Under the direction of the Vice President for Finance, the Controller provides strong leadership to facilitate critical planning for the quality and administration of PCOM's financial services including: accounting, payroll, budgeting, grants and compliance reporting, external audits, internal financial and compliance audits, internal controls, accounts payable, student accounting, cashiering, Bursar's Operations, and the Grant and Contracts Operations.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:
Prepares PCOM's consolidated and subsidiary financial statements and ensures development, documentation, and access to all policies and procedures supporting the accounting and financial service functions at PCOM.
Ensures an appropriate system of internal controls, monitoring financial accounting systems to ensure efficient operations.
Reviews and analyzes accounting data and management reports to ensure that all information properly reflects the PCOM financial position and results of operation.
Oversees the financial operations and services of PCOM, ensuring financial activity is in compliance with all regulations such as GAAP, GASB, SAS, State and federal regulations and with PCOM's policies and procedures.
Serves as the primary point of contact for all internal and external financial and compliance audits; manages all audits including compiling documentation, preparing audit schedules and resolving audit issues; addresses outstanding audit issues; coordinates the timely preparation and review of audit schedules, financial statements and reports for internal and external and other stakeholders.
Leads and manages the monthly and statutory year-end closing including analysis of trial balances; verifying assets, revenue, expenditures, and fund balance.
Monitors accounting systems and data to ensure an efficient and effective operations that facilitates accurate reporting and ensures appropriate internal controls.
Supervises and reviews financial analysis; preparesPCOM's consolidated financial statements and other reports required for internal and external auditors, State regulators, governmental agencies, Board of Trustees and other interested parties.
Oversees the Bursar's office to ensure the integrity of student accounts and cashiering including the tracking of accounts receivables.
Other duties as required.
Bachelor's degree required in Accounting, Finance, or a related field from an accredited college or university.
Master's degree in Business Administration or related field.
Minimum of six (6) years of progressive, relevant work experience in accounting operations management and finance that can be demonstrated to be applicable to the duties and responsibilities
Comprehensive administrative experience as an accounting supervisor, accounting manager, or controller, preferably from a higher education environment.
Experience coordinating external audits; demonstrated experience in process improvement and internal control development, implementation, and monitoring.
Demonstrated organizational ability to interpret and implement federal, state, and local laws and regulations as they pertain to accounting procedures and policies for institutions of higher education.
Certifications, Licenses, Registrations:
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred.
All inquiries MUST include:
• Curriculum vitae or resume • Salary requirements • Three (3) references, preferably from current or former supervisors
PCOM adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
About The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) is dedicated to the education of students in medicine, health and behavioral sciences. The College fosters the growth of the osteopathic profession by training physicians through programs of study guided by osteopathic medical tradition, concept and practice. PCOM is committed to the advancement of knowledge and intellectual growth through teaching and research, and to the well-being of the community through leadership and service.