Texas Lutheran University is seeking applicants for an Associate Vice President for Finance/Controller. This full-time position reports to the Vice President for Finance & Chief Financial Officer. The Associate Vice President for Finance/Controller is responsible for managing the university’s accounting, finance, and analysis functions; ensures compliance with Board of Regents' policies, university business policies and procedures, state and federal fiscal management laws and regulations, and generally accepted accounting standards and is responsible for developing and maintaining seamless data sharing among all divisions of the university.
Benefits are competitive. Texas Lutheran University, an accredited university affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, is located 35 miles from downtown San Antonio. For more information about TLU, consult our web site at www.tlu.edu. Please submit an application, a resume, and the contact information for at least three professional references to:
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. Texas Lutheran University is a Hispanic Serving Institution and has been recognized consistently as a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education and has been featured in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” rankings in various categories. The University is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and is subject to the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). Texas Lutheran University is committed to enhancing diversity and inclusion across all levels of the University. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this goal are strongly encouraged to apply.
Position requirements include:
A degree in Accounting
10 years progressive experience in accounting and management. Higher education experience is desirable
Thorough understanding of generally accepted accounting principles and related fund accounting principles
Knowledge of computing and computer-assisted fiscal and administrative systems; software to quantify and illustrate complex financial reports, comparisons, impacts, and/or projections
Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policies and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures
Superior communication skills, both oral and written
Ability to develop and implement effective fiscal/accounting policies and financial controls; plan, implement, and direct a varying range of accounting and associated information systems projects and initiatives; evaluate and assess the financial viability and legality of contract, grant, and/or financial award arrangements; interpret audit information and to institute financial policy, procedure, and/or operational corrections and modifications
High degree of judgment is required to deal with complex factors which are not easily evaluated
Make decisions and develop policies to cover situations for which there is little precedent
Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality
Strong analytical skills
Understanding of and a commitment to the TLU mission
About Texas Lutheran University
Texas Lutheran University is a private, liberal arts and sciences university associated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). On a spacious 184-acre campus just 30 miles from San Antonio and 50 miles from Austin, TLU offers 27 majors, 37 minors, 4 graduate programs, and 12 pre-professional programs. TLU has a highly qualified and dedicated faculty. Student/faculty ratio is 14:1 and classes average 19 students. The University has 90 full-time and 76 part-time faculty (not including full-time staff who also teach). 90 percent of full-time faculty members hold a doctorate or other terminal degree. TLU has been recognized repeatedly in U.S. News & World Report as a “Best College” and “Best Value” among colleges in the Western region. TLU has also been named one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education every year since 2012.
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