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Director of Financial Reporting

Appalachian State University
Job Location:
Boone, North Carolina
Business and Financial Services
Boone, NC

Position Number: 000181

Department: Controllers Office - 415100

Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls more than 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or other degree closely related to the area of assignment with twelve hours of accounting and six years of progressive accounting experience, three of which must have been supervisory in nature. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Preferred Qualifications

Public University accounting and financial reporting experience preferred.
Experience with Banner Finance preferred.
CPA or CMA desirable

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The mission of the Controller's Office is to provide accountability for University resources and appropriate dissemination of financial information to maximize the use of University resources in compliance with legislation, Federal and State policies and procedures, Board of Governors, Appalachian State University, and external funding sources.

The primary purpose of this position is to oversee the University's accounting and reporting of long term liabilities, capital assets, capital improvements and investments. This position will manage and compile various internal and external financial reports including the University's Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR) and will be a key member of the financial reporting team for the Annual Audited Financial Statements
  • Completion and oversight of key fund/ account reconciliations and payroll reconciliations.
  • Oversees the University's accounting and reporting of long term liabilities, capital assets, capital improvements and investments.
  • Responsible for troubleshooting issues necessary for completion of tasks including modules of Finance, Student, Payroll, HR, and other auxiliary systems.
  • Serves as a lead on the year end financial reporting team and has responsibility for facilitating the completion of the year end ACFR package and Financial Statements.
  • Will compile portions of the year end ACFR package, University Financial Statement note disclosures and blending of component units.
  • Prepare other financial reports such including but not limited to IPEDS.
  • Establish and maintain a business continuity plan for the unit.
  • Review and approve campus journal entries.
  • Ability to research and resolve accounting issues independently.
  • Ability to take on other duties as assigned (to meet the University's business needs) with minimal training.
  • Must be able to work outside of normal work hours during peak season.
This position has potential for a remote work arrangement within the State of North Carolina, consistent with university policy.

Type of Position: Full Time Position

Staff/Non-Faculty: Staff/Non-Faculty

Appointment Type: 1.0

Work Schedule/Hours
8:00 am-5:00 pm

Number of Hours Per Week: 40

Number of Months Per Year: 12

Mandatory Staff: No

Suggested Salary Range: $80,000-$85,000

Physical Demands of Position

Work consists of activities typically found in an office environment.

Close visual acuity is required to perform activities; prepare and analyze data; transcribe; view computer; extensively read large amounts of accounting data.

Employees in this position may occasionally be required to walk around campus properties to review and inspect the location and status of capital assets.

Posting Date: 09/21/2022

Open Until Filled: Yes

Evaluation of Applications Begins

Proposed Date of Hire: 11/01/2022

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach required documents:
Cover Letter
List a minimum of 3 professional references in the application or attach a List of References with Contact Information.

Search Chair Name
Yifan Zhou

Search Chair Email

Disability Accommodation Information

Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Maranda Maxey, Director & ADA/504 Coordinator, at 828-262-3056 or

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

Background Check Statement

Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.

Eligibility for Employment

Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed. This position may or may not be eligible for H-1B sponsorship; EHRA positions are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. To request further information about sponsorship for this position, please contact International Student and Scholar Services and Outreach at

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