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Job Details: Controller

Summary/Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Des Moines University seeks a Controller to provide leadership and management oversight of the University’s general accounting and financial reporting in accordance to the strategic plan. The Controller is responsible for ensuring the integrity of the accounting records, overseeing the production of timely and accurate financial reporting, recommending and maintaining appropriate fiscal policies and internal controls, and ensuring compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), state and federal laws and University policies. The Controller oversees and maintains the University’s financial accounting system and fiscal oversight of operations and activities by developing and reviewing internal control documentation and procedures and by monitoring, testing, and assessing the integrity of the related financial controls. The Controller is responsible for recommending and implementing methods to improve and maximize efficiencies relating to fiscal matters and will act as a change agent in moving the financial structure to one that supports the future financial and accounting needs of the University.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Provides leadership and supervision of accounting services including compilation and monitoring of cash management, revenue, expenditures, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, general ledger, financial aid accounting functions, grants, budgeting, property, and equipment.
Compile internal financial statements, including comments and analysis.
Manage audit schedules and compile audit reports according to standards established by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and Federal OMB Circular A-133. Manage audits in consideration of Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS).
Manage and compile an annual budget for presentation to the Board of Trustees including projected annual budgets with an emphasis on long-term cash flow. The strategic plan will serve as a guide in compilation of budgets.
Ensures compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles(GAAP), FASB, federal and state laws including tax, and University fiscal related policies.
Develop policies, procedures, systems, and internal controls necessary to support the University's fiscal operations and to safeguard the university's assets.
Manage commercial banking relationship and associated controls, compliance, and reporting.
Provides leadership in the use of technology to achieve administrative efficiencies and streamline processes, while enhancing overall accuracy and transparency of financial reporting.
Manage technology related to financial operations including Colleague, SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), data cookbook and other systems used by Accounting department. Collaborate with colleagues on technology related to Accounting performance such as Clinic Administration, Office of Research, and Enrollment Management and Student Affairs.
Manage, organize, and maintain electronic files for financial operations in accordance to University retention schedule including audit files, Form 990 files…

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