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  • Job Number:519213
  • Classification:Associate Vice President
  • Grade:Senior Administrator
  • Work type:Officer/Senior Administrator, Staff Full-time
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Statewide
  • School/Business unit:SW VP & Chief Finance Officer
  • Location:Fairbanks
  • Categories: Executive/Director/Management, Business/Accounting/Finance

Position Summary:

The Controller provides senior leadership and management of the UA’s financial accounting and reporting functions, as well as the efficient and effective monitoring, management, stewardship, and control of UA’s financial resources. The Controller leads UA’s accounting operations in providing accurate and timely financial information, development and communication of financial policies and procedures, implementation of effective internal financial controls, compliance with accounting principles, laws and regulations, and collaborates across UA assuring quality services to UA’s stakeholders.

Duties:

100The controller shall report to the chief finance officer of the university. The controller shall: serve as the chief accounting and financial reporting officer; develop financial statements and reports prepared in accordance with pronouncements issued by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, and other applicable standards or regulations; provide for the completion of timely external audits of university financial statements, records, receipts, and disbursements; cause to be prepared facilities and administrative and benefit rate proposals, and negotiate such rate proposals with the federal government; provide planning, direction, control and oversight over the university’s operating fund investment program, cash management and banking services; ensure the university’s financial activity is within budget authority levels through a management reporting process and other means; develop and maintain a system of internal controls designed to safeguard assets and comply with university policy, regulation, and federal and state statutes; develop and promulgate rules and procedures as in the accounting and administrative manual; oversee the effective operation of the university’s financial systems; oversee and manage the university’s system office budget: fulfill debt compliance covenants and continuing disclosure requirements; and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the chief finance officer.Essential

The University of Alaska System (UA) is the only public university system in Alaska, comprised of three separately accredited universities and a system office.

Reporting to the System Chief Finance Officer, the Controller serves as the chief accounting officer for UA.  The Controller provides senior leadership and management of the UA’s financial accounting and reporting functions, as well as the efficient and effective monitoring, management, stewardship, and control of UA’s financial resources. The Controller leads UA’s accounting operations in providing accurate and timely financial information, development and communication of financial policies and procedures, implementation of effective internal financial controls, compliance with accounting principles, laws and regulations, and collaborates across UA assuring quality services to UA’s stakeholders. The following functions fall under the leadership and general management of the Controller:

Financial Accounting: audited financial statements, financial reporting, fund accounting

Cost Analysis: facilities and administrative rate development, fringe rates, grant compliance

Financial Systems: maintains and develops the financial enterprise system

Debt: new debt issuances, bond compliance, continuing disclosure, credit rating agencies

System Office budget:  oversee and manage the budget for the System Office

Treasury: oversee cash management and banking, operating fund investments

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

Strong leadership and problem-solving skills required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. Strong technical accounting experience required. Project management skills preferred. A successful track record of innovation is preferred.

TYPICAL EXPERIENCE:

Substantial accounting, financial and management experience is required.

REQUIRED EDUCATION OR TRAINING:

A Bachelor’s degree is required; a CPA is required. A Master's degree is preferred.

This position is open until filled with the initial application review taking place on September 7, 2022.  To ensure your application is considered, apply by 11:55 pm, 9/6/2022. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes excellent benefits including retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage.

This position is designated as an officer of the university or senior administrator at the discretion of the president.

 

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized for unrestricted employment in the United States. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.

UAF COVID Requirements:

Effective immediately, all new UAF hires, whose job function or work location results in the employee being subject to the UAF vaccine requirements guided by the Federal Contractor Employee vaccine mandate*, must be fully vaccinated with an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption no later than six weeks from the new hire's start date.

*Employees based on UAF’s Troth Yeddha’ (Fairbanks) campus, regardless of university affiliation and remote work status; Employees based in UAF research units outside Fairbanks (including Seward Marine Center, Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, HAARP, Poker Flat, Lena Point, and Toolik Field Station); and Employees, regardless of their work location, paid by or directly working on impacted UAF federal contract.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace. University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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