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Touro College Director of Accounting in Henderson, Nevada

The Director of Accounting is the head of the accounting area. This position will be responsible for developing and maintaining accounting principles, practices, procedures, and internal controls to ensure accurate and timely budget and financial reports. The Director of Accounting is responsible for managing the accounting team to ensure that work is properly allocated and completed in a timely and accurate manner. This position addresses tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities including general ledger preparation, financial reporting, year-end audit preparation, and the support of budget and forecast activities.

  • Direct the organization's accounting functions and maintain the books of the organization. These functions include establishing and maintaining the organization's accounting principles, practices, procedures, and initiatives.

  • Establish and maintain written policies and procedures as they pertain to maintenance of the organization's internal controls and accounting policies.

  • Ensure an accurate and timely monthly and year-end close.

  • Supervise a regular staff of three, including temporary staff as needed.

  • Advise staff regarding the handling of non-routine reporting transactions.

  • Inform Vice President for Finance and Chief Operating Officer of relevant issues regarding financial controls, accounting, and reporting.

  • Monitor internal financial and accounting controls over procurement, receipts, disbursements, and other processes.

  • Advise the Vice President for Finance and Chief Operating Officer, other officers, and staff on accounting policies and rules and prepare reports, analyses, and presentations as required.

  • Monitor and analyze department work to develop more efficient procedures and use of resources while maintaining a high level of accuracy.

  • Respond to inquiries from the Vice President for Finance and Chief Operating Officer, grants management staff, and other program managers regarding financial results, special reporting requests and the like.

  • Supervise the Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable functions.

  • Oversee preparation of financial reporting to donors and other statutory financial reports.

  • Assist in development and implementation of new procedures and features to enhance the workflow of the department.

  • Provide training to new and existing staff as needed.

  • Negotiate Indirect Cost Rate with the Federal Government via annual preparation of the Indirect Cost Rate proposal.

  • Collaborate with the other fiscal department managers to support overall department goals and objectives.

  • Manage the financial records of all grants and contracts awarded.

  • Ensure compliance with tax laws related to wages and not-for-profit organization status.

  • Supervise indirect cost recovery calculations for U.S. government and private donors.

  • Design cash-flow matrix report and participate in cash-flow decisions.

  • Review and approve recommendations for financial planning and control, providing relevant fiscal information to the Vice President for Finance and Chief Operating Officer.

  • Orchestrate all the major components required to implement, operationalize and monitor the campus-wide annual budget process.

  • Conform to budgeting policies and provide institutional knowledge and context with respect to budget requests and trends.

  • Lead the annual administrative-area budget proposal process, which includes requesting, compiling and assisting with the evaluation of detailed budget proposals in light of the financial and operating performance of administrative units, and administering budget grants. Lead the quarterly reporting and forecasting process for the administrative areas and the annual closing process for those units.

  • Prepare the monthly Operating Statement for all actual, budget and forecast presentations and be responsible for informed and clear explanation of all categories.

  • Monitor departmental adherence to approved budgets.

  • Prepare detailed financial analyses for the consideration of senior management and the Executive Committee.

  • Special projects as assigned.


Bachelor's degree in either Business Administration, Accounting or Finance


Broad supervisory skills encompassing a minimum of five years of management experience. Demonstrated managerial, leadership and interpersonal skills.

Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience in nonprofit administration.

Minimum 1 year payroll experience.

Experience managing $50+ million operational budget.

Senior-level financial experience, some or all with a mid-size to large nonprofit organization or in a public accounting firm working with nonprofit clients.

Thorough knowledge of not-for-profit accounting.

Experience with the design and implementation of accounting systems.

Strong experience with Microsoft Excel and other reporting systems.

Skills & Abilities:

Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet deadlines required.

Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills.

Ability to communicate with all staff with sensitivity, tact, and professionalism.

Discretion and ability to handle confidential matters.

Demonstrated ability to foster and maintain a friendly and caring work environment.

Enthusiastic leader with an emphasis on collaboration, supervision, and team building.

Highly motivated and able to function both independently and as a member of a cross-functional team.

Ability to develop collaborative partnerships across the organization to achieve results.

Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.

Requisition ID: 2020-6557

Schedule Shift: Day

Hours Per Week: 38

Travel: None

External Company URL: https://tun.touro.edu/

Street: 874 American Pacific Drive

Chart of Accounts: Touro University Nevada