Director Subdivision/Unit AD

Posting Details

Position Information

Business Title Director of Accounting Services
Job Title Director Subdivision/Unit AD
Posting Number S2012663
Position Type Staff

Position Summary Information

Position Summary

Under general administrative direction from the Assistant Vice President/Controller, the
Director of Accounting Services, is responsible for supervising, coordinating, and directing the activities of the Accounting Services Division which manages the day to day activity associated with accounting for and ensuring adequate control of the
University’s financial resources. The incumbent supervises various funds accounting activities to ensure compliance with generally accepted accounting principles as well as Federal, State, and agency regulations and oversees the timely and accurate preparation of the annual University’s financial statements and other regular reporting required by the University System of Georgia.

The applicant offered this position may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.


Several years of accounting experience, in higher education, governmental accounting,
and/or auditing.

Some years of supervisory experience.

Minimum Education Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field required. CPA or Master’s Degree preferred.

Responsibilities Summary

• Responsible for maintenance of the general ledger, monthly/annual closing
Procedures, financial and budgetary reporting, and account reconciliations. Directs daily accounting operations ensuring adherence to established standards of accounting principles, governmental statutes and regulations, Board of Regents rules and regulations, and institutional policies. Monitors ledger transactions to ensure data integrity. Develops queries and special reports utilizing financial and/or student information systems.
• Responsible for the application of advanced accounting experience, skills, and ability in the management of the overall operation of the Accounting Services Department including but not limited to regular and ad hoc financial reporting, reconciliation, ledger maintenance, receivables maintenance, payables maintenance, property management, travel expenses, unrelated business income taxes, sales tax, capital project accounting and a variety of complex regular and special assignments.
• Successfully lead a team of professional accounting and support staff members providing technical accounting guidance in the completion of assigned responsibilities while growing and developing their leadership competencies.
• Ensures the accuracy of financial data required for financial and management reporting for the university and consolidated other financial information including the auxiliary organizations, consistent with standard accounting practices and policies; And manages external financial audits of the university.
• Provides excellent customer service and responds to regular inquiries from the
University community. Provides guidance and training concerning accounting matters including periodic university wide training sessions.
• Consistently reviews current processes for improvement and automation opportunities to enhance financial reporting procedures.
• Directs the Accounting department, as well as assists with the leadership of other areas within the Budget and Finance Division including Accounts Payable, Grants, Travel & Expense Reimbursement.
• Responsible for the oversight of all tax related items within Budget & Finance including Sales Tax, 1042 forms, 1098 forms, etc.
• Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

• Demonstrated working knowledge of fund accounting and generally accepted accounting principles; Understanding of financial controls for educational and general
Expenses, and auxiliary enterprises; Knowledge of PeopleSoft Financials, Glacier Tax Software, PeopleSoft HRMS / ADP, and Banner Student system highly desirable.
• Strong accounting and analytical skills.
• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
• Ability to use independent judgment in the assigned area of responsibility with little
Direct supervision.
• Ability to work cooperatively with all members of the University community.
• Ability to effectively manage and evaluate the work of staff; Assign duties and
responsibilities; Oversee work assignments to ensure work is done accurately andtimely; And provide personnel development.
• Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions,
Prepare clear and concise reports.
• Ability to empower and motivate employees to reach top performance.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Please check to see which documents (i.e., resume, CV, cover letter, list of references, recommendation letters, etc.) are associated with this posting. Prior to applying for the position, prepare the electronic versions of these documents to upload or to “copy and paste” when prompted. You will not have the opportunity to attach them after you apply. An official copy of your transcript may be required upon hire for this position. All positions will be open until an adequate applicant pool has been reached. Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications for the position at the time of completing and submitting an application.

Clayton State University is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants, without discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status, as a matter of University policy and as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy please contact the Clayton State University Office of Human Resources at (678) 466-4230.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have accounting experience, in higher education, governmental accounting, and/or auditing? If so, how many years of experience?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Are you now or have you ever been in a managerial role? If yes, how many years of experience do you have?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. References
Optional Documents