Dunwoody College of Technology is currently looking to fill our Accounting Manager position. In this position, you will work closely with the Controller and other members of the accounting team and will have the benefit of working on a wide variety of tasks and initiatives that will drive the college forward.
Guide financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures (best business practices) within the accounting department and with other departments (i.e. Institutional Advancement, Student Accounts and Financial Aid) throughout the college.
Identify, initiate, implement and follow-up on process and system improvements to maximize utilization of staff and IT infrastructure. Responsible for keeping the Microsoft Dynamics GP and related accounting systems up to date and operating efficiently. Identify integration opportunities, develop and implement agreed upon solutions.
Contract management. Responsible for collection and inventorying all contractual agreements in place. Identify and catalog contract owners, expiration dates and relevant contract information. Identify renewal terms and required action dates. Work with contract owners during the renewal process to verify need, help identify alternatives, prepare RFP’s and execute agreed upon course of action.
Work with vendors to optimize terms and enforce agreements. Assist stakeholders in vendor selection. Identify and utilize options to maximize return on investments.
Prepare cash reports and support cash forecasting and budgeting.
Assist in maintaining accuracy and optimizing the Prophix financial reporting system. Support financial reporting, as required.
Review monthly account reconciliations and supporting financial information for assets, liabilities, net assets for preparation of yearly statements of activities, financial position, cash flows and functional expenses.
Determine the proper handling of financial transactions by approving entries within designated limits and seeking approval from appropriate leadership on transactions outside of established limits.
Develop and maintain approved spending authorization and delegation of authority policies.
Monitors company compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and procedures, and recommends procedure changes when findings indicate the College is not compliant.
Prepare special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
Demonstrates experience in defining business requirements and management systems and methodologies.
Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
Protects operations by keeping financial information and plans confidential when appropriate.
Critically evaluates information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding and distinguish user requests from the underlying true needs.
Proactively communicates and collaborates with external and internal customers to analyze information needs and functional requirements.
Assists and coordinates the preparation of all annual Federal and State tax filings.
Strategically and proactively evaluates internal controls, makes suggestions for improvement in processes and procedures and implements improvements as needed.
Provide customer support to students, faculty, and other staff as related to accounting questions and concerns.
Carry out supervisory responsibilities for Accounting staff and Purchasing Coordinator in accordance with Dunwoody policies. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring training, and coaching employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Assist with other Accounting projects and audits as directed by the Controller.
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field; CPA or MBA preferred.
Six plus years of related Accounting experience and/or training.
Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and procedures and ability to apply them to accounting records and reports.
Experience working in higher education and/or a non-profit organization a plus.
Strong numerical reasoning and analytical skills.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics GP accounting software a plus.
About Dunwoody College of Technology
Founded in 1914, Dunwoody College of Technology is a private, not-for-profit, endowed institution of higher education. It is one of the few institutions of its kind in the nation, and has been a champion of applied education throughout its history. Its mission is to provide students with a high-quality technical education that result in an immediate job and a fulfilling career.Located in the Lowry Hill neighborhood next to downtown Minneapolis, Dunwoody College offers bachelor’s and associate’s degrees in a variety of technical fields. The College maintains strong ties to local business and industry and values a diverse faculty, support staff, and student body and their unique contributions to an inclusive Dunwoody community. As articulated by our founder William Hood Dunwoody, the College's vision is to provide "for all time" a place where people of diverse backgrounds receive learning opportunities that prepare them for "the better performance of life's duties."