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Apply now Job no: 517753
Position type: Staff Full Time
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Controllers Office
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience and pay grade
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General Summary of Position:

The Controller’s Office is responsible for financial management and reporting, tax filing coordination and maintaining a control environment for the proper use of funds in accordance with Federal, State, and University policies.  The Office establishes business practices and procedures, prepares campus financial statements and liaisons with internal and external auditors. The Office has frequent interface with the President’s Office Controller and Central Services in coordinating financial activities of the campus with overall University goals and objectives.  The Controller’s Office further manages the integration of the university finance system (PeopleSoft/Oracle) with accounting operations and actively analyzes financial information through the use of queries, spreadsheets, databases, and other reporting tools for trend analyses, forecasts, and financial ratios. The Controller’s Office includes General Accounting, Financial Analysis and Reporting, Cash Management/Treasury, Ecommerce and Student Financial Services. The Office works closely with other Financial Service areas including Budget, Procurement, Accounts Payable, Payroll and Facilities and with other business units (e.g., Research, Advancement, Student Academic and Affairs). to support the smooth operation of all campus financial activity.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or related field
  • Experience: 1 to 3 years accounting experience preferably in University or large non-profit organization
  • Technical skills: Intermediate skill level with Microsoft Excel and familiarity with Word, Power Point. Prefer working knowledge of PeopleSoft finance or other ERP system
  • Communication skills: Excellent oral and written communication skills

Additional Considerations:

  • Knowledgeable of GAAP and GASB
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to work as a team player and collaborate with all levels of the organization
  • Experience with budget, accounting, and reporting
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize work with time-sensitive deadlines
  • Willing to train and prepare tutorials or other resources
  • Experience working with queries, databases, and other reporting tools

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Only Internal Professional (SEIU 888 Professional Union) Bargaining candidates will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period. 

This is an SEIU 888 Professional Union position, Grade P18.

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.       

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application.  Names and contact information for three references will be required at the time of application.  

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