Associate Controller

University of Central Arkansas
February 19, 2023
Offerd Salary:$60,000
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Minimum Salary or Salary Range $60,000 Position Details

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Posting Number NC1052022

Working Title Associate Controller Department Org 703000 - Financial Accounting Why should you work at UCA?

We are excited that you are considering joining the UCA Family—the faculty, staff, students and alumni who make the University of Central Arkansas a great place to work!

At the University of Central Arkansas, we value our employees striving to maintain a work-life balance. We realize that this affects the overall well- being of employees, while learning to prioritize challenging work and the ability to make a difference. Participation in university-wide remote work days may be available for certain positions. Training is provided on systems or job-specific software, and tools are available supporting professional and personal development. The benefits package allows you to customize your benefits to meet your current needs, and the ability to adjust them as your priorities change. This includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, 80% tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a retirement program with university contributions of 10% of employee salary. Also available are health and wellness incentives, as well as access to sports and cultural activities on campus for the family, free gym membership (HPER) and equipment rentals.

Position Summary

The Associate Controller is responsible for maintaining the organizational general ledger, and overseeing the related work actives. This position is governed by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), state and federal laws. and institution policy.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Provides supervisory guidance to a subordinate accounting supervisory and professional staff by establishing work plans and staff assignments, resolving difficult or complex problems, and evaluating employee performance.

Reviews general ledger and subsidiary accounts to verify balances and processing of month/year end closing.

Allocates funds for new and existing accounts when establishing and maintaining general ledger on department operations.

Researches outstanding checks and balances for preparation of report for unclaimed property.

Tracks and reconciles unexpended accounts.

Evaluates current and future data processing needs related to quality control and reporting procedures.

Prepares financial reports, projections, special project costs, and expenditure analysis.

Provides technical assistance to departmental officials by interpreting data and details of various accounting reports.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Knowledge of administrative and management concepts. Knowledge of automated accounting systems and procedures. Knowledge of management and supervisory practices and techniques. Ability to supervise a subordinate accounting supervisory and professional staff. Ability to establish and apply accounting principles and methods to total operation of an accounting department. Ability to analyze and interpret various forms of accounting data. Ability to prepare detailed reports. Ability to plan, schedule, and implement an accounting system.

Skills Considered Essential for Success

-Knowledge of the organization and administration of higher education. -Knowledge of state, federal, and university rules, regulations and procedures. -Ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment. -Ability to work collaboratively and independently with common goals as a part of a team. -Ability to make sound judgments. -Effective interpersonal communication, writing, and organizational abilities. -Civility in all interactions. -Demonstrate effective follow-up.

Required Education and/or Experience

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree with a major in accounting, or finance; plus five years of experience in accounting operations, two years experience producing financial statements, including two years in a supervisory capacity.

Preferred Education and/or Experience

Previous experience in Higher Education Master's degree or CPA

University, Campus, and Community Description

Thank you for your interest in employment at the University of Central Arkansas. Founded in 1907, UCA has an enrollment of more than 10,000, of which more than 15% are graduate students. The university offers more than 90 undergraduate and 60 graduate certificate and degree programs, including doctoral programs in five disciplines. The undergraduate student body consistently scores above the national average on the ACT exam. UCA is proud of its tradition of teaching excellence and its contributions in research, scholarship, and creative activities. UCA seeks to attract students and employees that are dedicated to building a culture of diversity, belonging, inclusion, and equity.

Desired start date 01/16/2023

Position Summary and Qualifications


Physical Demands Checklist Sitting, Kneeling, Standing Physical Exertion Administrative Work - Exerting up to 10 pounds, Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds, Primarily indoor work

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Background Check Statement

This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal, sex-offender registry, financial history background check and drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background checks and drug screening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

UCA EEO Statement

The University of Central Arkansas is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution dedicated to attracting and supporting a diverse student, faculty and staff population through enhanced multicultural learning environments and opportunities. In keeping with its nondiscrimination policy in employment, admissions and other functions and programs, the university considers employees and students on the basis of individual merit and will not discriminate against a person on the basis of, race or color, ethnicity, religion, spiritual beliefs, national origin, age, familial status, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, disability, political beliefs, intellectual perspective, genetic information, military status, or other factors irrelevant to participation in its programs.

Open Date 12/07/2022 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

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  • Do you have a bachelor's degree in accounting or finance?
  • Yes
  • No
  • How many years of experience do you have in the accounting field, including general ledger transaction and account reconciliation experience?
  • None
  • Less than 2 years
  • More than 2 years but less than 5 years
  • More than 5 years but less than 7 years
  • 7 or more years
  • Do you have two or more years experience in producing financial statements?
  • Yes
  • No
  • How many years of supervisory or leadership experience do you have?
  • Less than 1 year
  • 1 - 2 years
  • 2 - 4 years
  • 4+ years
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