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Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Business/Financial Management
Internal Number: 1001
Southwestern Assemblies of God University exists to equip students spiritually, academically, professionally, and cross-culturally for their God-given careers and callings.
The Assistant Director reports directly to the Director of Accounting. Upon requests, the Assistant Director may be asked to provide reports to the Vice President of Business and Finance or the President. The Assistant Director is responsible for making sure the Accounting office runs smoothly, handles the daily operations, oversees the month-end process, maintains strong internal controls, and that its practices and procedures are in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). The Assistant Director is key in researching and facilitating the implementation of new technologies and improvements to current accounting practices including managing the procedures of our card processors and electronic payments. The Assistant Director serves as liaison and team lead to the Staff Accountants. The Assistant Director will assist with daily accounting functions, preparation of financial statements and preparation for the annual audit. The Assistant Director serves as the contact person for student organizations that have funds held in the custody of the University.
Faith, service, and lifestyle that meets University expectations (See IPM sections: “Statement of Core Values,” “Doctrinal Statement,” “Christian Standards,” “Lifestyle Standard.”)
Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related
3-5 years of Accounting experience preferred
Well-developed leadership and managerial skills
Strong problem-solving skills
Strong customer service and relational skills with other employees within the office, outside the office, with students and alumni
Understanding of non-profit accounting, financial statement, general ledger entries and other accounting functions (i.e. HR, A/P, A/R, etc.)
Understanding of GAAP principles and industry best practices
Well-developed communication and technological skills
Proficient in all Microsoft products
Ability to handle responsibilities independently and prioritize projects and tasks under minimum supervision