Doane University
  • Crete, NE, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time
  • Administration & Staff

Doane University is a mission-driven institution offering work/life balance and a competitive benefits package. Doane is an inspired and unique community committed to the liberal arts. We empower and encourage students, faculty, and staff to seize opportunities, take healthy well-calculated risks, and achieve excellence as they define it.


Doane University, located in Crete, Nebraska, is looking for a Controller. This critical position reports to the CFO/Vice President of Finance and Administration. They will direct all financial reporting and accounting activities of the University, serve on Board of Directors committees, and participate in leadership meetings.

The Controller is a key financial leader who works to transform systems, processes, and controls for the next generation of Doane University. They will create and administer policies and procedures aimed at maintaining a strong fiscal operation and controlling the assets of the University. Responsibilities also include:

  • making recommendations for improving the University-wide financial management
  • directing financial audits
  • oversight for grant billing and post-award compliance
  • compliance with state and federal regulations
  • involvement in budgeting, analysis, and forecasting
  • providing strong leadership for business office staff and building an effective team.

Education/Training/Experience Required:

  • Masters Degree in Accounting or Business, or CPA plus 7 years experience
    • An equivalent level of education and experience will be considered
  • Experience managing a team including planning and directing the work of others

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in higher education

Licenses and Certifications:

  • CPA preferred

Key Attributes for Success:

  • Ability to organize, prioritize, delegate and manage multiple projects
  • Researches and interprets Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, FASB, Uniform Guidance compliance, and tax laws for use in daily accounting procedures and processes
  • Interprets technical financial information presented in various formats in order to analyze, record, and report in the financial system
  • Communicates effectively, positively, and professionally with management, staff, faculty, and vendors.
  • Maintains the strictest level of confidentiality

We offer top-notch benefits:

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance; 403b retirement plan with employer matching contributions
  • Free admission to Doane University events
  • Discounts through Apple, Verizon Wireless, and more!
  • We encourage our employees to take advantage of a Doane education with tuition benefits for undergraduate and graduate programs. Employees' dependents can receive tuition benefits in our undergraduate programs too.
  • A mission-driven institution. With a singular direction and focus, Doane handles its business strategically. You'll see the difference of working for a purpose-driven organization that knows where it's going and where it will take your career.

Doane University actively works to create and sustain a welcoming learning community for all members to fulfill their potential, belong, feel valued, and make meaningful contributions to the university. Doane University is an equal opportunity employer and seeks candidates who reflect the diversity of our society.

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