St. Ambrose University   Davenport, IA   Full-time     Finance
Posted on May 19, 2023
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St. Ambrose University invites applications for a Comptroller in the General Accounting Department.

The successful candidate will report to the Vice President for Finance and perform various accounting functions and directly supervise the General Accounting Department, which includes Payroll, Accounts Payable and all general ledger functions. This individual will be responsible for preparing financial reports and projections and taking the lead role in the closing process and annual audit, as well as review account reconciliations and perform other reconciliations of varying degrees of complexity.

Essential Job Responsibilities: Supervise and direct the General Accounting, Accounts Payable and Payroll functions, including overseeing applicable Ellucian Colleague modules, monitoring and evaluating work performance, and assisting with more complex or unusual issues. Prepare quarterly and annual financial reports for internal users (i.e. management and Board of Trustees) and external users. This individual will examine financial transactions for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with Generally Acceptable Accounting Principles (GAAP) and University policies and procedures. Take the lead role in supervising the quarterly and fiscal year-end closing processes, review monthly reconciliations and general ledger and/or sub-ledger accounts as well as perform other analyses, journal entries and reconciliations of varying degrees of complexity.  The Comptroller will play a lead role in the fiscal year-end financial statement audit with the University's external auditors.

Other Functions: Study and evaluate the accounting operations with an emphasis on improved efficiency and participate in system design with the technology staff. Responsible for monitoring tax compliance, ensuring that the University's year-end Form 990, 990T, trust and sales tax returns are filed with the appropriate authorities by their due dates. Manage the property and casualty insurance program, including the preparation of insurance applications and managing of open claims. Perform related and other assigned duties as required.

Requirements: Strong communication and interpersonal skills, knowledge of computerized accounting systems and applications, and be proficient in software applications such as Microsoft Office Suite. Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field. CPA or 5-7 years of leadership experience successfully managing the accounting and financial transactions of a large organization or in a university setting.

Position is open until filled.

St. Ambrose University is an independent, comprehensive, and Catholic diocesan university firmly grounded in the liberal arts and is committed to fostering a respectful environment that recognizes and embraces diversity among all students, faculty, and staff. As an equal opportunity institution, St. Ambrose actively seeks applications from members of underrepresented groups.


St. Ambrose University

518 W. Locust St.
Davenport , IA