The Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Colorado State University is seeking a Finance Coordinator which provides professional, comprehensive guidance in developing and executing fiscal strategies, utilizing sound cost based accounting principles, policies and procedures in support of the overall strategic missions of CSU, CVMBS, and VTH. Specifically this involves cost accounting and fiscal management oversight; supervision, guidance and training on fiscal operations and policies; oversight of inventory management system; database mining and validation for financial and operational data; and oversight of Kuali purchasing, accounts payable and financial document approvals. This requires knowledge of revenue recognition principles, university and state fiscal rules, donor intentions and other rules and regulations as applicable.
Financial Oversight • Apply professional interpretations of accounting policies, rules and regulations to ascertain a range of appropriate internal controls, working in partnership with the Veterinary Teaching Hospital Business and Finance Manager. • Provide oversight of fee estimates, deposits and collections activities to ensure compliance and fiscal responsibility. • Determine appropriateness and allow ability of purchasing, accounts payable and financial documents in the Kuali financial system and make necessary approvals or denials. Provide direction and insight on policies and regulations which may apply. • Provide oversight of inventory management system and ensure accuracy and compliance with internal and university policies. Manage the year-end internal audit process. • Review financial reports for accuracy. • Coordinate cost analysis projects with the various cost centers within the hospital by providing guidance for the collection of data and then developing accurate cost analysis reports for review by management. • Gather data from e-thority database, validate correctness, and provide reports as requested from management, section heads and staff. Develop additional reports to assist the Director and the Business and Finance Manager with decision making. • Assist the Business and Finance Manager in the analysis of financial data to track trends. • Initiate and manage the capital equipment request process. • Prepare Kuali documents for month-end and year-end processes, including Cost of Goods Sold entry, revenue transfers, accounts receivable and sales tax.
Supervision • Supervise the Accounting Technician II who is responsible for account reconciliation, financial reporting, travel, p-card reallocation, cell phones and reception backup duties. Provide direction and training as needed to ensure fiscal compliance and customer service excellence. • Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion. Education/ Work Experience:
Required Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree and three year’s minimum work in an accounting / finance capacity at a professional level directly relevant to the position responsibilities as described. • Proficiency working with the Microsoft Office suite including significant experience in Word, Outlook and particular emphasis on Excel. • Minimum two year’s supervisory experience. • Demonstrated effective communication skills. • Demonstrated excellence in customer service.
Preferred Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance and/or business administration. • Experience in a revenue generating business with internal and external client interaction. • Experience interpreting and ensuring compliance with regulatory policy. • Experience with an operating budget of $10m or higher. • Experience managing budgets with multiple funding sources and or cost/sharing requirements. • Financial working knowledge and project management within an institution of higher education.
Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin December 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.
Apply electronically by sending a cover letter that addresses the responsibilities and qualifications of the position as noted above, resume, and the names of three work references to the attention of the Business and Finance Manager at the following email address: Linda.Hutson@colostate.edu. References will not be contacted without prior notification of applicants.
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