Comptroller/Director of Financial Reporting and Compliance

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Index/Position No.: 40100/228500

Level 15

Position Title: Comptroller/Director of Financial Reporting and Compliance

Department: Office of Financial Services

Expectations for All Employees

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
DIVERSITY
of people and thought is respected;
EXCELLENCE
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
EFFICIENCY
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.

Function of Position

Responsible to the Senior Associate Vice President for Finance and Administration for managing all accounting operations of the university; managing the preparation of annual financial reports; initiating, reviewing, maintaining, and verifying an adequate system of controls to mitigate risk and accuracy in the university accounting system; coordinating and monitoring risk assessment activities; monitoring compliance with state and federal laws, rules, and regulations related to areas within Financial Services; coordinating information for annual financial and compliance audits with the Division of State Audit; acting as lead on various complex projects; and, performing other related duties as assigned.

Essential Functions

Directs the financial accounting, grant accounting, and payroll areas within Financial Services.

Manages all accounting operations for the university.

Coordinates and oversees preparation of the annual financial reports submitted to the Tennessee Board of Regents and the division of State Audit in compliance with GAAP, GASB, and TBR guidelines.

Maintains responsibility for the preparation and maintenance of internal documents that support the financial results reported in the annual financial report.

Coordinates annual audit process with the Division of State Audit.

Prepares annual NCAA financial statements and coordinates annual NCAA agreed upon procedures with State Audit and Intercollegiate Athletes.

Prepares various financial reports for internal and external users based on the annual reports.

Establishes and maintains a system of controls to mitigate risk.

Ensures compliance with federal and state laws, rules and regulations.

Promotes accuracy of financial information through system of internal controls and periodic reviews.

Conducts university-wide annual review of internal controls in conjunction with annual risk assessment.

Coordinates development of policies and procedures for Financial Services.

Coordinates annual review of ETSU Financial Procedures with accounting departments.

Communicates and publishes all changes to ETSU Financial Procedures to the university community.

Oversees and implements special projects for Financial Services and Division of Finance and Administration as needed.

Supervises professional staff.

Secondary Functions

Assists in training for the university community as necessary for the various university accounting systems.

Coordinates preparation of financial system documentation for university financial system users.

Serves on university committees as necessary.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and governmental accounting standards.

Knowledge of university, Tennessee Board of Regents, state and federal rules, regulations, procedures, and accounting practices.

Knowledge of auditing theories, practices, and methods.

Knowledge of fund accounting.

Knowledge of financial reporting requirements of GASB, AICPA, NACUBO, and the State of Tennessee.

Knowledge of computers and accounting information systems.

Ability to effectively supervise employees.

Ability to communicate effectively.

Ability to prepare and analyze financial statements.

Ability to stay current in accounting regulations, policies, and procedures.

Ability to facilitate and create a team-based working environment.

Ability to management multiple tasks and priorities.

Supervision Given and Received

Performs under general supervision. Determines own methods of performing assigned work. Supervises administrative and classified employees.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in accounting or business supplemented with at least thirty-three semester hours in accounting; Master's degree in business or accounting preferred; CPA required; Three to five years of accounting or financial auditing experience; Three to five years supervisory experience; and, experience in higher education preferred.

April 2013