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Controller (Re-advertised)

Prince George's Community College
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Sep 19, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance, Business Administration, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs, Student Affairs, Financial Aid
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Full Time
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Position Title

Controller (Re-advertised)

Position Type






Union/Non Union

Non Union

Full Time or Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

Hiring Salary Range

Salary commensurate with experience

Fixed Term/Tenure Track (Faculty Only)

Regular or Temporary


Job Description Summary

Under general supervision with some independent judgment performs highly technical duties in the College’s Office of Finance, which includes the following: provides leadership and management of Financial Services operations including the Bursar’s Office and General Ledger accounting functions, establishes and maintains written accounting policies, procedures, and forms necessary to maintain compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, reviews financial reports for consistency, accuracy, accountability, and timeliness, supervise and evaluate all staff under direct supervision.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration. CPA preferred.
  2. Three years of experience in higher education administration or three years of experience auditing higher education institutions.
  3. Minimum three years management experience in general ledger accounting operations.


CRITERIA : The following criteria, which are not the sole criteria used in the final hiring decision, will be used to review the applications of those persons who meet the stated minimum qualifications and to select those qualified applicants who will be interviewed. Other information and observations made during the interview process may be considered in the selection process. Resume/CV and cover letter are required with the application. Please ensure that your documents address the criteria listed below for this position.

  1. Provides leadership and management of Financial Services operations including the Bursar’s Office and General Ledger accounting functions, specifically: accounts receivable, cash management, general ledger postings, bank reconciliations, financial aid transactions to include Federal, State, Institutional and external scholarships and grants.
  2. Establishes and maintains written accounting policies, procedures, and forms necessary to maintain compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, with Governmental Accounting Standard Board ( GASB ) standards, county/state/federal requirements, and internal control requirements.
  3. Supervise and evaluated all staff under direct supervision. Responsible for ensuring that all supervised staff are provided appropriate and specific training and guidance to successfully execute their responsibilities.
  4. Reviews financial reports for consistency, accuracy, accountability, and timeliness.
  5. Coordinates with the IT Division to establish internal controls to safeguard college assets and to assure the reliability of financial reporting including the integrity of Datatel Financial System operations, security, updates and new versions.
  6. Prepares financial reports for the state education associations of MHEC and MACC and the Federal Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Systems ( IPEDS ).
  7. Oversees the timely closing of month- end and year- end financial account activities.
  8. Trains and cross-trains for essential positions, developing and maintaining adequate back-up personnel.
  9. Coordinates with the college auditors for all financial and/or compliance audits for the college and the foundation including preparation of financial schedules and general ledger reconciliations, and management of timely submission of regulatory reporting: CC-4, CC-5, and others as required.
  10. Oversees the college collection processes including various college staff responsible for cash collection and accounting activities, conducting all account receivable dispute resolution discussions and meeting with vendors, employers, parents, and students.
  11. Oversees timely and accurate deposit of all college funds.
  12. Directs the timely mailing of appropriate billing according to college schedules.
  13. Plans, develops and monitors annual budgets for Financial Services and Bursar (Approximately $900K) including providing budget input for audit costs.
  14. Responsible for performing special studies, investigations, or other services as directed by the Vice President of Financial and Administrative Services.
  15. Oversees the college staff training provided for the Colleague financial management system.
  16. Conducts quarterly informational staff meetings for all accounts receivable and cash management staff from all college campuses and centers.
  17. Oversees development activities related to the class schedule to ensure correct information as related to college billing, FACTS payment, etc.
  18. Participates in the college Student Grievance Committee reviewing grievances relating to scheduling, grades, outstanding amounts owed, etc.
  19. Performs other related duties as assigned

Job Requirements

  1. Must be available to work Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Work schedule subject to change based on the needs of the department.
  2. Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
  3. As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.

Is Background Check Required?


Posting Number


Open Date


Close Date

Open Until Filled


Background Check Statement

Prince George’s Community College is committed to providing a safe campus community. PGCC conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, education verification, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Special Instructions to Applicants

The college is currently in a Modified Academic and Business Operation ( MABO ) model, which means some of the work is being performed from remote locations. When the conditions permit, based on CDC and College Administrator’s guidelines, employees will be required to resume their work on campus as directed by management. This position is located in the state of Maryland.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Which of the following best describes your level of completed education? (Education details must be included in your application.)
    • Master's Degree or above from an accredited college/university
    • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college/university
    • Associate's Degree from an accredited college/university
    • One to two years of college credit (30 credit hours is equivalent to one year)
    • Less than 30 credits from an accredited college/university
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • None of the above
  2. Do you have at least three years of related experience? See minimum qualifications for this position. Application and resume must show evidence of experience.
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Briefly describe your experience referenced in the previous question. Do not enter 'See Resume'

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. Do you possess a CPA certifications?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • HERC
    • HigherEd Jobs
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Indeed
    • Personal Referral
    • PGCC Website
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook)
    • The Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • The Washington Post
    • Other: Please indicate below
    • Educause
  6. How did you hear about this employment opportunity? If you selected 'Other' please indicate source:

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3
  4. Other

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