Controller's Office - Director of Accounting

Bradley University, an independent private university of 5,500 students, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Director of Accounting. Major responsibilities include: supervision/oversight of A/P, purchasing, fixed assets, general accounting, financial statements and reports, budget monitoring and reporting, compliance with certain regulatory agencies and university policies and procedures, tax preparation and research, maintain general accounting system and financial records of the university, and help coordinate audits with external accountants.  

The successful candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance with a minimum of four years relevant work experience, and a demonstrated commitment to ethical practice and integrity.  Relevant tax, accounting and compliance experience, or CPA certified will be favorably viewed. This position requires strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills for daily contact with University personnel, students, and outside agencies.  Attention to detail and organizational skills are necessary skillsets.

Candidates should submit a cover letter addressing qualifications for the position, current resume and contact information for three professional references in electronic format to  To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received by May 15, 2014. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Employment with Bradley University is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal background check.

Bradley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The administration, faculty and staff are committed to attracting qualified candidates from underrepresented groups. 

Director of Accounting Responsibilities

 1.         Supervise/oversee A/P Purchasing, Fixed Assets and General Accounting

 2.         Year-end audit schedules, footnotes, P & L fluctuation analysis

 3.         Plant funds in conjunction with controller

 4.         Interim Financial statements

 5.         Review NCAA workpapers and statements

 6.         Federal rules and regulations for all Federal Financial Aid programs:

            Direct Loan, Perkins, SEOG, CWS, Pell, etc. 

 7.         Research tax issues, and any compliance issues

 8.         Technical reporting and compliance of taxes:

            Sales, Excise, bulk, users, ATF, telecom, 5500 (ERISA), 990, 990T, etc. 

 9.         Surveys and operating unit analyses

10.       Budget allocations

11.       Monitoring budget

12.       Schedule and verify year-end rollover of ledgers and financial reports, etc.

13.       Approve and authorize journal entries

14.       Develop special financial information for:

            Surveys, applications, price analyses, historical perspectives

15.       Review and approve account and bank reconciliations

16.       Analyze budget accounts – budget monitoring and reporting for unrestricted accounts

17.       Develop and document university policies and procedures

18.       Other duties as assigned