The Controller, in conjunction with and working under the supervision of the Vice President of Finance and Administration, is responsible to prepare the College’s financial reports, to oversee the budgeting process, and to monitor compliance as well as internal controls. This position is governed by general accepted accounting principles, applicable State and Federal regulations, and the institutional policies of the College.
The ideal candidate should be energetic, motivated, and able to demonstrate a track record of successful, progressive responsibility. Strong analytical skills, strategic planning skills, and communication skills are essential.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO):
- Provide support to the Vice President for Finance and Administration and other financial reporting units within the College.
- Prepare State fiscal year and biennium appropriation requests.
- Prepare financial reports for administration.
- Provide review for monthly and fiscal year-end closing processes.
- Ensure proper and consistent financial accounting methodology, techniques and policies are adopted by the College and used in the operations process.
- Develop and communicate relevant changes to the College regarding accounting policies and procedures.
- Periodically assess the efficiency and effectiveness of account reconciliation processes.
- Review general ledger by balancing and closing accounts to ensure accurate financial data.
- Prepare financial reports as required by federal, state, or other regulatory agencies.
- Monitor the College’s general ledger to assure proper posting and updating of financial information.
- Monitor the reconciliation of the subsidiary ledgers to the general ledger.
- Prepare financial statements, related notes, MDA, and RSI.
- Serve as the College liaison to ADHE, DFA, and Legislative Audit.
- Assist with grant and project accounting functions
- Oversee the budgeting process and monitor budgetary balances.
- Monitor compliance with GLBA, Single Audit, GASB, and other laws and regulations
- Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.
- Bachelor degree in accounting or closely related field from a regionally accredited University.
- Five years related experience and/or training, with increasing levels of responsibility in all or most of the following areas:
- General ledger accounting functions including accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll.
- Financial reporting
- Internal controls
- Knowledge of technologies that supports a broad range of accounting functions
- Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
- Master’s degree, preferably MBA or MAcc
- CPA license
- Experience in higher education
TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty mentioned satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Comprehensive knowledge of current accounts standards (GASB, FASB, GAAP) and accounting associations (AICPA, ASCPA, NACUBO, SACUBO); Thorough knowledge and experience with complex integrated financial systems and related applications.
Ability to read, analyze, and understand the most complex documents; Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints; Ability to prepare written reports with demonstrated above average writing skills; Ability to communicate tactfully, professionally, and effectively with others.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, ratios, and proportions to practical situations; Ability to analyze costs and maintain feasibility data to evaluate projects and project future needs.
Critical Thinking Skills
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables;
Considerable responsibility with regard to general assignments in planning time, method, manner, and/or sequence of performance of own work, in addition, work with a team to organize work operations for a division of employees engaged in widely diversified activities; Ability to manage multiple complex projects with competing deadlines..
Performs work operations which permit frequent opportunity for decision-making of major importance which would have considerable effect on the final attainment of multiple major activities.
Highly intense mental demand. Continual involvement with strategic and operational management functions which relate to both the short-term and long-term time periods.
Analytical Ability / Problem Solving
Solves problems in novel, non-recurring or swiftly changing situations in which the approach is not fully defined. Guidance from the VPFA.
Accuracy which is critical in financial reporting, planning, budgeting, and forecasting. Though frequent possibilities of error exist at all times, they must be detected and addressed.
Software Skills Required
Accounting, Contact Management, Resource Planning, Presentation/PowerPoint, Spreadsheet, Word Processing/Typing, Basic Database.
Review of applications begins immediately and the closing date for accepting applications will be November 19, 2021. To be considered for this position, please send a cover letter, resume, State application, copies of transcripts, and three reference letters to:
BLACK RIVER TECHNICAL COLLEGE
Director of Human Resources
P.O. Box 468
Pocahontas, AR 72455
Telephone (870) 248-4000, Ext. 4032
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