Bethel University

  • University Controller

    Posted Date 5 days ago(10/10/2018 11:38 AM)
    Position Number
    # of Openings
    Business Office
    FLSA Status
    Months per year
    Benefit Eligible
    Benefit Eligible
  • Job Summary

    Manages the operations of the Business Office, which is responsible for all the accounting, payroll, accounts payable, student financials, cashiering, and financial reporting functions of the University and the Foundation. Provides professional support to the Chief Financial Officer.


    • Oversees the work of the Assistant Controller, the Student Accounts Manager, and the Accounts Payable Manager.
    • Assists the Chief Financial Officer in the development of the annual budget for the entire University
    • Manages the annual audit process.
    • Manages the development, installation, and maintenance of: computerized financial system upgrades and revisions, computerized reports, and complex financial system tables.
    • Monitors cash reserves and cash investments
    • Develops and maintains appropriate financial and budget policies and procedures.

    Required Skills

    • Working knowledge of computerized financial systems, preferably Banner, is required.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles is required.
    • Must have demonstrated experience with financial statement and report preparation.
    • Must possess effective oral communication, writing, organizational, analytical, problem solving, supervisory and group leadership skills.
    • Ability to use Microsoft Excel at a highly proficient level is required.
    • Individual must be able to handle sensitive, confidential information in a mature, professional manner.

    Required Experience

    Minimum: 5 years experience in management accounting.
    Preferred: Experience in higher education or a large not-for-profit organization

    Required Education

    Minimum of a bachelor’s degree with a major in accounting or business administration required. CPA or CMA preferred.

    Additional Information

    • Must be able to work in a sitting position at a computer for extended periods of times.
    • This is a 1.0 FTE, 12 months per year position.


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