Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Business, Master's degree in related field desired. Certification in Public Accounting (CPA) preferred but not required. At least six years of professional accounting experience required, including five years in a managerial accounting position. An emphasis in fund accounting is preferred. Additional education may be considered in lieu of experience.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
Performs highly responsible professional work in the area of accounting control, reconciling, and financial reporting. Provides professional support to the Controller.
Primary Responsibilities (Staff Positions Only):
Performs advanced and professional managerial and accounting duties with administrative responsibility. Analyzes and updates established policies and procedures. Monitors reporting requirements and supervises preparation of various financial reports required by state and federal regulations. Reviews the reconciliation of bank and general ledger accounts. Makes and/or provides instructions to staff for making corrections and adjusting entries on all accounts. Analyzes and assists in Appropriations and Treasury Cash Management. Records, reconciles and manages endowments and Banner related endowment tracking. Leads preparation of ad hoc reports as requested for accounting and administrative use. Supervises disbursement functions. Leads functional analysis related to upgrades and development of computerized accounting systems. Interviews, hires and evaluates personnel within functional area. Coordinates and conducts training for staff and University personnel. Serves as Controller in the Controller's absence. Performs other related duties as assigned.
About Sam Houston State University
For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," resonates among its 22,000 students, eight colleges and well beyond its historical roots through research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more.
SHSU is an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high quality education, scholarship, and service to students. With over 90 bachelor degrees, 50 master’s, and 11 doctoral programs—including the nation’s first Ph.D. in forensic science, SHSU provides an exceptional college experience for every student: traditional or non-traditional; first generation; international; or online.
Service to self and others is paramount at SHSU and reflected in all university organizations and programs. In fact, the university was named to USA Today’s Top 50 in the U.S. for “commitment to civic engagement and global awareness,” in addition to being classified a "Community Engaged Campus" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. This honor, bestowed to only 311 public institutions nationwide, acknowledges th...e university's significant commitment to service.
Sam Houston State University has a small town feel with large scale opportunities. Located in the Piney Woods region of East Texas, Huntsville provides area residents with a sense of community and belonging, although just an hour drive north of Houston.
SHSU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an "at will" employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215. SHSU is committed to promoting a campus culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. The University acknowledges and values our responsibility to cultivate an equitable and inclusive environment where students, faculty, staff, and community recognize the benefits of collaboration and mutual respect through diverse identities and experiences.
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