Creative Financial Staffing
Boston, Massachusetts
Jun 22, 2024
Jun 26, 2024
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Work from office
Full Time
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Creative Financial Staffing is working with a well known higher education organization seeking a Controller to join their team!

About the organization:
  • Committed to providing educational programs aligned with robust labor market demands, empowering students to bring exceptional value to their organizations and the world
  • Through practical, hands-on learning and mandatory cooperative education experiences, they ensure that our students receive the skills they need
  • Dedication lies in ensuring a significant return on investment through an education that empowers our graduates with a sought-after knowledge base and a valuable skill set

Responsibilities of the Controller:
  • Lead, mentor, and evaluate assigned staff members, ensuring their expertise in their respective roles and promoting cross-training for seamless office operations during absences
  • Hold overall accountability for managing various accounting functions, including accounts payable, cash management, prepaid expenses, endowment, gifts and grants, fixed assets, accruals & deferred revenue, long-term debt, and temporarily restricted funds
  • Ensure timely and accurate monthly, quarterly, and year-end financial closings in adherence to GAAP
  • Supervise the external year-end and interim audits, collaborate with external auditors, and facilitate the provision of accurate and timely information
  • Prepare the Institute's tax returns, FISAP, Forms 1099, Form 5500, NCAA survey, and other regulatory reports, ensuring compliance with Federal and State laws
  • Oversee treasury operations and debt activity, coordinating with various stakeholders to ensure proper handling of funds, reviewing cash activity regularly, and managing debt and swap payments
  • Maintain the school's chart of accounts and fund accounting system, ensuring accuracy and organization
  • Provide oversight for state scholarships, student loans, grants, and contracts accounting, and assist faculty and staff with financial compliance related to financial aid and grants
  • Develop accounting policies and procedures when required, maintaining the integrity of the Institute's financial records and asset safeguarding
  • Drive the implementation and utilization of cutting-edge technologies to enhance efficiency
  • Ad hoc duties

Expectations of the Controller:

  • Bachelors degree in accounting/finance or related field
  • Ten or more years experience in financial operations
  • Previous management/supervisory experience and demonstrated effectiveness with staff development and team building