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Assistant Controller

Company: College of Southern Idaho
Location: Twin Falls
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

The Assistant Controller is a member of the finance team who establishes and maintains accounting, auditing and College policies and procedures. The Assistant Controller is responsible for maintaining the general ledger through monthly and quarterly reconciliations and analyses, ensuring proper posting of all transactions and financial reporting. The Assistant Controller will also initiate, improve, and maintain sound internal controls and accounting procedures while conducting internal audits. Our ideal candidate is analytical and methodical, with experience in the application of core accounting principles and a thorough understanding and application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), strong skills in governmental accounting, financial statement preparation, audit, and compliance. The audit work involves conducting ongoing monitoring and performing internal control assessments in an effort to identify non-compliance and control weaknesses.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSDeveloping and implementing analytical and other monitoring techniques and auditing methods that address expenditure monitoring and compliance risks.Performing audit procedures including identifying and defining issues, developing criteria, reviewing and analyzing evidence, and documenting College processes and procedures.Interpreting and communicating laws, policies, and procedures and recommending areas for improvement.Assist in preparation of annual financial statements, including preparation of GASB entries and other on-top financial entries as well as financial statement note preparation.Identifying, developing and documenting audit issues and recommendations using independent judgement concerning areas under review.Participating with management in the ongoing process of evaluating risks to the College.Prepare complex reconciliations and schedules, research and resolve discrepancies.Ensure accounting records are complete and accurate by working with internal departments for the proper coding of transactions to the general ledger through detail analysis and understanding of the transaction.Month-end and year-end close processes.Maintain, reconcile, and balance assigned accounts and funds to the general ledger.Assist management with all fiscal functions including monitoring of accounts to ensure compliance with College policies.Suggests, recommends and implements changes to accounts, reports, and systems.Other duties as assigned.SPECIFIC SKILLSExtensive accounting including familiarity with all GASB pronouncements applicable to higher education, analytical, and problem solving skills.Skill in collecting and analyzing complex data, evaluating information and systems and drawing logical conclusions.Strong knowledge of College policies, procedures, regulations, and laws.Familiarity with large ERP system, strong PC skills including proficiency in Excel.Strong organizational skills including attention to detail and ability to multi-task.Skill in planning, project management and in maintaining composure under pressure while meeting multiple deadlines.Effective verbal and written communication, including active listening skills.Responsible for the development and assessment of accounting policies and procedures as required and ensure adherence to and communicate throughout the organization.Strong interpersonal and communication skills; experience in effectively communicating key data, including presentations to senior management, board, or other outside partners.Ability to work in a team atmosphere with the College staff.Self-motivated, resourceful, action-oriented problem solver with the ability to meet deadlines.Commitment to providing exceptional customer service.TECHNICAL EXPERTISEExtensive knowledge of generally accepted accounting procedures and principles.Extensive knowledge of governmental accounting procedures and principles, including higher education GASB pronouncements.Ability to analyze, consolidate, and interpret accounting data.Ensure compliance with relevant laws and internal policies and make recommendations for improvement.Ability to prepare financial and accounting records at both the fund and government wide level.Proficiency in computer software including Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSBachelor Degree in Accounting or Finance and five years of higher-level accounting or audit experience.The College of Southern Idaho is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to cultivating and sustaining an environment in which our employees and learners thrive. The College prohibits discrimination on the basis of any legally protected status.Required SkillsRequired Experience

Keywords: College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls , Assistant Controller, Accounting, Auditing , Twin Falls, Idaho

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