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Colorado Christian University


Colorado Christian University
Lakewood, Colorado, United States

Date Posted: 07/30/2012
Categories: Accounting - Financial Services/Insurance
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

The Controller is responsible for financial reporting, internal controls, compliance, data integrity, accounting and financial systems. Will supervise the accounting team and provide leadership by modeling integrity and by following the CCU’s core values. Technology skills include a practical knowledge of Colleague, Excel, and other related financial computer applications. Must have demonstrated a proven track record or sufficient experience with multi-unit accounting, investment management, fiduciary reporting and electronic funds management.

Spiritual Requirements
1. This individual will be a committed follower of Jesus Christ. Acquaintances and colleagues will regard him or her as a person who follows biblical principles in both personal and professional dealings with others.
2. This person must be able to effectively communicate personal faith and apply biblical principles and convictions in the workplace. A candidate must have a strong sense of calling to the ministry of Colorado Christian University.
3. He or she will regularly attend and be engaged in meaningful involvement in a Bible-believing evangelical local church, knowledgeable about the Word of God, and passionate about Christian education.
4. Must be personally aligned with the mission and vision of CCU and able to support the Statement of Faith, Lifestyle Expectations, and Strategic Objectives.

Responsibilities & Duties
1. Provide strong leadership and sound management for accounting and finance responsibilities.
2. Will execute sound internal control policies and procedures.
3. Manage daily operations of accounting system, financial audit and tax information reporting, and related research and compliance reporting processes.
4. Manage the budget cycle and work with department managers to ensure this process is properly managed.
5. Review and approve budget changes throughout the fiscal year and as operational needs dictate. Training managers on the budgeting system and how to coordinate these efforts with accounting.
6. Supervise and mentor an accounting team and be involved in their personal development. Oversee the accounts receivable team and related transactions.
7. Advise the Chief Financial Officer and other leaders of appropriate financial matters for sound fiscal policy and performance.
8. Ensure accuracy of financial transactions is performed and checks/balances are in place for handling potential issues.
9. Forecast and manage cash flow to ensure liabilities are managed accurately and the payroll function is adequately funded.
10. Coordinate financial audits with auditing firms and ensure the documents for the auditing process are in place. Develop policies to correct found deficiencies and be proactive to prevent such issues.
11. Prepare reporting documents for regulatory compliance, includes annual, quarterly or other reports as necessary for successful business operations.
12. Review systems for accuracy and be proactive with suggestions for technology improvements.
13. Oversee the general ledger.
14. Work with banks, investment advisors, and outside vendors to oversee financial matters.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
1. Five or more years experience and a proven track record in accounting/financial management, preferably in private higher education. Additional experience in auditing, tax, and accounting for non-profit organizations with extensive knowledge of regulatory standards and report processing is preferred.
2. A Bachelor’s degree in accounting or demonstrated related experience. A Certified Public Accountant designation and/or a Master’s degree in business or accounting/finance preferred.
3. Excellent computer skill application for Microsoft Office software (e.g. Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), related financial applications, and Datatel applications - Colleague.
4. Demonstrated excellent organizational leadership and administrative abilities.
5. Excellent interpersonal skills for relationship building with internal and external customers.
6. Must demonstrate a high degree of integrity and professionalism.

Work Environment
1. Tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work. This may involve some lifting, carrying, moving, pushing and/or pulling of objects/materials of light weight (15-20 pounds).
2. Work occasional irregular hours, including some nights and weekends.
3. Local and regional travel may be necessary.
4. Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation.