Associate Controller Duties
This position functions as a senior level manager within the
Controller's Division and oversees the operations of two or more
central administrative business operations.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Supervises the managers and/or directors and overall operations
of several central administrative business operations within the
Controller's Division. Assists managers and/or directors with
sensitive problems, technical issues, conflict resolution,
assigns and monitors work, evaluates performance, and makes
Analyzes the work processes of each business operation and/or
department and investigates possible improvements to the quality
and/or efficiency of the work through such methods as increased
automation, reorganization of the work, elimination of
redundancies, etc. Reviews adequacy of internal control
processes and implements needed change. Counsels managers and/or
directors on complex issues related to policy/procedure,
federal/state regulations, equipment and software needs,
audit/accounting concerns, training, legal matters, etc.
Monitors developments in national higher education business
processes for items that may benefit the University of Georgia
and for required federal, state or other agency regulatory
changes. Serves as the liaison between staff and senior
management on communication an implementation of such changes.
Communicates policy/procedure issues with University
departments. Works with managers/directors to ensure strong
customer service to internal and external customers. Reviews and
prepares required financial statements and other official
University financial reports.
Maintains primary responsibility for departmental budgets.
Assists managers in planning, monitoring, and allocating
resources among departments for optimal efficiency. Also
counsels indirect hires when the situation merits it.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Completion of a Master's degree in Accounting, Business
Administration or related field and at least six years of
experience in governmental or commercial accounting or
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration or
related field and at least ten years experience in governmental
or higher education accounting with emphasis on governmental
accounting standards or an equivalent combination of experience,
training and/or education. Certified Public Accountant (CPA)