Closes: Wednesday, January 31, 2024
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Any combination of education and experience that demonstrates possession of the requisite knowledge, skill and abilities. A typical way to obtain would be a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with three (3) – five (5) years of professional accounting experience preferably in governmental accounting with a community college and two (2) – three (3) years of supervisory experience in a finance-related field.
Master’s Degree in Accounting or Business Administration would also be accepted.
Under the direction of the Vice President of Finance & Administrative Services, performs professional and administrative duties, planning, organizing, executing, and continuously improving the financial operations and activities of the College. Duties related to this position primarily focus on maintaining and directing activities related to financial reporting, general ledger systems, internal control and auditing procedures in accordance with general accepted accounting principles and in compliance with applicable state and federal rules and regulations. This position supervises the operations of the College's Business Office, Bookstore, Purchasing and Equipment.
Supervisory Responsibilities: Accountant, Payroll Specialist, Accounting Specialist I & II, Purchasing/Capital Projects Manager, Equipment Specialist, and Bookstore Manager
Essential Duties: Supervises and directs the work of staff positions to ensure the goals, objectives, and needs of the College are met. Prepares monthly, quarterly, and annual balancing, reconciling, and reporting for state, county, and institutional funds. Prepares reimbursement requests monthly (i.e. grants, capital projects). Maintains the general accounting system for the College in accordance with NC Community College System accounting procedures and insures changes are compatible with state accounting system. Prepares monthly journal entries as needed and authorized by the Vice President of Finance & Administrative Services. Manages year-end closing processes necessary to timely and accurately prepare external reports such as Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR), Single Audit Reporting, Foundation Conversion Template, Formal Financial Statements, Formal Notes to the Financial Statements, and Management’s Discussion and Analysis (MD&A), and any other financial documents within prescribed deadlines. Oversees the process of providing President, Vice President of Finance & Administrative Services, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Vice President of Student Development, and Division and Department Heads monthly reports of expenditures. Requests funds from state, county and federal to cover expenses and monitor cash balances in all funds. Approves disbursement of college funds after verification of cash availability. Monitors or reviews accounting transactions using a wide range of accounting knowledge to assure compliance with applicable state and federal laws as well as with the State Board of Community College Code, the North Carolina Community College System Accounting Procedures Manual, the College's Accounting Procedures, and Wilson Community College’s Policies and Procedures Manual. Establishes fund accounts and ensures bank deposits are verified and correctly deposited. Ensures all funds belonging to or allocated to the College are in balance and all financial payments and receipts are accurately documented in the appropriate ledgers and journals. Reviews and approves monthly bank statement reconciliations and monitors daily cash balances in the state disbursing account and county and institutional bank accounts. Oversees and assists with preparing reports for the WCC Board of Trustees’ Finance Committee and Board of Trustees. Assists Vice President of Finance & Administrative Services in the preparation and control of budgets and prepare budget transfers, analyzing data, designing worksheets, generating reports, developing processes, and accounting system changes/modifications as needed. Evaluates workflows across the division for potential improvements and efficiencies. Make recommendations for change to the Vice President of Finance & Administrative Services regarding potential efficiencies and improvements and assist with implementation of those initiatives approved by the Vice President of Finance & Administrative Services. Ensures internal control procedures are in place and work effectively. Provides oversight to internal control program (EAGLE). Assists auditors during audit visits. Seeks ongoing training to identify best practices, refines processes, and helps to assure compliance with regulatory and reporting requirements. Serves on institutional committees as appointed. Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Knowledge of: Finance, accounting, budgeting, and working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles. Automated financial and accounting reporting systems. Principles and practices of PC’s and related software. Ability to: Communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Operate a PC and related software. Analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements, and projections. Plan, organize, direct and evaluate the work of employees in the specialized fields of accounting, payroll, purchasing, fixed assets, and auxiliary services. Motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects required. Participate in and facilitate group meetings. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, students, administrators, other governmental officials, and employees. Work a flexible schedule.
How to Apply
A completed application package must be received in order to apply for this position. Visit our website, www. wilsoncc.edu.