Financial Accounting Director Job in Alaska

Financial Accounting Director

WORK TYPE: On Campus, Staff Full-time
ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT: University of Alaska Statewide
LOCATION: Fairbanks
CATEGORIES: Accounting/Finance/Grants, Business/Administrative/Personnel

Position Summary:

Are you an experienced CPA with a passion for accuracy, compliance, and financial reporting? The University of Alaska is seeking a dynamic individual to fill the role of Financial Accounting Director. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to the success of the leading higher educational institution in the State of Alaska.

You will be responsible for overseeing the preparation of the annual audited financial statements for the University of Alaska and the Education Trust of Alaska. Acting as a liaison with external auditors, you will ensure the audit of financial statements, federal single audit are completed within specific deadlines and resolve any audit findings. Additionally, you will be responsible for ensuring that Government Accounting Standard Board pronouncements are properly implemented and for the preparing the unrelated business income tax return.

This position serves as the system expert on financial accounting issues and oversees the specialized accounting functions, such as endowment, debt, investments, capital assets, reconciliation of balance accounts and the drawing of operating and capital appropriation from the State of Alaska.

Successful candidates will possess strong knowledge and experience in accounting, financial reporting, government accounting standard and the federal single audit, coupled with good communication skills.

You will be joining a group of experienced accounting professionals, and you will be supported by knowledgeable finance leaders in the System Office. Please Join us in shaping the future of the higher education in Alaska and be part of the team dedicated to excellence in financial reporting and compliance.

Minimum Qualifications:

A bachelor degree in accounting, finance or business administration is required and a Certificate of Public Accountants is preferred.

Position Details:

This is a full-time, exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage. New hires will be placed on the UA staff salary schedule, Grade 83, based on education and experience.

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references with your application.

ADVERTISED: 17 Nov 2023 Alaskan Standard Time
APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Open until filled

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