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Assistant Controller


Assistant Controller

The Assistant Controller serves as a key member of the Business Office staff and is looked at as being a leader and mentor within the department.  The Assistant Controller is primarily responsible for general ledger maintenance and reconciliation, along with review of daily work completed by others within the department. 


  •  Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Business required.   CPA and/or MBA strongly preferred.


  •  Strong leadership skills in managing Higher Ed or nonprofit accounting systems.
  • Knowledge of current accounting and financial reporting standards for colleges and nonprofit organizations.
  • Dedication to a successful enterprise demonstrated ability with spreadsheet and database packages.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Commitment to building a strong team that is committed to customer service excellence.
  • Knowledge and experience with documenting processes and procedures and identifying internal controls.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team of  professional staff


  •  CPA strongly preferred


  •  At least five years of progressive and relevant experience, preferably as a Staff or Senior Accountant at a college or nonprofit organization.  Experience with a public accounting firm strongly desired.  Experience with nonprofit accounting rules and standards required. 
  • Experience with A-133 auditing standards, especially related to student financial aid requirements.
  • Experience with Great Plains, FRX, and Power Campus database systems preferred.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. 
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedures manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from internal and external customers.


  •  40 hours per week minimum
  • Includes rotation of evening and weekend coverage  


  • With the Controller, helps manage the different Business Office functions including general accounting, fixed assets, cash receipts, student receivables, student loan funds, accounts payable, deferred gifts, and payroll.
  • Reviews daily work completed by the Accounting Specialists and Accounting Interns to help ensure that the College’s financial practices comply with accounting standards and governing law.
  • Prepares timely and accurate financial reports.
  • Prepares information required for year-end closing, audit reports, government reports, grants, and contracts.
  • Assists in preparing monthly trial balance, internal financial statements and budget reports
  • Contributes to the review and evaluation of budget to identify problem areas
  • Reconciles and reviews cash receipt journal entries
  • Reconciles and reviews student-related general ledger accounts, including cash and accounts receivable
  • Works closely with Accounting Specialists to serve as a backup for accounts payable, student refund processing, cash receipts entering, and collections accounting. 
  • Cross-trained in the areas of accounts payable and accounts receivable
  • Assists students in making payment arrangements and payment plans, as needed.
  • Assists the Controller with the development of the annual budget.
  • Assists the Controller with the completion of all University tax returns and filings.

To apply: please email cover letter and resume to:

Trinity Washington University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Access/Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its students, faculty and staff. Trinity is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community and strongly encourages all qualified individuals to apply.

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