20 days old


Potsdam, New York 13676



Potsdam, New York


Clarkson University, a nationally ranked research university, with a tradition of exceptional degree programs in engineering and science, and well-respected, expanding programs in business, liberal arts, and health and environmental sciences, seeks an energetic leader to serve as Controller. The Controller supervises the general accounting and accounts payable functions, and directs and accounts for all University financial transactions. The ideal candidate must have a strong accounting background and be skilled with enterprise financial systems. The Controller will be an excellent team player who is eager to work collaboratively with the University’s academic and governing leadership and colleagues across campus.


The Controller reports to the Chief Financial Officer. He/She will plan, direct, and administer the general accounting and accounts payable operations of the University including: establishment of strategies, policies, guidelines, procedures, workloads, organizational structure, and other management decisions. Responsible for the proper recording and administration of all accounting and financial transactions of the University. Assists the CFO in communications with the Board of Trustees, internal management strategies, and external relations pertaining to financial management.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, CPA and/or MBA strongly preferred
  • Minimum 7 years of hands-on, progressive accounting practices, higher education or non-profit accounting experience is a huge plus
  • Exceptional organizational, data management, technical and systems expertise
  • Proficient with sophisticated accounting systems and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong verbal & written communications skills with a flexible and coaching management style
  • High level work ethic and ability to think outside the box
  • Demonstrated track record in maintaining the fiscal health of a large organization



Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, and criminal background check.



Interested parties are strongly encouraged to apply for this great opportunity. To submit your application please click on the following link: https://clarkson.peopleadmin.com/postings/4053

Clarkson has also retained CR Fletcher Associates, Inc. in Syracuse, New York to assist with this search. You can also apply through them by sending your resume to: mayadeh.campagna@crfletcher.com


Clarkson University has a strong institutional commitment to diversity

and is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.


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