Northeastern Illinois University invites applications for the position of Director of Financial Affairs/Controller.
Full-Time, Continuing Position
Under direct supervision of the Assistant Vice President for Business Services, the Director of Financial Affairs/Controller is responsible for the income and expense of funds for the University, exercises management responsibility over General Accounting, Grants and Contracts Accounting, Accounts Payable and State and Federal Tax reporting, maintains current knowledge of GASB, FASB, and other GAAP pronouncements that affect the University's financial systems, maintains best practices in internal controls over financial reporting and implements policies and procedures to provide accurate and complete financial data for the University. This position directly supervises the Chief Accountant, Accounts Payable Supervisor, and Grants & Contracts Accounting Administrator.
Develop and implement accounting systems, policies, procedures and internal control for effective and efficient operations and which assure University compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations relating to fiscal matters.
Oversee the activities of the Accounting Department for timely and accurate maintenance of the general ledger and financial management reporting, including monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements and reports.
Provide consultation, leadership and support to senior administrators and unit leaders on University-related accounting, compliance and fiscal control issues.
Provide critical support on strategic matters with significant accounting and reporting implications to the University, such as in the area of construction, new operations and other emerging issues.
Manage the University’s external audit and financial reporting process by ensuring that proper accounting methodology, techniques and policies are adopted in University operations. Act as the administrative contact point for the independent auditor's examinations and coordinating the audits for the University.
Provide all financial statements, management's discussion and analysis and footnotes for the annual report, supplemental statements, bond fund reports and compliance program financial reports.
Implement policies and procedures for the proper fiscal administration of grants and contracts and assure compliance with the requirements of various granting agencies.
Establish and implement appropriate goals and objectives for the financial staff, departmental operations, including budgets, staffing, training and evaluation, and internal and external communications.
Manage university cash flow based upon established investment policies, serving as a primary liaison with the banking community.
Assure University compliance with bond covenants, make required transfers and payments, maintains records for arbitrage reporting, and provide internal and external agency bond-issue reports as required.
Oversee the activities of the Accounts Payable Department issuing timely and accurate payments to vendors providing goods and services to the University.
Remit payroll deductions to appropriate federal, state and other agencies as well as the filing of required governmental reports by the appropriate deadlines.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
In order to be considered for employment by Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) you must submit the following and send all documents within one PDF document to mailto: email@example.com.
A letter of interest addressing your qualifications for this position
Copies of unofficial transcripts are accepted; however, official transcripts will be required of candidates selected for on-campus interviews
In addition to the links provided above for the Employment Application (fillable), Affirmative Action Form and Statement of Annuitant Status, you can also obtain these forms at the NEIU Office of Human Resources, Bernard Office Building (BOB), 5555 N. Bernard Street, Chicago, Il 60625, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Review of applications will begin immediately. Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northeastern Illinois University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and invites applications from Women, Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities, as well as other qualified individuals. Northeastern Illinois University’s positions are contingent upon the University’s receipt of its State of Illinois appropriation.
Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting from an accredited four-year college or university and CPA required. MBA in Finance or Accounting preferred.
A minimum of ten years progressive experience in financial management, preferably in higher education, to include experience with financial planning, financial reporting, financial analysis, forecasting, audit and budget. Experience with Banner, PeopleSoft, Oracle, Cognos or similar systems for university financial accounting and ledger applications. Demonstrated leadership experience and ability.
Additional Salary Information: Salary and Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental and vision benefits, sick and vacation days, the participation in the State Universities Retirement System. Applicants are expected to respond based on the entire job description.
(This position requires a background check.)
Founded in 1867, NEIU has a rich tradition of educational innovation, and in preparing teachers and administrators who make a difference in Chicago. That tradition continues to this day and has expanded to include an array of academic disciplines, allowing the University to embrace fully the community in which it resides. NEIU is regarded as the most diverse, public, comprehensive university in th...e Midwest, and is designated by the Unites States Department of Education as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Diversity is an important factor in the character of this urban institution and in the social fabric of its student body. ALANA students represent nearly 60% of the NEIU student body. The University offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts, sciences, education, and business, and has additional campuses in the metropolitan area: The Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies, El Centro, and the Center for College Access and Success. The University is also a founding member of the University Center of Lake County consortium campus in suburban Lake County, north of Chicago. Newsweek magazine named Northeastern Illinois University the “Sixth Best Investment” in the United States, and number one in Illinois. Northeastern shares the top-ten spot with Harvard, Stanford, Princeton and MIT. For more information, visit http://www.neiu.edu.