Director of Accounting

Volunteer State Community College
Tennessee, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 16, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Title: Director of Accounting

Position Summary:

Responsible for 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. Chief accounting officer for the accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and cashiering functions. Performs other job-related duties relative to the area of responsibility.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsible for the organization, administration, periodic review, planning, development, evaluation, and general effectiveness of the Office of Accounting.

Responsible for the monthly and/or year-end closings of the accounting records for the main institution and college foundation.
Prepares the annual financial statements and supporting documents of the main institution and college foundation.

Supervises staff in the Office of Accounting, assigns projects, monitors and evaluates performance, and provides training.

Coordinates and monitors payroll processes with the TBR Shared Services.

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.

Responsible for departmental compliance with all applicable rules, regulations, and policies.

Coordinates with the Director of Student Accounts to plan and coordinate Business Office activities regarding all student registration transactions. (Main campus and off-campus sites.)

Responsible for overseeing the recording, reporting and reconciliation of all plant funds, from internal and external sources, such as the State of Tennessee or TBR reports.

Maintains confidentiality of information and works in accordance with FERPA guidelines on the disclosure of information.

Attends and presents financial information to the Foundation's finance committee and others as requested.

Assist with budget(s) preparation and maintenance, as needed.

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.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree. Three years of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications: CPA or Master's Degree in Business, Finance or Accounting field. Governmental accounting or auditing in higher education setting. Experience with Banner or other Oracle based system.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Work Characteristics: Knowledge of principles and procedures of financial record keeping and reporting. 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 meeting deadlines. Detail oriented with superior organizational and managerial skills. 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 making decisions. Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information.

Pay Rate: 53,050.00 - 79,570.00 annual salary depending on experience

Open until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for the application process. Official transcripts will be required upon hire.

Applicants may be subject to a background check.

This position has in-office requirements at Vol State's main campus in Gallatin, TN a minimum of 3 days a week and has the potential to work remotely during normal business hours up to 2 days a week depending on College needs.

Equal Opportunity
Volunteer State Community College, an AA/EEO employer, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age (as applicable), status as a covered veteran, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal or state civil rights law. See the full non-discrimination policy.

The Tennessee Board of Regents does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age (as applicable), status as a covered veteran, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal or state civil rights law with respect to all employment, programs and activities sponsored by the Board. Full Non-Discrimination Policy.

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