Essential Functions of Positions: Responsibility for Accounting and Finance Functions - Oversees general ledger accounting, accounts payable, student accounts receivable, payroll and cash management functions for the University ensuring that appropriate internal accounting policies and procedures are both in place and are adhered to and that industry best practices for accounting, maintenance of financial information and reporting are considered and used as appropriate. Compliance – Ensures ongoing compliance with reporting requirements of the IRS, Department of Education, FASB and the State of California related to accounting for government funded grants and programs. Prepares and reviews all federal and state tax returns. Prepares, reviews and/or files all reports to the Department of Education, including FISAP. Negotiates indirect and overhead rates with government and private granting agencies. Monitors tax and other regulations that impact the Business Office. Ensures compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and government laws and regulations. Payroll - Oversees payroll process to ensure compliance with appropriate federal, state and local pay and reporting requirements as well as internal policies and procedures related to paying employees. Cash Management and Bank Account Reconciliations - Monitors cash flows, creates cash flow projections, and oversees the entire cash management function. Maintains strong and efficient cash management policies and procedures. Manages cash including making transfers to and from savings and investment accounts and operating line of credit. Manage cash flow needs, collaborate with the VPFA on future debt financing needs, and manage post-issuance compliance for tax-exempt bonds. Prepares monthly bank reconciliations, provide backup support for bank deposits, assist with cash management and investment transactions. Audits - Serve as primary liaison with the external auditors and coordinate internal and external auditing activities. Manage all University financial audit processes. Ensure timely preparation and completion of the Forms 990 and 990T working effectively with external auditors and tax advisors and communicating results to the Board of Trustees, executive management, and external third parties as required. Endowments and Investments - Oversee recording and distributing new money for the endowment funds and calculating earnings for allocation. Provides the Advancement Office with appropriate information that show endowment book and market values. Communicates scholarship and loan account balances to the financial Aid office. Perform back office functions for the effective management of the endowment (approximately $60 million) in conjunction with a professional investment advisor(s) as approved by the Board of Trustees Investment Committee.
Qualifications and Experience: Undergraduate degree in accounting, finance, or related degree. CPA preferred. Financial management experience at the Controller or Director of Finance level, with full responsibility for overseeing all day-to-day accounting functions. Deep understanding and expertise of GAAP. Nonprofit GAAP experience a plus but not required. Previous experience in the management and/or assisting of the annual audit. Experience in cash management, including management of cash flow, cash flow projections, and management of debt financing needs.
To Apply: *We are unable to offer remote work outside of the state of California. The review of applications will begin immediately. For consideration, applicants should submit a Holy Names University staff employment application, cover letter and resume to [email protected].
About Holy Names University Oakland's Holy Names University was founded in 1868 by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. Rooted in Catholic intellectual and spiritual traditions, the university's mission is to empower and prepare a diverse student body for productive lives of leadership and service in a complex world. HNU offers a liberal arts and professional education through 15 undergraduate majors and 7 master's degree programs. HNU's student-centered education, with small class sizes and courses in varied formats and schedules, meets the current needs of adult learners, including first-generation students and working adults. The University's idyllic, 60-acre campus is nestled in the Oakland hills of California and offers panoramic views of San Francisco Bay. To learn more, visit www.hnu.edu.
Holy Names University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome applications from the community, alumni and the general public. Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
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Nestled in the Oakland, CA hills with a panoramic view of the San Francisco Bay, HNU is rooted in Catholic intellectual and spiritual traditions, empowering a diverse student body for leadership and service. Guided by the core values of the Sister of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, HNU is a progressive, inclusive, and rigorous academic community offering a liberal arts and professional education. We prepare students to think critically and imaginatively, to understand and employ the veraious modes of knowledge, to communicate clearly and persuasively, and to promote the common good. Visit our website at www.hnu.edu to learn more about Holy Names University.