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Comptroller

Employer
Roxbury Community College
Location
Massachusetts, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 20, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance, Business Administration, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs, Chief Business Officers & Vice Presidents
Employment Type
Full Time
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About Roxbury Community College:

Roxbury Community College is an urban, public, two-year College serving a diverse community, including people of color, recent immigrants and non-traditional populations. The College's mission is to facilitate student success in achieving educational goals through the delivery of high-quality transfer and career programs. RCC strives to honor traditional commitments, and to be responsive to new challenges and insights through workforce training, ESOL, and community education. The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Roxbury Community College strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its staff. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.


Job Description:

The Comptroller is a member of a high-performing administrative team that reports to the Vice President of Finance and Facilities. The incumbent provides accounting and financial reporting expertise to the College and ensures compliance with all applicable Federal, State, and College regulations and policies. The Comptroller manages non-unit professional administrators, staff accountants and support staff. The Comptroller is responsible for overall management of the College's fiscal operations including purchasing, accounts payable and receivable, student account services, grants accounting, general accounting, financial reporting and other assigned business-related services, and for integrating these services with other operations of the College and Foundation. The Comptroller will assist the Vice President of Finance and Facilities with long- and short-term budget planning and serves as the audit liaison for all audits.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Oversees staff and operations of the accounting, purchasing, accounts payable, accounts receivable and student accounts while exercising prudent fiscal judgment in a customer service-oriented environment. Monitors and maintains internal control systems. Provides internal and external reports on operations.

Provides timely and accurate budgetary information to senior leadership and college administrators, the Board of Trustees and RCC Foundation, government agencies, creditors and others; determines fiscal policies and monitors individual department budget performance; and prepares monthly-to-actual budget reports. Performs all aspects of cash management. Plans and facilitates annual audits. Monitors investment activity and performance. Maintains fixed assets database and controls disposal of assets. Assures proper administration of restricted gifts and government grants.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Responsible for the planning, organizing, and directing all accounting functions of the College and Foundation including: general fund accounting, payroll, student accounts, financial data control, revenue analysis, and other associated functions. Conducts revenue analyses on restricted funds, student accounts, federal and state grants, and other college funds.
  • Under the direction of the Vice President of Finance and Facilities, partners across campus on fiscal needs, problem solving and opportunities. Develops, revises and implements business policies and operating procedures as needed.
  • Responsible for the receipt, dispersal and reconcilement of the accounts assigned to the Business Office.
  • Responsible for the preparation of required state, federal, Department of Higher Education, grants and Board of Trustees reporting.
  • Oversees yearly fiscal year-end closings, financial statements preparation and reports, and year end audit preparation.
  • Ensures compliance with institutional, state, and federal agency guidelines and provides oversight for grant accounting.
  • Develops and implements short and long-range institutional and departmental projections and goals consistent with College strategic plans and senior management direction.
  • Serves as the College's primary point of contact for all College and Foundation audits, including the A-133 audit and other grant program audits.
  • Lead responsibility in maintaining Jenzabar general ledger module. Works in concert with various College departments responsible for Jenzabar modules that interface with the College's general ledger module and maintains chart of accounts.
  • Delegates responsibilities and provides direction, instruction to staff; develops and maintains internal control procedures necessary to insure assets of the college; provides direction for student accounts receivable including revenue collection and reconciliation as required. Provides record keeping for student financial aid disbursements.
  • Internal control officer for the college; maintains and updates internal control procedures manual.
  • Reviews financial systems and subsystems to ensure accuracy and compliance with internal, state, and federal reporting requirements. Assures consistency and reconciliation with Massachusetts Management Accounting Reporting System (MMARS).
  • Implements procedures mandated by the State Comptroller's Office, Department of Higher Education, and other regulators.
  • Responsible for the preparation of various accounting and financial reports as requested by College leadership.
  • Reviews operations on an on-going basis; reports any findings or changes that may impact decision making or forecasting. Makes effective recommendations as to any corrective actions needed.
  • Develops and monitors cash flow analysis for the purpose of planning and management of College resources to meet the needs of the college.
  • Direct the preparation of the Spending Plan for the Commonwealth's Budget Bureau.
  • Processes 1098s and 1099s in compliance with IRS regulations.
  • Maintains a standard of superior service to all customers fosters and maintains positive relationships and works collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.



Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, finance, business, public administration, or related business field.
  • Minimum of five years increasingly responsible, directly-related experience in fund accounting or closely-related functions, and at least five years of senior financial management responsibilities with comprehensive experience in computerized financial and accounting systems.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite of applications, including Excel.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, strong supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.


Preferred:

  • Post-Graduate or Master's degree in related field, and 7+ years of progressive management experience.
  • Experience with Jenzabar.
  • Proficiency in higher education accounting.
  • Experience with financial and accounting systems/HR/CMS and others.
  • Experience working in a collective bargaining environment.



Additional Information:

Benefits:

As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation. Including but not limited to:

  • Reasonable Health, Dental and Vision Plans
  • Low cost basic and optional life insurance
  • Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan
  • 12 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time


All offers of employment at Roxbury Community College are contingent upon clear results of a thorough background check. Background checks will be conducted on all final candidates.

Roxbury Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action or Title IX Coordinator, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act requires all institutes of higher education to disclose campus policy statements and crime statistics. Our annual report is available at www.rcc.mass.edu/clery.


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