Reporting to the President, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) shall participate in the strategic direction of the college and be responsible for fostering innovation and vision in the areas of fiscal resources and budget development; strategic financial planning; business and accounting services for both the College and the WSCC Foundation; risk management; purchasing and procurement; facilities planning, design, construction, and maintenance; and Auxiliary (Bookstore, Food Services, Recreational Services) operations.
Success in this role requires a collaborative leadership style that can build consensus in a highly collegial environment; energy; vision; integrity; and above all a deep commitment to and clear affinity for the mission of WSCC.
WSCC is located in a beautiful “four-season” recreational area near the shore of Lake Michigan and serves a multi-county district. The College is uniquely positioned with respect to finances, including: no debt and a healthy fund balance; a dependable revenue stream for capital expenditures; up-to-date technology; beautiful facilities; and a very small deferred maintenance backlog. West Shore’s fall headcount is approximately 1200 with a total annual budget of approximately $17 million.
The College offers an exciting, rewarding work environment where faculty and staff are dedicated to putting students first, and a competitive salary with an excellent fringe benefit package. For more information about the College, please visit the following links: Strategic Plan, Mission, Vision Core Values; Budget.
The CFO provides collaborative financial management leadership; ensures the short and long-term fiscal health of the College; provides oversight to the Director of Procurement and Auxiliary Services and the Director of Facilities and Recreational Services; and manages the College’s financial services including Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Cashiering, Capital Assets, Audits, Grants, and General Ledger.
Essential Functions of the Position:
Maintain computerized financial records for the College funds according to State and Federal guidelines; prepare monthly and/or quarterly financial statements for all funds and operations and the Foundation; assist College staff with concerns, research and/or analysis for their areas as relates to business office services; prepare periodic financial analysis of operations; maintain on-going capital asset inventories; prepare and administer college wide budget. Monthly reconciliation and review of grants; preparation of all grant financial reports. Coordinate College financial, compliance, and grant audits in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and GASB; work with external auditors during audits; prepare annual audit reports with accompanying work papers and closing entries; and oversee institutional financial internal controls. Prepare or review state and federal reports and tax filings for payroll, retirement, financial aid programs, and special programs; prepare annual reports in compliance with State (ACS) and Federal (IPEDS) requirements and other regulatory reporting activities and serve as reporting contact and coordinator for the College. Lead and supervise a staff of professional and support personnel including the development of annual goals and evaluation of performance. Maintain cash flow and invest funds according to College investment policy. Review, analyze, and evaluate legislation, legal mandates, regulations and guidelines which may affect the College’s programs and activities. Develop, maintain, and ensure compliance with procedural statements for areas of responsibility. Serve on College committees, the WSCC Foundation Investment and Finance Committee; provide information and interact with the College Board Administrative Committee; and represent the college at appropriate local, State and Federal governmental meetings and conferences to satisfy immediate and potential needs.
- Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, or related field.
- Four to six years of finance and/or accounting experience.
- Demonstrated ability to operate in a computerized environment and enhance current data processes.
- Demonstrated experience using Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), GASB accounting standards, general ledger and related accounting practices.
- Excellent analytical, problem solving, decision making, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
- Hands on experience with various office and financial computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheet, database, and query.
- Understanding of acceptable budget, investment, and financial strategies and principles.
- Certified Public Accountant.
- Master’s degree in accounting, business, or related field.
- Experience with fund accounting, audits, capital projects, financial statements, grants, fixed asset accounting.
- Knowledge of state and federal statutes applicable to the administrative functions of the college.
- Experience in higher education or governmental accounting.
- Understanding of public procurement and facilities management and construction.
- Understanding of the issues related to risk management issues.
West Shore Community College is a drug-free employer and the final offer will be contingent on drug testing. EOE
About West Shore Community College
West Shore Community College was established by a vote of the people in the college's district on March 6, 1967. West Shore Community College offers a comprehensive general education curricula designed to meet the needs of students desiring to transfer to senior institutions and many occupational programs are available for students desiring to pursue immediate employment.