Description

Compensation Type: Annual salary
Job Type:
Full Time

Pay Range: $89,000.00
Organization's Mission: Westminster College is a private, independent college dedicated to student learning. We are a community of learners with a long and honored tradition of caring deeply about students and their education. We offer liberal arts and professional education in courses of study for undergraduate, selected graduate, and other innovative degree and non-degree programs. Students are challenged to experiment with ideas, raise questions, critically examine alternatives, and make informed decisions. We encourage students to accept responsibility for their learning, to discover and pursue their passions, and to promote more equitable and sustainable communities.

Our purposes are to prepare students to lead lives of learning, accomplishment, and service and to help them develop skills and attributes critical for success in a diverse and interdependent world. We promote distinctive approaches to engaged learning that emphasize theory and practice in our academic and co-curricular programs.
Organization's Race, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Statement and Work: Westminster College is dedicated to social justice, equity, and respect as fundamental components of our mission and core values. Informed by our college-wide learning goals, Westminster acknowledges and engages with the values, experiences, worldviews, and intersectional identities and characteristics of all members of our campus community. Furthermore, we strive for Inclusive Excellence by consistently interweaving diversity and inclusion into our curricula and co-curricular activities, programs, policies, practices, and external engagement. It is our goal to cultivate a respectful, equitable, and healthy campus community.

As part of this statement, we define diversity as individual differences, life experiences, group/social differences (e.g., race/ethnicity, class, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, nationality, and disability), historically underrepresented groups, and groups with cultural, political, religious/spiritual, or other affiliations.
Position Summary: Reporting to the Vice President of finance and administration, the controller has the overall responsibility for the accuracy, integrity, and maintenance of the College’s financial records. The controller makes recommendations for improving college-wide financial management, ensures compliance with state and federal regulations, and provides strong management skills while effectively supervising staff and building an effective team.
Primary Responsibilities: Account Operations:
-Manage and monitor all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements as well as the requirements of private contributions, loans, and government contracts.
-Monitor cash flow to report on daily cash position. Prepare monthly cash schedules. Manage state and federal tax filings related to payroll, benefit-plans, independent contractors, and student payments. Ensure timely processing and filing.
-In collaboration with Director of Budget and Reporting, develop monthly and quarterly fund and college-wide financial reports for internal and external users. Assist in preparing reports that summarize college business and financial activity based on past, present, and expected operations.

Compliance:
-Develop and monitor the internal control environment; interprets and implements policies and accounting standards; develops and issues internal and external financial reports; and oversees financial systems.
-Direct, prepare, and review year-end closing process and prepare audit schedules. Prepare and file necessary reports and maintain compliance with regulatory agencies.
-Review various tax and accounting laws and policies to remain accurate and updated in business practices with College. Establish new procedures when needed.

Leadership:
-Oversee and supervise the Accounting Department and Student Account Services, and the multi-fund accounting systems: operating, designated, restricted, endowment, Perkins Loan fund, and plant funds.
-Ensure continuous improvements in accounting processes of the College, to include: accounts payable, payroll, cash receipting, account receivable and billing, general ledger maintenance, federal grant operations, electronic federal loan program (EFT), fixed asset capitalization and depreciation.
-Provide excellent customer service to a broad array of internal and external customers including College leadership, departments, trustees, external auditors, regulators, students, faculty and staff. Build strong relationships by making accounting and finance functions transparent and accessible

Diversity and Inclusion:
Promote an Inclusive Westminster through demonstration of the commitments included in the Westminster College Diversity Statement. Participate in developmental activities to increase understanding and awareness of issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion both individually and as related to my field of work, profession or discipline.
Desired Qualifications: -Bachelor’s degree in accounting
-Six or more years of related experience in progressively more responsible financial and accounting positions
-Three years of supervisory experience
-Ability to work in a highly complex business environment, and a commitment to provide excellent customer service required.
Benefits / Why Work With Us: Westminster College offers medical, dental, vision, time off, sick leave, life insurance, 403(b) contributions, and a great campus culture!
How to Apply: Online
Location: Salt Lake City, UT

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Contact: Matti Pomeroy
Email: mpomeroy@westminstercollege.edu
Phone: 801-832-2572