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Division of
Finance

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

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Louisiana Tech University
Comptroller

Louisiana Tech University is seeking a highly skilled and motivated leader for the position of Comptroller.

Job Summary:

The primary objective of this position is to carry out the mission of the Office of the Comptroller. The Office of the Comptroller provides fiscal and support services for the University’s instructional, research, public service, and economic development activities for the benefit of the faculty, staff, and students. These services include providing financial services to the University and its students, faculty, and staff; accounting for the receipt and expenditure of the University’s financial resources in an efficient and effective manner; and ensuring compliance with accounting standards, internal controls, financial reporting requirements, government regulations, and other regulatory guidelines. The Comptroller will report to the Associate Vice President for Finance.

Required Education:

A bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field and a CPA license with an active certificate is required.  A MBA or Master of Professional Accountancy (MPA) is preferred.

Required Experience:

Minimum of six to eight of years of progressive accounting, financial reporting and leadership reporting experience in a complex organization is required.  Higher education or similar governmental experience is preferred.  Experience with the implementation of enterprise-wide software system is desired.

Desired Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

Strong organizational, interpersonal, and planning skills; strong computer skills including experience with complex accounting systems or software; strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to work in a team; ability to successfully lead others; ability to problem solve by analyzing issues and creating action plans; ability to manage and prioritize projects; ability to meet deadlines.

Job Duties:

Oversee the day-to-day operations of the Office of the Comptroller including providing supervision, training, and leadership to the professional staff who have direct responsibility for general accounting, payroll, accounts payable, travel, accounts receivable, student financial services, internal and external reporting functions, as well as the Perkins Loan office and the card system office. 

Foster integrity, fiscal responsibility, and accountability while maximizing the efficiency, accuracy, and productivity of staff.

Maintain the highest quality services on behalf of and for the University community.  Advise administrators, faculty, and staff on financial matters concerning their units.
Review processes to improve efficiency and customer service, including the planning, development, and implementation of new services for students and employees.

Review and approve non-check transactions, as well as all large accounts payable and travel related transactions.

Develop, review, and update internal departmental and university-wide financial policies and procedures. Monitor internal controls for the Office of the Comptroller.

Oversee the preparation and review of the Annual Financial Statements for the University.  Coordinate the preparation and review of other external financial reports and data requests required by the University of Louisiana System, the Board of Regents, and other governmental agencies, as well as outside entities. 

Provide accurate, timely, and relevant reports and data analytics to university leadership and other university units for decision-making, budget forecasting, accreditation needs, and other special projects. 

Participate in the planning, testing, and deployment of the University’s new ERP system, particularly the finance, payroll, and student financial components.  After deployment, oversee the management of these ERP system components.

Coordinate the fiscal year-end close for the University and ensure that all financial transactions are accurately recorded in the appropriate fiscal year. 

Assist with the planning, preparation, and monitoring of the University budget and with budget-related reporting requirements.  Perform financial analysis of revenues and expenditures periodically through the year. 

Assist in the coordination of internal and external audits and prepare audit documentation. Confer with auditors regarding financial operations and controls. 

Represent the Division of Finance on various committees and initiatives in order to provide financial and operational support.

Salary:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Applications:

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, a resume, and three references to Louisiana Tech University Search Committee, P. O. Box 7924, Ruston, LA 71272. On-line applications can be sent to jcaskey@latech.edu.

The review of candidates will begin on February 12, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Louisiana Tech University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

 

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