POSITION SUMMARY: Executive level professional and administrative work, which includes the planning and coordination of financial activities for the College. The work involves the independent and regular exercise of discretion and judgment regarding all areas of the College’s finances, including such areas as accounting practices, fiscal recordkeeping, financial reporting and budgetary controls. Individual oversees coordination of staff involved in related activities. Internal contacts are primarily with department heads and managers, responding to questions and concerns. This position reports to the Vice President for Finance and Administration.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required; CPA required; MBA preferred.
Minimum 5 years managerial accounting experience.
Demonstrate a record of effective senior management experience in a complex environment, preferably in higher education.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (with an emphasis on advanced Excel skills).
Present evidence of strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
Ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities with minimal supervision, as well as, work as part of the team with shared goals.
Have a well-developed sense of integrity.
Show evidence of creative, strategic thinking.
Ability to supervise and train employees; including organizing, prioritizing, and delegating projects.
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills and experience working with complex datasets.
About Millsaps College
Founded in 1890, Millsaps College celebrates 125 years as an academic community committed to disciplined learning and the ideals of a liberal arts education as keys to a rewarding life. In keeping with its character as a residential, liberal arts college and its historic role in the mission of the United Methodist Church, Millsaps College seeks to provide a learning environment that increases knowledge, deepens understanding of faith, and inspires the development of mature citizens with the intellectual capacities, ethical principles, and sense of responsibility that are needed for leadership in all sectors of society. Millsaps offers outstanding liberal arts and business programs for undergraduates, along with graduate degrees through the Else School of Management.
As a selective undergraduate institution located on 100 beautiful acres in the heart of Jackson, the capital of Mississippi, Millsaps serves slightly less than 1,000 students, most of whom are undergraduates. Approximately 75 students are studying for a graduate degree in the Else School of Management. Although historically serving a large number of students from Mississippi, today 57 percent of the undergraduates c...ome from outside the state representing 26 states and 23 countries.
Millsaps employs 97 full-time faculty members. Of those, 94 percent of Millsaps tenure-track faculty hold a Ph.D. or the final degree in their field. The faculty/student ratio at Millsaps is 1:9, and the average class size is 14.