Company: University of San Francisco Job Category: Controller Employment Type: Hybrid Job Location: San Francisco CA , US Apply Now

Job Description Summary

Under the direction of the Associate Vice President of Accounting & Business Services (“ABS”), this exempt position is responsible for the accounting and financial reporting activities of the University. As a member of the senior management team in ABS, this position is also responsible for training, developing, and coordinating the work efforts of ABS staff. Additionally, this position provides expertise to executive level staff on external regulations, internal financial operations and matters pertaining to the financial operations of the University.


Primary Job Responsibilities:

Implement, monitor, and control the approved fiscal policies and procedures ensuring compliance with best practices of accounting for higher educational institutions within the framework of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Generally Accepted Auditing Standards, federal OMB Uniform Guidance, and other applicable state and federal laws.

Supervise and work with the financial accounting staff to achieve departmental and University goals and to provide quality support services to the University community and its constituents.

Coordinate the annual external audit, the single audit over federal awards, the NCAA Agreed-Upon Procedures, and the annual benefit plan audits. Coordinate the annual close of the University’s books; prepare and review the yearly financial statements.

Participate in and review the production of year-end audit schedules and workpapers.

Coordinate with various University staff to ensure timely and accurate reporting and filings throughout the year.

Prepare for and support the Board of Trustees Audit and Finance Committees as needed and as directed by the Associate Vice President.

Provide training and guidance to staff on technical accounting issues and methods.

Interface and interact with counterparts in academic and administrative support areas to determine service and financial information needs.

In the absence of the Associate Vice President, is the acting manager of the ABS office.

Perform other duties as assigned to meet the operational needs of ABS.


Job Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or a related field along with a minimum of ten years of progressively responsible work experience in a fast-paced accounting office overseeing the financial audit is required. Experience with non-profit and/or higher education accounting is a plus. A highly developed attention to detail is essential, as is the ability to interact effectively with a wide range of people, utilizing clear oral and written communication skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Excel is vital. The ability to think creatively and analytically is crucial, as is the ability to solve problems. A CPA license and/or a master’s degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or a related field, and work experience in Higher Education are highly preferred.


About the University of San Francisco:

The University of San Francisco is located in the heart of one of the world’s most innovative and diverse cities, and is home to a vibrant academic community of students and faculty who achieve excellence in their fields. Its diverse student body enjoys direct access to faculty, small classes and outstanding opportunities in the city itself. USF is San Francisco's first university, and its Jesuit Catholic mission helps ignite a student’s passion for social justice and a desire to “Change the World From Here.” For more information, visit


Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Policy:

The University of San Francisco is an equal opportunity institution of higher education. The University does not discriminate in employment, educational services, or academic programs on the basis of an individual's race, color, ethnicity, religion, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age (except minors), sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related and genetic-related), disability and military status or any other basis prohibited by law. The University reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities under the law.


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Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. For more information visit:

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