Our client in the higher education sector is actively seeking a Controller to become a valuable addition to their team located in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

What's in it for YOU?

  • A great administration that thrives on its fantastic campus culture, great food, and collaboration in a magnificent location.
  • Competitive pay and benefits to include an incredible PTO and Tuition Program for self and dependents along with a 403B plan with match.

What YOU get to DO in this collaborative role: 

  • Direct and supervise the general accounting, grant accounting, and accounts payable staff.
  • 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.
  • 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.

What you NEED to SUCCEED in this challenging role:

  • Minimum of seven years of related professional experience
  • 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.
  • The ability to travel occasionally