The State University of New York at Fredonia invites applicants for a full-time, TERM appointed Director of University Accounting (Staff Associate, SL4) beginning May 15, 2023. The successful candidate must be a self-motivated, team-orientated individual wishing to join our professional staff in a fast-paced environment. The position offers a competitive salary of $75,000-$80,000 and a comprehensive benefits package.
Rewards & Benefits
Competitive compensation plus comprehensive benefits plan including health, dental, and vision insurance and retirement plan options including a fixed pension plan or a 401(A) with generous employer contributions;
Paid leave provisions including sick and holiday leave; impressive educational benefits including tuition-free study plus supplemental tuition aid;
A rich array of services, programs, and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of their personal life, including professional development programs and services, employee EAP and wellness programs, discounted membership to the on-campus fitness center, and access to the Campus and Community Child Care Center.
Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Finance and Administration, the successful candidate will:
Oversee the day-to-day operations of the Accounting/Accounts Payable office and supervise staff (permanent and temporary);
Abide by and understand the rules, regulations, and policies set forth by the Office of the State Comptroller, SUNY, and the campus administration;
Provide staff with annual performance programs and evaluations;
Function as the FREDmart (eProcurement system) campus administrator;
Approve vouchers created and coded by Accounting staff in FREDmart;
Assist in creating and coding vouchers in FREDmart, as needed;
Perform webpage updates, as needed;
Update and maintain the Chart of Accounts, Business Intelligence, and FREDmart;
Execute journal transfers;
Preparation of departmental/divisional reports and participation in meetings with departmental/divisional leaders;
Perform procurement card campus certifications and account updates;
Requires routine contact with campus and SUNY System Administration personnel and possibly serving on SUNY-wide committees;
Presentations, as well as conducting group and individual training sessions is expected;
Participate in committees and provide service to the department, college, university, and profession;
Be aware of, understand, and follow all university policies.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution;
Background in business/finance/accounting, excellent oral and written communication, analytical skills, and proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google, and database applications;
Possess a positive attitude, the ability to independently set priorities, and ability to meet deadlines and adaptability to continual change;
Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively, and in a collegial and professional manner, with vendors, faculty, and staff;
The ability to multi-task, meet goals and deadlines;
Demonstrated commitment and ability to work with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff and constituents in support of campus and department mission;
Experience with instructional technology;
Demonstrated commitment to the university, division, and profession.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and 3 - 5 years significant administrative experience.
Experience in higher education business/accounting office;
Experience with an eProcurement system, preferably Jaggaer;
Interest in, and commitment to, community engagement.
This is a full-time, term appointed, position beginning May 15, 2023.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
The State University of New York at Fredonia is one of the crown jewels in the 64-campus State University of New York system. Founded in 1826, Fredonia is a highly ranked comprehensive, selective, public, residential, liberal arts university that enrolls approximately 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students in 80+ majors and 50+ minors. Fredonia is consistently ranked as a top public university for academics, value, and social mobility. Fredonia is known for its strong academic programs, professional, award-winning faculty, a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere, and a strong focus on student success.
The 256-acre campus, known for beautiful green spaces and attractive architecture, is located one mile from the shore of Lake Erie in beautiful Western New York with ready access to fishing, swimming, and lakefront attractions. Fredonia is centrally located between several large metropolitan areas. It is one hour south of Buffalo and Niagara Falls, 45 minutes north of Erie, PA, and just 2 ½ hours from Pittsburgh, Cleveland, or Toronto.
Fredonia is a safe village community with beautiful Victorian homes situated in the heart of Western New York wine country. The location affords res...idents all four authentic weather seasons; warm and sunshine-filled, yet comfortable spring and summer, vibrant colors across rolling hills with the changing leaves of autumn, and the picturesque landscapes and accompanying outdoor activities of winter.
SUNY provides a competitive salary and benefits package.
Fredonia's faculty and staff focus on ensuring that all students will achieve the Institutional Learning Goals:
-SKILLED Develop Intellectual and Applied Skills, Literacies and Knowledge
-CONNECTED Engage Community and Diversity: Local Stewardship, Global Citizenship
-CREATIVE Demonstrate Scholarship, Artistry, and Innovation
-RESPONSIBLE Activate Sustainability, Ethics, Leadership, and Professionalism.