The Director of Budgeting and Accounting Services provides overall management and supervision to the CIU Accounting office operations, assumes responsibility for the accuracy of financial data and reports, and provides direction and assistance to internal users of accounting data as well as to those doing business with the University. The Director also coordinates with all budget officers and helps to manage the budget process and system.
- Supervises accounts payable, reviews and post journals, uploads information to the bank for Positive Pay system.
- Supervises accounts receivable, looks for ways to continuously improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operations, aids in making decisions with student accounts.
- Facilitates the preparation of annual corporate budgets (budget module, worksheets and related reports); maintains and updates budget database based on Board approvals; maintains backup schedules to support budget and reconciles budget accounts.
- Responds to budget officers’ questions and resolves their issues, makes note of budget adjustments needed, and meets quarterly with budget officers to review data.
- Performs month-closing duties including, but not limited to, ensuring the timely closing of monthly accounts payable and accounts receivable transactions as well as entering miscellaneous monthly manual adjustments as needed.
- Reconciles bank accounts monthly.
- Supports controller during external annual audit by providing schedules and reports as assigned.
- Manages preparation and distribution of 1098 tax forms; supervises preparation and distribution of 1099 tax forms.
- Assists in producing and editing accounting-related policies and procedures.
- Manages information on the accounting page of the CIU website, insuring that all forms and communications are up-to-date.
- Manages the issuance of new corporate credit cards. Aids with corporate credit card issues when they arise; updates and maintains credit card accounts and related reports.
- Manages external purchasing relationships and approval flow.
- Working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.
- Skill in supervising and managing others.
- Conscientiousness; ability to exercise independent judgment.
- Excellent computer skills including Excel, Word, and Outlook; ability to learn new software quickly.
- Excellent administrative, organizational, planning and writing skills.
- Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
- Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field.
- At least two years’ experience in supervisor role, and five years in accounting.