Assistant Controller

Westminster, MD

McDaniel College

McDaniel College, recognized nationally among “Colleges that Change Lives” and U.S. News and World Report top-tier liberal arts colleges, is a four-year private college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 60 undergraduate programs of study, including dual and student-designed majors, plus 20 highly regarded graduate programs.

McDaniel College invites applications for an Assistant Controller. Salary for this full-time, 12-month position is commensurate with qualifications and experience. At McDaniel College we value our employees by offering our full-time employees tuition remission, 403B retirement accounts with employer match, paid time off, medical insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and paid maternity and parental leave. Visit College website for more information.

Reporting to the Controller, the Assistant Controller is responsible for the planning, directing, and controlling the daily operations of the general accounting function of the College. This position will coordinate the overall management of general accounting financial reporting and financial systems to generate credible and timely accounting information.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assisting in the annual audit and coordinating the preparation of the financial statements by preparing appropriate schedules and supporting documentation.
  • Creating customized financial reports and preparing ad hoc reports as needed for approval.
  • Coordinating the reconciliation process for balance sheet accounts and various income accounts.
  • Ensuring all reconciliations are approved in a timely manner.
  • Preparing and coordinating documents for the annual corporation tax return Form 990 and 990T. Assisting the Controller on questions related to tax filings.
  • Responding to department questions and concerns related to fund activity and reports; consulting with the Controller and other Senior staff as warranted for responses.
  • Developing, documenting, and recommending procedures to improve systems, internal controls, and operational practices.
  • Implementing approved procedures and procedural changes through effective communication.
  • Working with the Controller on preparing training material and conducting training for external reporting users.
  • Overseeing staff accountants including training and performance management.
  • Assisting the Controller in preparing materials for various meetings.
  • Providing guidance and input on key operational and systems initiatives impacting general accounting operations and financial reporting.
  • Providing feedback on staff performance and identifying developmental opportunities.
  • Working closely with IT to ensure required data is available.
  • Performing other related duties, as assigned.

To Apply:

For a complete job description including qualifications and to apply, please go to the college’s employment website. Completed applications must include a cover letter addressing position qualifications and related experience, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references. Review of applications begins January 18, 2022.

McDaniel College is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate any discrimination or harassment on basis of any protected status including race, religion, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military status, genetic information, marital status, veteran’s status, or any other legally protected status.

Posted: 01/03/2022