Assistant Controller (P4 Career Level)

Grinnell College
March 16, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Date New Hire Needed

Job Title Assistant Controller (P4 Career Level) Department Accounting

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Grinnell College is a private liberal arts college located in Grinnell, Iowa and is ranked #13 on the U.S. News and World Report's list of Best National Liberal Arts Colleges.

Grinnell College is a top ranked Liberal Arts institution that values diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, intellectual freedom, and social responsibility. We seek candidates that align with these values and have the ability and desire to advance our values and belonging within our community and the communities we engage. Ideal candidates will be prepared to collaborate and contribute to the mission and values of the college across all constituencies.


The Assistant Controller performs and assists with various accounting duties as a member of the accounting department including account reconciliation, financial reporting, tax reporting, and other higher education compliance work. The Assistant Controller is responsible for and supervises the accounts payable staff.

The Assistant Controller assists the Controller in directing the organization's accounting functions and will be involved with special projects as needed.

  • Oversees the accounts payable team and directs the processing of invoices and payments including purchasing card activity.
  • Perform and assist with various accounting duties including account reconciliation, financial, tax, and compliance reporting.
  • Special project work and assistance on projects with Controller and other staff
  • Other work as assigned
  • Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university, accounting, business, or finance degree; accounting experience can replace the required degree
  • Five years or more of work experience
  • Excellent math, verbal, and time-management skills
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, meet deadlines, and work confidentially in a team environment
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proficient computer skills including the use of Microsoft products, accounting software and database activity
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles
  • Supervisory experience
  • Able to work independently and practice good judgment and also work as a member of a team
  • Interpersonal communication skills, work collaboratively with others, deal with conflicting points of view, and the ability to build rapport with internal and external contacts
  • Organizational, planning, problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Committed to Grinnell College values of diversity and inclusion
  • Dedicated to providing excellent customer service and be an active and visible member of the campus community
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Accounting experience in higher education appreciated
  • Link to Job Description Assistant Controller Link to Organizational Chart FLSA Category Exempt Staff/Faculty Staff Employment Status Full-Time Employment Category Regular Posting Date Closing Date Special Instructions to Applicants

    Selected candidate must successfully pass a background check prior to first day of employment.

    The College requires staff members to be vaccinated against COVID-19, with at least one CDC-approved vaccination dose by date of hire, or approved religious or medical exemption.

    Open Until Filled No Posting Number S00921 Diversity Statement

    Grinnell College is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe and nondiscriminatory educational and working environment for all College community members. It is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in matters of admission, employment, and housing, and in access to and participation in its education programs, services, and activities. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, religion, disability, creed or any other protected class. Discrimination and harassment on any of the bases covered by state or federal antidiscrimination statutes is unlawful and a violation of Grinnell College policy.

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