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Associate Controller Duties

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This position functions as a senior level manager within the Controller's Division and oversees the operations of two or more central administrative business operations.


Supervises the managers and/or directors and overall operations of several central administrative business operations within the Controller's Division. Assists managers and/or directors with sensitive problems, technical issues, conflict resolution, assigns and monitors work, evaluates performance, and makes raise recommendations.

Analyzes the work processes of each business operation and/or department and investigates possible improvements to the quality and/or efficiency of the work through such methods as increased automation, reorganization of the work, elimination of redundancies, etc. Reviews adequacy of internal control processes and implements needed change. Counsels managers and/or directors on complex issues related to policy/procedure, federal/state regulations, equipment and software needs, audit/accounting concerns, training, legal matters, etc.

Monitors developments in national higher education business processes for items that may benefit the University of Georgia and for required federal, state or other agency regulatory changes. Serves as the liaison between staff and senior management on communication an implementation of such changes.

Communicates policy/procedure issues with University departments. Works with managers/directors to ensure strong customer service to internal and external customers. Reviews and prepares required financial statements and other official University financial reports.

Maintains primary responsibility for departmental budgets. Assists managers in planning, monitoring, and allocating resources among departments for optimal efficiency. Also counsels indirect hires when the situation merits it.

Completion of a Master's degree in Accounting, Business Administration or related field and at least six years of experience in governmental or commercial accounting or Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration or related field and at least ten years experience in governmental or higher education accounting with emphasis on governmental accounting standards or an equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license desired.



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