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Assistant Controller - Finance Accountant

Portland, OR
Summary Description: The Assistant Controller is a full-time, benefit eligible position reporting to the Controller.  This role plans and coordinates all components of maintaining accounting records, budget management, and endowment and trust management.  They also complete special projects as assigned and provide support to the Controller and Payment Services Accountant.  Collaborates with the Executive Vice President of Finance/CFO for finance related issues.
 Primary Job Duties:
  • Ensures the integrity of accounting information Responsible for general ledger journal entry preparation, data entry, and monthly and fiscal year-end close.
  • Providing timely and accurate reporting.
  • Provide audit support for annual external audit.
  • Comply with all federal, state, and local protocols, legal requirements and tax filings, including non-profit filings.
  • Work with budget managers to develop departmental budgets
  • Gather and compile budgetary data form budget managers
  • Review budget proposals and funding requests for completeness, accuracy and compliance with the organization’s policies
  • Responsible for the University’s investment and endowment account functions.
  • Prepare K-1 and review reports related to partnership investments and preparation of federal and state tax returns for required IRS disclosure reporting.
  • Calculated shares, market values, market value per share, and underwater endowments using endowment management software.
  • Calculate and prepare the endowment and trust distribution of income to each endowment spending fund.
General Responsibilities:
  • Contribute to the support and implementation of the University Strategic Plan.
  • Participate in Warner Pacific University professional development opportunities.
  • Adhere to University policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to a Christian liberal arts education by upholding the mission of the University and abiding by the Employment Standards and Lifestyle Agreement.
  • Exhibit commitment to inclusiveness and sensitivity in areas of national origin, ethnicity, culture, gender, and disabilities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum pf 2+ years accounting, budget, investment and endowment account experience.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of accounting standards and practices as they relate to investment and endowment management.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, oral and written communication.
  • Knowledge and understanding of accounting, budget, and investment portfolio management, and investment performance analytics and concepts.
  • Excellent attention to detail and strong quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to multi-task with accuracy, meet deadlines, and work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel
  • Experience with automated accounting systems
  • Experience with endowment management software
  • Prior experience working with and contributing to a diverse workplace with the ability to interact effectively with a broad range of constituents on campus.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master degree in accounting, business, or finance.
  • CPA or CMA
  • Knowledge of Financial Accounting Standards Board and Governmental Accounting Standards Board non-profit fund accounting.
  • Knowledge of Colleague Finance system
  • Knowledge of Endowment Solutions endowment management software.
Physical Demands – Work Environment: 
The position is located in a typical office environment.  Professional/business casual attire is required.

Employment and Lifestyle Standards: 
Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered urban liberal arts University dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. The University was founded in 1937 by the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana). Central to Warner Pacific’s identity as a Christ-centered higher education institution is the policy of hiring persons whose personal and professional lives reflect:
1.   A belief in the deity of and commitment to Jesus Christ and the Christian faith, as interpreted through the historic witness of Scripture and the continuing ministry of the Holy Spirit.
2.  The practice of following Christ through day-to-day personal lifestyle choices.
3.  A vitality of Christian experience maturing in insight and application and appreciative of differing viewpoints.
4.  A commitment to life-long learning and service through personal and professional development.
5.  For teaching faculty, the expression of artful teaching, based on mastery of relevant subject matter and in an environment of purposeful and rigorous inquiry amongst a community of scholars who support one another.
6. A capability, by temperament, preparation, and will, to support students as they confront the intellectual, social, physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges of their lives.
7.   A sensitivity to and support for the mission, core themes, vision, values, ethos and traditions of the Warner Pacific University community.
8. A commitment to teaching and serving in harmony with the doctrines of the Holy Bible. 

Employee Agreement:
Mission-based hiring is of critical importance to Warner Pacific University. Employees are expected to demonstrate and articulate a vital Christian faith and to live in a manner consistent with a Christ-centered lifestyle as informed by the Scriptures of the New Testament.
Warner Pacific’s students, faculty and staff are expected to foster an environment of mutual respect and accountability, to care for the personal dignity of others and to exercise integrity in their conduct and communication. The University environment is expected to be free from discrimination and harassment (including bullying). When an individual’s behavior has direct implications for others and/or the well-being of the University community, there may be cause for institutional involvement, regardless of where the situation occurs.
Warner Pacific University desires to provide a safe and healthy environment for staff, faculty, students, visitors and guests. Therefore, smoking is not permitted on University property, in its vehicles, or at any University sponsored event. The use of illegal drugs or non-prescribed controlled substances is strictly prohibited. Use of alcoholic beverages or tobacco products is strictly prohibited on Warner Pacific University campuses.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Warner Pacific provides equal opportunity for employment and advancement for all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship status, disability, age, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status and any other status protected by laws and regulations to which Warner Pacific is subject.  All employment decisions, including hiring, promotions, compensation, benefits, transfers, and terminations are made in a manner that does not discriminate against individuals in the categories discussed above.  Because Warner Pacific is a Christian liberal arts University, the University exercises its legal right to hire Christian employees to fulfill its mission and purpose.

Physical Demands – Work Environment: 
The position is located in a typical office environment.  Professional/business casual attire is required.

Warner Pacific University’s Mission:  Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered, urban, diverse, minority-serving, Hispanic-serving, liberal arts University dedicated to providing students with an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. Our hiring practices reflect our missional commitment to being a Christ-centered institution.

Warner Pacific University’s Commitment to Diversity: Warner Pacific University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks a diverse workforce of committed Christians from all racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds. Warner Pacific University is committed to hiring staff and faculty with an intentionality that demonstrates the importance of having an employee community that reflects the racial and ethnic diversity of the students we serve. Persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

In order to be considered an applicant for this position, please complete our online employment application at https://warnerpacific.catsone.com/careers/1611-General Click “Apply Now” to complete the online application, and submit the following:
Application, Cover Letter and Resume
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