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The University of Nevada, Reno is recruiting for a proactive, collaborative University Controller with strong leadership skills. The University Controller reports to the Associate Vice President for Business and Finance and is responsible for providing effective management, accountability, and custody of the financial assets of the University of Nevada, Reno, System Administration and Great Basin Community College. The position is an integral component of the central administration of the University.
This position's major responsibilities include financial accountability and compliance with Federal, State and Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) requirements for accounting and financial management; approves the development and monitoring of effective financial policies and procedures for the University and communicates requirements to campus community; oversight of and participation in the preparation of financial statements; establishes and maintains internal controls to support financial management; coordination of external financial statement audit and communication with System Administration; coordinates and communicates intercompany transactions with other NSHE System Controllers; manages and oversees account analysis and reconciliation; and oversight and review of accounting adjustments, budget overrides and supplier payments
Other responsibilities include: oversight of compliance for the Business and Finance unit including developing policies and procedures to ensure processes meet Federal, State and University requirements; trains staff; monitors and follows up on issues. Assists in the development and management of computer systems support for finance and administrative processes of the University. Hires, trains, supervises and evaluates the Controller's Office professional accounting staff. Acts in the place of the Associate Vice President for Business and Finance when necessary.
About the Controller's Office
The Controller's Office consists of approximately 25 employees and is responsible for providing effective management, accountability, and custody of the financial assets of the University. Services included in the Controller's office include cashier's office operations, accounting services operations (supplier invoices, expenses and pcard payments) and nonresident alien tax services. The Office is responsible for preparation of the University's financial statements in addition to ensuring compliance with federal, state and NSHE requirements for accounting and financial management. Campus financial transactions are routed through Workday and require final approval from the Controller's Office prior to posting to the general ledger. The Controller's Office collaborates with other central services teams in addition to working closely with campus constituents to ensure appropriate accounting policies and procedures are followed.
Bachelor's Degree and seven (7) years of managerial and/or related professional work experience, OR
Master's Degree and five (5) years of managerial and/or related professional work experience
Related Experience: Progressively responsible financial management experience to include college/university or governmental accounting; progressively responsible supervisory experience; and preparing, analyzing and presenting financial statements or related.
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Schedule and Travel Requirements
The typical salary range for this position is $165,000 - $185,000.
Salary is based on related education and experience, internal equity and budgets.
To view the salary schedule for this position, please visit: Salary Schedules and select Administrative Faculty by Grade. Administrative Faculty - E
The University of Nevada, Reno promotes a healthy work life balance for their employees. The university provides a generous amount of annual leave; two (2) days are accrued each month. Spend time skiing the Sierra Mountains, golfing several golf courses, visiting Lake Tahoe, hiking the desolation wilderness, attending local events or just enjoying a nice quiet day in the fresh air. With over 300 days of sunshine and four seasons there is something for everyone.
A benefit of working in Nevada is that you do not pay state income tax - keep more of your earnings!
We do not contribute 6.2% to social security tax; we offer a rich retirement plan instead.
Our retirement plan is beyond compare. Your 15.50% contribution is generously matched by the University. With the faculty retirement plan, you are 100% vested your first day. Sit back and watch your retirement dollars grow or set up an appointment with a financial professional and work on the best investment for your money.
We take the health of our employees and their families seriously. This position starts the first year with a generous thirty (30) days of sick leave; two (2) days are accrued each month after one year of service.
If you or your dependents are looking to become a Wolf Pack student, we offer a grants-in-aid educational benefit. Grants-in-Aid
We offer excellent health insurance options that include dental, vision, and life insurance UNR Benefits
Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program
The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples' professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. Dual Career Assistance Program
Full-Time Equivalent 100.0%
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2) Cover Letter
3) Contact Information for Three Professional References
4) Please write a brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying.
Application review will start 05/26/2023.
This posting is open until filled
Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. This search will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.
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Note to Applicant
A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.
HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member's first day of employment.
References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.
Applicants hired on a federal contract may be subject to E-Verify.
As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.
For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver's license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment.
Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.
The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person's age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race (including hair texture and protected hairstyles such as natural hairstyles, afros, bantu knots, curls, braids, locks and twists), color, or religion (protected classes).
The University of Nevada, Reno is a public research university committed to the promise of a future powered by knowledge. Founded in 1874 as Nevada's original land-grant university, the University serves 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and 75 countries.
The University is classified by the Carnegie® Classification of Institutions of Higher Education as an R1 university: A doctoral university with very high research activity. In 2020, the University was also recognized in the Carnegie® Community Engagement classification. The University is also ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the “Best Global Universities”, and it ranks in the top tier of the WSJ/Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
Since 2009, the University has invested more than $850 million in advanced labs, facilities, and residence halls. It is home to Nevada's first medical school — the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine — and delivers on its original land-grant mission with outreach across the state through the University of Nevada, Reno Extension, Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Nevada Small Business Development Center, the Nevada Seismological Laboratory, and Wolf Pack Athletics.
The University's main campus is in Reno, Nevada — a burgeoning global technology hub with a vibrant Midtown and downtown. Located where the high desert of the Great Basin meets the High Sierra, the University's beautiful, 290-acre main campus is also a Nevada State Arboretum. In recent years, the University has added two additional locations: the Redfield campus in south Reno and the Wayne L. Prim campus in Incline Village, the home of the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe.
The University is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education, which is comprised of two research universities, one state college, four community colleges and an environmental research institute, and is committed to developing strong partnerships with each institution for the benefit of all Nevadans.
Through its commitment to high-impact education, world-improving research and creative activity, and outreach that's transforming Nevada's communities and businesses, the University continues its nearly 150-year tradition of benefitting our state, nation and world.
The University recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. The inclusive and engaged community on campus recognizes the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.
Today, the University delivers on its original land-grant mission of access to education and knowledge by investing in the academics, facilities, support, engagement and vibrant campus life that promote our diverse students' cognitive growth and academic achievement — all while remaining one of the best values in American higher education.
For more information, please visit www.unr.edu University of Nevada, Reno
Founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno is the State of Nevada’s land grant institution with a statewide mission and presence. The University of Nevada, Reno is a Carnegie I Research Institution and has been recognized as a “Top Tier” Best National University by U.S. News & World Report. With an enrollment of nearly 21,000 students we offer 145 Tier 1 accredited degree programs. Located in the picturesque Truckee Meadows the University of Nevada, Reno is surrounded by numerous state and national parks, is 45 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe, and four hours from San Francisco.
The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.
The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s age, disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, or religion.