Texas Southern University

Houston, Texas

Posted in Education and Training

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Hours of Work:

8am - 5pm M-F

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Job Description Summary / TWC Summary:

The Director of General Accounting oversees the accounting and financial reporting functions of the University. Responsible for ensuring all financial reports are prepared accurately and in compliance with all local, state and federal financial policies and regulations. Provides leadership and direction to the accounting department in an effort to establish accounting best practices and maintain a system of internal controls that will ensure institutional assets are adequately safeguarded.

Essential Duties Summary:

*Manages the day-to-day accounting functions for the University which include: chart of accounts maintenance, property accounting, state accounting, general ledger, bank account, cash control operations, and account reconciliations
*Assures proper application of GAAP standards and accuracy of financial data and related analysis
*Maintains and coordinates the maintenance, training, oversight, and security of the Banner Finance system
*Directs, reviews, and assists in the timely preparation of monthly financials, Annual Audit Reports, Year End Close processes and ensures deadlines are met in accordance with state guidelines
*Records, classifies, and summarizes financial transactions
*Coordinates all internal and external audits
*Provides supervision, direction, and evaluation of accounting staff
*Reviews and approves departmental journal entries and account analysis
*Performs analysis review of transactions, reports and assigned tasks for compliance and comparable data
*Responsible for maintaining and updating University accounting MAPP Policies such that internal controls remain intact
*Enhances and/or develops, implements, and enforces policies and procedures by way of systems and processes that will improve overall operations, efficiency, and effectiveness.
*Serves as the backup System Administrator
*Serves on committees, and task forces to represent the Finance area
*Performs other job-related duties as assigned

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Hiring Range:

$97,093.00 - $121,367.00


Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) with a major in Accounting

Master's degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business

Required Licensing/Certification:

Certified Public Accountant (CPA), the designation must be current preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:
*Federal, State, Local and County laws
*Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) pronouncements and standards
*Policies, procedures, and practices in Higher Education
*Microsoft Office Professional or similar applications, and ERP systems (Banner by Ellucian)
*Developing strategic and operational plans and establishing goals and objectives for business operations

Skill in:
*Detail oriented.
*Effective leadership and customer service.
*Problem-solving and decision-making.
*Multitasking and time management; meeting deadlines.
*Strong management.
*Analytics and critical thinking
*Budget management
*Preparing presentations
*Strong verbal and written communication
*Using logic and reasoning
*Principles, methods, and accounting procedures

Ability to:
*Demonstrate leadership
*Prepare detailed reports
*Work independently and take initiative
*Communicate effectively
*Read, analyze and interpret budget and financial data
*Work in a team-oriented environment, establishing good working relations with faculty, staff, student, business partners and other constituencies
*Commit to promoting cultural diversity, employment equity and staff development
*Train others

Work Experience:

Minimum of 5 years of increasingly responsible accounting experience
Minimum 3 years of experience in fiscal affairs in Higher Education
At least 3 years of supervisory experience
Extensive knowledge, training, and experience in accounting standards and regulations
Experience with State of Texas Accounting System (USAS) preferred
Advanced knowledge in preparing financial statements within a College or University with complex systems

Working/Environmental Conditions:

Limited standing and/or walking
Handling light weight objects
Using or carrying equipment
Stoop, bend or lift
May require routine travel

UA EEO Statement:

It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a work environment that is free from discrimination for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, individuals with disability, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its programs, activities, admissions or employment policies. This policy of equal opportunity is strictly observed in all University employment-related activities such as advertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, employment training, compensation, promotion, termination, and employment benefits. This policy expressly prohibits harassment and discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, genetic history, national origin, individuals with disability, age, citizenship status, or protected veteran status. This policy shall be adhered to in accordance with the provisions of all applicable federal, state and local laws, including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Manual of Administrative Policies and Procedures

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Open to all applicants.

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