The Controller reports to the Vice President for Business and Finance. Primary responsibilities include:
general ledger maintenance including preparation of financial reports; budget preparation and monitoring;
maintain investment accounts including required documentation;
develop, implement and monitor accounting and other procedures;
act as a problem solver to both internal and external parties on financially related matters.
This position will also be responsible for the annual financial and compliance audit, including preparation of GAAP financial statements, information returns (IRS 990 and 5500) and other reports and filings.
It is the policy and practice of Simpson College to provide equal educational and employment opportunities for all. We specifically encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, persons with disabilities and individuals who are bilingual (Spanish) to apply. The entire Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at: http://simpson.edu/employment-opportunities/
Education and/or Experience:
BA in accounting and five+ years experience with progressive financial, budget and reporting or audit experience. A CPA designation is strongly preferred.
Must possess excellent attention to detail and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
Have advanced computer proficiency skill with accounting systems and Windows-based software packages including spreadsheets, word processing, and presentation applications.
Have demonstrable skills of working cooperatively and collaboratively with co-workers and other constituencies.
About Simpson College
Founded in 1860, Simpson College is a four-year, comprehensive private college of the liberal arts and sciences affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Located just south of Des Moines, the capital of Iowa, Simpson’s picturesque 85-acre campus in Indianola is home to about 1,400 full-time undergraduate students with an additional 400 non-traditional students at two campuses in the Des Moines metro area.