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The Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) is Tennessee's largest higher education system, governing 40 post-secondary educational institutions with over 200 teaching locations. The TBR system includes 13 community colleges and 27 colleges of applied technology, providing programs to students across the state, country and world.

Assistant Director of Accounting

  • Nashville, Tennessee, United States
  • Finance
  • Staff
  • Staff Full-Time

Title: Assistant Director of Accounting

Responsible for assisting the Director of Accounting with implementing, supervising, organizing, planning, and directing daily operations in the Finance and Accounting Department, ensuring timely, accurate reporting of financial activity for the college and college foundation.

Prepares the Foundation’s financial statements quarterly. Assists with preparation and review of Nashville State’s financial statements. Prepares information for the Foundation’s 990 tax return. Compiles year end reports and schedules. Reviews ledger accounts, propose and post entries as requested/needed. Serves as an internal accountant consultant, advising executive leaders and staff on internal procedures. Manages all accounts payable transactions and supervises accounts payable staff. Reviews and approves journal entries and vendor invoices. Researches and resolves complex questions/issues regarding various accounting topics for the institution
Assists the Director in preparation of required State, Federal and Board reporting. Participates in continuous learning and professional development to stay abreast of accounting standards, best practices and requirements. Assists the Director with implementation of new Governmental Accounting and Financial Accounting Standards. Evaluates open purchase orders quarterly for closeout and resolves receiving and/or payment holds. Develops and innovates processes to improve efficiency within the department. Assists with implementation of new processes. Acts on behalf of the Director in the Director’s absence.

Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field from an accredited college or university
Five (5) years of professional-level accounting experience
Three (3) years of leadership experience

Certified Public Accountant Licensure
Master's Degree in Business, Finance or Accounting from accredited college or university
Experience in higher education or government accounting

Ability to understand and interpret College policies and procedures, Tennessee Board of Regents’ policies and applicable state and federal laws, rules and regulations. Must demonstrate advanced skill level using Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and Internet. Knowledge and understanding of accounting principles, as well as procedures of financial record keeping and reporting. Must have proven problem-solving ability and skills. Ability to learn and document accounting processes. Confident in taking initiative, prioritizing workload and meeting deadlines. Detail oriented with proven analytical and organizational skills. Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and their application.
Open Until Filled: Yes

Rate of Pay: $60,555 to $75,694, depending on experience

Special Instructions to Applicants: Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for the application process. Official transcripts are required upon hire. Applicants may be subject to a background check.

Nashville State offers flexible work arrangements for positions that qualify.

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