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Oklahoma Christian University is a higher learning community which transforms lives for Christian faith, scholarship, and service.

The key goal of this job is to support the mission of the University through sound financial management.

Oklahoma Christian University is seeking a dynamic financial leader for the position of Controller.  This position will report to the Executive Director of Accounting and Budgeting, and is responsible for assisting in directing accounting operations, the annual audit, and developing and maintaining the University's management reporting.  Applications will be accepted until the position is removed from the University's job posting, which may occur anytime on or after the "Open Date for Hire".

I. Responsibilities 
A. Assists the Executive Director of Accounting and Budgeting with the following:

  • Internal and external financial reporting
  • Preparing schedules and work papers for the external auditors
  • Preparing monthly budget vs. actual reports, and analyzing variances
  • Establishing and monitoring internal controls, policies and procedures
  • Managing and supervising the business office staff

B. Other duties performed:

  • Performs or oversees account analysis, reconciliation, and adjustments
  • Reviews and approves normal invoices/expenditures and ensures budgeted funds are available
  • Supervises or prepares monthly journal entries
  • Capitalizes capital expenses and maintains educational plant subsidiary ledgers
  • Works on special projects as requested
  • Other duties as assigned.

II. Professional Development Requirements:
A. Skills

  • Strong Computer Proficiency, Excel and Word skills
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP, and ability to apply those principles
  • Public communication and report generation skills

B. Training to be obtained:

  • Colleague (by Ellucian) ERP software
  • Synoptix reporting software

III. Qualifications:
A. Professional

  • Bachelors degree (required) in accounting and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) status.
  • Over four years professional experience in management of accounting, financial reporting, and budgeting systems and processes
  • Preference for experience in public accounting with a focus on auditing educational and not-for-profit organizations

B. Personal

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Must possess strong attention to detail
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and adhere to deadlines

Oklahoma Christian is looking for employees who are willing to express the "The Second Mile---Serving One Another" goal of the University, to demonstrate a personal faith in Jesus Christ, active involvement in a local Church of Christ, and support of the Christian mission of the University.

Please send your cover letter, resume and references to Karen Sorensen, Executive Assistant at

Oklahoma Christian University complies with all laws regarding nondiscrimination in employment, including those with respect to race, color, age, gender, national origin, marital status, military service, and disability. As a religious educational institution the University is permitted by law to consider religious beliefs and practices in making employment decisions, and the University does so to achieve its mission.