Assistant Director of Accounting
Volunteer State Community College
Assistant Director of Accounting
Volunteer State Community
Responsible for assisting the Director of Accounting in
implementing, supervising, organizing, planning, and directing the
daily operations of the Office of Accounting; ensures timely,
accurate reporting of financial activity for the college, and
college foundation. Safeguards the institution's property and
provides superior service to the campus community and other
customers. Supervises the accounts payable, bank reconciliation,
and acts as liaison for payroll function. Performs other
job-related duties relative to the area of responsibility.
Assists the Director in the organization, administration, periodic
review, planning, development, evaluation, and general
effectiveness of the Office of Accounting. Takes on the role of
Director of Accounting during the Director's absence. Assists with
the monthly and/or year-end closings of the accounting records for
the main institution and college foundation. Assists in the
preparation of the annual financial statements and supporting
documents of the main institution and college foundation. Provides
information for preparation of the foundation form 990 reporting.
Responsible for the accuracy of information provided by the
automated systems and for staff's training in using those systems.
Tests and implements enhancements and upgrades, as necessary. Works
with internal and/or external auditors by supplying requested
documents and explanations. Assists in ensuring departmental
compliance with all applicable rules, regulations, and policies.
Responsible for overseeing the recording, reporting and
reconciliation of all plant funds, from internal and external
sources, such as the State of Tennessee or Tennessee Board of
Regents (TBR) reports. Maintains confidentiality of information and
works in accordance with FERPA privacy guidelines on the disclosure
of information. Assist with budget(s) preparation and maintenance,
as needed. Assists in preparation of reports and analyses for TBR
and similar regulatory entities. Develops procedures to streamline
departmental operation to increase efficiency. Assists in the
selection, hiring, and training of new staff. Serves as liaison and
works cooperatively and effectively with other departments
(internal and external) as appropriate. Responsible for maintaining
a good working relationship with the foundation's management and
staff. Communicates with management regarding the financial
position status of the entity and other areas as requested.
Coordinates with responsible party to maintain current and accurate
departmental information on the website and other printed or
on-line documents. Ensures internal controls are maintained to
safeguard the assets. Responsible for overseeing the feeding of
data from other systems (payroll, financial aid, and procurement
card transactions, etc.) into financial system. Prepare journal
entries; performs reconciliations of various financial accounts;
and other accounting functions as required. Uses the report writer
and other tools to generate reports as necessary. Serves as member
on various college committees. Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree in accounting.
Three years of related experience.
Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE),
Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), or equivalent.
Governmental accounting or auditing experience in higher education
Experience with Banner or other Oracle based Enterprise Resource
Planning (ERP) system.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of principles and procedures of financial record keeping
Skills in oral and written communications; office management
skills, interpersonal skills consistent with establishing and
maintaining effective working relationships.
Advanced skill level using Microsoft Office applications (Excel,
Word, and Outlook), Internet and web-based systems.
Ability to troubleshoot, recognize and solve problems with software
programs for end users.
Confident in using own initiative, prioritizing workload and
Detail oriented with superior organizational and managerial
Ability to interact comfortably and confidently with all levels of
personnel, internal and external.
Ability to initiate objectives with minimal supervision.
Ability to exercise good judgment in evaluating situation and
Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and
$50,789 - $76,178 annual salary
depending on experience
Volunteer State offers a comprehensive benefits package,
including but not limited to the following:
Special Instructions to Applicants:
- Insurance: Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability (long and
short term), FSA/HSA
- Wellness Incentive Program (if enrolled in Health)
- Educational Assistance: Fee Waiver, Spouse/Dependent Discounts,
- Employee Assistance Program
- Longevity Pay
- Retirement Options: State of TN Pension (TCRS), 401a, 401K with
up to $100/month match, 403b, and 457
- 14 Paid Holidays/Year
- Annual Leave (if applicable)
- Sick Leave
- Sick Leave Bank
- State Employee Discount Program with over 900 merchants
Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for the application process.
Official transcripts will be required upon hire.
Applicants may be subject to a background check.
To apply, please visit: https://careers.tbr.edu/jobs/assistant-director-of-accounting-gallatin-tennessee-united-states