Assistant Controller

Posting Date 10/23/2020 Closing Date 11/04/2020 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, unofficial transcripts for the required degree (if applicable) must be attached and submitted at the time of application.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the following:

  • Post-offer, satisfactory results of pre-employment background check

  • Post-offer, satisfactory results of pre-employment Drug Screening for employees that are new to the College

  • Post-offer, satisfactory results of pre-employment physical exam in circumstances where the nature of the work renders it appropriate or where Federal law or regulation requires

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Founded in 1901 as the nation’s first public community college, JJC’s dedication to student learning, community prosperity, and personal growth has influenced generations of students and community partners. Our six campuses and extension centers ensure accessibility and empower 30,000 students annually to improve their lives through the power of education.

Our commitment to our mission drives the change and innovation necessary to meet the evolving needs of our students, employees, and community. Our continued success is drawn from talented, diverse, and committed employees whose knowledge and passion for education create a thriving culture both in and out of the classroom.

JJC supports an inclusive and collaborative environment where everyone can learn, grow, and perform at their best. We invite you to apply your skills and experience in a way that supports excellence and rewards your contributions. Join our family and make JJC your first choice!

The college supports this commitment by providing full-time employees with a comprehensive benefits package for our full-time employees including:

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (employee & family)

  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

Flexible Spending Account

403(b) and 457(b) option for pre-tax retirement savings
Joliet Junior College Tuition Assistance (employee & family)
Long Term Disability

Life Insurance & a comprehensive leave plan including:

  • Federal holidays

  • Vacation

  • Personal

  • Sick

Job Details

STATUS : Full time
DEPARTMENT : Financial Services
DIVISION : Administrative Services
UNION : Non-union
REPORTS TO: Controller
PLACEMENT : Administrative staff, grade S14
MINIMUM PAY RATE : $87,428 annually

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Joliet Junior College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its staff.

Position Summary


The Assistant Controller position is responsible for providing oversight in the maintenance of the financial records of the College. This includes the direct supervision of the Accounts Payable staff and the Accounting Manager position, which oversees the Financial Services department’s accounting staff.

1. Provide oversight in the maintenance of a complete and systematic set of records of all financial transaction of the district. Assume responsibility for all Financial Services department operations in the absence of the Controller.
2. Utilize financial data to develop reports, statements, financial forecasts, cash flow projections, and recommendations.
3. Evaluate, recommend, establish, and monitor business process enhancement efforts including financial policy recommendations to improve financial operations, internal controls, and customer service.
4. Monitor cash flow projections and evaluate investment options for the College. Maintain a continuous audit of all cash and investments and ensure the College is in compliance with cash and investment policies and procedures.

5. Establish and implement appropriate internal controls to safeguard College assets as it pertains to the transmittal of ACH files and initiating and approving wire transfers.
6. Oversee the fiscal administration of all federal, state and private source grant programs including the formulation, interpretation and implementation of accounting procedures to comply with government regulations, donor requirements and college policies. Act as primary liaison with program monitors.
7. Possess working knowledge of federal regulations regarding fiscal management of federal funds in accordance with OMB Circulars.
8. Oversee preparation of monthly financial statements and board reports.
9. Represent the College and the Financial Services department by serving on various administrative committees and coordinate administrative tasks within the department as requested by the Controller.
10. Lead the College’s year-end closing process in preparation for the annual audit which includes drafting financial statements, the annual A-133 audit, work papers, and schedules as needed.
11. Oversee the preparation of regulatory reporting and provide Federal and State regulatory guidance.
12. Interact with students, vendors, and employees in order to resolve issues or conflicts.
13. Perform related duties as assigned.

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