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Assistant Controller

Guilford Technical Community College
North Carolina, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Dec 20, 2022
The Assistant Controller position requires an individual with experience as a senior level accounting professional with strong consideration given to candidates with higher education experience and expertise. Position reports to the Associate Vice President of Business & Finance/Controller in providing oversight and hands-on engagement for all accounting and financial functions.

The person in this position provides support in the management of college financial planning and ensures college accounting procedures conform to generally accepted accounting principles. Responsibilities include controlling a significant sequence of Business Office activities. Help develop detailed college budgets and cash forecasts; review and monitor financial transactions; help establish and monitor internal controls over all business functions. Recruit, train, supervise, and mentor employees in the Business & Finance Division. Directly supervise the senior accounting technicians responsible for handling all transactions related to the general ledger, including cash management (all fund sources). Assist the AVP Business & Finance in managing all daily operations. Assume full responsibility for managing the Business & Finance Office in the absence of the AVP. Individual must be capable of making independent decisions relevant to job assignments, including applying skills and knowledge to unusual circumstances with little direct supervision. Individual must exercise good judgment in identifying decisions to be referred for senior management approval.

Education Required:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business/Finance, or related field with a concentration in Accounting

Education Preferred:
  • MBA and/or CPA designation preferred.

Experience Required:
  • Minimum ten years of experience in a high-level finance or accounting position to include monthly and annual closings, audits, and supervision of specific departments within Business & Finance Division; i.e., accounts receivable, accounts payable, purchasing, general expense, payroll, etc.
  • Minimum five years in a high-level supervisory role.
  • Experience in fund accounting required.
  • Senior level accounting experience and expertise in finance budgeting, accounts receivable/billing, accounts payable, purchasing, payroll, and student accounts.
  • Experience working with IT on systems integration issues
  • Strong internal control and policy implementation experience.

Experience Preferred:
  • Higher education experience strongly preferred

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