Our client is a private college in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Currently, they are on the search for exceptional candidates to consider for the position of Controller.
In this role, you will serve as a key role at the College and be responsible for the accounting, financial and tax reporting, fixed asset management, financial internal control operations, cash and restricted funds management, and regulatory compliance with federal, state, and local laws related to not-for-profits.

What's in it for YOU?

  • The college is firmly and proudly rooted in a magnificent location.
  • A great administration that thrives on its fantastic campus culture, great food, and collaboration! 
  • Competitive pay and benefits to include an incredible PTO and Tuition Program for self and dependents along with a 5% non-matching 403B plan.

What YOU get to DO in this collaborative role: 

  • Responsible for the preparation and review of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements for internal and external reporting.
  • Act as the primary liaison with independent auditors to coordinate and manage the annual financial audit, single audit for federal and state grants, and employee benefit plan audit; prepare various schedules and gather and review information prepared by others required for these audits.
  • Direct and supervise the general accounting, grant accounting, and accounts payable staff.
  • Prepare and submit financial reports and other compliance requirements for federal and state grants.
  • Responsible for preparing data for the annual federal 990, 990-T, and related state tax filings and coordinating the completion, review, and submission of the filings with external tax preparers.
  • Complete and file other tax and compliance reports.
  • Maintain an orderly accounting filing system, accounting policies and procedures, chart of accounts, and a system of internal controls over accounting transactions.
  • Ensure the accurate and timely processing of all accounting transactions and accounting-related processes, including accounts receivable, and gift grant transactions.
  • Approve, direct, and control cash disbursements, including classification of all liege expenditures disbursed by accounts payable.
  • Assist in establishing and monitoring the annual budget.
  • Supervise the maintenance of the college’s fixed asset system and monitor the accounting and control of capital projects and fixed asset recordkeeping.
  • Serve on college-wide committees for process improvement and strategic, tactical, and operational initiatives.

What you NEED to SUCCEED in this challenging role:

  • Minimum of seven years of related professional experience, with at least five years of higher education and/or public accounting experience a plus.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Business.
  • Master’s Degree in a related field such as Management, Financial Accounting, or Business is preferred but not required.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is preferred but not required.
  • A financial leader who brings energy and enthusiasm to their craft! 
  • A reputation for implementing best practices to maximize results.
  • The ability to travel occasionally to complete college business.