Plans, directs, administers, and organizes the financial services operations for the College District. Prepares various financial reports for internal and external use. Develops and monitors district’s budget and initiates financial analyses; implements approved policies, accounting practices and procedures.
Directs and leads, directly or through delegation, the operations and functions of financial services. Serves as College’s Controller for general accounting (payroll, accounts receivable, cashiering, accounts payable, general ledger, financial reports), cash management, financial aid accounting, grant and contract accounting, property accounting and control, and travel. Accountable for Purchasing and Conferences and Events operations.
Responsible for the design and/or implementation of automated accounting systems that ensure the accuracy and integrity of the accounting systems.
Facilitates the development and administration of the District budget, ensuring compliance with GAAP and established College policies and procedures. Assists with budget preparation as needed/required.
Recommends, develops and implements business policies, procedures, practices which foster and promote student learning throughout the District.
Coordinates fiscal operations throughout the District.
Coordinates, analyzes, and interprets external financial audits.
Prepares annual audit report and consolidated financial statements.
Recruits, supervises, evaluates, and develops assigned staff and directors.
Performs related duties as assigned.
Required: Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or related field and six years of related experience, or any combination of education, training and supervisory experience that provides the knowledge and abilities to perform the essential duties of the job. Knowledge of GAAP, governmental accounting and auditing and various federal and state regulations. Knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision, training, human resources and ethics. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Preferred: Master’s Degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or related field. Certified Public Accountant. Five years’ experience in a public education setting. Experience using integrated administrative systems, preferably in the higher education setting; knowledge of computer applications, including spreadsheets and third party software interfaces.
Internal Number: 18-026
About Arizona Western College
Arizona Western College's full-time staff includes 129 faculty, 136 professional/administrative, 164 classified, and 400+ adjunct faculty and part-time employees. Our staff is compensated on a salary schedule based on required qualifications. We have a generous benefit program which includes a 4-day work week; Life, Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance; an excellent retirement plan including State Retirement and Federal Social Security. Student enrollment at Arizona Western College is over 6,500 approximating a FTSE about 3,500. We serve a diverse population with a service area that covers about 10,000 square miles, including centers in Yuma, Parker, Quartzsite, San Luis, Somerton and Wellton as well as the main campus.
Arizona Western College is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal opportunity to all applicants for all positions.