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Job Title:   Manager, Financial Reporting Controls
Pay Grade:   c106
Pay Band Min / Max:    - 
 
Position Number:   P100029718
Department / Hospital:   Controller 2 -STA

The University of Miami is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.

  

This role will primarily be responsible for Compliance support for the Controller’s Office.  The responsibilities will include assessing compliance and operational risks, and developing risk management strategies.  Prior to assuming the Compliance duties, this role will initially assist the Financial Reporting team and report to the Financial Reporting Director.  The responsibilities will cover the general ledger conversion, quarterly review and audit preparation, as well as other Financial Reporting duties such as addressing complex transactions, researching accounting literature, interpreting new reporting guidelines

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 
Compliance
  • Perform compliance reviews covering internal controls best practices/requirements. Use best-practice audit techniques to determine root-cause of exceptions and deficiencies. Identify compliance issues that require follow-up or investigation.
  • Disseminate written policies and procedures related to compliance activities.
  • Provide employee training on compliance related topics, policies, or procedures.
  • Prepare management reports regarding compliance operations and progress.
  • Conduct and document process walkthroughs to evaluate design and effectiveness of internal controls.
  • Utilize data analytics in performing audit services.
  • Develop effective relationships with management and promote internal audit awareness throughout organization.
  • Create and maintain documentation of financial and ERP processes/controls, and operational policies and procedures.
Financial Reporting
  • Test general ledger conversion to agree back to prior-year audit for financials and footnotes
  • Participate in the month-end, quarter-end, and year-end financial close reporting as needed
  • Participate in the preparation of review and audit-related work papers, schedules, and financial statements
  • Research and analyze complex accounting transactions, which includes knowledge of researching/applying U.S. GAAP and understanding interdependencies.
  • Interact directly with key members of the external audit team.
  • Develops and maintains procedures related to Financial Reporting processes. Recommends changes as needed.
  • Analysis and assistance in implementation of new higher-education related professional accounting pronouncements.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
  • Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office including Excel and Word.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with discretion.
  • Confidentiality and Integrity - must be able to represent and model integrity within the organization.
  • Deal with people in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism.
  • Commitment to excellent customer service and positive teamwork.
  • Ability to handle stress and work well under pressure.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and time management skills, able to work independently. Strong knowledge of U.S. GAAP.
  • Strong experience in preparation and analysis of financial data.
QUALIFICATIONS – EDUCATION / WORK EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor's degree with major in accounting. CPA and/or CIA preferred.
  • Seven years of progressively experience, including experience in both financial reporting and SOX audit/compliance.
  • Familiarity with operational, financial, and quality assurance procedures and regulations preferred.
  • Experienced in evaluating the design and effectiveness of internal controls.
  • Experienced with the internal control framework established by COSO.
  • Knowledge of IT general controls and application controls a plus.
  • Knowledge of data analytics and tools a plus.
 
 
 
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