Business Systems

Florida, United States
Salary Not specified
Sep 18, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
Business Systems & Student Accounting Director
St. Petersburg College

Compensation: $70,762.40-$77,838.64
Openings: 1
PeopleSoft ID: 189
Formal review of applications begins: Sep 23, 2020
Department: Business Office
Location: District Office

Position Summary:
Typical Essential Duties

• Works with business and data systems managers during system implementation assuring training, testing, and documentation are complete and timely. Assures system and data security is maintained and accessible to appropriate staff only;
• Assures fees are correct and student and third party billing and revenues are timely and accurate;
• Oversees the Federal student programs' cash management system and the preparation of various State and Federal reports.

This is the fourth of four levels in the Accounting/Finance Professional series. The classification is responsible for directing the activities and staff of two or more accounting functions, such as budget, purchasing, asset management, payroll, accounting, financial reporting, student accounting, grant reporting and/or financial compliance. Responsibilities may include coordinating preparation and responses to external audits; analyzing financial data and making recommendations regarding business processes; evaluating and monitoring financial reports; investigating violations of accounting policies and procedures; coordinating and preparing budgets; and supervising lower level accounting staff.

Bachelor's degree in business, systems or in a related field to assigned area.

Ten(10) years experience in accounting. Supervisory experience. Experience in systems implementation of client server applications or user equivalent. Experienced and skilled in software programs to include Accounting ERP systems and Excel.

* An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job may be acceptable in lieu of those requirements listed above.

• Managerial principles;
• College fund accounting systems and principles;
• Advanced internal control practices;
• Advanced financial analysis principles and methods;
• Auditing principles and practices;
• Applicable Federal, State, and Local laws, rules, regulations, and guidelines.
• Automated financial systems;
• Research methods and techniques;
• Advanced budgeting principles;
• Financial control practices and procedures;
• Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP);
• Computers and related software applications.

• Monitoring and evaluating the work of subordinate staff;
• Prioritizing and assigning work;
• Using computers and related software applications;
• Interpreting and applying applicable Federal, State, and/or Local laws, rules, regulations, and guidelines;
• Evaluating complex financial systems and efficiently formulating and implementing accounting methods, procedures, forms, and records;
• Preparing, analyzing, and interpreting complex financial statements, reports, and analyses;
• Developing and enforcing finance and accounting procedures and principles;
• Designing and implementing finance, budgeting, accounting and recordkeeping systems;
• Conducting complex research, preparing related reports, and presenting findings;
• Using a computer and related software applications;
• Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with subordinates, coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to give and receive work direction.

• Positions in this class typically require: reaching, standing, walking, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
• Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.
1. Directs staff to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff is trained; ensuring that employees follow policies and procedures, and maintains a healthy and safe working environment; and, making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations. Daily 20%
2. Prepares and administers a budget which includes grant budgets; prepares cost estimates for budget recommendations; submits justifications for budget items; monitors and controls expenditures. Daily 5%
3. Directs and oversees the implementation and integrity of internal operations and controls for the finance or accounting section, which includes: planning, coordinating, administering, and evaluating programs, projects, processes, procedures, systems, and/or standards; ensuring compliance with Federal, State, and local laws, regulations, codes, and/or standards; coordinating activities between multiple service areas; and, working to integrate and coordinate service areas. Daily 25%
4. Reviews and monitors a variety of detailed analytical and statistical financial reports and/or statements which may include: recommend departmental spending priorities; submitting reports to appropriate internal departments and/or external agencies; and/or, preparing other related reporting and analytical activities. Daily 30%
5. Directs the implementation of a variety of non-routine, complex projects related to financial operations. Daily 20%
6. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level. As Required

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Equal Access/Equal Opportunity
The Board of Trustees of St. Petersburg College affirms its equal opportunity policy in accordance with the provisions of the Florida Educational Equity Act and all other relevant state and federal laws, rules and regulations. The college will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or against any qualified individual with disabilities in its employment practices or in the admission and treatment of students. Recognizing that sexual harassment constitutes discrimination on the basis of sex and violates this Rule, the college will not tolerate such conduct. Should you experience such behavior, please contact Pamela Smith, the director of EA/EO/Title IX Coordinator at 727-341-3261; by mail at P.O. Box 13489, St. Petersburg, FL 33733-3489; or by email at