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Assoc Dir, Accounting

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Texas State University seeks an experienced accountant to lead its financial reporting function as the Associate Director of Accounting. TO RECEIVE CONSIDERATION, CANDIDATES MUST CLEARLY INDICATE HOW THEY MEET THE MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION IN THE COVER LETTER AND/OR RESUME. FAILURE TO DO SO MAY RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FOR CONSIDERATION FOR THIS POSITION. Be prepared to provide a certified transcript and any professional license you have if called for an interview. Some evening and weekend hours are necessary, with peak amounts of overtime during September and October for preparation of the annual financial report and fiscal year-end close-out.

Posting Information

Posting Information

Posting Number 2017453
Posting/Functional Title Accountants and Auditors
University Pay Plan Title Assoc Dir, Accounting
Location San Marcos
Department Accounting Office
Recruitment Type Open to All
Job Type Full-Time
Monthly Salary $6,693.00 - $7,500.00
Job Category Exempt
Required Qualifications: Applicants must specifically address how they meet these required qualifications to meet the requirements of the position.

1. Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from an accredited university;
2. Certified Public Accountant;
3. Experience with the preparation of complex financial statements, footnotes and supplemental schedules;
4. Current knowledge of GAAP and GASB requirements for financial reporting;
5. Ability to analyze and implement reporting needs to comply with standard setting bodies, legislation or internal requirements;
6. Experience in a large enterprise resource planning (ERP) environment;
7. Experience with problem solving and analytical writing;
8. Attention to detail;
9. Experience setting priorities, organizing workloads and handling multiple tasks with competing deadlines;
10. Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
11. Supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Experience in the public sector of higher education;
2. Experience preparing the Comptroller’s Annual Financial Report (AFR) and externally-audited, stand-alone annual financial statements at the fund and government-wide level;
3. Experience with project management.

Job Description

Responsible for overseeing the University’s Financial Reporting unit and for providing advanced administrative support in the management of financial reports, complex accounting tasks and processes related to the financial accounting system.

Job Duties

- Manage the university’s financial accounting and reporting function
- Monitor standard setting bodies and develop procedures to support compliance
- Oversee the chart of accounts structure
- Provide support and direction to professional accounting staff
- Provide oversight to monthly and fiscal year-end close processes
- Oversee generation of periodic and ad hoc financial reports for internal and external users, including senior management
- Periodically assess the efficiency and effectiveness of closing and account reconciliation processes, as well as data compilation tools
- Analyze, assess, and report the financial condition of the university
- Make hiring decisions and conduct annual staff performance evaluations
- Other duties as assigned

Additional Information to Applicants

Texas State University seeks an experienced accountant to lead its financial reporting function as the Associate Director of Accounting.

TO RECEIVE CONSIDERATION, CANDIDATES MUST CLEARLY INDICATE HOW THEY MEET THE MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION IN THE COVER LETTER AND/OR RESUME. FAILURE TO DO SO MAY RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FOR CONSIDERATION FOR THIS POSITION.

Be prepared to provide a certified transcript and any professional license you have if called for an interview.

Some evening and weekend hours are necessary, with peak amounts of overtime during September and October for preparation of the annual financial report and fiscal year-end close-out.

Job Open Date 08/16/2017
Job Close Date<br><br>Job Close Date (Posting closes at midnight)
Open Until Filled Yes
Normal Work Days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Normal Work Hours Start 8:00AM
Normal Work Hours End 5:00PM
Posting Notices YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO ELECTRONICALLY ATTACH A RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO YOUR APPLICATION.
Legal and Required Notices

Texas State University, to the extent not in conflict with federal or state law, prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.


Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.


Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.


Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.


Texas State is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions.

Applicant Document

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts
  2. Letter of Recommendation #1
  3. DD 214/DD1300
  4. Licensure
  5. Certifications
  6. Letter of Recommendation #2
  7. Letter of Recommendation #3
  8. List of References

Supplemental Questions

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