SUPERVISES: Administrative and functional supervision is exercised over the assigned staff in the Financial Accounting Services Department of the College.
SUMMARY: Under general direction, plans and manages the College's cyclical financial activities and systems in accordance with state and federal regulations, operational policies and procedures, accepted accounting practices and principles, and good business practices to meet College goals and objectives.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (INCLUDE, BUT NOT LIMITED TO):
|1. Manage and monitor the day-to-day operations of the following functional areas of Financial Accounting Services:|
• General Accounting
• Capital Asset Inventory
• Cash And Investment Management
• Financial Aid Payments
• Accounts Payable
• Federal And State Grant Reporting
• Accounts Receivable And Collections
• College's Accounting ERP System
• Purchasing And Procurement
• Contract Accounting And Reporting
• WCTC Foundation Accounting
• Debt Service Payments
• Student Club Accounting
• Business Plans
• Contracted Food Service
• Enterprise Operations Monitoring
2. Recommend revisions to operational policies and procedures to ensure compliance and best practices. Develop the documents for approval.
3. Supervise assigned staff, including hiring, training, evaluating, developing, disciplining and recommending personnel action in accordance with department standards and College policies and practices.
4. Plan, coordinate and prepare required financial statements and reports, indirect cost rates, and other financial/cost analysis.
5. Perform the more routine elements of these and other Financial Accounting projects, at the direction of the area's Vice President:
• Preparing the College's annual budget
• RFP evaluations overseen by Financial Accounting Services
• Short- and long-range plans/goals for Financial Accounting Services operations;
• Procedures for borrowings/debt offerings, including timely and accurate debt repayments
• Financial audits
• Capital equipment acquisition and replacement
• Evaluation of contracted services and investments
6. Use, evaluate, and maintain efficient and effective computerized financial systems which provide for accurate and timely data and ensure proper internal controls, security, PCI compliance, and separation of job duties. Make recommendations for modifications in systems to meet changes in standards, and oversee modifications, complete with installation, documentation and training.
7. Create, extract, and analyze data using College-supported technology, at least including report writing tools and spreadsheets.
8. Provide guidance and information to managers and other staff regarding College financial practices and activities.
9. Plan, oversee, and manage the accounting function, financial reporting, and audit responsibilities of the WCTC Foundation.
10. Represent the College on local, state, and national committees, task forces, and professional organizations.
11. Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skill, and Ability Requirements
1. Thorough knowledge of financial and accounting theories, government accounting principles and techniques.
2. Working knowledge of governmental accounting principles, computerized financial software systems and technology, and ERP software. Knowledge of strategic and operational planning and institutional budget preparation.
3. Knowledge of management/supervisory principles and techniques.
4. Proven ability to supervise, develop, and delegate work.
5. Strong organizational, analytical, and planning skills.
6. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and to work effectively with people of all socio-economic levels and backgrounds both internal and external to the College.
7. Working knowledge of technology, reporting, and analysis.
Education and Experience Requirements
1. Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field (MBA or related field preferred).
2. Three years of progressively responsible accounting experience including direct supervision.
3. Three years of work experience in public accounting and/or governmental accounting field (experience in both areas preferred).
4. Preference will be given to candidates with one or more of the following certifications:
i. Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A.)
ii. Certified Internal Auditor (C.I.A.)
iii. Certified Management Accountant (C.M.A.)
The Controller position supports WCTC's Financial Accounting Services and is available on July 2, 2018.