Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Houston


- FAFF - Financial Affairs
- Austin, TX, USA
- Full Time

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St. Edward's University is seeking a collaborative and energizing Controller to join the Finance team. This individual will be responsible for the oversight of all finance, accounting and financial reporting activities and lead the operations of the Accounting Services office including supervision, mentoring, and evaluation of staff. The incumbent will manage functions that include but are not limited to financial reporting; general ledger, fixed assets, plant, bonds, investments, grants and endowments accounting; financial audits, single audits, and other related engagements; and tax compliance. This individual will also provide leadership for financial system upgrades, implement and update financial policies and procedures, provide financial analysis and reporting, assist in budget development, and perform other related duties and responsibilities.

For consideration, a CPA and/or Master's degree in Accounting, Business, Finance, or related field. A minimum of 7 years accounting experience in finance and accounting with at least 4 years of supervisory experience. External audits and single audit experience required. Non-profit and fund accounting particularly in higher education is preferred. In depth knowledge of GAAP, FASB and GASB. Skill in reading and interpreting laws and regulations for compliance; researching problems and recommending solutions; investigating complex financial data; evaluating and recommending complicated accounting entries. Big 4 experience is preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to explain complex requirements and regulations to diverse non-financial individuals. Solid analytical and problem solving skills is necessary. Ability to handle a wide range of assignments, manage confidential information, and work with a diverse community. Ability to develop, plan, and implement short-range and long-range goals. Excellent interpersonal relationship building, employee coaching, and development skills. Proficiency in various tools to import, export, and format data in the creation of financial analysis and reporting. Experience with Ellucian Banner or other Higher Education ERP's is preferred. Must possess the ability to successfully pass a criminal background check.

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The University offers an excellent TOTAL REWARDS package!

Medical & Rx Coverage Blue Cross Blue Shield (HSA & FSA Available)

Dental Guardian Dental

Vision Guardian/Davis Vision Plan

Short Term Disability (STD) Insurance

Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance

Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Pet Insurance

Annual Leave & Paid Sick Leave

Retirement Plan (TIAA) Employee 5%/Employer Match 7%

Tuition Benefits

Paid Holidays

Services & Discounts


Interested applicants should submit an online application at; Please include resume, cover letter, and three employment references. No Calls Please. Applications will not be considered if it is missing any of these three items.

In your cover letter, please describe your lived experiences that prepare you to contribute to diversity and inclusion at St. Edward's University?


St. Edward's University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,600 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning and exciting internship opportunities. The community atmosphere extends to the approximately 800 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students. An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at;



We are not offering sponsorship at this time.

- Background Checks:

A criminal history background check is required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

Reference #: J19106

Posted: 11/07/2019

Available: Immediately

Full Job Description St Edwards University

  • accounting
  • coaching
  • education
  • erp
  • tax