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.
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.
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
- 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
- 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
- Direct the preparation of the Spending Plan for the
Commonwealth's Budget Bureau.
- Processes 1098s and 1099s in compliance with IRS
- 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.
- 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
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- 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
- Experience working in a collective bargaining environment.
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
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.