Red Rocks Community College seeks applications for a Controller position to join our Administrative Services Department.
Red Rocks Community College is dedicated to our Vision and Mission, which promote student achievement, staff empowerment, and community engagement. We live our values: Integrity, Collaboration, Learning, Inclusiveness, and Communication. (See: http://www.rrcc.edu/diversity) We encourage applications from individuals whose background and interests align with our commitment to inclusiveness.
With an unrivaled reputation grounded in our Values, we stand out as a cutting edge model in higher education. We are one of the first community colleges in the country to offer both Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs. Our continued pursuit of excellence is instilled in our employees and has inspired a dynamic and passionate culture.
This position oversees the daily financial operations of the college, internal and external financial reporting, and financial and grant/contract compliance. This position manages and provides oversight to all fiscal functions including general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, fixed assets, and grants/contracts/sponsored programs, the Bursar/Cashier’s Office, and Purchasing departments. This position develops and implements college-wide accounting policy and procedures ensuring compliance with applicable federal and state statutes and regulations, state fiscal rules, and governmental and system accounting principles.
Responsible for the direction and control of the financial services function, resolving department related issues and campus concerns. Recommend fiscal policy and procedure promoting best business practices. Develop, implement, test, and monitor strong internal accounting controls. Provide for internal audits of cash collections and procurement card use. Implement new accounting or fiscally related systems, i.e. point of sale systems, fixed asset tracking systems, ERP modules, etc. as required.
Manage the processes of general accounting, purchasing, cashiering, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and fixed assets accounting. Includes hiring, ongoing functional and annual ethics training for all fiscal services personnel, problem resolution, and allocation of duties. Review payroll CHOP requests and provide authorizing signature prior to submission to the system office. Ensure key reconciliations are prepared and reviewed monthly including: Banner to CORE, Banner Accounts Receivable to Banner General Ledger, Federal Direct Lending, and other reconciliations as required. Review and sign off on unusual transactions originating in the cashier’s office, based on emails of daily transactions and provide backup to system controller on request. Review all student and other accounts prior to sending to for further collection action or for recommended write off. Provide high level of customer service to internal and external customers focusing on continuous improvement. Ensure reasonable accuracy and timeliness of transaction processing. Utilize advanced computer skills to work with complex electronic data sets. Analyze and interpret financial data using spreadsheets and data applications. Monitor Business Services department budget to ensure resources are effectively used and department stays within its annual budget.
Produce financial reports for internal use. Request new orgs from the system chart team and maintain the college structure of the chart of accounts. Work with instructional services staff to timely address changes and maintain structure of Faculty Load and Compensation (FLAC) queues. Serve on the system chart team during the college’s assigned rotation. Produce ad-hoc management reports as requested using data warehouse queries or spreadsheets. Ensure college wide department org owners have available training to interpret financial data and monitor their spending and budgets.
Prepare reports required by external constituents including audited financial statements, supporting footnotes and schedules, and state controller exhibits. Prepare quarterly variance analysis for submission to the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education (SBCCOE). Prepare and/or review and post monthly financial items required for system office monitoring. Review and finalize quarterly 1099 submission to the system office, UBIT return, IPEDS reporting, FISAP reporting, CDHE Report of Expenditures, and other external reporting as needed. Prepare ad-hoc external data requests for CDHE and state legislative use, as needed.
Manage the process of grant/contract/sponsored program accounting from proposal to grant closeout including ensuring compliance with federal and/or state statutes and grant regulations and the grant award contract requirements. Update indirect rate proposal and all documentation for cost pools in accordance with 2 C.F.R. 200 and other applicable federal regulations. Liaise with faculty and/or the Grant Development Director in developing grant proposals and timely reviewing proposed grant budgets prior to submission. Ensure the reasonable timeliness and accuracy of invoicing to grantors and good customer service resolving grantor questions. Represent the college, along with the grant PI, in all grant monitoring and audit visits, provide documentation timely to auditors, and resolve outstanding questions.
Represent the college during the financial audit process and timely provide accurate documents and schedules requested by auditors. Timely respond to and resolve auditor questions, as needed. Revise procedures to implement audit recommendations, as needed.
Maintain strong customer relations with students, student organizations, and campus and community constituencies. Meet with students to resolve issues with individual accounts, as needed. Participate on college-wide committees as time permits, such as program plans, accreditation, and human resources search teams, etc. Maintain good relationships with system office accounting staff, including serving on system accounting procedure committees and providing training to other controllers, as requested.
Identify and inform VP Admin Services of potential fiscal compliance issues. Coordinate and provide information to system staff and VP Admin Services as requested, research issues and provide recommended resolution, as appropriate.
Starting Salary: $90,000 - $102,000/annual
To Apply – Complete applications must be received by midnight Thursday May 31 , 2018. To apply for this position, please click the button below and complete an application including the following:
A cover letter addressing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications for this position
Contact information (email and phone number) for three references will be asked for in the application.
Applications must be submitted electronically through Red Rocks Community College employment online: http://jobs.rrcc.edu
You will admire the friendly culture of our campus and be inspired by our team environment and dedicated employees. Additionally, we offer:
Attractive health, dental, vision, life, and flexible savings options; we will also help you build your retirement savings via our defined benefit or defined contribution plans.
An opportunity to become a lifelong-learner and enjoy considerable savings for the college education of your dependents through our tuition reimbursement program.
For a complete overview of our benefits, please visit the benefits section of our website. www.rrcc.edu/human-resources/benefits-information
Connect daily and make a difference in the lives of thousands of students working to earn an Associate’s, Bachelor’s, or a Master’s degree at Red Rocks Community College (RRCC). RRCC has two campuses: our main campus in Lakewood, Colorado and our newly expanded campus in Arvada, Colorado. Red Rocks is Colorado’s premier community college and the fourth largest in the state, serving over 15,000 students each year. RRCC is the first community college in the nation to offer a Master’s degree in Physician Assistant studies and the first in Colorado to offer a Bachelor’s degree in Water Quality Management.
This college is located on the 140-acre, beautifully landscaped, Lakewood main campus, high in the foothills, with views looking along the Front Range to Boulder and beyond. Just minutes from downtown Denver, with dedicated RTD light-rail and bus stops, commuting is quick and easy. At Lakewood, RRCC offers employee access to an on-campus coffee shop and cafeteria, an on-campus children’s center, health clinic, recreational facilities, and a brand new 38,000 square foot recreation center, complete with climbing wall, a large gym with basketball courts, state of the art fitness equipment, and full locker rooms to make your transition back to work easy and efficient. RRCC also offers tuition assistance for full-time employees and most dependents, for classes within the 13-college, state-wide Colorado Community College System.
Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or other closely related discipline
Three to five (3-5) years of progressively responsible management and supervisory experience within an accounting department
Two (2) years of public accounting experience
Demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles
Demonstrated knowledge of governmental accounting standards and federal grant and contract regulations including 2 CFR 200.
Awareness of Colorado Department of Higher Education policies, Colorado fiscal rules, and procurement rules
Good written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with many constituents, internal and external to the college
Demonstrated skill in analyzing and interpreting complex budget and financial data
Master's degree (or higher) in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or other closely related discipline (provided that all credits earned include at least 21 semester credits of accounting, including both graduate and undergraduate credit hours)
Certified Public Accountant, active Colorado license
Certified Federal Grant Manager or equivalent grant certification
Experience in a public higher education accounting department
Experience in a community college setting
Two (2) years of demonstrated experience with Federal grants and/or contacts either in an accounting or auditing capacity
Demonstrated experience with higher education accounting principles for public institutions
Experience with developing and using Cognos or other data warehousing applications to write queries and perform data analytics
About Red Rocks Community College
Since 1969, Red Rocks Community College has assisted students in meeting ambitious career and educational goals in an exciting, collaborative environment with multiple pathways to success. We deliver career-enhancing courses, certificate programs and degrees that represent a solid investment in each student’s goals and career success. Red Rocks Community College embraces the leadership role of providing education that is firmly rooted in real-world applicability.
Through academic excellence and the breadth of our student population, we provide a pathway that is true to our local, state, national and international communities and support changing trends as they impact the success of our students’ career and educational goals. Our high value and academic rigor, combined with dedicated faculty, outstanding student life, and a strong learning support system, make Red Rocks the smart choice for meeting educational goals.
Red Rocks Community College has campuses in Lakewood and Arvada. Courses are delivered in formats from traditional classroom, online, self-paced, and weekend classes.
We are one of the finest higher education institutions in Colorado. Here's why:
Our faculty... are accessible, highly qualified, and focused on teaching. RRCC is the only community college in Colorado to have an Endowed Teaching Chair Program and has awarded 20 Endowed Teaching Chairs in support of Teaching Excellence.
RRCC offers numerous degrees and certificates in today's most in-demand career fields including Health Careers, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Computer Technology, Fire Science, Law Enforcement, and many more.
We offer flexible course schedules that fit around work or home commitments, including traditional classroom, online, self-paced, and weekend classes.
RRCC combines rigorous, high-value education with tuition that is among the lowest in the state, and we offer many Financial Aid options and scholarships through our Foundation, which has provided over $4 million in scholarships to nearly 3,000 students and was recognized nationally as the 2014 Scholarship Provider of the Year.
Our AA/AS General Education Transfer Program is accepted by all of Colorado’s state four-year colleges and universities, and RRCC transfers more students into Colorado School of Mines than any other college in the nation.
RRCC is home to the Rocky Mountain Education Center (link is external), which includes an OSHA authorized education center serving the six-state Region VIII.
We offer Computer Technology, CISCO Academy, and Multimedia programs that are among the most popular and respected in the region.
RRCC's support services include free tutoring, advising, the Child Care center, Accessibility Services, our Recreation Center, the Learning Commons, English as a Second Language resources, Student Life, and Student Employment. Our Office of Inclusion & Diversity creates and supports equity in access, developmental opportunities, and holistic education for all students.