The College of St. Scholastica seeks an experienced finance professional responsible for oversight of all financial records of the College and for properly stating the financial position of the College for internal management, annual financial reports, and regulatory requirements while adhering to accounting principles.
Responsibilities: • Plans, organizes, administers, reviews, and evaluates the work of assigned staff in the areas of cash management and accounts payable; provides training and professional development opportunities; administers discipline as required. • Provides assistance to the Controller in managing the audit work schedule; manages the coordination and completion of supporting reconciliations, analyses, and work papers for the preparation of the annual financial statements and supporting footnotes. • Provides financial information to internal/external parties in a consistent and accurate manner; maintains financial data and completes schedules for lenders, federal agencies, donors, and institutional surveys. • Analyzes and reviews general ledger and operating activities of the College to ensure proper record keeping and best practice; researches accounting issues to ensure proper financial reporting; maintains general ledger and operating ledger integrity and accuracy to provide accurate and meaningful data for financial reporting. • Assists the Controller in creating and maintaining a financial reporting system to provide timely, accurate and meaningful information; ensures adequacy of general ledger accounts and reports: Banner Web, INB, Cognos, Wells Fargo CEO (electronic banking, functionality of services provided), and other financial records. • Promotes a climate and culture of diversity and inclusion. • Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the department’s service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a work team.
Education & Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in finance, accounting or a related field, AND five (5) years of professional accounting experience is required. Required Knowledge and Skills
Knowledge of: • Principles and practices of generally accepted accounting standards and practices, including methods of financial reporting and financial statement preparation. • Techniques of financial strategic planning and analysis • Administration principles and practices, including goal setting, program development, implementation and evaluation, and the management of employees. • Principles, practices of financial and claims auditing. • Appropriate/applicable internal controls in accordance with FASB/GAAP. • Applicable laws, codes and regulations. • Computer applications related to the work. • Records management principles and practices. • Demonstrated experience working effectively on diverse work teams.
For more information and to apply, visit www.csshrjobs.com. The College of St. Scholastica is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an educational and work environment that is rich in diversity, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty and staff. Individuals from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. While there is no religious requirement, we are interested in individuals who value and support the rich Catholic Benedictine heritage of the College of St. Scholastica.
CSS was founded in 1912 under the sponsorship of the Benedictine Sisters, with a mission of providing intellectual and moral preparation for responsible living and meaningful work within the context of Catholic Benedictine values. The founding Benedictine Sisters offered courses to a class of six women students on the stately and beautiful Duluth campus. Today CSS programs are offered to more tha...n 4,400 undergraduate and graduate students on the main campus in Duluth, as well as an online campus and satellite campuses in Brainerd, Cloquet, Hibbing, Grand Rapids, Inver Grove Heights, Rochester, Austin, St. Cloud, and St. Paul. The guiding principles of the Benedictines run deep in the roots of life at CSS. The College’s mission is to develop thoughtful and engaged leaders, sharpened and sensitized by their educational experience who are prepared and committed to serving and transforming the world. The values at the heart of the College mission---community, hospitality, respect, stewardship, and love of learning---animate the college community experience.
Duluth is a beautiful and vibrant city of 86,000 set on the shore of Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake by surface area in the world. For outdoor enthusiasts, Duluth offers four seasons of first-rate opportunities: beaches, bike paths, jogging trails, ski resorts, cross-country skiing trails, boating and fishing sites, and rinks for skating, curling, and hockey. The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is an easy drive. Outside magazine has recently named Duluth as the number one “Outside City” in the US. The magazine also named Duluth as a runner-up for the “best adventure hub” in a worldwide survey of destinations for outdoor activities. The College was also pleased to learn that the nonprofit American Institute for Economics ranked Duluth as one of America’s best small metropolitan areas for college students. Similarly, the travel site DreamPlanGo named Duluth in the Top Ten of America’s Most Scenic College Towns. Duluth’s public schools are Minnesota’s most highly ranked, the cost of living is considered reasonable, and the city has more acres of municipal public parks than any other city in the country. The arts scene is booming with galleries, music venues, and a lively theater and dance community.