The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is ranked among the best places to work in the state. The University offers a supportive work environment that encourages professional development, growth, and ideas. We invest in our staff by offering benefits like vacation, sick, and holiday pay. In addition to a variety of insurance options, retirement plans, Employee assistance programs, and employee and dependent scholarship program. With flexibility to enable a great work-life balance. Not only will you have the opportunity to grow yourself but also to make an impact in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln community.
As the Director of Accounting you will be responsible for the fiscal year closing of the University's financial records, be the point of contact with external auditors, and the review and/or development of financial/budgetary analyses. This position directly supervises financial services staff and functions including but not limited to the indirect cost rate calculation and negotiation, service center rate establishment, external reporting, miscellaneous tax items, university cost issues, plant fund and fixed assets accounting, and cash management/DAS interface.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high-performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See: http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, auditing or closely related field plus 5 years of business experience including accounting, auditing and preparation of financial statements/workpapers. Supervisory experience. Strong verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills. Analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills. Knowledge of accounting principles and practices, and familiarity with Uniform Guidance, AICPA Audit Guide, GASB and federal cost accounting standards. Strong interpersonal skills for professional relationship management.
Master's degree in accounting preferred. Accounting, budgeting and/or finance work experience in higher education. Knowledge of NE Board of Regents Bylaws, University policies and procedures. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) License is preferred.
With over 25,000 students, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a diverse educational insitution with international stature. The intellectual center for the state of Nebraska and beyond, we are a land-grant, top tier national research-extensive insitution. Part of the Big Ten conference, Big Ten Academic Alliance, our mission includes growing relationships and resources that enable the University of Nebraska to change lives.