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Deputy Controller

Dixie State University
Job Location:
St. George, Utah
Business and Financial Services
Salary: See Position Description

Location: St. George, UT

Job Type: Full-Time Staff

Division: Administrative Affairs

Job Number: 22PRO767-1

Position Announcement

Works closely with the Executive Director of Business Services / Controller to provide oversight and leadership of all Business Services functions for the University to ensure timely and accurate financial reports to internal and external stakeholders. Provides expertise and leadership in matters of Financial Reporting, financial operations and internal controls. As a key member of Business Services, is involved in all aspects of accounting, financial reporting, analysis, operational improvement and growth initiatives of the University. Provides vision and direction for continuous improvement and optimization of processes. Provides leadership within the department and is an ambassador for the Finance department to other areas of the University. Additional information about the department can be found online at

  • Direct responsibility for accounting oversight of Athletics, Auxiliary Operations, Foundations, and other major campus departments.
  • Facilitate timely completion and filing of the University and University Foundation IRS filings including Form 990 as required.
  • Supervise one or more areas of Business Services as assigned.
  • Take lead role in preparing, analyzing and reviewing various financial reports and identifying needed changes, updates or corrections.
  • Assist in the development and management of the University's accounting and financial policies, procedures and documentation to include strong internal controls and ensure compliance with relevant governing standards.
  • Provide oversight, in coordination with the Executive Director, of day to day activities for the Business Services department, with a focus on internal controls, standardizing processes, efficiency and customer service.
  • Provide leadership and management of the annual financial audit, compliance audits, and agreed upon procedures.
  • Proficient user and subject matter expert of the Banner Finance system. 
  • Take a leadership role in maintaining the financial system and other ancillary systems ensuring optimization of the systems for accurate, timely and efficient processing of transactions to support the University as it continues to grow and expand programs.
  • Manage, train, and develop staff in order to ensure high level of expertise, professionalism and service within the department.
  • Serve on college and departmental committees as assigned.
  • Remain knowledgeable in accounting rules and regulations and assist with ongoing compliance with GAAP and GASB matters.
  • Assist with the identification, review and implementation of any new software or platforms as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, as well as Masters of Accountancy or closely-related degree, required.  CPA certification preferred.
  • At least five (5) years' direct accounting experience, with progressively higher levels of responsibility including team leadership, required. Experience in higher education accounting is preferred. 
  • Extensive knowledge in the use of Microsoft office products, in particular Excel and Access.
  • Extensive experience in the use of Banner and Banner Modules, including FR, AP, AR, and Fixed Assets.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • An eagerness to engage with colleagues, to develop ways to improve the Business office policies and procedures.
  • Good knowledge of accounting rules and regulations as they apply to higher education.
Supplemental Information

POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Full-time professional staff (overtime-exempt) position. Annual salary of $80,000+ depending on qualifications & experience. Desired start date of November 2021. Excellent benefits package included that begins on start date; includes medical, dental, vision, employee assistance and wellness programs, life, disability, retirement, undergraduate tuition waivers for employees and eligible dependents, as well as paid holidays in addition to sick and vacation leave accruals. See under "Benefits Summary" for more details.

ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Application review begins October 19, 2021; position open until filled. Submit application materials (including resume contents and contact information for three professional references) and upload cover letter electronically.  If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office at (435) 652-7520.  

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Dixie State University (DSU) is an open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic institution committed to exceptional student learning and success. DSU has adopted an instructional approach of "active learning. active life" and a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek faculty and staff committed to creating an active, applied and career-oriented learning environment that is student-centered. Established in 1911 as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, DSU is located in picturesque southwestern Utah with its red rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities. The nearest metropolitan area is Las Vegas, NV (120 miles), with amenities such as an international airport and professional sporting teams. Click here to learn more about the University.
Dixie State University is a fast-growing Utah public institution of higher education, with more than 12,000 students. We offer over 230 programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates, endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. DSU seeks to recruit and retain diverse and ambitious faculty and staff who bring new ideas, possess values and career aspirations aligned with the mission and vision, and are inspired to build a premier open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic university. DSU is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer; the President and employees of DSU are fully committed to Affirmative Action and within its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Dixie State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state or local law.
The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or DSU's non-discrimination policies:
  • Director of Equity Compliance / Title IX Coordinator: Hazel Sainsbury -, HCC 579, 435-652-7747.
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Abby Del Giacco -, 435-652-7731.
For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit or contact:
  • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights,, 800-421-3481.
  • U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office,, 303-844-5695.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.


Click here to visit to learn more about the wonderful benefits available to you as a Dixie State employee!

Highlights from DSU's benefits package include:
  • 14.2% retirement contribution, paid 100% by the employer (no match required), vested on day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Regular undergraduate tuition waiver (paid at 100%) for employee, spouse, and unmarried dependent children to take courses at Dixie State;
  • Full medical, dental, and vision plans, with low employee-paid premiums, that begins on day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts or Health Savings Accounts available;
  • Employer-paid basic life insurance & disability insurance coverage from day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Generous staff leave accruals, plus 12 paid holidays per calendar year.
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