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Job ID: 109126

American International College

Date Posted Jul. 16, 2018
Title Controller
University American International College
Department University Administration
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Springfield, MA
    United States
  • Other Administrative Categories
  • Financial Planning/Budget Management
    Business & Administration



American International College is a private, coeducational institution of higher education located on a 70+ acre campus in Springfield, Massachusetts. The campus has 42 buildings on two sites approximately 1/2 mile apart with a total of approximately 660,000 gross square feet. Included in the inventory of buildings are student residences for a resident population of 900 students. Founded in 1885, the College has 3700 graduate and undergraduate students. AIC offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs through the Schools of Business, Arts and Sciences; Health Sciences; and Education. The mission of the College is to transform student lives through career focused learning, with a strong foundation in the liberal arts, a commitment to serving the community, and a high level of involvement in the global economy.


Responsible for general ledger closing, and overall financial statement reporting ensuring accuracy and reliability of financial information. Prepares and/or directs the preparation of reports on current operations, including trend projections as required (bank covenants, DOE Composite Score, and others)
Generate accurate and timely financial statements and business activity reports for management and Board of Trustees
Records/approves assigned journal entries; maintains GL account analyses
Oversee Business Office/Accounting Grant and Endowment Fund accounting/reporting; liaison for College’s various departments, and Development Staff on accounting issues and record keeping
Serves as liaison for the College’s annual independent, retirement plan and special audits
Prepares regulatory reporting and tax returns
Maintains Financial Edge and other accounting and control systems; assists with implementation of updates/changes
Supervises Associate Controller
Assist in the formulation of internal controls and policies to establish best practices
Perform other tasks/projects as assigned


Required Degree(s): BS Accounting
Preferred Degree(s): MBA
Required Field of Expertise: Accounting and finance
Preferred Field of Expertise: Accounting and finance in higher education or the non-profit sector
Required Training/Cert: CPA

5+ Years of overall combined accounting and finance experience; including, but not limited to understanding financial data analysis, creating financial statements, general ledger functions and the month-end/year end close process
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Impeccable analytical and organizational skills
Ability to deliver quality work on tight deadlines, with strong priority setting skills
Ability to work closely with senior management, board of trustees


This is a full-time, exempt, benefit eligible position. Normal office hours are 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, flexible to the needs of the department.


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