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Director, General Accounting and Financial Reporting

Basic Position Information

Job Code: 2095

Title: Director, General Accounting and Financial Reporting

Department: General Accounting

Essential Personnel: N

Job Family: Financial Services

Job Sub-Family: Accounting, Budget & Finance

FLSA Classification: E

Job Grade: 18

Grade Min: $80,937

Grade Mid: $99,147

UHD Succession Plan: Y

Criticality of Position: Significant

Career Ladder: Individualized

Campus Security Authority: Y

Screening Committee: Y

Motor Vehicle Record Check: N

Job Summary

The Director of General Accounting and Financial Reporting is responsible for the timely and accurate reporting of the University's operating results on a monthly, annual (AFR) and ad-hoc basis.

The Director manages the daily general accounting operations and ensures compliance with GAAP and federal, state and university rules and regulations.

Duties

  • Manages the day-to-day accounting functions which include: chart of accounts maintenance, property accounting, state accounting, general ledger, bank account and accounts receivable reconciliations
  • Manages the financial reporting functions of the University consistent with standard accounting practices and policies
  • Coordinates the fiscal year-end processes and procedures and UHD's submission of the Annual Financial Report (AFR) and various other State of Texas reports
  • Coordinates work relating to both internal and external audits in the periodic review of the financial records
  • Oversees the implementation of agreed upon recommendations, related to areas of responsibility, resulting from the audit findings

Marginal Duties

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports:

  • Supervises full-time employees

Delegation of Work:

  • Regularly assigns work to subordinate(s)

Supervision Given:

  • Makes final decision on evaluating employee performance; coaching and counseling; and granting time off. Provides recommendations on training; handling employee grievances and complaints; promotions; hiring new employees; discharging employees; disciplinary actions; and scheduling work hours of employees.

Qualifications

Required Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business, Finance, Economics or related field

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of seven (7) years of progressive and relevant experience

License/Certification:

  • None required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Economics or a related field
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), designation must be current
  • Experience in Higher Education
  • Experience with PeopleSoft Financials
  • Experience with State of Texas Accounting Systems (USAS)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of trends, issues, and accepted practices relevant to the position

Skills:

  • Candidates must have strong analytical and problem solving skills, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Abilities:

  • Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse university community

Work Location and Physical Demands

Primary Work Location:

  • Works in an office environment

Physical Demands:

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior work environment, which does not subject the employee to any unpleasant elements.
  • Position is physically comfortable; individual has discretion about sitting walking, standing, etc.
  • Work environment involves minimal exposure to physical risks.

Position Specific Competencies

Commitment to Excellence - UHD

  • Demonstrates a commitment to competently perform his/her job duties and responsibilities within established time frames.
  • Continuously strives to improve work performance.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her commitments to the university.
  • Contributes to the success of the university by consistently providing quality results in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.

Integrity

  • Demonstrates high ethical standards of conduct in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her actions.
  • Respects and complies with department and university policies, procedures, and work rules.

Respect and Cooperation

  • Treats others with courtesy, respect, and dignity in the workplace.
  • Promotes cooperation through open and honest communications and consideration of others ideas, thoughts, and opinions.

Dependability

  • Takes responsibility to accomplish job assignments within reasonable deadlines.
  • Willing to accept new projects and/or commitments.
  • Does due diligence to complete projects within specified timeframes and/or fulfill commitments.
  • Arrives to work on time prepared and ready to contribute.

Flexibility

  • Willingly adjusts to changing work assignments or conditions.
  • Open to changes in operational procedures, technology, and/or organizational structure.
  • Views changes as opportunities for learning and professional development.
  • Displays a positive attitude to encourage others.
  • Promptly responds to changes in work priorities and/or unexpected circumstances or situations.

Proficiency

  • Possesses required job skills and knowledge.
  • Demonstrates the ability to apply those skills and knowledge to competently perform his/her job duties and assignments.

Customer Relations Management

  • Ensures customer's needs and expectations are addressed within his/her department or section. (Customers can be students, external constituents, employees, or university guests.)
  • Mentors and guides department/section staff by sharing knowledge and best practices to appropriately respond to customer's requests.
  • Monitors staff interactions with customers for professional conduct, consistent application of university policies and procedures, and follow up of outstanding requests.
  • Assumes responsibility for addressing complex or unusual requests.

Financial Management

  • Manages assigned financial resources in compliance with federal, State, and university policies and procedures.
  • Monitors expenditures to ensure they are authorized and within approved budget.
  • Reports accurate and reliable data of financial transactions and resources.
  • Promptly notifies management of budget issues and/or discrepancies.

Decision Making

  • Demonstrates the ability to make informed decisions in a timely manner.
  • Assimilates and/or secures relevant information to assess the risks and benefits of alternatives.
  • Considers impact of decision in the long and short term.

Supervision

  • Supervises the work of staff employees.
  • Sets clear goals and expectations within reasonable timeframes.
  • Motivates staff through constructive feedback, challenging assignments, and recognition of achievements.
  • Provides mentorship and guidance by sharing expertise and best practices.
  • Supports staff by providing essential resources, professional development opportunities, and open communication.
  • Promptly addresses performance issues with appropriate measures and discretion.

Building External Relationships

  • Demonstrates the ability to build rapport and develop relationships with external constituents.
  • Displays a genuine interest in constituents' ideas and concerns, and pursues mutual interests and aspirations between the university and external constituents.
  • Builds trust and forms alliances through shared respect and cooperation.

Computer/Automated System Proficiency

  • Proficient in the use of university applications or automated systems to perform job duties.
  • Complies with related policies, procedures, and work rules to maintain system security and data integrity.

This job description may not encompass all duties and responsibilities associated with the position.

Last updated 4/27/2022 6:10 AM