Director, Financial Accounting Services

University of Hartford in Connecticut

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted July 14, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Assumes responsibility for the efficient management of the Financial Accounting Services department and the financial accounting system, including providing leadership and management in general, fixed asset, endowment administration and grant accounting and reporting as well as accounts payable and various tax reporting. Leads annual external audits and prepares the Universitys financial statements.


Directly supervises staff and oversees the operation of the Universitys Financial Accounting and Accounts Payable functions to ensure effective and efficient service is provided and policies and regulations are upheld. Establishes short and long range strategic goals for the department. 

Reviews and approves financial, grant and tax reporting, including financial closings, reconciliations and variance analysis. Prepares the Universitys year-end financial statements and form 990 tax return. Handles highly sensitive information with confidentiality and tact. 

Oversees and coordinates the Universitys various internal and external audits and prepares required audit workpapers. Establishes, cultivates and maintains effective working working relationships with external auditors.


Develops, implements, and maintains departmental procedures, protocols and internal controls. Evaluates existing protocols in an effort to identify and implement corrective systems, if needed. 

Develops, implements and trains the community on University policies and procedures. Ensures compliance with University policies and procedures as well as State, Federal, GAAP and FASB accounting and regulations. 

Reviews and recommends changes to improve operational effectiveness. Ensures proper implementation of technology concerning fiscal or accounting systems.*

Maintains strong working knowledge of accounting standards affecting the higher education industry as well as stays abreast of industry proposals and changes within the state and federal accounting regulations.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

elationships with external auditors.



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