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  • Title
    Comptroller
  • Date Opened
    January 15, 2018
  • Position Type
    Professional Staff
  • Additional Information
    Lutz Talent has been retained by the Nebraska State College System to manage the Comptroller search for Wayne State College.

    About Wayne State College:
    Wayne State College is one of the most dynamic, regional public colleges in the Midwest, located in Northeast Nebraska, close to Sioux City, Iowa, and within a two-hour drive to Sioux Falls, Omaha and Lincoln. With a student population of 3,500, the college is a focal point and catalyst in Northeast Nebraska, not only for education but also for community and economic development, the arts, and cultural activity. Strong leadership, steady enrollment, a focus on student development and teaching, and several recently completed building projects attest to the College’s vitality. Wayne State College offers more than 90 undergraduate majors and minors and three graduate degrees, preparing students for careers in health professions, business, education, the arts, industrial technology, and sport management. Wayne State College is a collective-bargaining institution. For over 100 years, Wayne State College has been devoted to student success and regional service. To learn more please visit https://www.wsc.edu/

    What they look for:
    Wayne State College is seeking an analytical, detail-oriented individual to join their team as a Comptroller. The Comptroller will be responsible for the accounting operations of the College and reports directly to the Vice President for Administration & Finance. Specific responsibilities include:

    Here’s what they look for:
    • Prepare and review annual financial statements
    • Serve as main contact between Wayne State and external auditors
    • Implement and maintain internal controls and processes
    • Maintain college’s system of accounts
    • Examine and analyze accounting records, financial statements, and other financial reports
    • Ensure sufficient cash fund balances for fund accounts
    • Collaborate with Nebraska State College System (NSCS) Office’s Director and Comptrollers from Peru State and Chadron State
    • Prepare various financial reports upon request
    • Provide college personnel with information and training related to accounting as needed
    • Ensure compliance with policies and laws
    • Oversee the posting, balancing, and reconciliation of the general ledger
    • Continually seek efficiencies in processes
    • Supervise and support accounting department
    • Responsible for Revenue Bond budgeting
    • Work closely with the Budget Director and Associate Vice President Administration and Finance
    • Serve as College’s purchasing card program coordinator
    • Desire to continually learn
    • Positive, hands-on attitude

    Required:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or equivalent course work
    • A minimum of three to five years of accounting experience
    • Experience in and thorough knowledge of preparing or auditing financial statements
    • Knowledge of and application of financial accounting standard
    • Satisfactory completion reference and background check process

    Preferred:
    • Certified Public Accountant
    • Masters in Accounting or related field
    • Work experience in governmental accounting and/or higher education
    • Experience with SAP accounting system
    • Analytical/problem solving skills and attention to detail
    • Written and verbal communication skills
    • Working knowledge of GASB
    • Experience with PeopleSoft student information systems

    To Apply:
    For confidential consideration, go to http://www.lutz.us/apply for the most prompt response. You can also call Jason Orme at 402-827-2039 or send your resume to jorme@lutz.us. Any candidates applying directly to Wayne State College or the NSCS will be forwarded to Lutz Talent for screening.


  • General Information
    The Nebraska State Colleges are equal opportunity institutions and do not discriminate against any student, employee, or applicant on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, or age in employment and education opportunities. Each College has designated an individual to coordinate the Colleges’ non-discrimination efforts to comply with regulations implementing Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies and practices may be directed to the Compliance Coordinators assigned at each College and identified on each College website. This position is subject to Veterans Preference.