St.  Catherine University

Controller

Location
Minnesota
Posted
Jun 04, 2021
Closes
Jun 28, 2021
Ref
20200067-STAFF
Category
Education
Employment Status
Full Time
The Business Office at St. Catherine University invites applications for a Controller position. This is a regular, full-time position.

Our Business Office is fast-paced and touches every facet of the financial operations of the university including risk management, treasury, budgeting, financial analysis, financial reporting and traditional accounting services. The Controller provides leadership for financial and business affairs including strategic planning and forecasting, collaborating with leaders as a consultative resource for decision-making and issue resolution, and ensuring that our financial operations are in compliance with governmental accounting regulations. Additionally, the Controller leads the financial reporting, accounting services and restricted funds teams and establishes university financial policies and standards.

Responsibilities:


  • The Controller will interface and present regularly to the University's leadership and will prepare information and materials for the Board of Trustees. As they key financial leader advising the SVP and CFO , the Controller will provide critical insight and analyses to support strategic planning, goal setting, and key policy and decision making.
  • Serve as financial advisor and engage in strategic planning, President's Cabinet and University collaboration
  • Engage with the investment advisor on the analysis, recommendations, results and reporting for the endowment & other investments.
  • Develop, maintain and oversee risk management policies and practices which includes implementing insurance strategy and renewal.
  • Direct all aspects of accounting operations including policies, procedures and reconciliations as they relate to general ledger accounting, cash and investment management controls and functions, invoicing and accounts receivable, accounts payable, fixed assets, inventory, payroll and card processing.
  • Oversee pre- and post- audit efforts coordinating resources needed across various impacted departments
  • Maintain compliant and timely debt requirements, partnering with third parties for debt structure and on-going rating status.
  • Oversee and evaluate tuition and collection procedures to minimize potential bad debt.
  • Create an atmosphere that is goal oriented and where objectives are achieved, collaborating in a team environment supporting internal and external partners.
  • Hire, train, coach and mentor direct reports, guiding them in developing position descriptions and performance indicators; reviewing and revising staff position descriptions, and supporting training initiatives.


St. Catherine University in St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation's largest colleges for women, with associate and graduate programs for all genders. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting
  • Five years of increasingly responsible senior management experience
  • Fifteen years of finance and accounting experience
  • Knowledge of nonprofit accounting and higher education administrative support programs
  • Experience managing investment activities including endowment and institutional funds, and experience preparing information for board committees
  • Experience consulting with Advancement on philanthropic giving
  • Strong computer literacy for financial analysis and reporting
  • Expertise in positive, team-based management
  • Experience building strong, effective and respectful relationships

Preferred Qualifications
  • Advanced degree or CPA
  • Experience in private, higher education, higher education, or in a nonprofit business.


We seek creative, adaptable staff who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity, multicultural understanding, and cultural fluency. Consistent with the university's commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their experience and service.

EEO Statement

St. Catherine University is an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to inclusion reflects the central value of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to “love of neighbor without distinction” and provides a learning and working environment that is enriched by the diversity of all our members. Individuals of religious, racial, ethnic, gender identity, nation of origin, or disability groups that have traditionally had less representation in higher education are encouraged to apply. Should you need an interview accommodation please contact us at hr@stkate.edu or 651-690-6565.

Application instructions for STAFF

Visit HERE to apply. Three references and successful completion of a background check will be required for employment. Applications received by June 25, 2021 will be given priority. The posting will close on July 31, 2021.


St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug Free Workplace / Tobacco Free Workplace


Our university is a proud member of the Upper Midwest HERC and is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual career couples. For more information and to find other higher education jobs in the Upper Midwest region, visit: www.uppermidwestherc.org.

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