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ASSISTANT CONTROLLER

SUMMARY:

The Assistant Controller is responsible for maintaining the organizational general ledger, chart of accounts, and overseeing related work activities. This position is governed by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), state and federal laws, and institution policy.

TYPICAL FUNCTIONS:

Provides supervisory guidance to a subordinate accounting supervisory and professional staff by establishing work plans and staff assignments, resolving difficult or complex problems, and evaluating employee performance.

Reviews general ledger and subsidiary accounts to verify balances and processing of year end closing.

Allocates funds for new and existing accounts when establishing and maintaining general ledger on department operations.

Researches outstanding checks and balances for preparation of report for unclaimed property. Tracks and reconciles unexpended accounts.

Evaluates current and future data processing needs related to quality control and reporting procedures.

Prepares financial reports, budget projections, special project costs, expenditure analysis, and federal grant reports.

Provides technical assistance to departmental officials by interpreting data and details of various accounting reports.

Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:

Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Knowledge of administrative and management concepts. Knowledge of automated accounting systems and procedures. Knowledge of management and supervisory practices and techniques. Ability to supervise a subordinate accounting supervisory and professional staff. Ability to establish and apply accounting principles and methods to total operation of an accounting department. Ability to analyze and interpret various forms of accounting data. Ability to prepare detailed reports. Ability to plan, schedule, and implement an accounting system.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a major in accounting, or finance; plus four years of experience in accounting operations, including two years in a supervisory capacity.

Additional requirements determined by the institution for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Arkansas Division of Higher Education.

OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.


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