Directly supervises and maintains quality control of the following areas: accounts payable, student accounts, general ledger, purchasing card, fixed assets accounting, endowments, and debt service reporting.
Directs and supervises the operations of student accounts receivable, including tuition and fees, installment plans, scholarships, student loans, and state and federal financial aid.
Directs and controls cash disbursements, including student, vendor, faculty, staff, accounts payable, payroll, and classification of all college expenditures.
Coordinate fiscal year-end close and prepare the College's annual financial statements and Annual IRS Form 990 tax return for exempt organizations.
Prepares reports for internal and external distribution, provides financial data from the accounting records, and performs financial and procedural analyses as required.
Develop and administer fiscal plans, policies, and procedures in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and industry best practices.
Design, establish, and maintain an organizational structure and staffing to accomplish organizational goals and objectives effectively; recruit, employ, train, supervise, and evaluate personnel staff.
Participate on campus and community committees that serve to benefit the mission of the College and the Finance Area programs.
Foster positive relationships with all external and internal constituencies the College serves.
Oversees reimbursement requests for private, local, state and federal grant programs.
Works closely with the College's financial aid department in reporting and reconciling student loans, scholarships, and state and federal financial aid.
Other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Finance
Support the College's mission, vision and values, and contribute to the advancement of the College's Strategic Plan.
Demonstrate a strong commitment to continuous quality improvement.
Demonstrate civil and inclusive behavior when interacting with staff, faculty, students and visitors to the College. Promote a flexible, collaborative and inclusive work and living environment and engage in educational opportunities to increase awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion.
A Bachelor's degree with a major in accounting is required, and an advanced degree (MBA or MS) is preferred. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation is desirable.
Ten years of progressively responsible professional experience in higher education financial accounting, or with expert-level knowledge of fund accounting in a college/university, healthcare or public accounting setting and three years in a managerial/supervisory capacity.
The Controller reports to the Vice President and is responsible for organizing, directing, and evaluating a wide variety of financial activities, including the planning and development of the College's basic system of accounting and financial control. The position is responsible for the Business Office, Accounts Payable, and Student Accounts.
North Central College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce. NCC provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please notify the Office of Human Resources. Determinations for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Organization Type: Higher Education Institution