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Vice President for Finance and Controller

Loyola Marymount University
Anaheim, CA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

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The Controller has university-wide responsibility for the accuracy, integrity, and maintenance of the university financial records. Directs, coordinates, and oversees the institution's various financial reporting and accounting. Establishes university financial policies and standards. Directs and oversees the operations of student financial services, general accounting, post-award accounting, accounts payable, central finance services and finance systems management. Provide assistance to the university’s budget planning and development and treasury management. Reports to the Senior Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer.


Position Specific Responsibilities/Accountabilities

  • Provides leadership and direction to the units which report to and/or are a part of the division including establishing goals and objectives for the Controller’s Office.

  • Designs, establishes, and maintains an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the division's overall goals and objectives; directs and oversees the hiring, development, management, and evaluation of staff.

  • Oversees external audits and preparation of annual financial statements and other financial compliance reports.

  • Establishes and maintains University financial policies and transactional standards, ensuring consistency with the University's mission and strategic plans and compliance with Board policies, State and Federal fiscal management laws and regulations, and generally accepted accounting standards (GAAP).

  • Establishes and maintains an effective system of internal controls and safeguards.

  • Oversees and coordinates the university’s tax reporting and related issues.

  • Provides staff support for the Audit & Risk, Finance, and Endowment Committees of the Board of Trustees.

  • Advises senior leadership on issues of accounting, tax, or financial reporting nature such as assessing the impacts of new laws, regulations, and accounting pronouncements.

  • Develops and prepares reports that aid in analyzing university financial data.

  • Reviews and analyzes major contractual obligations of the institution to ensure consistency with overall financial goals, objectives, and plans, and compliance with University financial policies, procedures, and standards.

  • Interface with various vendors, including but not limited to auditors, tax consultants, custodian and commercial banks.

  • Oversees major system development projects that impact budgeting and financial reporting.

  • Leads efforts for continuous improvements to streamline financial processes and procedures to increase efficiencies, reduce administrative burns and person-hours needed to complete tasks.

  • Participates with the planning, policy development, and problem resolution.

  • Represents the University at professional meetings and conferences and remain actively involved in professional activities that are relative to the position.

  • Directs and oversees the financial management and maintains fiscal oversight of the University's various divisions, colleges and schools.

  • Works closely with members of the university community to ensure a high level of support and service in all areas of responsibility and provides consultative assistance in the interpretation of financial and budget information.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Requisite Qualifications

  • Typically a Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business management plus a CPA, or MBA, or equivalent combination of education and work experience. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy and industry changes.

  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in financial accounting, reporting and management with a minimum of seven years in a supervisory capacity. Experience with computerized accounting, purchasing, payable, budgeting, payroll and receivable systems. Experience in higher education preferred.

  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Federal and State financial laws, regulations, and operating guidelines as they pertain to institutions of higher education.

  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously. An ability to manage others in a fashion that values human resources. A situational management style that empowers others, fosters teamwork and engenders accessibility. An ability to lead change and move business processes to the next level. A willingness to “roll up the sleeves” and get involved as needed. The ability to interface with external vendors, stakeholders and others.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong computer (spreadsheet and word processing) skills. Strong listening skills and an ability to communicate persuasively. A quick mind and an ability to “connect the dots.” Well-honed strategic and tactical skills. Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

  • Proven ability to manage a variety of operations with diverse facilities, motivate and develop staff to potential, develop realistic budgets, and design and manage efficient business processes required.

  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective short term and long term vision and leadership in a changing higher education environment.

  • Exemplary communication skills (both written and oral) evidenced by background in preparing comprehensive reports and executive summaries incorporating business trends, industry trends, customer satisfaction, and other key matrices.

  • Highly developed organizational and leadership skills.

  • Demonstrated computer competency and knowledgeable of business information systems.


COVID Vaccination Requirement

To ensure the safety and well-being of our community Loyola Marymount University requires that all students, faculty and staff are vaccinated or have been approved for a qualifying medical or religious exemption.




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Loyola Marymount Univeristy

Loyola Marymount University

Loyola Marymount Univeristy


Anaheim, CA


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