Lincoln University of Missouri — Assistant VPAF / Controller

Overall supervision, coordination and policy development of financial operations and reporting functions of Lincoln University; including accounting, grant accounting, accounts payable, student accounts receivable, payroll, cash management and investment and procurement.

Direct professional staff including the Bursar, Director of Accounting, Payroll Supervisor and Director of Purchasing.  

Responsible for internal and external financial reporting, coordination of annual audits and preparation of audited annual financial reports as well as reports such as:  IPEDS, EADA and NCAA reporting, CAFR, Bond Indebtedness and monthly financial status reports.

Maintain strong financial management and appropriate accounting controls.  Ensure institutional policies and procedures are followed.  Recommend and institute appropriate institutional policy controls and procedures as needed, reviewing and recommending changes as needed.  

Develop and maintain strong cash management system and handle university investment strategy in coordination with financial institution.

Provide advice and data relative to fiscal matters.  Serve as a liaison with departmental units; maintain continuous interaction with internal and external constituencies.  Assist the VP for Administration and Finance on projects as needed.

Required: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Management; Master’s preferred.  Minimum 3 years of experience in preparation of financial statements.

Preferred:  Higher Education experience with fund accounting, extensive financial and analytical skills, specific knowledge and experience in grant management, auditing, student accounts receivable, payroll and procurement.  Skills in project coordination and policy development.

$75,000 – $85,000 depending on qualifications.

Opened until filled.

Please submit the following to Human Resources -Lincoln University, 101 Young Hall PO Box 29, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0029 or email to 

  1. 1. Lincoln University Employment Application 
  2. 2. List of 5 references (part of the required LU Application Form)
  3. 3. Cover Letter
  4. 4. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  5. 5. Transcripts (may be unofficial, but must provide original transcripts upon hire)

Incomplete application packets will not be considered.

Lincoln University is “An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Employer.”