Assistant Manager/Accounting Services
Position Number: 34500
Type of Recruitment: External
Responsible for accounting matters that arise in the absence of the Assistant Controller/Financial Accounting in Accounting Services and supports a wide range of accounting functions and operations related to assigned funds. Assists in the establishment or revision of major objectives and policies in the area of financial accounting, coordinates SAP training for user departments and provides supervision over assigned accountant positions.
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in accounting or related field.
Three years experience of a qualifying nature with fund accounting, computerized accounting systems, and PC software applications.
Demonstrated organizational, problem solving and administrative abilities.
Ability to project a positive image.
Effective verbal and written communication skills, including experience with group presentations.
Demonstrated ability to work in a team-based environment.
Demonstrated positive interpersonal and organizational skills.
Ability to perform the essential functions and requirements of the job.
Master’s Degree in Accounting and/or Certified Public Accountant.
Experience working in a higher education environment.
Experience with SAP.
Experience working with federally and state funded grant awards.
Demonstrated ability to maintain positive interpersonal relationships with students, faculty, staff and peers.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Responsible for accounting matters that arise in the absence of the Assistant Controller/Financial Reporting.
Supervise grant accountant positions; including the employment, orientation, training, disciplining and termination.
Assure compliance with internal controls, policies, procedures and federal and state grant regulations.
Develop, refine and document operational procedures.
Assist in the investigation and development of solutions to accounting related problems.
Coordinate and perform SAP training for Grants Management.
Year-end responsibilities for the expendable restricted fund.
Compile data for financial statements, including footnotes and management discussion and analysis section.
Provide analytical data to external auditors as required.
Assist in Single audit and preparation.
Assist with the compliance of the university with Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and GAAP.
Complete both internal and external financial report requests.
Monitor, review, process journal entries and deposit cash for fixed price contracts.
Review and process accurate accounting transactions related to CMU gift accounts.
Prepare monthly reconciliations between SAP and Development’s tracking system.
Manages other special projects as assigned.
Supervisors are expected to support the Leadership Standards of Central Michigan University and foster a culture that inspires excellence. The Leadership Standards define how we lead and treat others in our teams. As leaders, it is our responsibility to seek input from our teams to continuously improve leadership abilities and demonstration of the standards. Additionally, it is our responsibility to encourage and support the growth and development of those whom we lead. At CMU, we encourage employees to grow both personally and professionally, and thus advance CMU’s culture of excellence.
Employee Group: Professional & Administrative -Salary
Staff Pay Level:
Pay Range: $70,000 - $85,000
Division: Finance and Administrative Services
Department: Accounting Services
Position Status: Regular
Position End Date:
Employment Status: Full Time
Position Type: 12 month
Weekly Work Schedule: Mon-Fri, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. / weekends and evenings as needed
Location: Mount Pleasant, MI
Open Until Filled: Yes
CMU Leadership Standards:
Central Michigan University is a place where we value students and work for their success, where we act as family, and where employees are engaged, appreciated and have extraordinary opportunities to make a difference.
We intentionally maintain and strengthen the hallmark CMU culture that sets us apart from our peers by expecting CMU leaders and employees to model the following Leadership Standards and develop them within their teams.
Please review the https://www.cmich.edu/office_president/Documents/leadershipstandards_poster.pdf before applying for this position.
Message to Applicants:
Central Michigan University is dedicated to fostering a broadly diverse and inclusive campus that respects all social identities, experiences, and perspectives. In an effort to further this initiative, we are especially interested in candidates who will advance and promote an inclusive and supportive environment for every member of our university community.
You must submit an on-line application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position.
Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee.
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