Summary of Duties: The General Accounting Operations Manager provides daily management guidance to the General Accounting Operations and Revenue Sections of the Business Services/Controller's operation including fiscal planning, budgeting and oversight; leadership and team building; employee supervision, interviewing, hiring, training and evaluating personnel; interpreting state and federal regulations; formulating University policy for compliance and implementation as appropriate. The incumbent supports the coordination of audits and fiscal year end activities; and supports the development and implementation of data processing systems as they relate to the operation.
The incumbent will act in the absence of the Associate Controller and also participate as a member of the Business Services/Controller's Office Management Team.
Required Qualifications: A Bachelors degree in accounting, business administration or closely related field which has included at least nine (9) semester hours or equivalent quarter hours of college-level accounting courses AND five (5) years of progressively responsible professional accounting experience including two (2) years of accounting supervisory experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.