Website Houston Baptist University

Reports to: Associate Vice President for Financial Operations

Job Status: Exempt

Position Summary:

Provide direction, coordination, and management of accounting operations to include accounts payable, accounting data, accounting records, financial reporting, and general accounting services.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Direct and coordinate accounting operations to ensure prompt and accurate fulfillment of University financial obligations. Establish policies and procedures for accounting operations; interface with all levels of University management and faculty to ensure compliance with established accounting policies and procedures. Determine fiscal requirements of accounting operations and prepare budgetary recommendations; monitor, verify and reconcile expenditure of budgeted funds.
  • Coordinate the ongoing assessment of financial system needs and recommending solutions and implementing the selected solution. Coordinate audits of financial and accounting systems and procedures.
  • Prepare and distribute monthly reporting package which includes a consolidating P&L and detailed statements. Ad hoc reporting as needed. Preparation of various other fund reports, analysis and distribution of those reports. Overall responsibility for month-end, quarter, year-end close, and debt covenant reporting that involves the consolidated financial statements.
  • Provide monthly analysis of financial statement components including revenues, expenses, and balance sheet accounts. Coordinate internal and external audits of financial statements.
  • Prepare reports and analyses, including financial statements and tax reports, setting forth progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions.
  • Oversee all Accounts Payable functions.
  • Plan and schedule work for the group ensuring proper distribution of assignments and adequate manning, space and facilities for subsequent performance of duties.
  • Plan and conduct conferences with subordinates to ensure compliance with established departmental practices and to keep employees abreast of current changes and standards.
  • Serve on university committees as assigned.
  • Oversee recording of endowment investment activity and reporting.
  • Direct various personnel functions including, but not limited to, hiring, performance appraisals, promotions, transfers and vacation schedules.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance.  CPA preferred.
  • 10 – 12 years total experience. Higher education experience preferred.
  • Banner software knowledge and experience preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in preparation of GAAP financial statements.  Strong preference for experience in preparation of not for profit GAAP financial statements.
  • Experience in preparation of consolidated statements.
  • Experience in accounting for commercial real estate properties.
  • Understanding of market to market accounting for investments.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be flexible and able to successfully work with a variety of duties and people.

Additional Information:

Houston Baptist University is committed to maintaining a teaching faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith. The Preamble to the By-Laws of the University sets forth a statement of belief which each University employee is expected to support and personify. Your submittal of an application for employment indicates your acceptance and affirmation of these statements.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of personnel.


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