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Posted 07/22/2015

 

 

Institution: The University of Houston - Clear Lake
https://jobs.uhcl.edu
Executive Director, Human Resources/Affirmative Action

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications

 

Job Description: The University of Houston - Clear Lake seeks nominations and applications for the position of Executive Director Human Resources/Affirmative Action. Full-time position with benefits.

General Responsibilities: The Executive Director of Human Resources and Affirmative Action, in collaboration with executive leadership, provides strategic direction for Human Resources and the University in support of University of Houston-Clear Lake's mission and long-term strategic goals. Shall provide effective and efficient approach and leadership in the delivery of Human Resource programs and services including; developing and administering policies, programs and procedures related to human resource development and affirmative action. Provides professional consultation and coordinates eligibility of foreign nationals through immigration services. This position reports directly to the Vice President of Administration and Finance. Develops and administers policies, programs and procedures related to human resource development and affirmative action. Consults with university administration and external agencies to investigate and provide strategic guidance and resolution on Human Resource matters and issues impacting the effectiveness of University of Houston-Clear Lake. Advises supervisors and employees to aid in problem resolution through application of policy and legal guidelines. Plans and implements a viable affirmative action program for the university and monitors policies, programs and procedures to ensure EEO compliance and a continued commitment to diversity; serves as Title IX coordinator. Coordinates staff grievances to ensure fair, timely review and resolution of employee/employer concerns. Oversee Human Resources team while providing leadership and guidance on HR matters including providing opportunities for development to expand and develop skill sets. Develops and implements departmental priorities, plans and budgets. Serves on appropriate system-wide and university committees and performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business or a related field. Eight years of recent experience as a human resources professional with at least four years in a higher education environment. Three of the years must be at a senior administrative level with supervisory responsibilities. Working knowledge of standard personnel practices, EEO/AA guidelines, Title IX and Human Resource Information Systems. Working knowledge of challenges facing higher education institutions. Knowledge of Texas unemployment and WCI regulations. Ability to develop and maintain credible and effective working relationships with senior level administration including strong business acumen and effective oral and written communication skills. Ability to develop and write policies and procedures. Must have excellent organizational and time management abilities. Excellent interpersonal skills which demonstrate the ability to effectively interact with a diverse population. Ability to actively listen to others and articulate effective and empathetic responses verbally and in writing. Ability to maintain effective communication with faculty and staff regarding Human Resource issues including; employment, payroll, benefits, compensation, work/life and performance management. Security sensitive position - must pass a motor vehicle and criminal history record check before an offer will be made.

Special Considerations: Master's degree in Human Resources, Business or a related field. Recent related Human Resource leadership experience within the State of Texas in a higher education environment similar in size, scope, and complexity to UHCL. PHR Certification.

Application Instructions: Applications accepted only online at https://jobs.uhcl.edu. To apply, please complete an online application and attach a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three professional references.

AA/EOE

 

 

 

Posted 07/17/2015

 

 

Institution: The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/apps/jobs.cfm
Program Director, Research and Evaluation

Salary Range: $4,626.72 - $5,420.00

Job Description: This position is eligible for the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) as an alternative to the Employees Retirement System. General Description: The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board is seeking a Program Director to perform research, evaluation and analysis work that is necessary to address the agency's higher education mission. The selected applicant will have the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment where team interaction and experience in the critical synthesis and use of a broad array of data is necessary and highly valued. Performs complex research, evaluation and analysis work. Work involves conducting analysis, research, evaluation, and reporting, with emphasis on informing higher education policies and practices. Work includes data analysis and report production work that helps inform higher education policies and practices in developmental education and related areas. This work frequently supports legislatively mandated studies and reports. Data and analysis results are used to provide information to agency and state leadership, program managers, higher education institutions, and other stakeholders regarding the effectiveness of existing policies, initiatives, and program practices for increasing student enrollment in and completion of higher education. An understanding of how data inform policy and practice is a key component of this work. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. This position reports to the Director, Research and Evaluation. Work is performed in a standard office environment and requires. Regular, reliable, and punctual attendance at work. Frequent use of personal computer, copiers, printers and telephones. Frequent sitting. Frequently works under deadlines, as a team member, and in direct contact with others.

General Responsibilities: Designs studies, analyzes data, and reports on complex policy issues in higher education including high school through college transitions and pathways. Conducts specialized and complex technical and analytical tasks with particular emphasis on the interpretation, aggregation, evaluation, and reporting of a variety of statistical and qualitative data. Handles and adheres to the systematic organization of research materials and analysis results including documentation of procedures used. Ensures and verifies the accuracy of data, computations, and text; proofreads drafts, reports and other documents. Initiates and reviews correspondence pertaining to technical research problems and assists with recommendations and problem resolution. Communicates clearly and effectively in a variety of forms (e.g., written and tabular reports, informal and formal presentations, publications) with a variety of internal and external audiences. Establishes and maintains effective work relationships both internally and externally to the Coordinating Board regarding collection and use of data for special initiatives and routine reporting. Takes initiative on projects and completes them successfully without close supervision. Responds to Legislative requests and analyzes legislation in coordination with internal agency management and staff. Attends training and uses online training facilities to acquire additional knowledge and skills. Performs related work as assigned.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university. Four years of experience in research, evaluation, or analytical work, with at least: Two years of experience using analytical software such as Statistical Analysis Systems (SAS), Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS), STATA or Tableau. Master's degree from an accredited four-year college or university may substitute for one year of required experience in research, evaluation, or analytical work. Doctorate degree from an accredited four-year college or university may substitute for two years of required experience in research, evaluation, or analytical work. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of research methods, principles, and philosophies. . Knowledge of statistical concepts and methods and their application to research analysis. Knowledge of standard and appropriate research sources and texts. Knowledge of measurement, testing and evaluation procedures. Skill in using SAS, SPSS, STATA or Tableau. Ability to use data and evidence to inform effective implementation of policies and programs. Ability to plan, organize and conduct research projects. Ability to interpret statistical data, charts, and tables. Ability to develop and analyze measuring instruments with respect to reliability, relevance, and validity. Ability to formulate research hypotheses and structure research designs to account for variables. Ability to write and prepare concise reports. Ability to train others. Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral forms with a variety of internal and external audiences.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's degree from an accredited four year college or university with major coursework in education, statistical analysis, research and design methods, psychometrics, business or public administration, psychology, sociology, economics, or computer science. Knowledge and experience with state and national policy issues in higher education. Experience and proficiency with SAS programming and analysis with large-scale K-12 or higher education databases. Experience and proficiency with SQL or other object-oriented programming and analysis with education databases.

Other Application Instructions: A State of Texas application is required to apply. For more information on how to apply for this position, go to the Coordinating Board's employment opportunities website at www.thecb.state.tx.us/apps/jobs.cfm. Job offer and continuation of employment with THECB is contingent upon: Proof of education and experience listed on the application. Eligibility/authorization to work in the U.S. Satisfactory results from a pre-employment criminal history background check. Compliance with the Selective Service Law for males ages 18-25. Please be advised that under Texas law, names and other information concerning applicants or nominees may be subject to disclosure upon request. THECB does not allow dual employment with other state of Texas agencies or institutions. Skills assessment may be conducted at time of interview.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board participates in E-Verify for each new employees' Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For questions please call the HR Department at 512-427-6190. For vocal and/or hearing assistance call 7-1-1, (512) 427-6190.

 

 

 

Posted 07/09/2015

 

 

Institution: The University of North Texas
www.unt.edu
Senior Reporting Analyst

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Job Description: The System Controller department provides all accounting, reporting, and service focused operations for all University of North Texas System component institutions. The areas of responsibility include Campus Accounting & Reporting, Student Accounting, Accounts Payable, Payroll, centralized external and internal financial reporting, and external compliance related reporting. The University of North Texas System is comprised of three component institutions with four major locations: University of North Texas located in Denton, TX, University of North Texas Health Science Center located in Fort Worth, TX, University of North Texas at Dallas located in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas, TX, and University of North Texas System located in Downtown Dallas, TX. This position is located at the University of North Texas Health Science Center located in Fort Worth, TX. The Senior Reporting Analyst serves as a lead accountant and performs highly complex (senior-level) accounting work. Work involves preparing and/or overseeing the preparation of financial analyses and reports; establishing, maintaining, and/or overseeing accounting systems, procedures, and controls. Supervises the work of others. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

General Responsibilities: Oversees and/or prepares monthly and annual operating statements, financial statements , and reports;  Analyzes cumulative period reports and status of fund reports on state and local funds, and conducts the continuous reviews and analyses necessary in controlling the expenditure of funds and in developing stable expenditure patterns. Analyzes and recommends improvements, adaptations, or revisions to the accounting system and accompanying procedures.  Audits general journal entries and payment, cash, purchase, travel, and related vouchers.  Coordinates data compilation for annual financial reports. Develops methods for the control of cash receipts, deposits, and disbursements; the purchase of services, supplies , and equipment; the documentation of claims for payment; and the preparation and processing of payrolls. Develops, coordinates, or produces complex reports for monitoring and reporting financial information.  May oversee and review expenditures to ensure that budget limits are not exceeded. May develop procedures and regulations to control the disbursement of allocated funds and prepare letters of instruction, manual revisions, and related forms. May oversee the development and use of internal audit and control procedures to determine compliance with agency policies, plans, and procedures, and state and federal statutes. May direct the allocation of state and federal funds to agency operating programs and develop suitable plans for validating and matching the various federal funds used in financing agency operations. May supervise the work of others.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in accounting, finance or a related field and five years of accounting experience; or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training and experience. The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are required: Knowledge of financial administration and fiscal accounting; of governmental accounting; of budget control methods, policies, and procedures; and of laws and regulations pertaining to fiscal operations. Thorough knowledge of accepted accounting practices, legal statutes, and policy and procedure affecting financial record keeping Ability to direct accounting programs, to budget funds, to set up accounting systems, to interpret laws and regulations, to apply accounting theory, to communicate effectively, and to supervise the work of others. Skill in the use of office equipment, computers, and associated software applications. Effective communications skills both orally and in writing. Critical thinking skills. Ability to analyze, consolidate, and present accounting data in clear concise form.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in Texas public higher education and State reporting requirements; Current Texas CPA license or ability to gain via reciprocity.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate. The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

 

 

Posted 07/07/2015

 

 

Institution: The University of Texas at San Antonio
www.utsajobs.com
Business Intelligence Analyst

Salary Range: Negotiable: $47,106 - $77,568 (Annually)

Job Description: UTSA is seeking a seasoned professional to serve as a Business Intelligence Analyst with responsibility for ERP system reporting and query development. 

General Duties: Reporting to the Senior Director of Financial Information Systems, the Business Intelligence Analyst will be responsible for developing and maintaining reporting solutions utilizing BI Publisher, XML and nVision in collaboration with Financial Affairs subject matter experts. The incumbent will assist staff in writing and running data queries, and support data warehousing and business intelligence initiatives.

Required Qualifications: The successful candidate must have excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, advanced analytical skills, and a solid understanding of database structure and SQL; a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution; two years of experience with PeopleSoft FMS reporting and query development; and in-depth knowledge and hands-on expertise of nVision and GL setup and report development as well as a solid understanding of Oracle technologies. Experience with PeopleSoft nVision, PeopleSoft Query Manager, BI Publisher and XML. Knowledge of common financial reporting structure and design is also required.

Application Instructions: For a complete position announcement, along with the online application process, please access the UTSA Human Resources website at https://www.utsajobs.com. In order to be considered for this position, your application must be submitted via the UTSA website. You will be required to attach a resume, cover letter, three professional references and salary history. This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check. Review of applications is on an ongoing basis. This posting will remain open until filled.

The University of Texas at San Antonio is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer: Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

 

 

Posted 07/02/2015

 

Institution: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
www.thecb.state.tx.us/apps/jobs.cfm
Senior Research Specialist, College Readiness & Success

Salary Range: 5,959.86 - 7,083.33

Limited term position ending on or before October 1, 2019.

Job Description: The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) is seeking a Senior Research Specialist to coordinate research projects and affiliated events including conducting complex research and analytical work utilizing a variety approaches. Research will focus primarily on topics related to developmental and adult education. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment where teamwork, communication, and time management skills will be used to ensure that complex information is accurately collected, analyzed and presented. This position is grant-funded and of limited term. Performs advanced research and policy development work. Work involves supporting the continuous improvement of higher education policies through development, implementation, and monitoring of specialized research projects pertaining to developmental and adult education. Works closely with Deputy Commissioner, the Developmental and Adult Education Director, the RAND Principal Investigator, and research specialists to integrate findings from on-the-ground implementation evidence into state policy improvement efforts. Provides support to the RAND research team in collecting data and conducting quantitative and qualitative analysis. Leads coordination of important study events. Coordinates activities between institution-level and state-level policy teams. Works under minimum supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. This position reports to the Director, Developmental and Adult Education.

General Duties and Responsibilities: . Conducts environmental scanning of higher education issues around developmental and adult education, both nationally and in Texas. . Collaborates and coordinates with other THECB divisions on activities related to developmental and adult education. . Works cross-functionally to identify opportunities, brainstorm approaches and analytical frameworks, acquire data, execute analyses, and present actionable recommendations. . Participates in qualitative data collection and coordinates quantitative data transfers. . Conducts mixed methods analysis on data from participating institutions and state-level data. . Develops and implements mixed methods research approaches. . Performs research and builds data sets utilizing Statistical Analysis Software (SAS) and / or STATA. . Informs the state-level policy team on the progress of institutional working groups. . Plans, coordinates, and oversees study-specific events, including advisory board meetings and presentations to key stakeholders at the institutional and state level. . Develops quality assurance procedures and conducts quality assurance reviews on research projects. . Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates the impact of legislation, regulation, and polices affecting research related to developmental and adult education. . Maintains and ensures accuracy of data collected and reports. . Assists in preparing materials for regular feedback to institutions, THECB staff meetings, Community and Technical College Leadership Council meetings, and Board Committee meetings. . Maintains the necessary level of work to carry out the position's responsibilities by performing the job's essential duties and functions. . Accepts ownership for accomplishing new and different requests and explores opportunities to add value to job accomplishments. . May require travel up to 30 percent of time, including overnight. . Performs related work as assigned.
 

Required Qualifications: Required Minimum Education and Experience: . Master's degree from an accredited four-year college or university. . Four years of work experience with research, including quantitative and qualitative research methods, with at least: o Experience working with state education agencies and/or higher education institutions. o Experience in working collaboratively with a range of stakeholders to improve education policy. o Experience in writing and report development. . A list of applicable research course work must be submitted, as an attachment, at the time of application.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: . Knowledge of Texas public colleges and universities. . Knowledge of business English, grammar, spelling, and punctuation. . Knowledge of writing fundamentals including proofing and editing documents. . Knowledge of U.S. Department of Education research standards. . Skills in policy analysis. . Skill in using personal computers, databases, and general office software, including word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. . Skill in using STATA and/or SAS software programs. . Skill in building large longitudinal student-level data sets. . Skill in conducting interviews, focus groups, and other forms of qualitative data collection and analyses. . Ability to develop and implement mixed methods research approaches. . Ability to use data and evidence to support successful implementation of policies and programs in education settings. . Ability to effectively organize time, multiple projects, and other resources. . Ability to maintain strict confidentiality with business matters, records, and personnel information. . Ability to communicate effectively in person, in writing, and in public presentations with a variety of individuals, including RAND researchers, institutional leadership, and Board members. . Ability to prioritize work and handle multiple tasks efficiently. . Ability to self-motivate with strong initiative to success. . Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships both internally and externally. . Ability to initiate and complete tasks with minimum supervision and make decisions using appropriate professional judgment and reasoning.


Preferred Qualificatons: . Doctoral degree from an accredited four-year college or university with applicable research courses. . Working knowledge of developmental and adult education policies and practice in Texas. . Experience working with groups to accomplish significant objectives. . Experience in contributing to education research and analysis leading to major research reports and other publications. . Experience making presentations on education issues to local, state, and national audiences of all levels. Physical Requirements and/or Working Conditions: Work is performed in a standard office environment and requires. . Regular, reliable, and punctual attendance at work. . Frequent use of personal computer, copiers, printers and telephones. . Frequent sitting. . Frequently works under deadlines, as a team member, and in direct contact with others. Job offer and continuation of employment with THECB is contingent upon: . Proof of education and experience listed on the application. . Eligibility/authorization to work in the U.S. . Satisfactory results from a pre-employment criminal history background check. Compliance with the Selective Service Law for males ages 18-25. Please be advised that under Texas law, names and other information concerning applicants or nominees may be subject to disclosure upon request. THECB does not allow dual employment with other state of Texas agencies or institutions. Skills assessment may be conducted at time of interview. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Application Procedure: A State of Texas application is required to apply. For more information on how to apply for this position, go to the Coordinating Board's employment opportunities website at www.thecb.state.tx.us/apps/jobs.cfm . The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board participates in E-Verify for each new employees' Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For questions please call the HR Department at 512-427-6190. For vocal and/or hearing assistance call 7-1-1, (512) 427-6190.
 

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 

 

 

Posted 06/23/20155

 

Institution: University of Texas at Arlington
www.uta.edu/jobs
Grants and Contracts Specialist II


Posting Number JOBPOST0010588
Salary Open (negotiable depending on qualifications)/Monthly
Work Hours Standard
 

Purpose: Provides Post-Award administrative guidance in the administration and processing of sponsored grant and contract projects. Develops and maintains contacts with sources of faculty research support. Provides support to researchers, departmental and center/institute administrators, regarding the allowability and allocability of research-related expenses and other compliance related activities. Responsible for administering and monitoring procedures designed to comply with and implement appropriate regulations relating to government and private research grants and/or contracts pertaining to the interpretation and application of such procedures and regulations.
 

Essential Functions: Reviews the terms and conditions of new awards and sets up projects in the financial system appropriately to allow for PI spending. Monitors Post Award activities to ensure compliance with sponsoring agencies' regulations and university policies and procedures for issues involving allowable costs, re-budgeting and reporting requirements, faculty time and effort monitoring, cost sharing and spending limitation. Facilitates, reviews and approves budget transfer and cost transfer requests in adherence with sponsoring agencies' regulations and university policies and procedures. Recognizes the need for prior agency approval for actions such as No cost extensions, budget transfer requests and requests for additional funds. Drafts and submits these requests to the funding agency when necessary. Serve as primary resource for post-award grant questions; communicate with and provide detailed advice and instruction to faculty and staff regarding post-award issues; requests corrections and resolve discrepancies; interpret rules, regulations and compliance issues with respect to sponsored awards. Review and negotiate continuing projects and amendments to existing grants, contacts, cooperative agreements and incoming and outgoing sub-awards. Works with the PI and administrators to close out projects in accordance with the agency and university closeout requirements. Works in collaboration with the PI, Office of Technology Management, Grant Accounting and Asset Management to facilitate timely submission of all agency required project reports. Negotiates and executes sub award agreements on all new and existing awards. Assists management in the preparation of financial reports and other ad-hoc reports. Monitors compliance with sponsored project related time and effort commitments and federal effort reporting requirements. Participates in special projects such as; development and presentation of training workshops, updating/ drafting procedure manuals and report development.
 

Marginal/Incidental Functions: Other functions as assigned.
 

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree. Three years of experience in the preparation and processing of research grant and/or contract proposals and in their administration. Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1)Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type and major.


Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree. Strong ability to understand user needs, requirements and requests to identify priorities; escalates urgent/conflicting requests. Strong and collegial interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively in person, writing, and by phone; Skill in establishing and maintaining effective professional working relationships. Good understanding of overall unit objectives/goals with the ability to work effectively across boundaries with potential for conflict. Skill in administering sponsored projects and post award functions. Knowledge of budgeting and financial analysis. Knowledge of costs principles, administrative requirements and specific agency guidelines and regulations as well as research methods. Knowledge of computer applications and information dissemination technology. Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint as well as familiarity with other commonly used software. Working knowledge of PeopleSoft. Critical thinking and problem solving skills. Adept at navigating complex environments with evolving priorities and communication plans. Ability to utilize strong cross unit knowledge and understand to overcome issues to achieve results. Ability to prepare detailed documents reports, and/or related materials. Provides analysis of data for identification of trends. Ability to work both independently or within a complex structured team. Normally receives no instructions on routine work and general instructions on new assignments with review of completed tasks. Exercises judgment within generally defined practices & policies in selecting methods & techniques for obtaining solutions. Provides solutions to difficult technical issues associated with specific projects. Ability to review contracts and legal documents and negotiate to an acceptable resolution. Initiate and negotiate subcontracts and sponsored research agreements on behalf of the University.
Working Conditions: Use of manual dexterity. May work around standard office conditions. Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation. Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished). Criminal background check conducted.

 
Application Procedure: Applicants MUST apply online at http://www.uta.edu/jobs


UT Arlington is an EO/AA employer.


 

Posted 06/23/2015

 

Institution: University of Texas at Arlington
www.uta.edu/jobs
Grants and Contracts Specialist III

Posting Number JOBPOST0010642
Salary Open (negotiable depending on qualifications)/Monthly
 

Purpose: Provide supervision and administration guidance of all Pre-Award activities. Provides guidance in the preparation and processing of complex research grants and contract proposals and for their management when awarded. Responsible for assisting in planning, coordinating, and supervision of the activities of the office; for developing and administering procedures designed to comply with appropriate regulations relating to the administration of government and private research grants, contracts and gifts; and for the interpretation and application of such procedures and regulations.

Essential Functions: Directs the identification, development and maintenance of contracts with new and ongoing sources of faculty research support from public and private agencies. Initiates and maintains contacts with research faculty to assist them in developing preliminary and final proposals. Manages technical automated search processes via electronic media for external funding opportunities and assists faculty in searching databases. Oversees electronic proposal submissions. Manages the Office of Sponsored Projects Resource Library and newsletter activities. Identifies agency personnel (federal, state, foundations) and initiates invitations for their visit to UTA to meet with potential grantees. Provides workshops and training sessions on funding sources and proposal development. Trains Grants and Contracts Specialists and support personnel. Maintains frequent contact with principal investigators, external funding agencies and the State of Texas Washington Office. Manages outreach to new faculty, research-related councils and committees and other research related activities as assigned. Prepares forecasts of upcoming federal research initiatives. Prepares reports/summaries/analyses for university officials on research funding. Provides technical support to principal investigators in the review and submission of all routine/complex grant and contract proposals by providing information and guidance. Reviews completed applications and contracts for accuracy, completeness and compliance with the requirements of the University and the prospective funding agency. Obtains requested reports or other information from the principal investigators. Develops and administers training seminars. Performs other related duties as required.

Marginal/Incidental Functions: Other functions as assigned.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor s degree required, preferably in business or public administration, social sciences, or a related field. Three years of experience in the preparation and processing of research grant and/or contract proposals and in their administration, including at least three years of experience as Grants and Contracts Specialist II or its equivalent. Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type and major.

Preferred Qualifications: Strong ability to understand user needs, requirements and requests to identify priorities; escalates urgent/conflicting requests. Strong and collegial interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively in person, writing, and by phone; Skill in establishing and maintaining effective professional working relationships. Good understanding of overall unit objectives/goals with the ability to work effectively across boundaries with potential for conflict. Skill in administering sponsored projects and post award functions. Knowledge of budgeting and financial analysis. Knowledge of costs principles, administrative requirements and specific agency guidelines and regulations as well as research methods. Knowledge of computer applications and information dissemination technology. Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint as well as familiarity with other commonly used software. Working knowledge of PeopleSoft. Critical thinking and problem solving skills. Adept at navigating complex environments with evolving priorities and communication plans. Ability to utilize strong cross unit knowledge to overcome issues to achieve results. Ability to prepare detailed documents/reports, and/or related materials. Provides analysis of data for identification of trends. Ability to work both independently or within a complex structured team. Normally receives no instructions on routine work and general instructions on new assignments with review of completed tasks. Exercises judgment within generally defined practices & policies in selecting methods & techniques for obtaining solutions. Provides solutions to difficult technical issues associated with specific projects.
 

Working Conditions: May work around standard office conditions. Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation. Use of manual dexterity. Criminal background check conducted.


Application Procedure: Applicants MUST apply online at http://www.uta.edu/jobs . This job may close at any time.

UT Arlington is an EO/AA employer.


 

Posted 06/23/2015

 

Institution: University of Texas at Arlington
www.uta.edu/jobs
Grants and Contracts Specialist

Posting Number JOBPOST0010659
Salary Open (negotiable depending on qualifications)/Monthly

Purpose: Provides pre-award administrative guidance in the preparation and submission of routine research grant and contract proposals in compliance with sponsor guidelines and in accordance with federal (as applicable), state and institutional regulations, policies and procedures. Compile and maintain all necessary internal and external documents related to submission. Upon award, prepare award documentation for further processing by the post award team.

Essential Functions: Provides funding searches for faculty from federal, state, local government, and private sources. Research, obtain, understand and provide information to faculty concerning grant programs in terms of eligibility, deadlines, and appropriateness of research program including the identification of key issues. . Advise Faculty as to timeline and sequence of events for a successful routing and application. Create or review budgets for inclusion in proposals. Make recommendations for budget, effort committed, matching funds requested, and IDC for accuracy prior to submission. Secure subcontract information. Assist with cost share commitments and documentation. Reviews finalized applications and contracts for accuracy, completeness and compliance with the requirements of the University and the prospective funding agency. Assist with sponsor forms and electronic submission systems. Obtain appropriate signatures/institutional approval for the proposal Engage Agreement Management staff if needed. . Assist with sponsor requests for re-budgets, Just in Time information, etc. Process requests for pre-award spending including ProjectID establishment with appropriate approvals secured. Track pending proposals and maintain accurate records of proposal submissions, success rates, and awards received for annual reports; Communicate with sponsor agency representatives; Follow up with contracting entities to ensure timely submittal of negotiated contract, subcontract, agreement and amendment documents to the Foundation for signatures on behalf of the University; Oversees data entry update to the faculty profile and proposal tracking data base system. Assists in workshops and training sessions on funding sources and proposal development. Participates in professional development training seminars/conferences and specific training in fundamentals of research administration Performs other related duties as required.

Marginal/Incidental Functions: Other functions as assigned.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in business or public administration, social sciences, or a related field. Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type and major.
Preferred Qualifications: One year of experience in the preparation of research grants and contracts.

Working Conditions: May work around standard office conditions. Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation. Use of manual dexterity. Criminal background check conducted.

Application Procedure: Applicants MUST apply online at http://www.uta.edu/jobs . This job may close at any time.


UT Arlington is an EO/AA employer.

 

Posted 06/23/2015

 

Institution: University of Texas at Arlington
www.uta.edu/jobs
Grants and Contracts Specialist II

Posting Number JOBPOST0010711
Salary Open (negotiable depending on qualifications)/Monthly

Purpose: Provides Post-Award guidance in the administration and processing of external and internal sponsored projects. Provides support to researchers, departmental and center/institute administrators, regarding the reasonableness, allow ability and allocability of grant related expenses, budget changes/revisions, and other compliance activities. Responsible for administering and monitoring procedures designed to comply with UTA policies and procedures and enforce sponsor regulatory requirements pertaining to the interpretation and application of such regulations, policies and procedures.

Essential Functions: ē Review terms and conditions of new awards and sets up projects in the grant tracking and financial system appropriately to allow for notification and PI spending ē Monitors post award activities to ensure compliance for issues involving allowable costs, re-budgeting and reporting requirements, faculty time and effort monitoring, cost sharing and spending limitation, etc. ē Facilitates, reviews and approves budget revisions and cost transfer requests in compliance with sponsoring agencies' regulations and university policies and procedures. ē Process and submit prior approval request to the sponsor that includes actions such as No Cost Extensions, budget transfer requests and requests for additional funds. The Specialist drafts and submits these requests to the funding agency when necessary. ē Serve as primary resource for post award grant questions; communicate with and recommend and advise faculty and staff regarding post award issues; requests corrections and resolve discrepancies; interpret rules, regulations and compliance issues with respect to sponsored awards. ē Review and negotiate continuing projects and amendments to existing grants, contracts, cooperative agreements and incoming and outgoing subawards ē Works with the PI and administrators to close out projects in accordance with the sponsor and university closeout guidelines and requirements ē Works in collaboration with the PI, Office of Technology Management, Grant Accounting and Asset Management to facilitate timely submission of all agency required project reports ē Create and execute subaward agreements for all new and existing awards, as well as process budget changes, extensions, and closeout procedures during and throughout the life of the subaward ē Assists management in the preparation of ad-hoc reports ē Monitors compliance with sponsored project related time and effort commitments and federal effort reporting requirements ē Participate in special projects such as, development and presentation of training workshops, drafting, updating and amending post award processes, procedures, and report development

Marginal/Incidental Functions: Other functions as assigned.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in business or public administration, social sciences, or a related field. Two years of experience in the preparation and processing of research grant and/or contract proposals and in their administration, including one year of experience as Grants and Contracts Specialist I or its equivalent. Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type and major.
 

Preferred Qualifications: None.


Working Conditions: May work around standard office conditions. Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation. Use of manual dexterity. Criminal background check conducted.

Application Procedure: Applicants MUST apply online at http://www.uta.edu/jobs . This job may close at any time.

UT Arlington is an EO/AA employer.

 

Posted 06/18/2015

 

Institution: University of Texas at Arlington
www.uta.edu/jobs
Senior Financial Analyst


Posting Number JOBPOST0010763
Salary $4,433.00 (negotiable depending on qualifications)/Monthly
Work Hours Standard


Purpose: Assist in preparation of financial reports for the University as required by the State Comptroller, University of Texas System and external agencies. Provide financial data and reports for internal management requirements. Review and analyze financial data to assure reporting accuracy.

 
Essential Functions:Timely and accurate preparation of University financial reports, including Annual Financial Report schedules, Uniform Statewide Accounting System Annual Financial input, Monthly Method of Financing Report, Unrelated Business Income Tax, IPEDS, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) Sources and Uses, THECB University Expenditure Survey, THECB Integrated Financial System tuition and fees report, THECB Restricted Research Certification, Voluntary Support of Education (VSE) gift reconciliation, NCAA Athletics Survey for Athletics audit, Binding Encumbrances and Payables report and Quarterly Expenditures report. Compilation and calculation of financial data needed for year-end closing processes.Produce financial analyses and ad hoc reports as necessary to assist in the university's strategic initiatives.Review, analyze and correct (as necessary) financial data to maintain accurate data in financial system.Reconcile gift pledge activity and maintain support for gift pledge receivables. Reconcile transfers between university and UT System and other System campuses for System consolidation. Reconcile supporting detail to general ledger accounts to support financial reporting data. Complete variance analysis to ensure accuracy and assist in forecasting. Represent the University in meetings related to financial reporting and attend training to maintain knowledge of accounting and reporting requirements. Ensure compliance with applicable University policies and local, state and federal requirements. Complete special projects as assigned.


Marginal/Incidental Functions: Other functions as assigned.


Required Qualifications: BBA in accounting. Five years of progressively responsible experience in accounting with experience in planning, forecasting and financial analysis. Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type and major.


Preferred Qualifications: CPA preferred. Experience in PeopleSoft Query and other reporting tools, General Ledger, Assets and other PeopleSoft FMS modules.

 
Working Conditions: May work around standard office conditions. Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation. Criminal background check conducted.


Application Procedure: Applicants MUST apply online at http://www.uta.edu/jobs. This job may close at any time.

UT Arlington is an EO/AA employer.
 

 

 

Posted 06/18/2015

 

Institution: University of Texas at San Antonio
www.utsa.edu 
Associate Director of Accounting

Location: San Antonio, Texas
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Salaried/Full Time Permanent

Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience.


About UTSA: The University of Texas at San Antonio serves the San Antonio metropolitan area and the broader region of South Texas through its three campuses: 1604 Campus, Downtown Campus and the Institute of Texan Cultures. With nearly 29,000 students enrolled in 159 degree programs, we offer 69 bachelorís, 66 master's and 24 doctoral degree programs. UTSA is rapidly moving toward classification as a doctoral/research intensive institution.

UTSA is currently recruiting for an Associate Director of Accounting.

Required Qualifications: Reporting to the Assistant Vice President Financial Affairs/Controller, the successful candidate must have a commitment to excellence, attention to detail, strong organizational and analytical skills; a Bachelorís degree in Business Administration from an accredited institution with a concentration in Accounting; Six years of experience in accounting in a university, public or governmental setting with knowledge of fund accounting procedures, including three years of management/supervisory experience; Experience with an ERP system in a complex financial environment; Excellent interpersonal, customer service and both verbal and written communication skills;

Application Procedure: Position details and information regarding skills and abilities are detailed in the complete position announcement which along with the online application process is found on the UTSA Human Resources website at https://www.utsajobs.com.  A cover letter and resume are required. This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check. Review of applications will be ongoing.

The University of Texas at San Antonio is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

Posted 06/11/2015

 

Institution: University of Texas at San Antonio
www.utsa.edu 
Accountant II

Location: San Antonio, Texas
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Salaried/Full Time Permanent

Starting Salary Range: $31,848 - $50,964 annually commensurate with qualifications and experience.

About UTSA: The University of Texas at San Antonio serves the San Antonio metropolitan area and the broader region of South Texas through its three campuses: 1604 Campus, Downtown Campus and the Institute of Texan Cultures. With nearly 29,000 students enrolled in 159 degree programs, we offer 69 bachelorís, 66 master's and 24 doctoral degree programs. UTSA is rapidly moving toward classification as a doctoral/research intensive institution.

Job description: UTSA is currently recruiting for an Accountant II. Reporting to the Associate Director of Accounting, the incumbent will prepare and analyze accounting records, financial statements and other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness and conformance with reporting and procedural standards. Reasonability will also include preparation of journal entries and reconciliations for various accounts. Assist in the preparation of month/year end closing entries and various reports. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: The successful candidate must have a commitment to excellence and strong organizational and analytical skills; a Bachelorís degree in accounting, finance, or general business; two or more years of professional experience in governmental or fund accounting; prefer two years of higher education experience; prefer ERP or PeopleSoft experience.

Application Procedure: Position details and information regarding skills and abilities are detailed in the complete position announcement which along with the online application process is found on the UTSA Human Resources website at https://www.utsajobs.com . A cover letter and resume are required. This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check. Review of applications will begin after June 15, 2015.

The University of Texas at San Antonio is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
 

 

Posted 05/27/2015

 

Institution: Texas A&M Health Science Center
http://jobs.tamhsc.edu/postings/4741
Associate Director (Finance & Grant Administration)

Salary Range: Commensurate

Job Description: Associate Director (Finance & Grant Administration) The Texas A&M Health Science Center, Institute of Biosciences and Technology (IBT), is a unit of Texas A&M University. We are seeking candidates for Associate Director for Administration.

Responsibilities: Oversight of two significant areas to include strategic and operational.

Strategic area: Establishes policies, procedures and appropriate infrastructure to guide the ongoing development of the IBT's multifaceted research programs; identifying opportunities for advancement; and strengthening infrastructure to support the interdisciplinary work that will be critical to that development. Partner with stakeholders across the Texas A&M Health Sciences Center, The Texas A&M University System, and the Texas Medical Center to help facilitate IBT's future contributions to these stakeholders. Partners in academic divisions across the University, and Institute faculty to develop long-term business and operational plans. Implement plans for research infrastructure across the Institute that strengthen and streamline key functional areas that support individual laboratories and that preserve the Institute's reputation and financial integrity. These functional areas include professional staff responsible for grants and contracts management, animal care, research information systems, training of Institute support staff, and environmental health and safety.

Operational area: Responsible for the local oversight or pre- and post-award grants and contracts services; development, implementation, and management of effective administrative processes, policies, and procedures to ensure operational and quality outcomes; ensuring compliance with federal, state and local policies; developing and maintaining research information systems; training administrative support staff and overseeing appropriate laboratory maintenance, development, and technical staffing. Provide faculty with support and advice regarding space, financial resources and human resources collaborations. Provide planning and forecasting of all financial and budgetary matters and oversee Institute-wide research-related support activities both to ensure achievement of short- and long-range goals and to devise strategies for resource acquisition and allocation. Assist the IBT Director and faculty in day-to-day administration, including recruitment, promotion, new faculty appointments, and fellowship/residency training programs. Implement cost-effective improvements to augment core research services for investigators ensuring investigator satisfaction. Support for managing of physical resources including space planning, inventory control, and property maintenance; assessing and enhancing risk management and compliance of essential research services; and facilities planning for development or renovation of the research building to help ensure, through architectural and facilities designs, that the Institute continues to sustain interactions within and across research disciplines as well as fostering new relationships with extramural institutions and new intellectual pursuits. Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's in business administration, biological sciences, or related field. Ten years experience in the oversight and leadership of research operations with a large and complex enterprise. Three years of experience in the management of technical and administrative support personnel. Pre-award and post-award grant experience. Familiarity with laws and procedures regarding industry contracts and intellectual property.

Preferred Qualifications: MBA, MS or PhD in Biological Science, business administration or organizational leadership. Three years experience governing grant and contract administration, including OMB Circulars, Federal Effort reporting, Federal Acquisition Regulations. Please apply directly at http://jobs.tamhsc.edu/postings/4741 .

The Texas A&M Health Science Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.


 

 

 

Posted 05/26/2015

 

Institution: The University of Texas at Dallas
https://www.utdallasjobs.com 
Assistant Vice President and Chief Budget Officer

Salary Range: Negotiable

Scope: The Assistant Vice President (AVP) reports to the Vice President for Budget and Finance and is the chief budget officer responsible for leadership and coordination of the resource planning functions of the University. The AVP is a key member of the Office of Budget and Finance and leads and directs the department of Budgeting and Resource Planning. He/She provides recommendations for improving university-wide resource management practices; ensures business procedures conform to applicable best practices and guidelines; manages the preparation and management of the annual operating, debt service and capital improvement budgets; ensures compliance with state and federal regulations; and implements procedural improvements.

Essential Duties: Responsible, in conjunction with other leaders within the office of Budget and Finance, for financial operations of the University with primary focus on budgeting and financial analysis. Routinely interprets and applies sound professional judgment to assure that the university's resource allocation processes adhere to generally accepted practices and guidelines. Interprets state and federal regulations and department of education policies and procedures. Develops and monitors financial policies in conjunction with the leadership of the Office of Budget and Finance. Serves as a financial leader, contributing to the university's cultural, policy and financial framework. Builds strong relationships university-wide, particularly with financial managers on campus. Responsible for identifying, analyzing and leading key budgeting, resource allocation financial policy and reporting initiatives. Directs the preparation and submission of UT Dallas Annual Operating Budget, debt service and capital improvement budgets. Serves as the liaison to Information Resources in the design, development and utilization of PeopleSoft modules supporting budget, encumbrances and salary administration functions. Serves as primary liaison with the Legislative Budget Board and other oversight agencies for appropriation, financial, and reporting matters. Interprets and directs the implementation of requirements resulting from new legislation and/or directives of state oversight agencies and leads the biennial preparation of the University's Legislative Appropriations Request. Represent the Office on University-wide financial and technology strategies. Works closely with the Leadership team (Vice President for Budget and Finance, Associate Vice President and Controller and Assistant Vice President for Procurement Services) to ensure seamless delivery of accounting and budgetary services.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or equivalent. Ten years of supervisory or management level accounting, including application of generally accepted accounting principles, and tax laws. Experience or knowledge of the legislative appropriations process, formula funding, revenue financing system debt programs; knowledge of fully integrated systems; knowledge of higher education budgeting practices and State of Texas budgeting and accounting practices. Statistical/analytical skills, excellent communication and leadership skills, strong interpersonal skills, multi-task oriented and work cooperatively with others.

Preferred Qualifications: Master's Degree in Accounting or equivalent. Experience in Texas Higher Education and/or State of Texas Accounting and Budgeting operations; Certified Public Accountant Preferred; Knowledge of policies and information systems within The University of Texas System; in depth understanding of the state appropriation process; and knowledge of state regulations, USAS and ABEST. PeopleSoft Experience
 

Posted 05/11/2015

 

Institution: The University of North Texas System
www.unt.edu 
Budget Director

Salary Range:

The University of North Texas System invites applications for the position of Budget Director. The University of North Texas System serves the North Texas area, boosting economic activity in the region by nearly $2 billion annually. About 36,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, and system enrollment is projected to increase to about 45,000 students by 2015. The UNT System awards more than 5,300 degrees each year, including the largest number of master's and doctoral degrees in the region. More than 100,000 alumni live and work in the North Texas area.

Job Description: This position is located at the UNT System Administration offices in downtown Dallas. Under the general direction of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Budget, provides oversight and management for System-wide budget operations. The Budget Director is responsible for assisting with the preparation of the UNT System consolidated Operating Budget. Performs highly advanced (senior¨ level) budgetary analysis and regulatory work. The Budget Director works in coordination with other administrative offices to develop budgetary processes for the allocation of resources to meet strategic and operating goals. Works under minimal supervision with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. This position reports to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Budget.

Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to: Work to guide and assist with the implementation of a new system-wide budget process Assist in preparing the UNT System Consolidated budget calendar and managing the annual budget cycle Assist in preparing the UNT System annual consolidated budget proposal and supporting documentation Assist campus constituents and System administrators in all areas related to the UNT System Board approved budget Prepare, in consultation with campuses, quarterly management reports for the UNT System Board of Regents Prepare routine and ad hoc reports for UNT System Administrators and the UNT System Board of Regents Assist with the development and submission of Legislative Appropriation Requests for the UNT System institutions. Design and prepare special reports as requested by UNT System Administration Support management in forecasting expenditures Build a service-focused relationship with the executive team at the UNT System and components Prepare the Legislative Appropriation Request for the UNT System Administration Establish processes and reports to support budget management and budget controls Analyze revenue and expense accounts and report variances Support management in developing and reporting on performance measures Manage the planning and reporting of capital expenditures for system-wide capital projects budgeting Conduct research and analysis on special projects as assigned Manage intra-system agreements and associated billing with UNT System component institutions Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in related field and seven years of closely related professional experience which provides the following knowledge, skills, and abilities: Advanced knowledge of computer systems and applications, including expert skills in the use of databases, spreadsheets, word processing, presentation and statistical software. Proven ability to independently analyze complex problems, research issues, draw appropriate conclusions, and develop and implement innovative solutions. Demonstrated record of achievement in analyzing proposed programs and initiatives, recognizing complex interactions and potential impact, and making recommendations. Expert skill in collecting, analyzing and interpreting large quantities of financial, budget, employee, student, enrollment and related data gathered from large central data depositories. Strong proven leadership skills to provide goal setting, deadlines and priorities for teams, committees and workgroups, with the ability to generate consensus and effectively follow up on outcomes and decisions. Proven outstanding writing skills. Ability to clearly and accurately express substance and nuance in written communications. Proven experience in producing complex, high-quality written reports and other documents. Extensive knowledge of functional area (or ability to rapidly assimilate) Extensive knowledge of Texas rules and regulations related to functional area (or ability to rapidly assimilate) Extensive knowledge of PeopleSoft, Hyperion and/or similar ERP, reporting and/or data warehousing software. Ability to plan and conceptualize and make sound business decisions Must exercise considerable independent and professional judgment in matters of significance Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships Ability to work independently Knowledge of safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed

Preferred Qualifications: Master Degree in Accounting or Finance or MBA and seven years of experience in budgeting or finance and accounting. Experience establishing financial benchmarks and performance measures Experience working with The Higher Education Coordinating Board and the State Comptroller Knowledge of the State of Texas budget law and practices for higher education

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate. The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.


 

Posted 04/22/2015

 

Institution: Texas Tech Health Sciences Center
http://elpaso.ttuhsc.edu/
Vice President for Finance & Administration/CFO

Salary: Commensurate

Job Description: The VPFA/CFO provides direct management and financial oversight to the following administrative and business functions: medical practice income plan (MPIP), purchasing, finance, accounting, budgeting and student business services, human resources, and business support services.

Responsibilities: The VPFA/CFO will have direct oversight responsibility for the annual operating budget of approximately $223 million. The VPFA/CFO will be responsible for the preparation and analysis of policy recommendations for the University's financial and business affairs. The VPFA/CFO works closely and collaboratively with cabinet members, the senior leadership team, faculty and students in meeting the mission and strategic goals of the University.

Required Qualifications: Ten or more years of financial and/or business leadership experience at an academic, not-for-profit, government, or health care organization (preferably higher education). Master's Degree in Business Administration, Health Care Administration, Public Health, or other relevant field(s) from an accredited institution (CPA or other advanced certification may also be considered for this qualification). A clear and demonstrated record of outstanding leadership, strategic creativity, organizational efficiency, financial acumen, and ethical financial management. Demonstrated understanding and experience with management issues in a highly complex clinical service and research environment. A skilled financial  background that includes significant experience in adeptly managing a large and complex budget with funding from multiple sources (knowledge pertaining to universities in multi-campus systems and to legal rules and regulations governing a university is preferred). A record demonstrating the candidate's commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion within a multicultural environment. Ability to aggressively implement changes within targeted timeframes. Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills are a requirement.

Other Application Instructions: Please apply at http://www.texastech.edu/careers/staff-positions.php (Requisition 3789BR) and attach the following:

ē Professional/Personal References
ē Resume / CV
ē Cover Letter
 

As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicantís race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

 

 

Posted 04/22/2015

 

 

Institution: Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
https://www.parkersearch.com/tamucc-evpfinadmin
Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration

Salary: Commensurate

Job Description and Duties:  Overseeing all facility and real estate development issues, including: capital funding; architectural/engineering and construction services for renovations and new building construction; and obtaining university auxiliary services. The sustainability and stewardship of the natural resources needed to assure progressive and efficient operations of the campus including facilities, campus grounds, energy usage and construction, and the University Master Plan development. Overseeing the capital construction process and advising on financing options.
Reviewing the capital plan for the University and advising senior administration on capital planning. Serving as the Space Committee Chair and overseeing the coordination of space allocations on campus that meet the needs of the University mission. Overseeing the outsourced facility contract through the Office of Contracts and Property. Developing and monitoring the execution of a budget with various fund accounts. Responding to financial information requests from the Legislative Budget Board and working closely with the President during the process. Responding to financial information requests from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and A&M System offices. Submission of the institutionís Annual Financial Report and all financial reports to various state agencies. Advising senior administration and the President on all financial stability matters and ensuring the safeguarding of financial resources. Sharing a major leadership role in defining resource allocation, developing priorities and strategies, and implementing campus-wide budget processes. Maintaining an effective working relationship with campus groups and providing information as needed.
Serving on various councils and task forces as a financial representative. Serving as the University Ethics and Compliance Officer, which includes responsibility for leading campus discussions with the ethics and compliance committee, reviewing various ethics or compliance allegations, consulting with the System Compliance Officer as needed, and providing leadership to the campus for creating a culture of compliance. Preventing institutional liability in financial operations and acting responsibly with areas of authority. Reviewing all contracts under the delegated authority and signing those contracts according to established delegated authority. Developing and sustaining effective working relations with System staff, Board of Regents, and other A&M components. Maintaining open communications with appropriate State officials and officials at other state agencies. Facilitating information exchange with fiscal, accounting, facilities, safety and security, human capital and benefits to assure compliance with all relevant system and state policies. Representing the President on matters of established financial, facilities or administrative policy within the University and the University System, and accepting specific delegations and assignments requiring coordination. Providing business and financial advice to the President on a wide-range of topics having major short- and long-term impacts on the operations of the University. Advising the President on all matters pertaining to the management, operations, leadership, and oversight for the Finance and Administration Division. Providing data to the President to facilitate achievement of the University goals and financial stability. Overseeing the Finance and Administration leadership staff. Directing department to operate effectively and efficiently and maintaining productive and cooperative relationships. Leading the Division to make the highest and best use for the University resources in the pursuit of excellence. Creating and operationalizing the Division-wide strategic plan to ensure alignment with the University Strategic Plan. Ensuring compliance with institutional mission of the University by working with the AVPs/Directors of the Division departments to develop and review departmental goals and objectives; assure development of effective business processes; and evaluate progress toward their accomplishment. Developing finance and administration rules, procedures and guidelines.

Required Qualifications:  Bachelorís degree; At least 10 years of progressively responsible leadership, planning and management;
Demonstrated ability to make firm and responsible decisions; An accessible, visible leadership style; Demonstrated experience in strategic planning, long-range planning, long-range financial planning, budgeting, and financial reporting; Demonstrated ability to accurately analyze complex financial and accounting data and communicate this information to a wide variety of individuals and organizations; Knowledge of governmental regulations related to higher education; Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally to build and enhance relationships;
Ability to multi-task diverse projects; and High ethical standards.
 

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelorís degree in accounting, business administration, finance or related field is preferred. Advanced degree or certification in finance, business or related field is preferred.

Other Application Instructions: Applications can be submitted online at the following web page (https://www.parkersearch.com/tamucc-evpfinadmin) or via e-mail at the address below: 

Ryan Crawford, Principal
Parker Executive Search
Five Concourse Parkway, Suite 2900 | Atlanta, GA 30328
rcrawford@parkersearch.com (link sends e-mail)
770-307-7031 | Fax: 770-804-1917

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

 

 

 

Posted 04/21/2015

 

Institution: Texas A&M University
www.tamu.edu 
Lead VoIP Network/Systems Engineer

Salary: Commensurate

Job Description: The Lead Network Engineer is responsible for serving as technical lead for VoIP network engineering projects or services. Routinely provide technical oversight for the application of and compliance with technical standards. May coordinate the technical activities of a network engineering team. Complete reports and summaries for management and/or users including project status reports, problem reports, and progress summaries.

Responsibilities: Implement and coordinate design activities for very complex VoIP networking projects. Coordinate the configuration of core and edge VoIP equipment including SIP proxies, gateways, and session border controllers. Consults and coordinates with Installation Team on network upgrades/changes. Review network design plans. Implement and coordinate tests for used to certify VoIP networking projects to required installation design standards. Oversee the integration of new voice services into the VoIP architecture. Review plans for installation and testing of enterprise-level VoIP networks. In collaboration with the field services and installation teams, help coordinate and monitor the problem management process to include backup support. Analyze, troubleshoot, track, and repair complex enterprise data VoIP network problems. Performs advanced diagnostics on core and edge VoIP equipment. Provide technical oversight for the development of plans for new VoIP networks or upgrades. Facilitate input from clients, systems administrators, contractors, and vendors to develop specifications and plans for large and complex VoIP networking projects. Oversee the process used to document VoIP network engineering. Monitor and audit documentation of VoIP network engineering designs, plans, maps, methods, procedures, problems, and repairs. Oversee the documentation of problems and repairs. Populate and maintain VoIP network information databases. Create, evaluate, and approve plans for the implementation of new technology deployments and system integration testing. In collaboration with the network security team, help oversee the monitoring and maintenance of VoIP network security. Coordinate the evaluation of new technologies. Make recommendations based on the evaluation of new technologies for their applicability to the clientís needs. Collaborate with the project leaders to develop work plans and time schedules for projects including outlining phases and identifying personnel and computing equipment requirements. May coordinate the technical activities of a project team; complete reports and summaries for management and/or users including status reports, problem reports, progress summaries, and system utilization reports; serve as a senior member of an information resource team responsible for setting technical direction; and perform all or some of the duties of a Senior VoIP Network Engineer. Participate in training and professional development. Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: Bachelorís degree or any equivalent combination of training and experience. One year of experience may substitute for one year of education. Five years networking design experience. Understanding of VoIP technologies including SIP protocols. Knowledge of operating systems (UNIX and Windows), basic network design architecture, UTP cable installation, network protocols, network troubleshooting, ability to configure network equipment, and Unix scripting. Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment. Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others. Must have strong interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Masterís degree. Three or more years VoIP system design experience. Project management, mentoring, negotiation skills, basic vendor relations, advanced client relations skills, proposal writing, business acumen, persuasive communication, adaptability to change, team leadership skills, and quality assurance methodologies.

Application Instructions: Please apply at http://jobpath.tamu.edu/postings/81262 

The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

 

 

Posted 04/21/2015

 

Institution: Texas A&M University
www.tamu.edu 
Senior Systems Administrator

Salary: Commensurate

Job Description: The Senior Systems Administrator is responsible for developing, maintaining, installing, and operating complex systems or subsystems; provides consulting, technical support, and training to users and technical staff and support for critical subsystems.

Responsibilities: Install and maintain both critical and non-critical software used in the document management system. Resolve document management system software issues with vendor representatives. Provide primary administration services for the document management system. Prepare specifications for purchases of software upgrades. Develop, test, and implement disaster recovery procedures for the document management system software. Consult with TAMU System and unit records retention officers to leverage the records management capabilities of the document management system for use in adhering to the records retention schedule. Participate in the development and delivery of training programs to document management system unit contacts and users. Serve as a representative at technical conferences and inter-agency meetings concerning the document management system. May coordinate the technical activities of a small project team. Assist and mentor other employees in resolving various issues. Participate with management personnel in planning, directing, and coordinating operational and/or procedural matters to meet goals and objectives. May produce reports and summaries for management and/or users including status reports, problem reports, progress summaries, and system utilization reports. Participate in change management and problem tracking. Perform all or some of the duties of a Systems Administrator. Participate in training and professional development sessions. Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: Bachelorís degree or any equivalent combination of training and experience. One year of experience may substitute for one year of education. Three years of systems administration experience. Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment. Must have strong interpersonal skills. Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others. Must carry a mobile communications device and provide on-call support on nights and weekends as needed. Must be a United States citizen, permanent resident, or a person granted asylum or refugee status in accordance with 15 CFR, Part 762; 22 CFR ßß 122.5, 123.22 and 123.26; and 31 CFR ß 501.601.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with electronic document management systems including automated document transfer and work flow analysis and design is highly desirable. Applications development experience in .NET or Java is also highly desirable.

Application Instructions: Please apply at http://jobpath.tamu.edu/postings/81580

The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

 

 

Posted 04/21/2015

 

Institution: Texas A&M University
www.tamu.edu 
Microcomputer/LAN Administrator

Salary: Commensurate

Job Description: The Microcomputer/LAN Administrator is responsible for performing routine client technology support functions. Also provides consulting and training for users and technical staff.

Responsibilities: Install, upgrade, and configure Personal Computing Device hardware and software. Install, upgrade, and configure server hardware and software. Assist with the design and implementation of server systems. Assist with the installation and configuration of network file servers and hardware; complete server testing and application; conduct basic server performance analyses. Create programs for automating system administration. Troubleshoots and repair hardware and software for servers and Personal Computing Devices; troubleshoot and repair configuration problems; and assist with troubleshooting network problems. Provide Tier I support and assist with Tier II, as needed. Assist with recommendations, specifications, and plans for Personal Computing Device and network server hardware and software purchases. Provide technical training for users and other technical staff. Document Personal Computing Device/server support methods and procedures. Perform other duties as assigned. Participate in training and professional development sessions. Assist with new technology deployments and system integration testing. Monitor and maintain system security; provide protection and recovery support for client data. Assist with the evaluation of new technologies to determine their applicability to the clientís needs. Confer with other personnel in resolving problems involving procedural and technical matters; research problems and recommend solutions; provide resource estimates and progress reports; serve on committees to develop technical standards and direction; meet with customers and technical staff to determine information needs and requirement; ensures that all work is accurate and in compliance with departmental or project quality standards; provides on-call support on nights and weekends as needed; and provide input for the planning and budget process. Lift and transport multiple heavy-weight computers and equipment at one time. Must have reliable personal transportation for in-town travel between work sites.

Required Qualifications: Bachelorís degree or any equivalent combination of training and experience. One year of experience may substitute for one year of education. Two years of microcomputer/LAN administration support experience. Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment. Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others. Must have strong interpersonal skills. Must carry a mobile communications device and provide on-call support on nights and weekends as needed.

Preferred Qualifications: Cross-disciplined IT skills, advanced IT skills, report writing skills, intermediate troubleshooting, client relations, ingenuity, formulating and contributing ideas, and knowledge of ITIL.

Other Application Instructions: Please apply at http://jobpath.tamu.edu/postings/81725

The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

 

 

Posted 04/21/2015

 

Institution: Texas A&M University
www.tamu.edu 
Associate Director, Networking TAMU IT

Salary: Commensurate

Job Description: The Associate Director, Networking TAMU IT is responsible for sharing departmental-level authority and accountability for planning setting, directing and implementing strategy of a major Texas A&M Information Technology operational unit. Leads and manages operational unit staff. Manage key portions of the departmental IT project portfolio. Oversees client/vendor relations and operational unit documentation.

Responsibilities: Share authority and accountability for setting, directing and implementing strategy. Participate in the development of IT policy and procedures for a specialized university IT department/unit to ensure, information security, and IT architecture are in compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements. Collaborate with other IT executive leaders to formulate effective IT policies and procedures. Manage key portions of the departmental IT project portfolio. Oversee, design, and control the process/es for supporting the delivery of strategic information technology services. Monitor and analyze operational metrics. Implement continuous improvement methodologies to include corrective actions, as needed. Participate in industry research, workshops, and related continuing education activities. Provide leadership for IT Staff and junior IT leaders. Oversee the recruitment, hiring, and supervision of large and/or multiple teams staffed with IT team leaders/managers, multi-disciplined and/or more senior technical staff, and support staff. Oversee that enforce ethical, regulatory, and performance standards. Oversee and manage personnel issues. Maintain, establish, and develop new strategic partnerships with executive management, stakeholders, customers, and vendors. Oversee operational documentation and reporting procedures. Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: Bachelorís degree or any equivalent combination of training and experience. One year of experience may substitute for one year of education. Seven years of enterprise-level managerial experience, including supervision of professional staff, fiscal and budget management, project management, and experience with operations in a computing or technical environment. Ability to direct the operations of a team of network engineers and operators to install, maintain and develop comprehensive network services in a large diverse and distributed IT environment. Formulate strategy for operations and future network operations and services and present to executive leadership. Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment. Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others. Must have strong interpersonal skills. Experience setting short and long term objectives, policies and operating procedures. Developing, maintaining, measuring and reporting KPIís, metrics and measures for services.

Preferred Qualifications: Five years experience in Network Operations and/or Engineering. Experience in the management and operations of large, enterprise IP networks supporting video, data, voice and transport services. ITIL, CompTIA Network+. Understands risks inherent in business models, crafts alternative scenarios and communicates trade-offs and advantages. Develops and shares mental models that enable people to solve thorny problems and find new sources of relevant information. Extrapolates business priorities and objectives, using them to set direction for active professional learning. Ability to use relationships to acquire objective coaching and to develop personally. Experience in the design and deployment of networks and related services for large customer bases. Experience overseeing operational budgets including forecasting, analyzing and reporting to facilitate ongoing operations and staffing.

Other Application Instructions: Please apply at http://jobpath.tamu.edu/postings/82283

The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

 

 

Posted 04/21/2015

 

Institution: Texas A&M University
www.tamu.edu 
Associate Director, Texas A&M IT Service Desk

Salary: Commensurate

Job Description: The Associate Director, Texas A&M IT is responsible for sharing departmental-level authority and accountability for planning setting, directing and implementing strategy of a major Texas A&M Information Technology operational unit. Leads and manages operational unit staff. Manage key portions of the departmental IT project portfolio. Oversees client/vendor relations and operational unit documentation.

Responsibilities: Share authority and accountability for setting, directing and implementing strategy. Participate in the development of IT policy and procedures for a specialized university IT department/unit to ensure, information security, and IT architecture are in compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements. Collaborate with other IT executive leaders to formulate effective IT policies and procedures. Oversee operational documentation and reporting procedures. Oversee, design, and control the process/es for supporting the delivery of strategic information technology services. Monitor and analyze operational metrics. Implement continuous improvement methodologies to include corrective actions, as needed. Manage key portions of the departmental IT project portfolio. Provide leadership for IT Staff and junior IT leaders. Oversee the recruitment, hiring, and supervision of large and/or multiple teams staffed with IT team leaders/managers, multi-disciplined and/or more senior technical staff, and support staff. Oversee that enforce ethical, regulatory, and performance standards. Oversee and manage personnel issues. Maintain, establish, and develop new strategic partnerships with executive management, stakeholders, customers, and vendors. Participate in industry research, workshops, and related continuing education activities. Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: Bachelorís degree or any equivalent combination of training and experience. One year of experience may substitute for one year of education. Seven years of enterprise-level managerial experience, which includes enterprise-level technical experience. Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment. Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others. Must have strong interpersonal skills. Must have strong verbal and written communications skills. Experience setting short and long term objectives, policies and operating procedures. Developing, maintaining, measuring and reporting KPIís, metrics and measures for services. Experience in designing and implementing training plans both using external training and cross-skilling initiatives.

Preferred Qualifications: Technology focused degree. Experience managing a 24◊7 customer service organization with a very large customer base supporting IT operations and services. ITIL, CompTIA A+, ACSP. Understands risks inherent in business models, crafts alternative scenarios and communicates trade-offs and advantages. Develops and shares mental models that enable people to solve thorny problems and find new sources of relevant information. Extrapolates business priorities and objectives, using them to set direction for active professional learning. Ability to use relationships to acquire objective coaching and to develop personally. Experience overseeing operational budgets including forecasting, analyzing and reporting to facilitate ongoing operations and staffing.

Other Application Instructions: Please apply at http://jobpath.tamu.edu/postings/82431

The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

 

 

 

Posted 04/21/2015

 

Institution: The University North Texas
www.unt.edu 
Senior Reporting Analyst - Capital Asset Reporting

Salary Range: Commensurate

Job Description: This position is located at our Business Service Center at Woodhill Square, just south of our flagship campus in Denton. The Senior Reporting Analyst for Capital Asset Management plans, coordinates, and maintains a system for the accurate plant accounting, maintenance of accounts, reconciliation of capital asset accounts to the General Ledger, and reporting of capital assets. Performs highly complex (senior-level) accounting work. Work involves preparing and/or overseeing the preparation of financial analyses and reports; establishing, maintaining, and/or overseeing accounting systems, procedures, and controls. May supervise the work of others. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Responsibilities: Establish, compile and maintain capitalized accounts and records. Document cost and depreciation of capital assets in accordance with federal tax laws, third party sponsorship requirements and general accounting standards. Ensure assets purchased, constructed or donated that meet or exceed the UNT System's established capitalization thresholds or minimum reporting requirements are uniformly classified. Review payment applications submitted by construction vendors and calculate retainage to be withheld. Prepare reports of approved capital projects and expenditures on capital projects to assist leadership with capital planning and budgeting. Participate in the financial management of approved capital projects, including coordinating with project managers, setting up projects in PeopleSoft, and reviewing purchase requisitions. Review purchase documents to determine materials to be capitalized and date of capitalization. Review distribution of construction/renovation costs for conformity to capitalization criteria. Review capital asset accounts with various internal and external auditors. Prepare analyses and provide supporting documentation in response requests from leadership and auditors. Evaluate amortization schedules for all lease/purchase agreements. Assist in the determination of fiscal requirements for Plant Accounting and in the preparation of budgetary recommendations. Prepare year end closing reports on capital asset accounts to reconcile with the general ledger and to provide information for the annual financial report. Develop and implement accounting procedures for capital asset accounts ensuring coordination with System Controller operations, conformity to federal regulations and third party sponsorship requirements, and conformity by UNT System component institutions. Oversee and/or prepare monthly and annual financial statements, and reports relating to capital asset accounting. Analyze cumulative period reports and status of fund reports on state and local funds, and conducts the continuous reviews and analyses necessary in controlling the expenditure of funds and in developing stable expenditure patterns. Analyze and recommend improvements, adaptations, or revisions to the accounting system and accompanying procedures for capital asset management. Develop, coordinate, or produce complex reports for monitoring and reporting financial information. May oversee the development and use of internal audit and control procedures to determine compliance with agency policies, plans, and procedures, and state and federal statutes.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in accounting, finance or a related field related field and five years of accounting experience; or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training and experience. The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are required: Knowledge of financial administration and fiscal accounting; of governmental accounting; of budget control methods, policies, and procedures; and of laws and regulations pertaining to fiscal operations. Thorough knowledge of accepted accounting practices, legal statutes, and policy and procedure affecting financial record keeping. Ability to direct accounting programs, to budget funds, to set up accounting systems, to interpret laws and regulations, to apply accounting theory, to communicate effectively, and to supervise the work of others. Skill in the use of office equipment, computers, and associated software applications. Effective communications skills both orally and in writing. Critical thinking skills. Ability to analyze, consolidate, and present accounting data in clear concise form. Demonstrated ability in coordinating and supervising the work of others

Preferred Qualifications:  Experience in Texas public higher education and State reporting requirements. Experience with the State Property Accounting System (SPA) and capital asset accounting in PeopleSoft. Current Texas CPA license strongly desired, or ability to gain via reciprocity

Other Application Instructions: Please apply online at: www.jobs.unt.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=60669

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate. The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

 

 

 

 

Posted 04/21/2015

 

Institution: The University of North Texas
www.unt.edu 
Principal Accountant - Third-Party Billing

Salary Range: Commensurate

Job Description: Student Accounting Services provides support for students enrolled in the institutions under the UNT System by providing responsive and reliable student financial services. Student Accounting Services is responsible for the billing and collection of tuition, fees, and third-party payments. We also administer payment plans, process refunds, manage tax reporting and issue short-term loans to eligible students. The department works closely with other enrollment areas on all of the campuses, including admissions offices, registrar's offices and financial aid offices. The University of North Texas System is comprised of three component institutions with four major locations: University of North Texas located in Denton, TX, University of North Texas Health Science Center located in Fort Worth, TX, University of North Texas at Dallas located in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas, TX, and University of North Texas System located in Downtown Dallas, TX. This position is located at: University of North Texas 1155 Union Circle, #310620 Eagle Student Services Center, Room 105 Denton, Texas 76203-5017 The Principal Accountant performs complex (journey-level) accounting work associated with third-party billing as part of the Student Accounting Services department. Responsible for all third-party billing processes and revenue reconciliation within Student Accounting.

Responsibilities: Work involves preparing financial statements, records, documents, and reports. Specializes in accounting work involving third-party billing. May plan, assign, and supervise the work of others. Works under general supervision of the Director, Student Accounting Services, with moderate latitude in the use of initiative and independent judgment. Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to: . Performs accounting functions associated with third-party billing by working with both students and sponsors. . Prepares financial statements, reports, schedules, and exhibits; prepares and audits general journal entries; and prepares and audits payment, cash, purchase, travel, and related vouchers. . Prepares periodic analyses of fund balances and expenditures; and prepares technical reports on revenue, cash flow, cost data, and budget items. . Audits accounting and financial documents for accuracy and compliance with departmental policies and procedures and state and federal statutes. . Classifies, codes, posts, and balances financial and accounting documents and records. . Checks accounting operations in progress, and reviews and audits completed financial records for accuracy and conformance with legal and departmental procedures and regulations. . Maintains and determines the accuracy and reliability of agency accounting records, such as expenditure, fund, appropriation, expense and revenue collection records, and ensures agency assets are accounted for properly. . Maintains adequate records of expenditures, funds, appropriations, and expenses, as well as revenue collected and deposited. . Maintains systems and controls necessary to provide accurate accounts of expenditures and budget balances for agency programs. . Analyzes and recommends improvements, adaptations, or revisions to the accounting system and accompanying procedures. . Researches and reconciles discrepancies in accounts, bank statements, or appropriation balances; and reports findings. . Assists in planning procedures and regulations to control the disbursement of allocated funds and in preparing letters of instruction, manual revisions, and related forms as necessary. . Instructs staff on the maintenance of accounting records on expenditures and revenue collected, the posting of general ledgers, and the posting of journal entries and/or adjustments. . May approve and sign expense accounts and purchase vouchers submitted for payment. . Directs the maintenance of accounting records on receipts and disbursements in compliance with state and federal statutes, policies, and procedures. . Assists in planning accounting and administrative support work procedures. . Trains others in accounting functions relating to third-party billing. . Performs related work as assigned.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in accounting, finance or a related field related field and four years of accounting experience. The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are required: Knowledge of fiscal programs; of governmental accounting; of budget control methods, policies, and procedures; and of laws and regulations pertaining to financial operations. Thorough knowledge of accepted accounting practices, legal statutes, and policy and procedure affecting financial record keeping. Ability to interpret and apply accounting theory, to plan and coordinate financial programs, to plan procedures and coordinate accounting operations, to interpret laws and regulations, to communicate effectively, and to train others. Experience working in multiple functional areas of accounting. Effective communications skills both orally and in writing. Skill in using office computer information systems to organize, store, manipulate and retrieve data. Strong problem solving and analytical skills. Demonstrated ability to work accurately with numerical detail consistently and to perform accounting operations legibly. Demonstrated ability to analyze, consolidate, and present accounting data in clear concise form. Demonstrated ability in coordinating and supervising the work of others. Demonstrated ability to prepare reports and correspondence regarding findings. Ability to work in a fast paced environment, with frequently changing priorities. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Focused on providing a high level of customer service and follow-through.

Preferred Qualifications: Current Texas CPA license or ability to gain via reciprocity. Experience in Texas public higher education and State reporting requirements . Experience with billing processes, managing accounts receivable, sponsored grant accounting and contracts.

Other Application Instructions: Please apply online at: www.jobs.unt.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=606977

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate. The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

 

 

 

Posted 04/21/2015

 

Institution: The University of Texas at El Paso
www.unt.edu 
Assistant Director, Student Accounting

Salary Range: Commensurate

Job Description: The Assistant Director performs highly advanced (senior-level) and/or supervisory accounting work. Work involves directing, administering, monitoring, and evaluating the preparation of financial statements, records, documents, and reports. May specialize in some phase of accounting work such as federal funds accounting, property and equipment control, cost, payroll, budgeting, or bond servicing. May plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude in the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Responsibilities: Prepares financial statements, reports, schedules, and exhibits; prepares and audits general journal entries; and prepares and audits payment, cash, purchase, travel, and related vouchers. Prepares periodic analyses of fund balances and expenditures; and prepares technical reports on payroll, estimates, cost data, and budget items. Audits accounting and financial documents for accuracy and compliance with departmental policies and procedures and state and federal statutes. Classifies, codes, posts, and balances financial and accounting documents and records. Checks accounting operations in progress, and reviews and audits completed financial records for accuracy and conformance with legal and departmental procedures and regulations. Maintains and determines the accuracy and reliability of agency accounting records, such as expenditure, fund, appropriation, expense and revenue collection records, and ensures agency assets are accounted for properly. Maintains adequate records of expenditures, funds, appropriations, and expenses, as well as revenue collected and deposited. Maintains systems and controls necessary to provide accurate accounts of expenditures and budget balances for agency programs. Analyzes and recommends improvements, adaptations, or revisions to the accounting system and accompanying procedures. Researches and reconciles discrepancies in accounts, bank statements, or appropriation balances; and reports findings. Assists in planning procedures and regulations to control the disbursement of allocated funds and in preparing letters of instruction, manual revisions, and related forms as necessary. May instruct staff on the maintenance of accounting records on expenditures and revenue collected, the posting of general ledgers, and the posting of journal entries and/or adjustments. May approve and sign expense accounts and purchase vouchers submitted for payment. May direct the maintenance of accounting records on receipts and disbursements in compliance with state and federal statutes, policies, and procedures. May assist in planning accounting and administrative support work procedures. May train others. Performs related work as assigned

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in accounting, finance or a related field related field and five years of accounting experience. Experience in a supervisory position leading other accountants. Knowledge of fiscal programs; of governmental accounting; of budget control methods, policies, and procedures; and of laws and regulations pertaining to financial operations. Thorough knowledge of accepted accounting practices, legal statutes, and policy and procedure affecting financial record keeping. Skill in the use of office equipment, computers, and associated software applications. Ability to interpret and apply accounting theory, to plan and coordinate financial programs, to plan procedures and coordinate accounting operations, to interpret laws and regulations, to communicate effectively, and to train others. Skill in using office computer information systems to organize, store, manipulate and retrieve data. Effective communications skills both orally and in writing. Critical thinking skills. Ability to work accurately with numerical detail consistently and to perform accounting operations legibly. Ability to analyze, consolidate, and present accounting data in clear concise form. Demonstrated ability in coordinating and supervising the work of others

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in Texas public higher education and State reporting requirements. Current Texas CPA license or ability to gain via reciprocity.

Other Application Instructions: Please apply online at: www.jobs.unt.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=60385 

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate. The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

 

 

 

Posted 04/14/2015

 

Institution: The University of Texas at El Paso
www.utep.edu 
Director of Accounting and Financial Reporting

Salary Range: $95,000 annually

Job Description: Purpose of Position Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of two sections: Financial Reporting and General Accounting. Essential Functions Promote organization policies and procedures in compliance with local, state, and federal rules and regulations; advise University personnel regarding the development and implementation of regulatory strategy, potential areas of regulatory concern, and new government/regulatory developments. Direct the preparation of directives to department supervisors outlining policy, program, or operational changes to be implemented. Direct the development and implementation of goals, policies, priorities, and procedures relating to the three supervised departments and related units. Supervise and participate in the timely preparation of financial statements and various reports required by management, state, local, and federal regulatory agencies. Assist in the installation and maintenance of accounting records to show receipts and expenditures. Direct the maintenance of general and subsidiary ledgers, accounts receivable, revenue distribution, depreciation, cost, property, and operating expenses. Direct and participate in cost analyses and rate studies. Direct and prepare reports of estimated future costs and revenues. Serve as contact for internal and external audits of departments within VPBA. Monitor external financial audits of departments outside of VPBA. Monitor, document, and improve controls over financial systems and processes. Develop short and long-range plans, conceptual designs, and budget requirements and documentation for assigned areas. Develop, implement, and provide training policies, standards, guidelines, and security monitoring processes in relation to general control, privacy regulations, and development and operation of the University's infrastructure. Review and approve documentation for financial transactions prepared by assigned departments. Understands department's role in accomplishing the University's mission. Acts as liaison between department and internal or external customers. Participates in various committees, professional trainings, industry conferences, and conventions. Ensure department compliance with all State and University policies.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of two sections: Financial Reporting and General Accounting. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Direct Reports currently include two Assistant Directors and one Administrative Assistant. Indirect reports include approximately 14 Administrative and Professional personnel and 4 students.

Required Qualifications Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. Five years of experience in audit, financial reporting, government or fund accounting including at least three years of demonstrated leadership and supervisory experience. Occasional traveling required.

Preferred Qualifications Master's degree in Accountancy, MBA, or related degree. Strongly preferred Certified Public Accountant. PeopleSoft knowledge a plus. Strong knowledge of Accounting/Financial Reporting. Strong communication skills and ability to work independently.

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.



 

 

 

 

Posted 04/13/2015

 

Institution: The University of Texas at San Antonio
www.utsa.edu
Budget Analyst II

Starting Salary Range: Negotiable; $31,900 Ė $45,000/Annualized; commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Due: Posting Open Until Filled
Type: Salaried/Full Time

About UTSA: The University of Texas at San Antonio serves the San Antonio metropolitan area and the broader region of South Texas through its three campuses: 1604 Campus, Downtown Campus and the Institute of Texan Cultures. UT San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, and community engagement and public service. With nearly 29,000 students enrolled in nine colleges and the Graduate School concentrating their studies in 66 bachelor, 52 master and 24 doctoral degree programs.

Job Description: Reporting to the Assistant Director of Budget Planning and Development, the Budget Analyst II positions provide professional level budget reporting and analyses associated with the planning, development and maintenance of the Universityís operating budget. These positions are responsible for the application of budget analysis techniques to support annual operating budget, strategic and operational planning and forecasting.

Required Qualifications: The successful candidate must have a commitment to excellence and attention to detail; a Bachelorís degree, preferably in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Information Technology or related field from an accredited institution; 2 years of experience in budget preparation, accounting or financial management analysis is required; 1 year of experience working with financial systems, data reporting, retrieval and analysis tools. Prefer PeopleSoft Commitment Control and/or Commitment Accounting experience in a similar public sector higher education organization.

Application Procedure: For complete position announcement, along with the online application process, access the UTSA Human Resources website at https://www.utsajobs.com . You will be required to attach a resume and cover letter. This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check. Review of applications is on an ongoing basis.

The University of Texas at San Antonio is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
 

 

 

Posted 04/13/2015

 

Institution: The University of Texas at El Paso
UTEPVPBA@wittkieffer.com
Vice President for Business Affairs

 
Job Description: The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) seeks an experienced and visionary business professional to serve as its next Vice President for Business Affairs (VPBA), supporting the institution's access and excellence mission, including its goal of becoming a Tier One national research university serving a 21st century student population. Reporting to the President, the VPBA provides executive leadership and has overall responsibility for managing the University's fiscal and physical resources, working in concert with the President and her Cabinet toward fulfilling UTEP's institutional mission and goals while maintaining accountability and public trust. The Vice President oversees an operating budget of roughly $475 million and a host of business offices, human resource services as well as campus auxiliary and facility services operations. The next VPBA will have a record of increasing responsibility and demonstrated success in the leadership and management of a wide range of complex business affairs and customer service activities in higher education, proven analytical skills, construction and capital projects financing, and an understanding and experience with implementing large scale human capital and financial management software systems. The ideal candidate will demonstrate passion and enthusiasm for working with a diverse community of faculty, staff, and students in a high achieving, fast-paced, changing environment; a strong team orientation; and an understanding of the complexities of serving at a state institution of higher education.


Required Qualifications: A bachelor's degree in business administration, finance or related field is required; an MBA, CPA, JD or other advanced degree is preferred.


About UTEP: In 2014, UTEP celebrated its centennial and 100 years of service to students and the Paso del Norte region. From its modest beginning as a small state school of mines and metallurgy serving only 27 mining engineers, today UTEP enrolls over 23,000 students in a full range of 166 undergraduate and graduate programs. The University's extraordinary success in positively impacting the students it serves is validated by Washington Monthly magazine's 2014 ranking of UTEP as one of the top 10 universities in the nation, grouped with Stanford, Harvard, UC Berkeley, UCLA and UC San Diego. For three consecutive years, Washington Monthly has ranked UTEP #1 among all U.S. universities in the social mobility category for its success in helping students achieve their academic and professional dreams. As the University works to reduce the educational achievement gap separating minority from more affluent populations, nearly 80 percent of UTEP's students today are Hispanic and reflect the demographics of the El Paso region that traditionally has not enjoyed the benefits of having full access to educational opportunities. Benefiting from over $300 million in recent building expansions, renovations and infrastructure improvements, and a nearly completed campus transformation of the University's grounds, perimeter roads and transportation network, UTEP provides the El Paso community with access to a wealth of educational programs and cultural events. Visitors, as well as students, faculty and staff enjoy exciting Division I athletic programs; award-winning theater, dance, and music productions, the internationally acclaimed Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, and the Centennial Museum and Desert Gardens. El Paso, the safest large city in the United States, is a highly livable, high desert, multi-cultural community of over 800,000 people. A full leadership profile is available at www.wittkieffer.com .


Application Procedure: Recruitment is underway. Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. To ensure consideration, nominations and applications (including a resume and cover letter), should be sent by May 11, 2015 to UTEPVPBA@wittkieffer.com . For questions and confidential inquiries please call Jane Courson at 617-283-0399.
 

The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or sexual orientation in employment or the provision of services.

 


 

Posted 04/01/2015



Institution: Prairie View A&M University
jobs.pvamu.edu
University Compliance Officer

Job Description: Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) invites applications for the position of University Compliance Officer. This position is responsible for conducting proactive compliance and internal control testing to deter audit findings and to ensure compliance with laws, rules and regulations. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to monitor and coordinate the progress on implementing and developing solutions to University audit findings, policies, procedures and rules in accordance with the Texas A&M University System.

Prairie View A&M University, a member of the Texas A&M University System, is a public land grant university located 45 miles northwest of Houston, Texas, the nation's fourth largest city. It has an enrollment of more than 8,000 students and offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in a variety of disciplines. The University's target service area for undergraduate, graduate and outreach programs includes the Texas Gulf Coast Region; the rapidly growing residential and commercial area known as the Northwest Houston Corridor; and urban Texas centers.

Required Qualifications: Interested applicants must have a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or a Business related field. Three (3) to five (5) years of experience in auditing the governmental or private sector is required. Significant experience in account reconciliation, monitoring laws, rules, and regulations of municipalities, state, government or industry to remain in compliance is essential.

Application Procedure: The application deadline is April 13, 2015. Interested applicants will be required to attach a resume, reference list, and copy of unofficial transcript to the online application to ensure full consideration. To view this job announcement in its entirety and to apply online, please visit us at: jobs.pvamu.edu. For assistance with the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 936-261-1730 or jobs@pvamu.edu .


Prairie ViewA&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer

 

Posted 03/18/2015


Institution: UT Health Science Center San Antonio
http://www.uthscsajobs.com/postings/1281
Manager, Internal Audit 2015111

Salary Range: Minimum Starting Salary 64,000.00

Job Description: The Manager of Internal Audit reports to the Chief Audit Executive and is a key contributor in the Internal Audit and Consulting Services Department at UT Health Science Center San Antonio. The Manager of Internal Audit provides insight and advice on governance, risk management, and internal controls by leading and conducting both assurance and consulting services. Supervises and conducts complex audits to evaluate and document the risks and controls in the areas under review in a manner consistent with the Institute of Internal Auditors International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing. Writes internal audit reports that are clear, concise and provide value-added recommendations Assists the CAE in the performance of risk assessments at the institutional level, as well as at the audit level to develop and execute risk-based audit approaches. Assists in the professional development and supervision of staff auditors by recommending goals, monitoring performance and providing coaching and mentoring. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: Requires a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or related field and at least seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in auditing, including a minimum of three (3) years of supervisory or management experience. Requires professional certification as a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Application Procedure: MUST APPLY ONLINE AT http://www.uthscsajobs.com/postings/1281 

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer which includes protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Positions are security sensitive and will require a background check.
 

 

 

Posted 03/18/2015

 

 
Institution: University of Houston Clear Lake
www.uhcl.edu/hr
Director - General Accounting

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Job Description: The Director of General Accounting reports to the Associate Vice President of Finance and provides direction, stable leadership and management of the General Accounting Department of the University. General Accounting services include; Student Accounting and Receivables, State Accounting, Asset Management, Bank Reconciliations, and General Accounting and Financial Reporting. Responsible for the oversight of monthly, quarterly and fiscal year-end closing processes related to the University's financial system and will ensure professional administration for accounting activities in support of the University's mission. Prepares Annual Financial Reports quarterly and annually and various other state and federal required reports in compliance with GAAP, GASB, UH System and Federal and State of Texas Financial Reporting requirements.

Accounting services include Student Accounting and Receivables, State Accounting, Asset Management, Bank Reconciliations, Cash Audits and General Accounting and Financial Reporting. Administer and assist in resolving issues related to student financial accounting, Uniform Statewide Accounting System (USAS), Asset Management, banking-related and any other accounting services. Management functions include recruiting, training, documenting processes, developing and retaining staff, and monitoring operations to improve efficiency. Serve as liaison for Business Coordinators for all accounting and financial reporting functions of the University. Collaborate with other UH campuses to address common accounting issues and resolutions. Collaborate with other UH department leaders on subject matter related to accounting and financial reporting. Ensure timely and accurate completion of daily, monthly and annual financial requirements, including processing of financial transactions, financial close, reconciliations, certifications, financial reports and integrity analysis. Maintain a thorough understanding of the financial operations to ensure the integrity of the general ledger, financial reports and compliance with GASB standards as well as the federal, state and UH System regulations. Support the implementation of FMS PeopleSoft modules including testing, conversion validation, training and sustainment. Provide assistance and training to the University community on general and specific needs related to Financial Services. Responsible for the preparation of various other federal and state financial reports - Sources & Uses Report, Integrated Post-Secondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Report, Cost Study Report, Integrated Fiscal Reporting System (IFRS), Fraud Risk Assessment Survey and Report and any other surveys and/or reports, as required. Perform any other financial duties to support the University and the Finance Division as needed.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Accounting or other Finance-related field. - Five years of experience in audit, financial reporting, government or fund accounting. - Two years of demonstrated leadership and supervisory experience. - Must have excellent written and oral communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills in order to maintain effective working relationships. Knowledge of accounting systems, strong analytical skills and problem solving ability. High proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word. Ability to work independently as well as the ability to work as a member of the Accounting team. Must have strong organizational skills. Ability to effectively mentor others.

Application Procedure: Security sensitive position - must pass motor vehicle and criminal history records check before an offer will be made. https://jobs.uhcl.edu/postings/9319  www.uhcl.edu/hr

University of Houston Clear Lake is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

 

 

 

 

 

Posted 02/17/2015

 

 
Institution: The University of Texas at Arlington
https://uta.service-now.com/jobs/
Associate Vice President - Budget, Planning & Analysis

Salary Range: negotiable

Job Description: The University of Texas at Arlington is accepting applications for the position of Associate Vice President for Budget, Planning and Analysis. Reporting to the Vice President for Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer, the Associate Vice President for Budget, Planning and Analysis is a new key leadership position assuming a key role in transitioning the university towards a comprehensive budget process that is collaborative as well as performance and data driven. This role is responsible for creating and implementing a new vision and design of the Office of Budget, Planning and Analysis that will support the institution in informed decision making through robust planning, analysis and information delivery. The position will also assist university leadership in implementing appropriate budget and planning strategies for university growth and development. The position will work closely with leadership, department heads, budget and financial managers across the institution.

Budget, Planning and Analysis Responsibilities: 1. Provide university-wide leadership and administration for all funds budgets, budget development and management. 2. Identify, develop, and implement ongoing improvements and enhancements to the budgetary planning, administration, control and related business processes as appropriate. 3. Coordinate and participate in the annual budget planning meetings with the university's Executive Budget Committee. 4. Review, analyze, evaluate, and recommend strategic and tactical budget plans for schools, colleges, divisions, and the university. 5. Lead efforts to identify strategies for reducing costs, gaining operating efficiencies and diversifying university revenues; make recommendations to VP Business Affairs. 6. Assist university leadership in developing and implementing appropriate budget and financial planning strategies for university growth, development and efficiencies. 7. Serve on the VPs leadership team. 8. Develop, implement, and maintain budget policies, procedures, and guidelines for the university. 9. Prepare and present budget reports to senior institutional leadership and other constituencies as appropriate. 10. Develop, implement and maintain systems for management reporting, financial planning, forecasting, projections, and cost analysis. 11. Works closely with the Associate Vice President of Business Affairs to ensure that budgets and forecasts are recorded and reported accurately and in a timely manner for month end, quarterly, and annual reporting cycles. 12. Coordinate training campus constituencies on budget related processes and reporting. 13. Assist VP for Business Affairs on special projects and other duties as assigned.

Office Management Responsibilities: 1. Responsible for creating and implementing a new vision and design of the Office of Budget, Planning & Analysis that will support the institution in informed decision making through robust planning, analysis and information delivery. 2. Responsible for performing supervisory functions for the Office of Budget, Planning & Analysis including staff leadership, supervision, mentoring, team building and professional development. 3. Develop organizational structure, technical and analytical skill sets, systems and processes to support budget, planning and analysis functions. 4. Ensures information and data accuracy for reporting and analysis, fact-based information, deadline completion in a timely manner and timely delivery of services and information. 5. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: Master's degree in Business Administration, Finance, Public Administration, or related field required and a minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience preferably in a higher education. Experience in planning and budgeting at the organizational level, particularly in higher education. Demonstrated experience in addressing and developing complex institutional budgetary priorities and needs. Proficient in statistical analysis, revenue forecasting, financial modeling, project modeling and business plan development.

Application Procedure: Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1)Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, major. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To submit an application go to UT Arlington's careers website https://uta.service-now.com/jobs/ . A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists. The use of tobacco products is prohibited at UT Arlington.

The University of Texas at Arlington does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation in employment or in the provision of services.


 

 

 

 

Posted 02/10/2015

 

Institution: University of North Texas System
https://jobs.unt.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=60213
Job Title: Senior Associate Controller for Operations

Salary Range:

Job Description: The System Controller department provides all accounting, reporting, and service focused operations for all University of North Texas System component institutions. The areas of responsibility include Campus Accounting & Reporting, Student Financial Services, Accounts Payable, Payroll, centralized external and internal financial reporting, and external compliance related reporting. The University of North Texas System is comprised of three component institutions with four major locations: University of North Texas located in Denton, TX, University of North Texas Health Science Center located in Fort Worth, TX, University of North Texas at Dallas located in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas, TX, and University of North Texas System located in Downtown Dallas, TX.

This position is located at our Business Service Center at Woodhill Square, just south of our flagship campus in Denton. The Senior Associate Controller for Operations oversees the financial management and operation of payroll and accounts payable for UNT System and component institutions. Performs highly advanced (senior-level) managerial work. Develops controls necessary to accomplish operational objectives, including relationships with internal and external auditors and state and federal agencies. This position's primary responsibility is to provide leadership to ensure the organizational effectiveness and financial integrity of the payroll and accounts payable functions. Directs the activities of the payroll and accounts payable management team and their respective staff members. Works under the general supervision of the System Controller, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to: * Plan and coordinate processes for the filing of state and federal reports. * Direct ongoing improvements to the payroll, time & labor, and accounts payable systems. * Ensure compliance of internal controls for payroll and accounts payable operations. * Improve the operational systems, processes and policies to provide enhanced management reporting, internal controls, business processes and organizational planning. * Drive initiatives with the management team and organizationally that contribute to long-term operational excellence. * Contribute to short and long-term organizational planning and strategy as a member of the System Controller's senior management team. * Motivate a diverse workforce to achieve a high level of proficiency and integrity in processing disbursement transactions. * Create and implement innovative solutions to meet operational needs and to improve accuracy, timeliness and efficiencies in the accounts payable and payroll processes. * Develop, measure and monitor key performance indicators, metrics and department budget to manage the function and ensure overall operation is functioning at top efficiency. * Build strong cross functional partnerships to resolve processing issues with other internal departments including; general accounting, purchasing, financial reporting, human resources and campus controllers.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in related field and eight years of closely related professional experience which provides the following knowledge, skills, and abilities: * Knowledge of effective managerial methods and techniques and how to establish and maintain an effective workforce * Ability to plan, assign and supervise the work of subordinates * Extensive knowledge of University policies and procedures related to functional area (or ability to rapidly assimilate) * Extensive knowledge of Texas rules and regulations related to functional areas (or ability to rapidly assimilate) * Ability to plan and conceptualize and make sound business decisions * Must exercise considerable independent and professional judgment in matters of significance * Strong presentation skills * Strong problem solving skills * Strong critical thinking skills * Strong planning and project management skills * Ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations verbally and in writing * Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships * Ability to work independently * Knowledge of safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed

Preferred Qualifications: * Master's degree in Business Administration (Finance) * Certified Payroll Professional (CPP), Certified Accounts Payable Professional (CAPP), or Certified Public Accountant (CPA). * Knowledge of PeopleSoft financial systems.

Application Procedure: Please apply online at: https://jobs.unt.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=60213 

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate. The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing


 

 

 

Posted 02/10/2015

 

Institution: University of North Texas System
https://jobs.unt.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=60359 
Job Title: Director, Student Accounting Services

Salary Range:

Job Description: The System Controller department provides all accounting, reporting, and service focused operations for all University of North Texas System component institutions. The areas of responsibility include Campus Accounting & Reporting, Student Accounting Services, Accounts Payable, Payroll, centralized external and internal financial reporting, and external compliance related reporting. The University of North Texas System is comprised of three component institutions with four major locations: University of North Texas located in Denton, TX, University of North Texas Health Science Center located in Fort Worth, TX, University of North Texas at Dallas located in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas, TX, and University of North Texas System located in Downtown Dallas, TX.

This position is located at our Business Service Center at Woodhill Square, just south of our flagship campus in Denton. The Director reports to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance, System Controller and is responsible for directing and overseeing the administrative, fiscal and accounting functions of the department. Essential functions of the position include: providing leadership, vision and supervision to the employees, interpreting and communicating state and federal regulations, interpreting and enforcing all University policies and meeting various state and IRS reporting requirements. Performs highly complex (senior-level) supervisory program work in Student Accounting Services. Work involves establishing goals and objectives; developing guidelines, procedures, policies, rules, and regulations; developing schedules, priorities, and standards for achieving goals; evaluating activities; developing and evaluating budget requests; and coordinating activities. Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of others. Works under limited supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to: * Directs and oversees the daily operations of the Student Accounting Services department and directly supervises the areas of sponsored billing, student accounting, and collections. * Manages all responsibilities associated with the assessment and collection of tuition and fees; refunding of financial aid and various types of refunds; collections; and annual 1098T reporting to students and IRS. * Manages various student accounting functions, including, but not limited to: third party sponsored payments, tuition and fee exemptions, tuition waivers, installment payment of tuition, enrollment and class cancellation, state reimbursement processing and timely reconciliation of university accounts. * Represents the department on various committees in a professional and ethical manner. * Ensures quality service is provided to all students, parents, faculty and staff. * Hires, trains, monitors, and conducts scheduled evaluations of the work performance of employees supervised. * Ensures that monitoring systems are in place to track compliance with all federal and state laws and regulations, and that all staff have the training that they need to comply with relevant laws and regulations. * Adheres to and fosters high standards of ethical conduct, compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, and appropriate financial oversight and controls. * Observes safety, security and confidentiality precautions appropriate to work performed (applicable to all non-classified staff).

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in related field and seven years of closely related professional experience which provides the following knowledge, skills, and abilities: * Current Texas CPA license or ability to gain via reciprocity * Experience in higher education and extensive familiarity with student accounting * Knowledge of effective managerial methods and techniques and how to establish and maintain an effective workforce * Ability to plan, assign and supervise the work of subordinates * Extensive knowledge of University policies and procedures related to functional area (or ability to rapidly assimilate) * Extensive knowledge of Texas rules and regulations related to functional area (or ability to rapidly assimilate) * Ability to plan and conceptualize and make sound business decisions * Must exercise considerable independent and professional judgment in matters of significance * Strong presentation skills * Strong problem solving skills * Strong critical thinking skills * Strong planning and project management skills * Ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations verbally and in writing * Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships * Ability to work independently * Knowledge of safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed

Preferred Qualifications: * Master's degree in Business Administration (Finance) * Experience in a Texas public higher education institution

Application Procedure: Please apply online at: https://jobs.unt.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=60359.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate. The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing

 

 

 

 

Posted 02/10/2015


Institution: University of North Texas System
https://jobs.unt.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=60362 
Job Title: Senior Accountant

Salary Range:

Job Description: The System Controller department provides all accounting, reporting, and service focused operations for all University of North Texas System component institutions. The areas of responsibility include Campus Accounting & Reporting, Student Accounting Services, Accounts Payable, Payroll, centralized external and internal financial reporting, and external compliance related reporting. The University of North Texas System is comprised of three component institutions with four major locations: University of North Texas located in Denton, TX, University of North Texas Health Science Center located in Fort Worth, TX, University of North Texas at Dallas located in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas, TX, and University of North Texas System located in Downtown Dallas, TX.

This position is located at our flagship campus in Denton. The Senior Accountant performs moderately complex (journey-level) accounting work. Work involves preparing financial statements, records, documents, and reports. May specialize in some phase of accounting work such as state funds accounting, property and equipment control, cost, payroll, budgeting, or bond servicing. Works under general supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to: * Prepares financial statements, reports, schedules, and exhibits; prepares and/or processes general journal entries; and prepares and/or processes payment, cash, and related vouchers. * Prepares periodic analyses of account balances and prepares technical reports. * Audits accounting and financial documents for accuracy and compliance with departmental policies and procedures and state and federal statutes. * Classifies, codes, posts, and balances financial and accounting documents and records. * Reviews agency accounting records, such as revenue collection records, and ensures agency assets are accounted for properly. * Maintains adequate records of expenditures, funds, appropriations, and expenses, as well as revenue collected and deposited. * Maintains systems and controls necessary to provide accurate accounts of expenditures and account balances. * Researches and reconciles discrepancies in accounts, bank statements, or appropriation balances; and reports findings. * Assists in making recommendations for improvements, adaptations, or revisions to the accounting system and accompanying procedures. * Assists in planning procedures and regulations to control the receipt of funds, manual revisions, and related forms as necessary. * May check and audit records for compliance with established standards. * May plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others. * May assist in the preparation of year-end tax documents for students, which may include performing year¨ end testing to ensure information system and processes working appropriately. * May assist with campus-level items such as establishing course fee tables for each new semester, processing excessive course hour requests, etc. * Performs related work as assigned.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in accounting, finance or a related field related field and three years of accounting experience. The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are required: * Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and procedures affecting the maintenance of accounting records and automated accounting systems. * Working knowledge of MS Office suite. * Skill in using office computer information systems to organize, store, manipulate and retrieve data. * Effective communications skills both orally and in writing. * Critical thinking skills. * Ability to plan, organize and effectively manage multiple assignments. * Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. * Ability to work in a fast paced environment, with frequently changing priorities. * Focused on providing a high level of customer service and follow-through.

Preferred Qualifications: * Current Texas CPA license or ability to gain via reciprocity. * Experience in a Texas public higher education institution * Experience with PeopleSoft and student accounting Please apply online at: https://jobs.unt.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=60362.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate. The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.
 

 

 

 

 

Posted 02/10/2015


Institution: University of North Texas System
https://jobs.unt.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=60363 
Job Title: Senior Principal Accountant - Sponsored Billing

Salary Range:

Job Description: The System Controller department provides all accounting, reporting, and service focused operations for all University of North Texas System component institutions. The areas of responsibility include Campus Accounting & Reporting, Student Accounting Services, Accounts Payable, Payroll, centralized external and internal financial reporting, and external compliance related reporting. The University of North Texas System is comprised of three component institutions with four major locations: University of North Texas located in Denton, TX, University of North Texas Health Science Center located in Fort Worth, TX, University of North Texas at Dallas located in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas, TX, and University of North Texas System located in Downtown Dallas, TX.

This position is located at our Business Service Center at Woodhill Square, just south of our flagship campus in Denton. The Senior Principal Accountant leads other accountants in performing accounting functions associated with sponsored billing as part of the Student Accounting Services department. Responsible for all sponsored billing processes and revenue reconciliation within Sponsored Accounting. Performs highly advanced (senior-level) and/or supervisory accounting work. Work involves directing, administering, monitoring, and evaluating the preparation of financial statements, records, documents, and reports. Specializes in accounting work involving sponsored billing. Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of others. Works under minimal supervision of the Director, Student Accounting Services, with extensive latitude in the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to: * Performs accounting functions associated with sponsored billing by working with both students and sponsors. * Prepares financial statements, reports, schedules, and exhibits; prepares and audits general journal entries; and prepares and audits payment, cash, and related vouchers. * Prepares periodic analyses of fund balances and prepares technical reports. * Audits accounting and financial documents for accuracy and compliance with departmental policies and procedures and state and federal statutes. * Classifies, codes, posts, and balances financial and accounting documents and records. * Checks accounting operations in progress, and reviews and audits completed financial records for accuracy and conformance with legal and departmental procedures and regulations. * Maintains and determines the accuracy and reliability of agency accounting records, such as fund, appropriation, revenue collection records, and ensures agency assets are accounted for properly. * Maintains adequate records of funds, appropriations, and expenses, as well as revenue collected and deposited. * Maintains systems and controls necessary to provide accurate accounts balances for agency programs. * Analyzes and recommends improvements, adaptations, or revisions to the accounting system and accompanying procedures. * Researches and reconciles discrepancies in accounts, bank statements, or other balances; and reports findings. * Assists in planning procedures and regulations to control the disbursement of allocated funds, manual revisions, and related forms as necessary. * Instructs staff on the maintenance of accounting records on expenditures and revenue collected, the posting of general ledgers, and the posting of journal entries and/or adjustments. * May approve and sign expense accounts and purchase vouchers submitted for payment. * Directs the maintenance of accounting records on receipts and disbursements in compliance with state and federal statutes, policies, and procedures. * Assists in planning accounting and administrative support work procedures. * Trains others in accounting functions relating to sponsored billing. * Performs related work as assigned.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in accounting, finance or a related field related field and five years of accounting experience. The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are required: * Experience in a supervisory position leading other accountants * Knowledge of fiscal programs; of governmental accounting; of budget control methods, policies, and procedures; and of laws and regulations pertaining to financial operations. * Thorough knowledge of accepted accounting practices, legal statutes, and policy and procedure affecting financial record keeping * Skill in the use of office equipment, computers, and associated software applications. * Ability to interpret and apply accounting theory, to plan and coordinate financial programs, to plan procedures and coordinate accounting operations, to interpret laws and regulations, to communicate effectively, and to train others. * Skill in using office computer information systems to organize, store, manipulate and retrieve data. * Effective communications skills both orally and in writing. * Critical thinking skills. * Ability to work accurately with numerical detail consistently and to perform accounting operations legibly * Ability to analyze, consolidate, and present accounting data in clear concise form * Demonstrated ability in coordinating and supervising the work of others

Preferred Qualifications: * Experience in Texas public higher education and State reporting requirements * Experience with billing processes, managing accounts receivable, sponsored grant accounting and contracts * Current Texas CPA license or ability to gain via reciprocity

Application Procedure: Please apply online at: https://jobs.unt.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=60363 


The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate. The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing
 

 

 

 

Posted 02/10/2015


Institution: University of North Texas System
https://jobs.unt.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=60385 
Senior Principal Accountant - Student Accounting

Salary Range:

Job Description: The System Controller department provides all accounting, reporting, and service focused operations for all University of North Texas System component institutions. The areas of responsibility include Campus Accounting & Reporting, Student Accounting Services, Accounts Payable, Payroll, centralized external and internal financial reporting, and external compliance related reporting. The University of North Texas System is comprised of three component institutions with four major locations: University of North Texas located in Denton, TX, University of North Texas Health Science Center located in Fort Worth, TX, University of North Texas at Dallas located in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas, TX, and University of North Texas System located in Downtown Dallas, TX.

This position is located at our Business Service Center at Woodhill Square, just south of our flagship campus in Denton. The Senior Principal Accountant performs highly advanced (senior-level) and/or supervisory accounting work. Work involves directing, administering, monitoring, and evaluating the preparation of financial statements, records, documents, and reports. May specialize in some phase of accounting work such as federal funds accounting, property and equipment control, cost, payroll, budgeting, or bond servicing. May plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude in the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to: * Prepares financial statements, reports, schedules, and exhibits; prepares and audits general journal entries; and prepares and audits payment, cash, purchase, travel, and related vouchers. * Prepares periodic analyses of fund balances and expenditures; and prepares technical reports on payroll, estimates, cost data, and budget items. * Audits accounting and financial documents for accuracy and compliance with departmental policies and procedures and state and federal statutes. * Classifies, codes, posts, and balances financial and accounting documents and records. * Checks accounting operations in progress, and reviews and audits completed financial records for accuracy and conformance with legal and departmental procedures and regulations. * Maintains and determines the accuracy and reliability of agency accounting records, such as expenditure, fund, appropriation, expense and revenue collection records, and ensures agency assets are accounted for properly. * Maintains adequate records of expenditures, funds, appropriations, and expenses, as well as revenue collected and deposited. * Maintains systems and controls necessary to provide accurate accounts of expenditures and budget balances for agency programs. * Analyzes and recommends improvements, adaptations, or revisions to the accounting system and accompanying procedures. * Researches and reconciles discrepancies in accounts, bank statements, or appropriation balances; and reports findings. * Assists in planning procedures and regulations to control the disbursement of allocated funds and in preparing letters of instruction, manual revisions, and related forms as necessary. * May instruct staff on the maintenance of accounting records on expenditures and revenue collected, the posting of general ledgers, and the posting of journal entries and/or adjustments. * May approve and sign expense accounts and purchase vouchers submitted for payment. * May direct the maintenance of accounting records on receipts and disbursements in compliance with state and federal statutes, policies, and procedures. * May assist in planning accounting and administrative support work procedures. * May train others. * Performs related work as assigned. Bachelor's Degree in accounting, finance or a related field related field and five years of accounting experience.

Required Qualifications: * Experience in a supervisory position leading other accountants * Knowledge of fiscal programs; of governmental accounting; of budget control methods, policies, and procedures; and of laws and regulations pertaining to financial operations. * Thorough knowledge of accepted accounting practices, legal statutes, and policy and procedure affecting financial record keeping * Skill in the use of office equipment, computers, and associated software applications. * Ability to interpret and apply accounting theory, to plan and coordinate financial programs, to plan procedures and coordinate accounting operations, to interpret laws and regulations, to communicate effectively, and to train others. * Skill in using office computer information systems to organize, store, manipulate and retrieve data. * Effective communications skills both orally and in writing. * Critical thinking skills. * Ability to work accurately with numerical detail consistently and to perform accounting operations legibly * Ability to analyze, consolidate, and present accounting data in clear concise form * Demonstrated ability in coordinating and supervising the work of others

Preferred Qualifications: * Experience in Texas public higher education and State reporting requirements * Current Texas CPA license or ability to gain via reciprocity.

Application Procedure: Please apply online at: https://jobs.unt.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=60385 .

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate. The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.
 

 

 

 

Posted 02/04/2015


 
Institution: Prairie View A&M University
http://www.pvamu.edu/
Financial Associate


Job Description: Prairie View A&M University and the Office of Financial Administration invite applications for the position of Financial Associate. This position is responsible for providing assistance to the Project Administrator/Time Effort Specialist on grant accounting and administration. Primary duties, include but are not limited to, performing and facilitating the close out process for Financial Project Compliance (FPC), by processing complex financial transactions; verifying changes and retrieving financial data; applying and enforcing rules and regulations; researching and resolving problems and discrepancies; and compiling information and preparing reports. In addition, the successful candidate will be responsible for assisting with preparing, routing, and submitting proposals based on grant guidelines for the Annual Formula Grant Opportunities in the food and agricultural science programs, as well as Facilities and the university radio station KPVU. This position will create and monitor financial documents through the university financial system for Financial Project Compliance approval, reconcile FPC accounts for accounts receivable purposes, and prepare periodic financial requirements of sponsored projects, to include financial reports and billings. Candidate will also be expected to provide customer service via multi-line phone system, receive, sort, and date stamp incoming mail, and respond appropriately as requested by the department.


Prairie View A&M University, a member of the Texas A&M University System, is a public land grant university located 45 miles northwest of Houston, Texas, the nationís fourth largest city. It has an enrollment of more than 8,000 students and offers bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees in a variety of disciplines. The Universityís target service area for undergraduate, graduate and outreach programs includes: the Texas Gulf Coast Region; the rapidly growing residential and commercial area known as the Northwest Houston Corridor; and urban Texas centers.
Qualifications: Interested applicants must have a High School diploma or general equivalency education. One (1) to three (3) years of customer service experience to include experience with computers and basic office equipment. Candidate must be willing able to work some evenings, weekends, and travel.


Application Procedure: The application deadline is February 17, 2015. To apply for this position, please visit our website at: https://jobs.pvamu.edu . Interested applicants will be required to submit a resume, a list of three references with contact information, and a copy of a High School Diploma/or GED via the online application to be fully considered. For assistance, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 936-261-1730 or jobs@pvamu.edu.
 

Prairie View A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.



 

Posted 01/27/2015


Institution: Sul Ross State University
http://www.sulross.edu/ 
Director of Accounting Services

Salary Group: Unclassified (10) Job Code : 1800


Job Description: To manage the financial accounting and reporting activities, accounts receivable, accounts payable, property management, grants accounting, and cash management functions of the University. To provide leadership to professional and clerical staff. To maintain, monitor, and update the University accounting system as required and mandated by applicable current GASB, FASB, and/or Texas State Comptroller guidelines.


Scope: 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, collections, ledger maintenance, receivables maintenance, payables maintenance, property management, and a variety of complex regular and special assignments. Assists in business continuity processes.


Duties: Essential: Reviews written requests for ledger adjustments, reviews and approves all payment vouchers; oversees the administration of university grants and contracts; prepares the annual financial report, assists the VP for finance in the preparation of the Legislative Appropriations Request, and other required reports; oversees the property accounting function; oversees the general accounting, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and revenue accounting functions; plans and prepares staff work assignments. Supervises and manages all transactions within the University Administrative System (Banner) and the Uniform Statewide Accounting System (USAS) as well as other statewide systems. Maintains compliance with all required accounting and financial reporting guidelines and related reconciliations. Responds to ad hoc inquiries and provides guidance and training to other departments concerning accounting matters. Provides leadership including, but not limited to, Del Rio, Eagle Pass, Castroville and Uvalde sites. Some evening and weekend work is necessary; other duties as assigned. Responsible for personal safety and the safety of others; must exercise due caution and practice safe work habits at all times.


Supervision:

Received: General supervision by the Vice President for Finance and Operations.
Given: Supervises all Accounting Services Office staff.

Required Qualification: Bachelorís degree in Accounting.
Preferred Qualification: CPA and /or MBA.


Experience
Required: Five years experience in applying advanced accounting skills or five years managing an accounting operation within Higher Education. Working knowledge of Finance systems.
Preferred: Experience obtained managing an accounting operation in Higher Education or a state agency; working knowledge of Banner Finance System.


Equipment/Skills
Required: PC skills particularly Excel and Word. Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing. Ability to interact effectively and professionally with faculty, staff, and the general public.

Working Conditions
Usual: Office conditions; exempt from overtime provisions. Position is Security Sensitive.


Any qualifications to be considered in lieu of stated minimums require the prior approval of Human Resources Director.


Sul Ross State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer

 

 

Posted 01/15/2015


Institution: The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
www.thecb.state.tx.us/apps/jobs.cfm
Director, Strategic Planning

Salary Range: $6,250 - $7,000 month

Job Description: General Description: Performs highly advanced professional administrative and management work for matters related to the Board's higher education strategic planning and accountability functions. Work includes supervising and overseeing the work of the Planning area staff. Works under minimal supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. This position reports to the Deputy Assistant Commissioner of Strategic Planning.

General Duties and Responsibilities: . Provides professional support to the Deputy Assistant Commissioner of the Division of Strategic Planning and works with other divisions and with educational institutions to achieve the goals of the Board's state higher education plan. . Supervises, directs, and oversees the work of staff in the Planning area of the Strategic Planning and Funding Division. . Assists with the continued development of the Accountability System for higher education, and works with the Assistant Commissioners for Strategic Planning and Funding, Academic Quality and Workforce, and College Readiness and Success to identify ways to use the Accountability System to inform and improve policy and practice. . Prepares special reports as needed on statewide higher education policy issues. . Oversees data preparation for the Accountability System, online resumes, Texas Public Higher Education Almanac, and other agency applications and publications. . Establishes clearly defined priorities, assignments, and deadlines for designated projects and promptly informs the Deputy Assistant Commissioner of significant changes. . Assesses personnel requirements and makes recommendations to the Deputy Assistant Commissioner. . Ensures that work products are adequately documented and updated. . Assists with the Board's efforts in planning for the future of higher education. . Performs other duties as assigned by the Deputy Assistant Commissioner of Planning and Accountability.

Required Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university. . Minimum four years of significant and successful leadership, administrative, and supervisory experience. . Experience must include higher education data expertise and strategic planning, as well as policy analysis. Direct experience with higher education institutions is required. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: . Knowledge of Higher Education data, policy and practice. . Skills in project management. . Skills in the use of a personal computer, including the use of electronic mail, word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet software. . Skill in the use of statistical analysis software such as SAS, STATA or SPSS. . Ability to demonstrate analytical thinking, interpersonal, and leadership skills. . Ability to communicate effectively with excellent oral and written communications skills to a wide range of individuals. . Ability to plan, direct, and coordinate complex data analyses and reporting and the ability to analyze complex problems and develop solutions. . Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships. . Ability to demonstrate flexibility and adaptability toward changes in assignments. Preferred: . Master's Degree from an accredited senior college or university. . Experience with legislative bodies. . A working knowledge of Texas higher education policy, finance, and statistics.

Physical Requirements and/or Working Conditions: Work is performed in a standard office environment and requires: . Regular, reliable, and punctual attendance at work; . Frequent use of personal computer, copiers, printers and telephones; . Frequent sitting; . Frequently works under deadlines, as a team member, and in direct contact with others. .

Application Procedure: Employment is contingent on passing post-offer, pre-employment criminal history check. A State of Texas application is required. For more information on how to apply for this position, go to the Coordinating Board's employment opportunities website at www.thecb.state.tx.us/apps/jobs.cfm. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board participates in E-Verify for each new employees' Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For questions please call the HR Department at 512-427-6190. For vocal and/or hearing assistance call 7-1-1, (512) 427-6190.

The Coordinating Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
 

 

Posted 01/13/2015

Institution: The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
http://www.utpb.edu/
Director of Accounting

Salary Range: Competitive

Job Description: Purpose of position: Provide stable leadership and direction for the UT Permian Basin Accounting Services Office to include Accounts Payable, Student Receivables, Grants and Contracts Accounting, Treasury, General Accounting and Financial Reporting. Essential functions: Ensure the timely and accurate completion of daily, monthly and annual financial requirements. Including processing of financial transactions, close, reconciliations, certifications, financial reports, and integrity analysis. Provide stable management and leadership for the Financial Services Office, including recruiting, training, documenting processes, developing and retaining staff, and monitoring operations to improve efficiency. Maintain a thorough understanding of the financial operations to ensure the integrity of the general ledger, financial reports, and compliance with GASB standards as well as the federal, state and UT System regulations. Support the implementation of FMS PeopleSoft modules including testing, conversion validation, training and sustainment Provide assistance and training to the University community on general and specific needs related to Financial Services Maintain the chart of accounts and the financial security for the Comptrollers and University's accounting systems. Perform other financial duties to support the University and the Financial Services office as needed.

Marginal/Incidental functions: Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or related field with five or more years of experience in audit, financial reporting, government or fund accounting including at least three years of demonstrated leadership and supervisory experience, and a demonstrated ability to work independently.

Preferred qualifications: MPA or CPA with seven or more years of relevant accounting, leadership and reporting experience including five years of supervisory experience. Knowledge of DEFINE and/or experience with PeopleSoft. High proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word. Strong communication and organizational skills, work well with and effectively mentors others.

Working conditions: May work around standard office conditions. Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation. Manual dexterity required. Will be required to travel out of town for training and development; will likely be required to work overtime and weekend hours during reporting periods.

UTPB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer

 

 

Posted 01/09/2015

Institution: The University of Texas - San Antonio
www.utsa.edu
Budget Analyst II

Salary Range: $31,848 - $45,000/Annualized

Job Description: Institution: The University of Texas at San Antonio www.utsa.edu. Location: San Antonio, Texas Posted: 12/30/2014 Application Due: 02/11/2015 Type: Salaried/Full Time Position Title: Budget Analyst II (2 Positions) Starting Salary Range: Negotiable; $31,848 - $45,000/Annualized; commensurate with qualifications and experience.

About UTSA: The University of Texas at San Antonio serves the San Antonio metropolitan area and the broader region of South Texas through its three campuses: 1604 Campus, Downtown Campus and the Institute of Texan Cultures. UT San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, and community engagement and public service. With nearly 29,000 students enrolled in nine colleges and the Graduate School concentrating their studies in 66 bachelor, 52 master and 24 doctoral degree programs.

The Position Reporting to the Assistant Director of Budget Planning and Development, the Budget Analyst II positions provide professional level budget reporting and analyses associated with the planning, development and maintenance of the University's operating budget. These positions are responsible for the application of budget analysis techniques to support annual operating budget, strategic and operational planning and forecasting.

Qualifications: The successful candidate must have a commitment to excellence and attention to detail; a Bachelor's degree, preferably in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or related field from an accredited institution; 2 years of experience in budget preparation, accounting or financial management analysis is required; 1 year of experience working with financial systems, data reporting, retrieval and analysis tools. Prefer PeopleSoft Commitment Control and/or Commitment Accounting experience in a similar public sector higher education organization.

Application Procedure: For complete position announcement, along with the online application process, access the UTSA Human Resources website at https://www.utsajobs.com. You will be required to attach a resume and cover letter. This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check. Review of applications will begin after application date listed above.

The University of Texas at San Antonio is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


 

 

Posted 01/09/2015

Institution: University of North Texas System
https://jobs.unt.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1420745262875
Associate Vice Chancellor for Treasury

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications

Job Description: The Treasury Department provides treasury and debt management operations for the University of North Texas System and component institutions. The University of North Texas System is comprised of three component institutions with four major locations: University of North Texas located in Denton, TX, University of North Texas Health Science Center located in Fort Worth, TX, University of North Texas at Dallas located in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas, TX, and University of North Texas System located in Downtown Dallas, TX.

This position is located at our Business Service Center at Woodhill Square, just south of our flagship campus in Denton. This is a highly responsible position reports directly to the Vice Chancellor for Finance and is responsible for providing direction, supervision, leadership and strategic planning in Treasury and debt management operations for the University of North Texas System and component institutions. This is a dynamic leadership role that offers the opportunity to have significant impact over Treasury Operations, which include cash management and forecasting, oversight of short-term and long-term investments and allocations, investment risk management, tax policy and compliance, endowments, bonds, investment banking relations, external debt management and financial reporting requirements for these areas. This position is expected to work closely with the Controller and Assistant Controllers, Senior Director for Financial Reporting, Senior and Vice Presidents for Finance, Budget Directors and other institutional senior financial leadership, Foundation leadership, and financial and banking partners.

Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to: Manage System-wide flows of cash and investments to provide the most efficient and secure environment: oversee all cash management functions including cash concentration, wires, and account funding; analyze and reconcile investments, provide timely reporting and performance analysis, and instill internal controls and fiduciary responsibility over the System's operating cash portfolio. Assist in monitoring short- and long-term investment strategies for the system: manage the investment risk profile within an environment characterized by a pro-active approach toward safety, loss prevention and control, while striving for optimal efficiency of cash flow; invest and protect the institutional financial assets to meet liquidity needs while optimizing returns within appropriate risk parameters. Optimize financing structures for both long- and short-term capital needs with an emphasis on maintaining credit strength and a low cost of capital and work with the credit rating agencies. Deliver the financial analysis tools and expertise to enable the implementation of the System strategic financial plan: develop, cultivate and maintain relationships with internal and external constituents, including bankers, third party vendors and internal constituents such as Senior Executives, Presidents, and the Board of Regents; generate ad-hoc reporting and analysis of cash and treasury operations, debt and liquidity, including short-term borrowing and investing; develop useful, standardized reporting for senior executives and the Board of Regents. Provide oversight of the daily activities of the department, including commercial bank activity transactions, cashiering operations, reports, forecasts, and special projects: serve as primary architect for Treasury policies and procedures; ensure that the department is compliant with all State and Federal compliance laws to include reporting required by the Securities and Exchange Commission; provide investment and cash management counsel, standardized processes and treasury operations oversight for the System's varied business models.

Minimum requirements: Degree in Business Administration or related field and ten years of professional related experience. Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Certified Treasury Professional (CTP), or current Texas CPA license (or ability to gain via reciprocity). Demonstrated progressively responsible management and leadership experience in areas of responsibility noted in function of job and examples of work above. Proven executive-level management experience in a large, complex, and diverse organization. Investment management experience. Demonstrated experience in effective organizational leadership, personnel management, management of risk, collaborative relationship building, conflict management, innovation, and interpersonal and organizational communication, as well as a proven track record of high ethical standards and strong business acumen. Strong working knowledge of administrative, operational, and financial activities. Demonstrated success and expertise in broad operational leadership roles. Ability to interpret and advise on the application of GAAP, GASB, federal and state statutes and regulations. Proven oral and written communication skills to a diverse range of audiences and organizational levels. Demonstrated successful strategic and tactical planning, policy development, and problem solving.

Preferred Qualifications: Degree in Accounting, advanced degree in business, and direct experience in service related areas noted in function of job, operations or oversight of the same. Experience as a business, financial, or operations executive including setting policy, developing and successfully leading change implementations, and collaboratively developing strategic plans to support a variety of business initiatives. Experience in Texas higher education and State reporting requirements. Experience with PeopleSoft, Hyperion, and/or Cognos Business Intelligence for Reporting.

Application Procedure: For more information, contact: Warren Kennedy Special Assistant to Vice Chancellor for Finance warren.kennedy@untsystem.edu. Apply online at: https://jobs.unt.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1420745262875

UNT System is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. It is our policy to provide Equal Employment Opportunities (including provisions for training, development, transfer and promotion) for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, disability, or veteran's status.

 

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