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Director, General Accounting & Finance Reporting

University of Houston - Downtown
Houston, TX 77002
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The Director of General Accounting and Financial Reporting is responsible for the timely and accurate reporting of the University's operating results on a monthly, annual (AFR), and ad-hoc basis. The Director manages the daily general accounting operations and ensures compliance with GAAP and federal, state, and university rules and regulations.


  1. Manages the day-to-day accounting functions which include: chart of accounts maintenance, property accounting, state accounting, general ledger, bank account, and accounts receivable reconciliations.

  2. Manages the financial reporting functions of the University consistent with standard accounting practices and policies.

  3. Coordinates the fiscal year-end processes and procedures and UHD's submission of the Annual Financial Report (AFR) and various other State of Texas reports.

  4. Coordinates work relating to both internal and external audits in the periodic review of the financial records.

  5. Oversees the implementation of agreed-upon recommendations, related to areas of responsibility, resulting from the audit findings.


  1. Performs other duties as assigned.


Direct Reports: Supervises full-time employees.

Delegation of Work: Regularly assigns work to subordinate(s).

Supervision Given: Makes final decision on evaluating employee performance; coaching and counseling; and granting time off. Provides recommendations on training; handling employee grievances and complaints; promotions; hiring new employees; discharging employees; disciplinary actions; and scheduling work hours of employees.



  1. Knowledge of trends, issues, and accepted practices relevant to the position.


  1. Candidates must have strong analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills.


  1. Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse university community.


Primary Work Location: Works in an office environment.

Physical Demands: Work is normally performed in a typical interior work environment, which does not subject the employee to any unpleasant elements. Position is physically comfortable; individual has discretion about sitting walking, standing, etc. Work environment involves minimal exposure to physical risks.


Required Education: Baccalaureate degree in Accounting.

Required Experience:

  1. Minimum of seven (7) years of job-related experience.

  2. Higher Education experience.

  3. Experience with PeopleSoft Financials and State of Texas Accounting Systems (USAS).

License/Certification: None required.


  1. Master's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Economics or a related field.

  2. Certified Public Accountant (CPA), designation must be current.

Posted: 2021-01-05 Expires: 2021-02-03
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