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Aztec Shops - Director of Financial Services/Controller

Pay commensurate with experience

Aztec Shops Ltd.
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182
Posted: 7/9/2018

Job Description

Aztec Shops has an opening for a full time Director of Financial Services/Controller

SUMMARY:  The Director of Financial Services/Controller is part of the executive management team that provides strategic leadership for the corporation and its revenue producing divisions:  dining services, our largest revenue producing division; campus stores; commercial and residential real estate; conference services; and licensing.  Under the direction of the CEO, the position is responsible for protecting $100M in company assets, primarily in real estate, by establishing financial policies, procedures, controls, reporting systems, and legal and regulatory compliance for all accounting and financial reporting functions. The Director of Financial Services/Controller oversees accounting, finance, budgeting, payroll, internal audit, and sales audit departments. 


(NOTE: The duties listed below are examples of the variety and general nature of those performed by employees in this job description. The list is descriptive only and should not be used for any other purpose.  Management retains the right to add or to change the duties of a position at any time.  Incumbents are frequently cross-trained and may perform any combination of the following duties/responsibilities.  These duties are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.)

  • Is supportive of and active in SDSU’s Shared Governance.
  • Plan, organize, develop, implement, direct and evaluate the corporation’s fiscal function and performance.
  • Protect company assets by establishing, monitoring and enforcing internal controls; maximize return on assets.
  • Prepare all supporting information for annual and other audits and liaise with the Board's Audit Committee and the external auditors as necessary.
  • Participate in the development of the corporation’s plans and programs as a strategic partner; advances the interest of the company through being an active member of the University community and industry associations/groups
  • Evaluate and advise on the impact of long-range planning, introduction of new programs/strategies, and regulatory action.
  • Provide timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial reports, and financial trends in order to assist the Board and CEO in performing their responsibilities.
  • Provide leadership and direction to the Financial Services staff engaged in complex financial, clerical, and technical work involved in maintaining the General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Asset Management sub-ledgers, Payroll, Internal Audit, and Sales Audit.
  • Ensure the timely preparation, approval, and monitoring of the annual budget for all units; develop realistic annual budgets and goals; includes capital outlay budgets for financial services unit.  Controls expenses.
  • Conducts personnel performance appraisals to assess training needs and build career paths.
  • Supports and improves employee relations, service standards, and morale through strong communication, feedback, and teamwork.
  • Conduct reviews of procedure compliance in all organization units; with units ensure development of proper procedures.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with customers, coworkers, vendors, student organizations, faculty, staff, and university personnel.
  • Has good negotiation skills and maintains ethical standards in accordance with company policy in negotiating with vendors and others; is professional and confident under pressure and demonstrates responsible decision making in stressful or unexpected situations.
  • Responsible for ensuring continued compliance with all local, state and federal laws and regulations.


MS degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration plus ten years hands-on related experience and/or training with at least seven years’ experience in financial and general management with an emphasis in Controller functions.  CPA certification required.  Related experience working in a non-profit and retail environment strongly preferred.

Contact Information

Jennifer Lakin