Controller's Office

To Apply
Send resume/CV, cover letter, and reference list to:
person Laura Custer, Director of Human Resources
phone 859-344-3314
place Thomas More University, 333 Thomas More Parkway, Crestview Hills, KY 41017


Basic Purpose

100% FTE position that provides chief direction and oversight of the University’s accounting activities, vouches for accounting system integrity and ensures external compliance.  This position is responsible for accounting, budgeting, forecasting, reporting, audits, treasury, purchasing, accounts payable, student accounts and student payroll.


Core Competencies

  • Accounting and managerial knowledge
  • Knowledge of non-profit accounting
  • Proficiency with ERP-based accounting systems and reporting tools
  • Proficiency with desktop applications, e.g., Microsoft Excel, Word, Access
  • Written and oral communication skills


Principal Duties & Responsibilities

Financial Service Oversight:

§  Responsible for financial information at Thomas More University

§  Responsible for maintenance of the general ledger and accounting systems including preparation of

reports — bursar tables, G/L tables, permission files, SUBT tables, etc.

§  Provide general accounting assistance to other offices of the University

§  Support the Vice President for Finance in planning and enacting financial strategy

§  Coordinate all computerized financial operations

§  Prepare monthly and annual financial statements, associated variance analyses and dashboard reports

§  Coordinate preparation of annual operating and capital budgets

§  Responsible for the annual audit of the University and preparation of University external financial statements

§  Responsible for all tax returns and reports, e.g., 990, 941, W2, 1099, 1098T

§  Responsible for various government reports and surveys—Nursing, IPEDS, etc.


Supervision and leadership:

§  Directly supervise direct reports and functionally direct activities of the Bursar and Controller’s Office staff

§  Review all accounts reconciled by staff



§  Monitor and forecast cash balances and needs

§  Oversee banking activities and credit card merchant accounts

§  Prepare all direct bank transfers—debt payments, return of funds, etc.


Investments & donations:

§  Investments—record monthly activity and liaison with Investment Manager

§  Record stock transactions

§  Prepare annual endowment reporting and assist Institutional Advancement with reporting to donors

§  Responsible for the financial reports of restricted gifts and grants


Other duties:

§  Respond to special financial information requests

§  Preparation of goals & assessments reports

§  Work with financial aid in reconciling single audit reporting & Title IV funds

§  Other duties as assigned


 Education, Specialized and/or Technical Knowledge Requirements

 Bachelor degree in accounting or business administration, related Master’s preferred

  • Knowledge of various accounting activities, CPA designation preferred
  • Five years’ higher education or non-profit accounting experience preferred

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