Director, General Accounting & Financial Reporting - (STA007101)
Department Name: D0037 General Accounting
The Director of General Accounting and Financial Reporting is responsible for the timely and accurate reporting of the University's operating results on a monthly, annual (AFR), an ad-hoc basis. The Director manages the daily general accounting operations and ensures compliance with GAAP and federal, state, and university rules and regulations.
Manages the day-to-day accounting functions which include: chart of accounts maintenance, property accounting, state accounting, general ledger, bank account, and accounts receivable reconciliations
Manages the financial reporting functions of the University consistent with standard accounting practices and policies
Coordinates the fiscal year-end processes and procedures and UHD's submission of the Annual Financial Report (AFR) and various other State of Texas reports
Coordinates work relating to both internal and external audits in the periodic review of the financial records
Oversees the implementation of agreed-upon recommendations, related to areas of responsibility, resulting from the audit findings
Performs other duties as assigned
Direct Reports: Supervises full-time employees
Delegation of Work: Regularly assigns work to subordinate(s)
Supervision Given: Makes final decision on evaluating employee performance; coaching and counseling; and granting time off. Provides recommendations on training; handling employee grievances and complaints; promotions; hiring new employees; discharging employees; disciplinary actions; and scheduling work hours of employees.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of trends, issues, and accepted practices relevant to the position
Candidates must have strong analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse university community
WORK LOCATION AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Primary Work Location: Works in an office environment
Physical Demands: Work is normally performed in a typical interior work environment, which does not subject the employee to any unpleasant elements.
The position is physically comfortable; the individual has discretion about sitting walking, standing, etc. The work environment involves minimal exposure to physical risks.
Required Education: Baccalaureate degree in Accounting, Business, Finance, Economics or related field
Minimum of seven (7) years of progressive and relevant experience
License/Certification: None required
Master's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Economics or a related field
Certified Public Accountant (CPA), the designation must be current
Experience in Higher Education
Experience with PeopleSoft Financials
Experience with State of Texas Accounting Systems (USAS)
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The University of Houston-Downtown is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.