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Associate Controller

Augsburg University
Job Location:
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Business and Financial Services

Company Description:

Augsburg University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and 11 graduate degrees to approximately 3,400 students of diverse backgrounds. The trademark of an Augsburg education is its emphasis on direct, personal experience. Guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, Augsburg educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders.

Job Description:

General Statement of Duties: Coordinates and reviews the work of the Accounting staff for month-end and quarter-end close processes. Prepare monthly financial reports and analysis, cash forecasting schedules, and debt and other compliance and tax reports.  Ensures strong internal controls are in place and working.  Supervises the Accounts Payable department and oversees the annual audit and responsible for the accurate and complete preparation of all related financial reports.

Job Specifications: 

  • Treasury management- monitor cash flow and transfer funds as needed, prepare cash flow projections and ensure compliance with bank regulations. Work with team to ensure timely draw down of federal and state funds.
  • Prepares monthly financial reports for executive leadership and other internal reports as needed by the 14th business day of the following month.
  • Manage and track the performance of endowment investments. 
  • Responsible for monitoring and filing all debt compliance reports including compliance certificates and interim financial reports.
  • Ensure financial compliance with federal grants and non-operating restricted funds.
  • Oversee and supervise Augsburg's Accounts Payable function providing guidance and approvals as needed.
  • Responsible for monthly validation testing of payroll to ensure that payroll transactions are accurate and being accounted for correctly (payroll does not report directly to this position).
  • Backup for purchasing card administrator and responsible for review of control design needed for Augsburg's purchasing card program.
  • Review and implement new generally accepted accounting principles, as needed.
  • Review and prepare audit work papers. Responsible for the preparation of financial statements and footnote information, and supporting schedules for Form 990 and 990T, for review by the Controller.
  • Prepare external reports, surveys, tax, and other regulatory filings.
  • Maintains a strong internal control environment including adequate supporting documentation and appropriate levels of approval for all transactions, as well as, complete back-up and cross-training of functions within the office, including accounts payable, financial reporting, cash management, etc.
  • Creates, oversees and approves general ledger account reconciliations, as needed, bank reconciliations, and journal entries.
  • Ensures client assisted work papers are completed by the first day of audit fieldwork.
    Ensures ongoing staff development and cross-training.
    Maintains orderly and professional working environment, ensuring department workload is balanced and workflow is efficient; recommends staffing changes as necessary.

  • Keeps Shared Services Controller and CFO advised on all important developments.
    Works collaboratively to support shared services module with Luther Seminary.

  • Performs all other duties as assigned by Shared Services Controller and CFO.



  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field and five (5) years of full-time work experience required. Advanced degree and/or CPA or CMA preferred.
  • Five (5) years supervisory experience required. 
  • Strong analytical skills for account analysis and reconciliation.
  • Proficient in use of accounting software, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word.
  • Must be able to handle multiple priorities at one time and to effectively meet deadlines as required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment; work independently or with little supervision.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.?


  • Experience working in higher education preferred.
  • Experience with grant accounting and administration preferred.

Additional Information:

Among the distinctive features of the university are its deep dedication to civic and community engagement, robust undergraduate research programs, and a strong belief in the integration of liberal arts and professional studies across all programs. The University's commitments to our urban context and the world beyond it are enhanced through the work of four signature centers: the Christensen Center for Vocation, the Center for Global Education and Experience, the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship, and the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work. 

For more than a decade, Augsburg's commitment to intentional diversity has been reflected in the student body as Black, Indigenous and other students of color comprise more than 70% of the student body.  Augsburg's commitment to an intentionally diverse community goes beyond race and ethnicity and includes programs for first-generation students; non-traditional-age students; students from a broad array of faith backgrounds, cultures and nationalities; students of various gender and sexual orientation identities; students in recovery; and students with disabilities.

Application Instructions:

For full consideration, candidates must submit both at the time of application:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume

Professional references will be requested at a later date. 

Augsburg is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, or any other protected class.  Successful candidates will have demonstrated abilities working in an academic community committed to intentional diversity. Candidates are thus encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate these competencies.  Women and persons of color are encouraged to apply.

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