The Controller’s Offices' major areas of responsibility include cash receipts, cash disbursements, student accounts and loans, payroll, accounting systems, capital improvements budgeting, fixed assets accounting, grants accounting, endowment accounting, UNCP Foundation accounting, fiscal reporting, and maintenance of financial records for all University and Foundation accounts.
Under direct supervision of the Vice Chancellor for Finance, the Controller is responsible for effective oversight and management of Grants and Contracts, Financial Reporting, Payroll, Accounts Payable and the Bursar’s Office.
The Controller works collaboratively with internal and external constituents to ensure efficient use of University resources while providing a high level of customer service.
The Controller will champion continuous improvement and drive innovation in financial operations.
Manage the University’s and Foundation’s external audits and financial reporting processes by ensuring that proper accounting methodology, techniques and policies are adopted operationally. Act as the administrative contact point for the independent auditor’s examinations and coordinating the audits for both the Foundation and University.
Provide all financial statements, management’s discussion and analysis and footnotes for the annual report, supplemental statements, bond fund reports and compliance program financial reports.
The Controller will provide leadership and direction for the configuration and maintenance of the chart of accounts and the enterprise information systems that support all business processes.
The Controller serves as the Internal Control Officer and will ensure appropriate internal controls are in place, and coordinate the development and review of business process documentation to support operational efficiency and business continuity.
Ensure University compliance with bond covenants, make required transfers and payments, maintain records for arbitrage reporting, and provide internal and external agency bond-issue reports as required.
The Controller will develop the talents and expertise of staff and recruit and retain a diverse staff of well-qualified and high-performing professionals.
Oversee the activities of the financial reporting department for timely, complete and accurate maintenance of the general ledger and financial management reporting, including monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements and reports.
Interpret and apply fiscal policies and procedures in accordance with federal, state, UNC system and university regulations and policies.
Implement policies and procedures for the proper fiscal administration of grants and contracts and assure compliance with the requirements of various granting agencies.
Oversee the activities of the Accounts Payable Department in issuing timely and accurate payments to vendors providing goods and services to the University.
Oversee the activities of the Bursar’s Office to ensure accuracy in all aspects of student account record keeping, while providing a positive customer experience for all students, parents, faculty and staff.
Provide consultation, leadership and support to senior administrators and department leaders on University-related accounting, compliance and fiscal control issues.
Provide critical support on strategic matters with significant accounting and reporting implications to the University.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
This position is Mandatory Personnel: Employees whose presence has been determined to be mandatory to University operations during certain types of adverse weather or emergency events.