University of California - Los Angeles Medical Centers
Los Angeles, CA
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The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (DGSOM) seeks to hire a Controller. Reporting directly to the Executive Director of Finance, the Controller serves in a key leadership role in the financial administration of the DGSOM, a complex organization comprised of 24 academic departments, 5 organized research units, and 5 interdisciplinary research centers. The DGSOM's annual revenue totals approximately $2B, its expendable net assets approx. $500M and its endowments and quasi endowments approximately $1.5B.
The controller is responsible for the implementation and maintenance of an appropriate internal control environment, risk assessment and management, policy interpretation and regulatory compliance, accounting procedures and operations and financial reporting for the entire DGSOM. S/he leads fiscal close and the monthly financial reporting process.
S/he ensures compliance with regulatory agencies, develops and implements internal controls to maintain the financial integrity of the School's practices and adherence to GAAP, GASB, NACUBO and SAS guidelines. Actively participate in various process improvement initiatives and special projects as needed. The Controller is expected to manage and develop a highly effective organization staffed with skilled individuals working in collaboration to produce work of the highest standard.
S/he provides expert consultant advice to the departments during external and internal reviews/audits and ensures timely and appropriate development and implementation of management corrective action plans as needed. S/he manages the work and development of staff members reporting to the position.
Reporting and General Accounting
Serves as the DGSOM principal accounting officer as well as a strategic partner to the Campus Controller and Health System leadership teams in designing and implementing new practices and the evaluation and improvement of campus wide accounting operations, conventions and practices.
Internal Control Environment, Compliance and Risk Management:
Responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of an appropriate and fiscally responsible comprehensive control program and environment for the DGSOM.
Oversees the Internal Control & Compliance efforts by facilitating and coordinating internal and external reviews and investigations with the affected DGSOM departments. Reviews may be conducted by NIH, State of California and other regulatory agencies, Regents public accountants, and City, County, State and Federal auditors.
Supervise the maintenance of capital records for capital equipment throughout the DGSOM.
Oversee the administration of gift and endowment revenue received for all funds and programs and monitor available philanthropic funds and ensure they are spent in accordance with donor intent
Serves as strategic partner to the Senior Associate Dean Finance and Administration, the Executive Director of Finance, Campus Controller Leadership and Internal Audit Services on matters related to the financial management and reporting
To be considered for this position, our candidate must have C.P.A. certification and have a Bachelors and/or Masters Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting. Our ideal candidate will also have 7+ years of experience in the accounting and finance sector and 5+ years of experience managing accountants and the accounting and finance process along with an excellent understanding of GAAP, GASB and SAS 115.
In addition, applicants should possess strong accounting experience in higher education or a comparable non-profit fund accounting environment and have demonstrated experience as an effective team leader. Our candidate should have \\"Big Four\\" or national accounting firm audit experience as well as strong analytical and creative problem solving skills with a desire to understand the issues.
In this position, we are also looking for excellent customer service and interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and maintain excellent working relationships with stakeholders at all levels of the organization. Excellent communication skills (written, verbal and presentation) are vital as well as a high level of ethics, integrity, discretion, confidentiality and an understanding of the ethical standards of the CPA.