This position has the overall responsibility and accountability for the management, training and development of four professional accountants responsible for daily operations in the general Accounting Office. This includes reviewing and approving accounting transactions and reconciliations, maintaining financial data integrity by establishing strong internal controls and ensuring financial transactions are recorded in accordance with GAAP. This position will also be responsible for identifying areas of audit risk and exposure and assisting in implementing solutions to ensure compliance with audit requirements and to make recommendations to management to improve business processes and/or adapt to regulatory changes. This position will be responsible for financial reporting including assisting the Associate Controller and Controller in preparing the university annual financial statements as well as providing other relevant and timely financial information to executive management team.
BS in Accounting or business
CPA or MBA preferred, but not required
Minimum of 5-10 years of progressive, non-profit accounting experience. Previous management experience a plus.
Excellent analytical, problem solving and accounting skills essential
Strong computer skills especially for Microsoft Word and Excel
High attention to detail
Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to interact with both senior management and subordinates.
A background check is required
Requisition Number: STFR005334
Internal Number: 60399
About Northeastern University
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.