Controller (Job Announcement) West Virginia State #job #hbcu #hbcujobs

Controller-Business and Finance

West Virginia State University seeks qualified applicants for the position of Controller in the Department of Business & Finance.


Responsibilities include:

Include but not limited to the following: Preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports; perform internal audits as needed; provide financial information to the University’s Board of Governors, President, and Vice-presidents as requested; work with external auditors during annual financial audit and special audits of the University; provide information to external auditors; prepare 1098-T forms for tax payers annually; develop procedures for and solve operating problems of the Banner financial reporting system; act as the liaison for Banner (student module and finance module) to University Computer Center and WVNET; supervise the reconciliation of the financial reporting system (Banner) records to the State Auditor’s Report.



Education:  The prospective candidate must have a BS in Accounting Degree.  A Master Degree in Business Administration or a CPA is preferred.


Knowledge and Skills:  Employee must have the ability to apply accounting principles and concepts in a complex fund accounting environment.  Must be able to effectively manage staff and interact with various individuals internally and external to the campus.  It is necessary to have the ability to understand and use complex accounting system and spreadsheets.  Knowledge of Banner finance in a higher education setting is preferred.


Experience:  At least two years’ experience in financial statement preparation as either a controller or assistant controller at an institution of higher education or similar institutional setting or experience as an external auditor of financial statements.


The Controller position is a non-classified position reporting directly to the Vice President for Business and Finance.  The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience with excellent benefits.


Closing Date: October 10, 2014

Salary:  Commensurate with experience                           


Send cover letter, resume, 3 letters of professional references and a copy of transcripts to:


West Virginia State University

Human Resources Office

Controller /Business & Finance Search

P.O. Box 1000

105 Cole Complex

Institute, WV 25112-1000