University of Connecticut University of UC Title Fallback Connecticut

Assistant Finance Director II

Payroll Title: UCP IX
Class Code: 0905-9089
Job Family: FIS
FLSA Code: E
Score: 652

JOB SUMMARY

Under the general direction of designated administrator, responsible for day-to-day management of a University accounting operation and monitoring the integrity of the accounting systems in order to assure that the University’s assets and monies are properly accounted for.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Assists the Director in managing and evaluating the overall planning and coordination of a University Accounting system to assure compliance with sound accounting standards and practice and with applicable policies, regulations and laws; may develop and institute fiscal or accounting policy and procedure changes.
  2. Manages the day-to-day operations of an accounting office, directing a professional staff who are responsible for budgets, financial administration and reporting of University funds or sponsored programs; establishes work priorities/ work flow and resolves management or personnel issues.
  3. Acts on behalf of the Director in resolving day-to-day operational problems of a fiscal nature with other University departments, state and federal agencies and/or other sponsors.
  4. Serves as a resource to accounting staff, University departments and others in such areas as interpreting policies, regulations and statutes, analyzing needs and resolving problems as they arise.
  5. Monitors and reviews accountant activities to ensure adherence to all applicable policies and procedures; may respond to auditor’s questions and findings in areas of account management.
  6. Manages the coordination and preparation of University or outside agency annual detailed and consolidated financial reports.
  7. Performs the duties of an accountant for the more complex accounts or as needed.
  8. Prepares or supervises the preparation of comprehensive reports and analyses as needed in decision making or to advise University offices.
  9. Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  2. At least five years accounting experience, preferably in a public environment with a proven record of advanced accounting skills
  3. Advanced knowledge of sound accounting standards and principles as well as policies, regulations and statutes governing accounts and ability to resolve complex accounting problems.
  4. Ability to manage a large accounting operation and direct the work of others
  5. Ability to establish accounting policies and priorities and manage and evaluate accounting projects
  6. Ability to write comprehensive reports and communicate effectively with all levels of University, government, banking officials and the public

OTHER DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS

  1. Master’s degree in accounting or CPA
  2. Two to three years State accounting experience

Date Created: 6/28/85
Date Revised: 9/13/99