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[C18-001] - Office Of Fiscal Affairs: University Controller

Position Information

Administrative Faculty


Contact Person:
Kamilah Hastings
Phone: 860-832-0045

Job Description

Central Connecticut State University invites applications for a full-time University Controller reporting to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The successful candidate will direct fiscal affairs, including accounting, grants, budgeting, payroll, financial reporting, and analysis and planning, expenditure monitoring and internal control. Serves as the Chief Fiscal Officer of the University in the absence of the CFO, and as a key liaison to the CSCU System Office, auditors, and regulatory matters pertaining to the finances of the University. Candidates will be required to: exercise exceptional integrity and good judgment; have excellent written and verbal communication skills; and, have the ability to effectively build and manage teams. Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body. Duties for this position include:

  • Oversees all University accounting, budgeting, and grant functions to ensure that effective and efficient service is provided within appropriate State and federal procedures and regulations
  • Implements and maintains internal controls and audit
  • Negotiates with state, federal, and private auditors in the preparation of audit reports. Independently responds to audit findings. Identifies and implements corrective systems if needed and collaborates with operating divisions to support audit issue resolution
  • Prepares requests for allotment of appropriation for all funds
  • Gathers and analyzes data; prepares reports, statements, studies, and analyses as required/requested by outside agencies such as the CSCU System Office, Office of Policy and Management, State Comptroller, and Federal Grant Offices, as well as internal parties
  • Administers an accounting system for all funds that fulfills information and reporting requirements of both external agencies including GAAP, GASB, and NACUBO and the State Comptroller and University departments. Utilizing said system, provides the University Budget Office with periodic spending reports and historical expenditure analyses for compilation with department budget allocations
  • Reviews state accounting procedures and regulations and State Auditor recommendations and reports to ensure that the University financial operations are in compliance with such procedures and recommendations
  • Advises the CFO and other administrators on the financial condition of institutional funds and accounts and on appropriate fiscal procedures
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities related to those enumerated above which do not alter the basic level of responsibility of the position.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Business or a related field
  • Seven years of experience in fiscal affairs administration, including resource allocation and staff supervision
  • Sensitivity and commitment to equal opportunity and diversity in working with both internal and external stakeholders including students, faculty, staff and community.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven skills in leadership and management including promoting and managing change
  • Proven ability to identify strategic opportunities for change from complex financial data and plans
  • Experience with complex budgeting, including the development of multi-year plans
  • Strong familiarity with financial and other technology applications including, but not limited to, enterprise systems (e.g., Banner), System Implementations, and proficiency in MS Office including Excel
  • Ability to extract and analyze data, identify trends and prepare information for ad-hoc requests
  • Financial management experience including, but not limited to budgeting, ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment in a state agency or higher education institution
  • Ability to interpret and administer state and federal laws and regulations regarding payroll, purchasing, grant administration and contract administration procedures
  • Ability to foster a transparent and collaborative environment

Credentials and/or experience substantially comparable may be considered.

The University: CCSU is one of four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities system. Excellent professors and a wide array of academic programs prepare students for success in whatever field they choose. Our motto welcomes everyone to “See Yourself @ CCSU”. CCSU serves approximately 12,200 students - 9,500 undergraduates, and 2,700 graduates with a richly diverse population: more than 30 percent of students are of traditional minority heritage. Visit our web site at

The Community: CCSU is located in New Britain, a city of some 70,000, within a 10-minute drive to the state capital in Hartford. New Britain is home to the nationally recognized New Britain Museum of American Art and offers a range of cultural opportunities, including the New Britain Symphony Orchestra, two theatres, and an extensive park system. The University is approximately two hours (by car) from both Boston and New York City.

Application and Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by August 18, 2017. Salary is commensurate with education and experience; salary range is from $89,003 to $133,399. Benefits include tuition waiver at any of the four state universities for the employee, their spouse and unmarried dependents under the age of 25. To begin the application process, click on the Apply Now button and electronically submit the following in a single file:

  • Letter of interest addressing qualifications for the position
  • Current resume
  • Names of three current professional references (including a current or former supervisor) with mail and email addresses, and phone numbers

Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., SSN, DOB, marital status) from any documents submitted. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Emailed or mailed copies will not be accepted.

Central Connecticut State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer