The Controller oversees the general accounting information system of the institution which includes cash management and bank reconciliations, accounts receivable, accounts payable, treasury management (endowment and planned gifts), capital financing, investment accounting/reporting, and budget development/control. The position is further responsible for monthly payroll processing, the maintenance of the general ledger, year-end audit, tax return, and financial statement preparation, campus compliance with Federal and State regulations, general campus accounting policies and processes, and internal control over financial transactions and reporting.
Embrace, support, and promote Erskine College’s Christian mission and philosophy of Christian higher education.
Direct and coordinate the daily operation and management of the Erskine Business Office, Campus Bookstore, and Campus Post office. This includes, but is not limited to, cash management, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, loans and collections, general ledger, fixed assets subsidiary ledger, endowment management, and supply and mail services.
Responsible for the maintenance and on-going improvement of the institution’s internal control system and procedures manual.
Internal and external financial reporting, including tax forms (Forms 990 and 5500).
Maintain listing of Endowment investments, individual fund balances, and quarterly reports.
Responsible for the maintenance of the general ledger and the timely closing of the fiscal year.
Year-end audit preparation.
Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual departmental, grant, and special needs financial statements.
Compliance with federal and state regulations, internal control, integrity of accounting system and federal grant reconciliation.
Approve all employees who receive a company credit card, reviews receipts for audit purposes, internal and external financial reporting.
Other duties as assigned.
Directs and coordinates the daily operation and management of the Erskine Business Office. Direct supervisor for the following positions:
Accounts Receivable Coordinator
Accounts Payable Coordinator
Coordinator of the Campus Bookstore
Campus Post Office Supervisor
Bachelor’s Degree required, CPA license preferred
At least 5 years of experience in financial management required with preference for experience with Great Plains (general ledger) and Fundriver (endowment software)
Preference for experience in higher education or another not-for-profit business
Deadline: Application review will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
About Erskine College
The mission of Erskine College is to equip students to flourish by providing an excellent liberal arts education in a Christ-centered environment where learning and biblical truth are integrated to develop the whole person. Therefore, Erskine seeks candidates for faculty positions who are professing Christians and who are committed to excellence in teaching and service. They should support the goals of a strong liberal arts education and be willing to explore with students the integration of faith and learning.
Erskine’s tradition of excellence in liberal arts higher education goes back nearly 175 years to its founding in 1839 by the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, making it one of the oldest, most respected church-affiliated colleges in the Southeast.
Our alumni lead businesses and organizations both large and small throughout the world. More than half of Erskine’s graduates go on to some type of graduate education. In fact in the past several years nearly 100% of all graduates applying to medical graduate programs were accepted, and several proceeded directly into top tier Ph.D. programs. However, our mission moves us beyond simply producing competent professionals.... We seek to equip the whole person — intellectually, physically and spiritually — to flourish in life and leadership.
To do this, we see Erskine as both an excellent liberal arts college and a close-knit community. This combination provides excellent opportunities for students and faculty to take learning beyond the classroom. Quality is revealed, weaknesses are strengthened, and character is refined through intentional, individual relationships. Erskine is proud of the fact that faculty serve as mentors and often become lifelong friends with students.
Erskine College is located in the academic village of Due West in Abbeville County, South Carolina, an area rich in colonial, Revolutionary War, and Civil War history. The town and the college have a number of antebellum buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Erskine College is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Baccalaureate–Arts & Sciences institution with selective admissions. Erskine is an NCAA Division II institution and a member of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
It is the policy of Erskine College and Seminary to fully comply with all applicable laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, military service, application for military service, or veteran status. The institution will utilize strategies designed to assure that qualified persons with disabilities, women, and legally protected minorities are well represented in applicant pools from which employees are selected.
As a religious educational institution, Erskine College and Seminary strives to achieve and maintain a Christ-centered environment. Consistent with that goal, Erskine College and Seminary shall exercise its theological, constitutional, and statutory right to take religion into account in all employment decisions.