The Senior Director of Financial Affairs directs, develops and implements the College’s overall financial reporting and internal control structure to support the College’s financial operations and safeguard its’ assets, and assure compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and governing statutes and regulations.
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The Senior Director of Financial Affairs reports to the Vice Chancellor of Finance and has a support responsibility to all other departments and college personnel as necessary.
The Senior Director of Financial Affairs supervises the Assistant Controller, Accountants, Manager of Purchasing, Accounting Coordinator and others as assigned.
The Senior Director interacts and collaborates with cost center managers, senior administrators, external auditors and financial regulators.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Senior Director of Financial Affairs will:
Develop, implement and maintain an integrated financial accounting system that is linked appropriately to other systems throughout the College and provide reliable and auditable financial data;
Develop and administer fiscal plans, policies, procedures and internal controls that are compliant with generally accepted accounting principles and industry best practices;
Direct financial reporting preparation to meet all regulatory requirements;
Prepare, analyze and interpret financial data for federal, state and Form 990 IRS tax filings, financial statements and audit result presentations in compliance with all governing regulatory and accreditation requirements;
Maintain the College’s quality control for all accounting and business functions including: general accounting, endowment accounting, grant accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash management, payroll, credit card processing and purchasing;
Direct and manage the College’s fiscal year-end close and the annual financial and compliance audit;
Serve as the College’s primary liaison to the College’s external auditors and cultivate, establish, and maintain effective relationships with the auditors;
Oversee and/or participate in all external government, accreditation, grantor or other audit activity;
Recommend and implement changes regarding audit findings;
Prepare routine and ad hoc budget and other financial reports for all cost center managers and senior administrators;
Design, establish and maintain a staffing and organizational structure to effectively accomplish the Financial Affairs Office organizational goals and objectives, including recruiting, training, supervising and evaluating all assigned personnel;
Foster positive relationships with all external and internal constituencies served by the College;
Serve on College committees and work-groups that benefit the mission of the College and the Financial Affairs office;
Remain actively involved in related professional activities; and
Perform all other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Master’s degree in Accounting, Business, or related field; five years related experience; three years of supervisory experience; CPA certification preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Effective oral and written communications skills.
Strong knowledge of nonprofit accounting principles and processes.
Knowledge of and experience with complex computer-based financial management systems, including system upgrades.
Knowledge and possession of high professional standards and a personal code of ethics characterized by honesty, integrity, openness, and fairness.
Strong leadership and administrative skills including, but not limited to: strategic planning, personnel management, budget and resource management, continuous process improvement and assessment.
Strong analytical, critical thinking, project management, problem recognition, and resolution skills.
Demonstrable experience developing, implementing and maintaining internal controls to effectively safeguard and manage financial resources.
Interpret and appropriately apply accounting principles and regulations;
Develop and administer fiscal plans, financial systems, policies and procedures;
Generate timely and accurate financial information and reports;
Effectively communicate financial information to all internal and external constituents both verbally and in writing;
Develop collaborative and strong working relationships with internal and external constituencies as a service-oriented professional;
Lead a team of professional staff, serve as an internal resource and consultant, and work collaboratively with all employees and key business-partners of the College;
Manage time and deliver projects in a timely manner in an environment of competing priorities;
Use general office equipment and other necessary equipment;
Travel outside the office including out-of-area and overnight travel; and
Work various hours as job requires.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
Perform sedentary to light work in a ventilated, lighted, and temperature-controlled office setting.
Frequent need to stand, stoop, walk, sit, lift light objects (up to 10 pounds) and perform other similar actions during the workday.
Additional Salary Information: Hiring salary is determined by experience and education level
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