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Assistant Vice President and Controller

Company: Florida Institute of Technology
Location: Melbourne
Posted on: January 17, 2023

Job Description:

The Assistant Vice President and Controller position is responsible for overseeing the day to day financial accounting operations and various business services for the university. The position will provide department leadership, develop and implement accounting and business policies and procedures, lead teams to implement new system and processes, and ensure the university remains compliant with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), applicable local, state and federal regulations, and ensure accurate accounting of all financial transactions.
Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide direct oversight of several departments, functions and staff in the areas of general accounting, payroll, tax, accounts payable, student accounts, treasury, debt and endowment accounting.
  • May provide oversight of procurement functions, grants accounts and other business services as directed.
  • Responsible for ensuring on time monthly and annual accounting closes, general ledger integrity and preparation of financial statements with accompanying narrative.
  • Serve as primary liaison to external audit teams, responding to information requests and ensuring timely and accurate completion of all audit schedules.
  • Develop and monitor internal controls for improve compliance and fraud prevention to safeguard institutional assets.
  • Monitor and ensure the university's compliance with all debt covenants and serve as main liaison with bond rating agency.
  • Respond to a wide variety of special projects and reporting requests with complete, accurate, and timely results.
  • Articulate complex accounting and finance information through effective written and oral communications that can be understood by varying audiences.
  • Develop effective tools and training opportunities for various constituencies on policies, procedures and financial management operations.
  • Take ownership of the Workday Financial Management system ensuring the integrity of financial data, business processes, security, maintenance and implementations. Ensure accurate transfer of data from other Enterprise systems including, but not limited to, Banner and Raiser's Edge.
  • Maintain professional standards and affiliations within the department to keep current in trends, regulations, and changes the accounting and finance profession.
  • Create a positive working environment for team members that encourages staff to provide the highest quality of service and support to all internal and external customers.
  • Provide staff members timely training, coaching and evaluations to ensure effective performance.
  • Advise and support the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer on special projects, operations and all accounting and business matters.

    Requirements Include:
    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Business Administration required, MBA or Master's degree strongly preferred
    • Minimum 10 years accounting experience
    • Minimum 5 years directly related experience overseeing accounting and finance operations, including staff management
    • CPA strongly preferred
    • Strong understanding of GAAP, GASB, FASB standards, Fund Accounting, and Internal Controls
    • Workday Financial Management experience preferred
    • Higher education experience preferred

      Official transcripts of all collegiate work must be sent directly from the attended institution to the Human Resources Office prior to the first day of employment. All international degrees must have a course-by-course official evaluation and translation sent to the Human Resources Office directly from an evaluation company affiliated with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES).

      Equal opportunity

      Florida Tech does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, pregnancy, parenting status, veteran status or retirement status in its activities and programs. In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Florida Tech does not discriminate on the basis of sex. Inquiries concerning the application of the non-discrimination policy may be directed to the Office of Title IX at John E. Miller Office Building (401QAD), 150 West University Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32901,, or 321-674-8885, or to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

      Americans with Disabilities Act

      Please notify us at least five days in advance if a reasonable accommodation for a disability is needed by calling the Office of Human Resource at 321-674-8100.

      The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

      In compliance with the Clery Act, the University annually provides a report to each student and current employee, as well as to prospective employees and students, that provides a detailed disclosure of information regarding campus security practices (including Emergency Response Plan, Timely Warnings, Emergency Notifications, Missing Persons, fire safety policies, fire prevention data, and Crime Log policies), as well as crime and fire-related incident statistics for the preceding year. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

      We are an E-verify employer

Keywords: Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne , Assistant Vice President and Controller, Accounting, Auditing , Melbourne, Florida

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