Rockefeller University Associate Controller in New York, New York

Job Title Associate Controller

Laboratory / Department Finance

Department Description

The Finance Department of the University encompasses the Controller's Office and the Office of Budget, Treasury and Research Administration. These offices are dedicated to ensuring the integrity of data submitted, recorded and reported and to providing the highest level of financial services in support of the University's mission in Biomedical Research.

Detailed Description

Working closely with and reporting to the University Controller, the Associate Controller will be responsible for overseeing the closing of the books for the year, assisting in preparing the annual financial statements of the University, serving as the primary contact for the external auditors, preparing the Schedule of Federal Awards as part of the University's audit of its Federal Awards Program (Uniform Guidance), preparing the financial statements of the University's Hospital, preparing the financial statements of the University Associates Philanthropic Foundation, endowment pool and related investment accounting, and assisting the University's tax consultants with the preparation of Form 990T and the preparation of the University's Faculty and Students' Club annual tax return (Form 990). The Associate Controller will be the direct liaison between the Finance Office and the University's Investment Office and Development Office and will perform specific functions for the Vice President of Finance.

Job Requirements

Bachelor's degree in accounting, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and a minimum of six years of work experience in public accounting required; minimum of 2 years of industry specific experience preferred. Must have excellent teamwork and customer service skills, strong analytical, problem solving, and presentation skills as well as thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles. Must have the ability to operate independently, and exercise substantial latitude for independent judgment, action and discretion in accomplishing goals and objectives. Must have the ability to work successfully in a team environment and to form and maintain effective teams and manage and develop relationships with programs, employees, and other University departments through effective communication. Must have demonstrated ability to train and supervise subordinates. Must have excellent organizational and communication skills and the ability to communicate complex accounting issues in simple, understandable terms.

Additional Details

The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans