Associate Controller

Jersey City, NJ

Posted: 10/8/21
Deadline: 12/1/21

About This Organization

New Jersey City University is a culturally diverse public urban institution located in the greater New York metropolitan area and is one of seven state colleges/universities in New Jersey. The University offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the liberal arts and professional studies to almost 8,000 students, an expanding Professional Education and Lifelong Learning program, and a significant presence in Distance Education. We have almost 250 Full-time faculty.

NJCU provides a superior benefits and compensation package to new employees. Please see our Benefits Summary Overview for additional information.

New Jersey City University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants.

Cut-Off Date for Filing Applications: Open until Filled

Job Duties

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Associate Controller is responsible for producing accurate and timely financial reports, preparing analyses for management and requesters, and providing accounting services as assigned.

This position reports to the Controller. Major duties and responsibilities of this position include:

Financial Reporting & Analysis

• Preparing and reporting the University’s annual audited Financial Statements, MD&A, and Footnotes
• Preparing and reporting an analysis of variances of revenues and expenses on a monthly basis in comparison to actuals and budgets
• Preparing the audited financial statement variance analytics prior to the beginning of the auditors’ field work
• Completing by delegation the financial data sections for the annual CAFR, IPEDS, Middle States, and other surveys as requested, including ratio analysis
• Assistance and completion of the annual Appendix A and rating agency requirements and requests
• Preparing accurate and timely account analysis and audit work papers as assigned by the Controller
• Assisting stakeholders to understand their financial reports
• Utilizing and reviewing account reconciliations and analysis prepared by the general accountants to gain knowledge of account balances and content
• Reporting general ledger account analyses and reconciliation errors and omissions to the Controller
• Review and approval of journal entries, wires, reconciliations and other workpapers

Other Responsibilities & Duties:

• Maintain current knowledgeable of GAAP as issued by GASB and FASB
• Escalating unresolved issues to the Controller, as appropriate
• Delivering excellent customer service
• Performing other duties as assigned
• Meeting deliverable deadlines
• The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.

Required Qualifications

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in accounting from an accredited university or college

• Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles
• Minimum of 4 years of experience in preparing audited financial statements and internal management reports
• 2 or more years of supervisory experience
• Licensed Certified Public Accountant
• Experience with PeopleSoft’s General Ledger or similar ERP system, preferred
• Excellent communication and writing skills
• Advanced Excel skills, including pivot tables and macros
• Interpersonal and team building skills
• Decision making and troubleshooting skills
• Must be able to maintain confidentiality

Other Info

APPLICATION: Submit a cover letter, resume and list of three professional references in a single document. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

We offer a competitive Compensation and Benefits Package

Required Application Materials

Resume and Cover Letter