting and supervisory experience.
Certification as a CPA, CMA, CIA.
Demonstrated analytical, modeling, and dashboard experience.
Strong organizational and planning skills with the ability to influence, collaborate and negotiate.
Demonstrated ability to think strategically and execute programs in support of an organization's vision and strategy.
Experience writing fiscal policies and procedures and interpreting state and federal regulations.
Previous experience working for a large public research university.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Fairfax, VA
Mason Ad Statement:
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George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report “Up and Coming” spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.
Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.
If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 46779
About George Mason University
George Mason University is Virginia's largest public university located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. With strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, information technology, public policy, economics, visual and performing arts, life sciences and biotechnology, Mason prepares its alumni to succeed in the workforce and meet the needs of the region and the world.