Employment Opportunities

Manager – Financial Analysis & Reporting Office


Job Title:
Job Posting Number:
Job Posting Date:
October 18, 2017
Job Posting Closing Date:
November 14, 2017
Position Summary:
Position plans, directs, and coordinates the operations and personnel functions of the Office of Financial Analysis & Reporting, a division of the University’s Office of the Controller. This includes: Setting the strategic direction for the unit in line with University and Office of the Controller’s initiatives; Coordinating the timing and completion of the University fiscal year end book closing, including compiling and analyzing fund financial statements in accordance with Governmental Accounting Standard Board (GASB) standards and publication of the University’s consolidated annual financial report; Serve as primary liaison with the external auditors and coordinate the completion of the annual audit by designated due dates; Coordinate the completion of secondary/special-purpose audits, reviews, or agreed-upon-procedures conducted by the external auditing firm, including Federal Awards Single Audit, Public Broadcasting Services Audit; and NCAA Compliance Agreed-Upon-Procedures; Analyze and implement changes in accounting/financial reporting regulations issued by GASB, Federal Office of Management and Budget and other regulatory agencies applicable to the University; Provide oversight of the University’s monthly bank reconciliation internal control function and capital asset accounting; Collaborate with campus business officers for the continuous improvement of University policy and procedures and efficient use of accounting systems; Coordinate recurring and special request financial analysis and reporting, including analyzing financial trends and projecting future outcomes for reporting to executive management; Coordinate the University’s cost accounting systems; Attend continuing education conferences/webinars/classes to stay up-to-date on most current financial reporting standards; Provide staff supervision, direction and oversight to Financial Analysis and Reporting team members.
Minimum Requirements:
Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in Accounting; three to five years of progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in working with financial statement preparation, including accounting and auditing; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or progression towards completion of the CPA with expectation that it will be completed within the first year of employment with MSU.
Desired Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting; experienced in Higher Education/Non-profit accounting and financial reporting; experienced in working with auditors and analyzing and implementing new accounting standards; experience with enterprise financial and business intelligence systems and MS Access; experience with developing accounting systems, including dashboards, and other electronic reporting for executive management use; experienced in management and staff development.
Hannah Administration
426 Auditorium Road
Room 305
East Lansing, MI 48824
Hours M-F 8-5
Gregory Deppong
University Controller
Phone: 517-355-5020
Vince Schimizzi
Associate Controller
Phone: 517-355-5020
John Thelen
Assistant Controller
Phone: 517-355-5020
Michigan State University