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Lamar University
  • Position Number: 1131563
  • Location: Beaumont, TX
  • Position Type: Business - Accounting

Associate Controller 494839

Position Type: Staff

Position Number: 494839

Department: Controller

Job Summary/Basic Function:
Job Description:
Purpose of Position Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of two sections: Financial and General Accounting. Essential Functions Promote organization policies and procedures in compliance with local, state, and federal rules and regulations; advise University personnel regarding the development and implementation of regulatory strategy, potential areas of regulatory concern, and new government/regulatory developments. Direct the preparation of directives to department supervisors outlining policy, program, or operational changes to be implemented. Direct the development and implementation of goals, policies, priorities, and procedures relating to the three supervised departments and related units. Supervise and participate in the timely preparation of financial statements and various reports required by management, state, local, and federal regulatory agencies. Assist in the installation and maintenance of accounting records to show receipts and expenditures. Direct the maintenance of general and subsidiary ledgers, accounts receivable, revenue distribution, depreciation, cost, property, and operating expenses. Direct and participate in cost analyses and rate studies. Direct and prepare reports of estimated future costs and revenues. Serve as contact for internal and external audits of departments. Monitor external financial audits of departments. Monitor, document, and improve controls over financial systems and processes. Develop short and long-range plans, conceptual designs, and budget requirements and documentation for assigned areas. Develop, implement, and provide training policies, standards, guidelines, and security monitoring processes in relation to general control, privacy regulations, and development and operation of the University's infrastructure. Review and approve documentation for financial transactions prepared by assigned departments. Understands department's role in accomplishing the University's mission. Acts as liaison between department and internal or external customers. Participates in various committees, professional training's, industry conferences, and conventions. Ensure department compliance with all State and University policies.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of two sections: Financial and General Accounting. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.

Minimum Qualifications:
Required Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree in Accounting. Five years of experience in audit, financial reporting, government or fund accounting including at least three years of demonstrated leadership and supervisory experience. Occasional traveling required.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications:
Masters degree in Accountancy, MBA, or related degree. Strongly preferred Certified Public Accountant. Banner knowledge a plus. Strong knowledge of Accounting/Financial Reporting. Strong communication skills and ability to work independently.

Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas SB 805, Section 657.003.

Security Sensitive Statement:
This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Salary: Commensurate

Work Hours:

Posting Date: 12/04/2017

Close Date: 12/18/2017

Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions:

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Lamar University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Lamar University not to discriminate on the basis of non-relevant criteria including, but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities, admissions or employment practices.

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