The Controller reports directly to the Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration and serves as a key member of the Finance office. The Controller oversees all accounting and financial operations matters of the College. The Controller develops and implements financial policies, procedures, controls and systems and oversees the direction and management of the accounting and payroll functions.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Directs and coordinates the operation and management of the Finance Office in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), federal and state tax code, and regulatory/compliance requirements for higher education and non-for-profit corporations.
  • Directs and manages accounting, accounts payable and payroll functions.
  • Provides management and the Board of Trustees with relevant financial data necessary for budgetary and financial decisions.
  • Responsible for developing, overseeing and maintaining appropriate internal controls and conducting process reviews as needed to ensure appropriate internal control measures are in place for compliance to Federal, State and Local regulatory requirements.
  • Manages external audits and related engagements, including Form 990.
  • Responsible for monthly and annual close.
  • Formulates and analyzes financial statements.
  • Develops and implements upgrades to financial policies, procedures, controls, and systems.
  • Forecasts short-range and long-range cash requirements and obligations, as a basis for cash management, performs trend analysis, modeling and ratio analysis.
  • Performs other job duties and responsibilities as requested by department head. 
  • Master's Degree in Accounting or Finance preferred, CPA required.
  • Minimum five (5) to ten (10) years of experience in financial management areas.
  • Direct experience with audits in the higher education environment and higher education financial management are required.
  • Must possess a professional manner, strong communication, organization, and people skills.
  • Working knowledge of manual and automated accounting systems mainframe, file server and PC based applications, particularly PeopleSoft©.
  • Sound administrative skills and well-developed management skills are required.
Instructions to Applicants:
Please send your cover letter, resume and name of three references to

Tracey Wilmot
Director of Human Resources and Title IX Coordinator
Iona College
715 North Avenue
New Rochelle, NY 10801