Associate Controller

Florida Gulf Coast University
Fort Myers, Florida
$90,000 - $100,000 annual
Sep 11, 2020
Oct 11, 2020
Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Summary

The Associate Controller directs assigned fiscal and accounting functions within the Office of the Controller.

Job Description

Typical duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Directs the assigned areas of responsibility to ensure that established goals and objectives are communicated and attained.
  • Directs assigned fiscal, accounting and reporting functions to ensure accounting practices are followed in accordance with University policy and generally accepted accounting practices (GAAP). 
  • Interprets, develops, recommends, implements, communicates, and monitors accounting policies, procedures, and control systems.
  • Participates in the strategic planning and assists with developing and implementing the departmental strategic plan. Establishes performance goals and measures to evaluate success.
  • Represents the Controller's office on cross-divisional work groups, committees, and teams. Participates in meetings with internal and external professional organizations.
  • Serves as essential personnel and provides assistance in the event of an emergency on campus.

Other Duties:

  • Adheres to established standards on the use and protection of restricted data as outlined in FGCU Policy 3.042. Responsible for completing the "Get Secure" training course annually.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Additional Job Description

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Accounting or closely related field.

Six years of professional full-time accounting experience.

Three years of management and supervisory experience in an accounting operational unit.

Current Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license.

Experience working with fund accounting.

Experience operating a personal computer and proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook).

Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience, and/or certifications may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Accounting or closely related field.

Five years management and supervisory experience in an accounting operational unit in a higher education setting.

Experience in fiscal year end closing processes and preparation of Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) financial statements.

Experience with Workday Finance and HCM modules.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) as they related to higher education accounting activities.  

Knowledge of or ability to learn Workday or similar enterprise financial management software application. 

Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.

Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and complete simultaneous projects. 

Ability to work collaboratively and build strategic relations with a diverse group of staff, faculty, students, and vendors. 

Ability to take initiative to plan, organize, coordinate and perform work in various situations when numerous and diverse demands are involved.

Ability to think critically and creatively, have a high standard of integrity, and be motivated to incorporate best practices into the organizational structure.

Ability to exercise a high degree of independent judgement in the establishment, interpretation, application, and enforcement of all rules, regulations, and policies. 

Ability to effectively manage the work of others by providing information, guidance, and motivation.

Salary Range: $90,000 - $100,000 annual


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