This position serves as the chief financial officer of the College. This position provides leadership and management for the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of the finance and administration support services of the College.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provides leadership for the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of the functions relating to finance and administration for optimal efficiency and effectiveness.
Keeps the president fully advised on financial related matters of the College.
Plans, administers, manages, and evaluates the finance and administration functional units and staff.
Organizes, directs, and coordinates the activities for the offices of accounting; budget planning; business services; finance; investments; payroll; inventory control; accounts payable; accounts receivable; physical plant operations; facilities and construction; grounds; security and safety; procurement; and materials management of the College.
Provides leadership and oversees the daily fiscal operations; collection, receiving, receipting, depositing, and disbursement of all funds; accounting, financial and control reporting; internal auditing; and long-term financial planning of business affairs of the College in consultation with the president.
Provides leadership in the development of the College budget and in controlling expenditures within the approved budget, including the development of institutional revenue options and expenditure guidelines, and makes related recommendations to the president.
Provides leadership and vision for the implementation of a strategic plan for the finance and administration functional area at the College.
Leads and oversees the College’s bidding process.
Provides leadership and oversight for the operation, maintenance and protection of the physical plant and College vehicles.
Maintains contact with the College’s external auditing firms and prepares related responses regarding audit results and the annual management letter.
Directs the investment activities of the College.
Collaborates with other vice presidents and administrative staff on appropriate matters.
Ensures College compliance with related Texas statutes and administrative rules and guidelines of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
Reviews, maintains and evaluates the budget for the finance and administration functional areas and directs appropriation of funds and expenditures relating to services and programs.
Coordinates the development of program outcomes for all finance and administration functional areas, monitors assessment of those outcomes, and develops plans of action for improvement based on the assessment of those outcomes.
Develops, implements, monitors and revises policies and procedures relating to the finance and administration functional areas.
Leads the process for systematic review and evaluation of the finance and administration functional area per the model adopted by the College.
Works with faculty and staff to resolve finance and administration issues and complaints in compliance with college policies and procedures.
Attends the workplace regularly, reports to work punctually and follows a work schedule to keep up with the demands of the worksite.
Completes duties and responsibilities in compliance with College standards, policies and guidelines.
Uses interpersonal skills and makes sound judgments to decide how duties and responsibilities are completed between coworkers, the supervisory chain, faculty, staff, students, and customers.
Completes all required training and professional development sessions sponsored by Texas Southmost College (TSC).
Supports the values and institutional goals as defined in the College’s Strategic Plan.
Working hours may include evenings, holidays or weekends depending on deadline requirements and special events.
Performs other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
A strong commitment to and passion for the mission of the community college.
Demonstrated knowledge of finance related functions and the administration of such functions.
Demonstrated knowledge of principles and processes for delivering class-leading customer services. This includes needs assessment, establishing quality standards and metrics for services, and the evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Ability to effectively supervise and motivate personnel.
Demonstrated knowledge of the planning, implementation and monitoring of budgets.
Knowledge of the rules, regulations and principles of the THECB and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, as well as other state and federal laws and regulations regarding finance and administration.
Demonstrated excellent supervisory, administrative, communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills to interact with individuals from diverse socio-economic backgrounds.
Ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with students, college employees and the public.
Demonstrated organizational skills in handling and directing multiple and complex assignments and projects.
Skill in working effectively in a team environment with a customer service focus.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; and effectively present information to top management, public groups, and other groups.
Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the community.
Proficient in the use of e-mail, word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software and use of the Internet to access data, maintain records, generate reports, and communicate with others.
High level of energy and good sense of humor with the capacity for extraordinary time and effort demands.
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education and experience required.
Master’s degree in accounting, business administration or related field from an accredited college or university.
At least ten (10) years of broad financial and operations management experience in higher education.
Minimum of four (4) years as a vice president or higher financial officer in an institution of higher education.
Demonstrated experience with the SACSCOC reaccreditation process.
Demonstrated experience in organizing, developing, and implementing operational systems and writing guidelines and managing a high volume workflow office.
PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Certified Public Accountant or Doctorate Degree.
Experience in finance and administration in a community college or technical institution of higher education.
Experience in use of Colleague.
Demonstrated experience of positive and proactive approaches in identifying problems, creating innovative solutions, managing projects, leading teams through collaboration, and implementing efficiencies and effectiveness using technology.
Demonstrated knowledge of creative and innovative programs which enhance the relationship between academic affairs and student services.
Internal Number: 2017772TSC
About Texas Southmost College
Texas Southmost College serves over 6,000 students at its campus located in Brownsville, Texas. Originally established in 1926, Texas Southmost College currently offers the first two years toward a bachelor's degree, along with career and technical education leading to certificates and associate degrees, college preparatory studies to prepare students for college-level work, workforce training, and continuing education. Recently selected as a Bright Spot by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, TSC offers over 50 programs of study leading to an associate degree or certificate.