Bob Jones University
Department:Financial ServicesLocation:Greenville, SC, USA
Pay Type:SalaryEmployment Type:Full-time Benefited

POSITION SUMMARY: Provide leadership for managing the people, processes and technology comprising the following functions for Bob Jones University: General Accounting, Cost Accounting, Financial Reporting, Audits, Tax, Financial Planning and Analysis, et al.


 General Accounting

  • Build and manage the chart of accounts 
  • Manage processing of transactions into general and subsidiary ledgers 
  • Account reconciliation and analysis
  • Investment accounting 
  • Financial statement preparation including footnotes 
  • Combination accounting as required including inter-company transactions and eliminations

Cost Accounting

  • Manage cost center and line-of-business allocations 
  • Provide financial consulting and strategic support to senior management including financial presentations 
  • Capital expenditure analysis 
  • Financial feasibility analysis 
  • Industry/peer group comparisons

Financial Reporting

  • Manage external financial reporting related to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and accounting principles required by the higher education industry. 
  • Manage internal financial reporting related to management needs as required

Financial Planning & Analysis

  • Manage preparation of the enrollment forecast, operating and capital budgets as well as short- and long-term forecasts. 
  • Monitor and report performance against plan 
  • Analyze and report key performance indicators and benchmark data

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Manage external financial audits and periodic special accounting or attest engagements
  • Manage tax functions (accounting, analysis, reporting and compliance) at all government levels and regardless of tax-type (income, property, occupational, et al.) where applicable
  • Design, establish, and maintain an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish BJU's financial goals and objectives
  • Serve on planning and policy-making committees as assigned


  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles 
  • Knowledge of U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles 
  • Knowledge of federal and state financial regulations including tax
  • Professional in appearance and presentation
  • Effective in oral and written communication
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and programs based on multidimensional datasets 
  • Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections
  • Working knowledge of short- and long-term forecasting, rolling budgets, and product-line profitability analysis
  • Ability to motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Five or more years related experience
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