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Contact:

Susan Hickman
Asst. to VP for Administration and Finance

shickman@ctu.edu

Posted 3/20/2013

Job Title:

Controller

Hours:

Full time

Organization:

Catholic Theological Union
5401 S. Cornell Ave.
Chicago, Illinois6 60615
www.ctu.edu

Description:

CONTROLLER – RELIGIOUS NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Catholic Theological Union (CTU), a graduate school of theology and ministry in the Hyde Park/ neighborhood of Chicago, invites qualified candidates to apply to become its Controller. CTU’s current Controller is retiring after many years of service. The Controller is a senior management position which reports to the Vice President for Administration and Finance (VP). The Controller, who will work closely with the VP, will assist in overseeing the financial assets of CTU by monitoring financial policies, procedures, processes, controls, and reporting systems. This person will manage the accuracy and productivity of the organization’s day-to-day Finance and Accounting activities, including monthly financial closing, accounts payable, cash disbursements, invoicing/billing, customer credits and collections, payroll activity, fixed asset records, and purchasing. This person will supervise a staff of 3 and will have the following responsibilities: a. Monthly financial statement preparation and analysis b. Annual financial statement audits c. Annual budget preparation d. Payroll and benefit administration e. Maintaining an effective system of accounting policies and procedures f. Monitoring student and enrollment trends g. Monitoring restricted endowment accounts h. Maintaining fixed asset records i. Establishing and maintaining adequate internal controls j. Maintaining records of leases and contracts k. Accounting and database systems l. Preparation of various required government, state and federal, and education reports m. Day to day financial activity including cash flow analysis, student scholarships, loans and financial aid, donations, credit card transactions, etc n. Keep financial information and employee benefit plans confidential Requirements for the position include: • BS in Accounting or Finance; MBA and/or CPA is preferred • 4+ years of accounting, auditing and financial management experience • 4+ years of proven executive leadership experience in the financial management of a non-profit organization. The Controller must be comfortable working in a Catholic institution of higher learning, able to work well in a collegial manner in achieving the mission of the school. This is a 12 month, full-time position with a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package beginning in June 1, 2013. Review of applications will begin immediately. Please email cover letter, resume, salary history, and references to Michael W. Connors at vpadminoffice@ctu.edu Please see more information about CTU at www.ctu.edu

Requirements:

• BS in Accounting or Finance; MBA and/or CPA is preferred • 4+ years of accounting, auditing and financial management experience • 4+ years of proven executive leadership experience in the financial management of a non-profit organization. The Controller must be comfortable working in a Catholic institution of higher learning, able to work well in a collegial manner in achieving the mission of the school.

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