Detailed Job Description Position Summary: Perform accounting, financial reporting and tax responsibilities for Global Delivery Corporation (GDC), Prepare and analyze financial results including preparation of RIT Croatia financial statements, GDC's annual IRS 990 Information (Tax) Return and coordinate Personal Income Tax (PIT) payments and Croatian and US tax returns for employees on international teaching assignments. Provide excellent service to faculty, staff and students.
RIT GDC is a separate, wholly owned subsidiary of RIT, formed to develop and deliver instructional services globally. Campuses are currently located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (898 HC); Kosovo (493 HC); Dubrovnik and Zagreb, Croatia (874 HC); and, Beijing and Weihai China (475 HC). Annual GDC revenue in FY 20 was $8.7M.
Provide oversight of GDC activity including: 1) review and approve journal entries for GDC, overhead, payroll, taxes, accounting and legal fees, scholarships/gifts, and corrections; 2) allocate GDC benefits based on payroll expenses; 3) manage the creation and upload of annual budgets in (SOA) format to Oracle for global campuses; 4) monitor monthly/quarterly invoices for GDC programs; 5) review and coordinate support funding for GDC programs, as needed; and, 6) oversee completion of the annual inventory process for GDC programs. Resolve any issues that are identified.
Compile quarterly and fiscal year-end financial statements for GDC including year-over-year comparisons and flux analyses; year-end projections; and, quarterly management discussion and analysis by location. Manage monthly financial reporting for various GDC programs (board presentation, department statements, project summary, and account analysis).
Manage monthly process for remitting Croatian PIT payments to the Croatian tax authorities including: 1) verification of net salaries on overseas employee assignments; 2) submission of information to GDC's external tax advisor for calculation of taxes owed; 3) approve journal entries to record the transactions in the general ledger. Review gross up calculations for both RIT and GDC employees for PIT and tax preparation. Prepare and disseminate communication to employees regarding year-end IP statements for faculty and staff who worked in Croatia.
Manage the biweekly payroll process for GDC employees including: 1) management of the master payroll file; 2) monitor payroll changes within payroll software; 3) act as liaison to payroll software company; 4) manage all tax related payroll matters (i.e. proper distribution of W-2's); and, 5) resolve payroll issues.
Prepare high-level analysis of accounts receivable balances for RIT Croatia and GDC, recording adjusting entries as needed for allowances, scholarships and deferred balances.
Prepare RIT Croatia financial statements annually. Support the annual audit of RIT Croatia local financial statements, as applicable.
Manage the preparation of core and supporting schedules for GDC's IRS Form 990 Informational Return. Input data into Crowe software for review by management. Present Form 990 to the RIT GDC Board annually.
Reconcile balance sheet accounts (including inter-company) between GDC programs and RIT general ledger. Resolve any outstanding issues.
Monitor cash balances in foreign bank accounts, prepare reporting for possible transfer of funds, and coordinate transfer if necessary.
Monitor gifts given to GDC in the US designated for foreign programs ensuring: 1) accurate classification on the GDC SOA; 2) that donor-imposed restrictions are met; and, 3) funds are released from restrictions when spending restrictions are met.
Complete research for other special projects related to accounting, financial reporting and tax reporting/compliance for global programs as requested by management.
Participate in a minimum of 40 hours of training/professional development annually (or a pro rata amount based on standard working hours). Training must be applicable to the employee's role current within the Controller's Division with the intent of enhancing overall knowledge as well as the specific skills, whether functional or technical, required to perform successfully in the position.
Required Minimum Qualifications BS in Accounting or a related field required; CPA or MS preferred. Seven to eight years applicable work experience preferably in a higher education setting required or a combination of education and experience. Advanced PC and Microsoft Office skills required; Oracle or other enterprise financial system experience preferred.
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