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Associate Controller

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Title Associate Controller
Position Number FP019A
Location Norfolk, VA
Job Summary

This position will provide leadership, financial management, and planning for the General Accounting and Data Control operations. Other duties include: manage the planning and preparation of the annual financial statements; serve as liaison to the State and Independent auditors for year-end audit and annual audits of all Office of Finance operations (payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, data control, general accounting); complete all special projects as assigned by the Assistant Vice President for Finance/University Controller and serve as the responsible party in his/her absence for all financial matters related to compliance with Federal, State, and University policies and procedures.

Type of Recruitment General Public
Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in accounting, finance, or business administration and CPA certificate or eligibility. A bachelor’s degree in a related field with experience equivalent to a master’s degree may be substituted. Significant managerial experience, specifically in the areas of financial accounting, grant accounting, cost accounting, and financial reporting. Strong background in accounting and financial reporting. Extensive knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and fund accounting. Working knowledge of computer systems and reports. Extensive analytical abilities. Strong communication skills, ability to get ideas across, establish work schedules, and establish goals and objectives for staff. Good oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications
Conditions of Employment
Job Open Date 10/02/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Application Review Date 10/20/2017
Job Close Date
Special Instructions to Applicants / Additional Materials Required
Criminal Background Check
Department Information

The Office of Finance is responsible for all financial processing at the University and ensuring compliance with all Federal and Commonwealth of Virginia regulations and laws. Internal controls are established by the Office of Finance to maintain sound accounting and administrative systems for the University.

The office serves a broad range of customers (students, vendors, faculty, staff). The Assistant Vice President for Finance / University Controller is responsible for oversight of the Office of Finance.

Equity Statement

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, gender, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or © consistent with contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

ODU Statement

Old Dominion University, located in the City of Norfolk in the metropolitan Hampton Roads region of coastal Virginia, is a state-assisted, Carnegie doctoral/research-extensive institution that serves its students and enriches the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world through rigorous academic programs, strategic partnerships, and active civic engagement. Its 24,000 students, including over 6,000 graduate students, form a diverse and multicultural community in six academic colleges. Through a collaborative and innovative approach to education and research, the University focuses on student learning and addresses critical needs in the professions. ODU’s programs are offered on the main campus, at higher education centers in the region, and at numerous distance learning sites.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Contact Information for Professional References
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have experience in accounting and with automated general ledger and financial reporting systems?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have progressive experience with the supervision of full-time staff and experience with unit management?
    • yes
    • no
  3. * Do you have considerable experience as an accountant, financial analyst, and/or other related position providing advanced-level analysis and evaluation of financial data?
    • Yes
    • No