Deputy Controller

University at Albany   Albany, NY   Full-time     Accounting
Posted on November 9, 2023
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Deputy Controller

About University at Albany:
Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research, and public service engages a diverse student body of approximately 17,000 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses.

Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City, and the Adirondacks.

Job Description:
Reporting to the University Controller, the Deputy Controller works closely with the Controller on a variety of fiscal and contractual matters impacting the University at Albany. This position works across all areas of the Controller's unit including Procurement and Contracts, Accounting, Student Loan Service Center, and Institutional Service area (Parking & Mass Transit, Mail & Rapid Copy).

Primary Responsibilities:


  • Overseeing the revocable permitting process for the University by working closely with University Facilities Management, along with external and internal stakeholder to ensure the revocable permit process operates efficiently and submitted timely to the Controller for execution.
  • Reviewing and executing non-monetary agreements, which includes but not limited to Memorandums of Agreement, Affiliation Agreements, and Data Use Agreements.

General Administrative

  • On behalf of the Controller, work with University affiliated entities and organizations with regards to University fiscal matters, as appropriate.
  • Lead the Account Classification committee.
  • Oversee the University's Accounting Office, which includes ensure revenue and expenditures are reported accurately and in a timely manner.

Controller - Empire Commons Student Housing (ECSH), Inc.

  • Manage all financial matters for the Housing Corporation, including but not limited to:
    • Development and on-going monitoring of the ESCH budget
    • Interfacing with bond holders for compliance and regulatory matters
    • Managing corporate treasury operations (ex. banking)
    • Processing disbursements and purchase orders
    • Working closely with Corporation bookkeeper to ensure fiscal integrity.
  • Oversee operational matters for the corporation, that include:
    • Working with University Facilities to develop the rolling plan and capital and building improvement plans
    • Working with the Residential Life Office, as appropriate to address critical matters within Empire Commons.

Cost Accounting

  • Serve as the primary contact for University cost accounting matters, the includes a wide range of activities that involve developing internal and external rates for the State and Research Foundation.
  • Responsible for evaluating all fee requests, including executing cost studies, obtaining approvals (campus and SUNY), and serving as the liaison from start to finish.
  • Analyzing fees and all other costing requests (ex. space fee, marketplace) as appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from a college or university in the areas of Accounting, Business Administration or related program accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization.
  • Five years of progressive work experience in business or financial operations including but not limited to financial management and accounting, contracting, analyzing, and reporting financial data to leadership.
  • Experience with managing a diverse set of functional areas with periods of high work volume with time sensitive deadlines.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgement.
  • Strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Prior supervisory experience.
  • Applicants must demonstrate an ability to develop inclusive and equitable relationships within our diverse campus community.
  • Applicants must demonstrate an ability to support diversity, equity, access, inclusion, and belonging relative to their role.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree and/or terminal degree (or equivalent) from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization.
  • Experience within Higher Education.
  • Experience within the State University System or New York State Government.

Additional Information:
Professional Rank and Salary Range: Associate University Controller, MP

Special Notes:
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish, and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the University's crime statistics for the past three years; and disclosures regarding the University's current campus security policies. The University at Albany's Annual Security Report is available in portable document format [PDF] by clicking this link

Pursuant to NYS Labor Law 194-A, no State entity, as defined by the Law, is permitted to rely on, orally or in writing seek, request, or require in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current wage, or salary history as a condition to be interviewed, or as a condition of continuing to be considered for an offer of employment, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation, and for the purpose of verifying information, may such requests be made. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at


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Application Instructions:
Applicants MUST submit the following documents:

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover letter stating all the required minimum qualifications and any of the applicable preferred qualifications
  • Contact information for three professional references

Note: After submitting your resume/CV, the subsequent pages give you instructions for uploading additional documents (i.e. cover letter etc.).

Closing date for receipt of applications: This position will remain open until filled.