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Director of Accounting

Position Type:

  • Full Time
  • Staff


  • OH-Columbus

Franklin University is seeking a Director of Accounting to manage the accounting department, which provides information, primarily financial in nature, about all University activities. The primary purpose of the role is to assist management, its trustees and other users in making educated economic decisions about the University’s financial resources by providing timely and accurate financial statements and analysis. Specific duties for this position include maintaining all official accounting records in conformance with GAAP and higher education standards, interfacing with external auditors, overseeing the activities of the Accounting Department including Treasury/Cash Management, Accounts Payable and its Purchase Card Program, Accounts Receivable, travel and other areas of the accounting function.

This person will be responsible for regulatory compliance (preparation of the Form 990, among other filings), routine accounting processes and internal control functions, supervision and training of personnel within the Accounting Department and working with the CFO to facilitate his/her financial needs. This individual must have the ability to successfully build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders both at the university and externally.

The ideal candidate will have a strong accounting mindset including an understanding of routine processes, general ledger, journal entries, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and grant knowledge. Requirements for this position are a Bachelors degree in Accounting,10 years o of relevant industry experience (higher education and/or non-profit), with at least 3 years in a supervisory role and a CPA. Experience with complex ERP-type systems is also required.The successful candidate will also have a customer-centered philosophy and possess excellent system and reporting skills along with demonstrated process improvement skills

About Franklin University

Founded in 1902, Franklin University has built its reputation on removing barriers to higher education for ambitious adults who must balance their educational goals with other commitments. Accredited and nonprofit, Franklin has earned its long-standing reputation as an innovator in online education. The University offers applied, in-demand undergraduate, master’s and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. From entrepreneurs to CEOs, more than 45,000 Franklin alumni can be found around the world contributing to the communities in which they live and work.

Franklin offers a competitive benefits package, incentive program and free parking. In addition, Franklin provides free undergraduate tuition for employees and immediate family members, graduate tuition assistance for full-time employees and immediate family members, and a discount on doctoral tuition for employees.

Franklin University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Franklin does not discriminate on the basis of age, religion, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, immigration status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, disability, or veteran or military status.