Closes: Thursday, December 31, 2020
Target Start Date
Expected Work Hours
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field required. Three (3) – Five (5) years of professional accounting experience preferably in governmental accounting with a community college. Two (2) – Three (3) years of supervisory experience in a finance-related field.
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.
Master's degree in Accounting or related field preferred.
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 and Administrative Services. Manages year-end closing processes necessary to timely and accurately prepare external reports such as Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), 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 for Finance & Administrative Services, Vice President for Instruction 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 Wilson Community Board of Trustees’ Finance Committee and Board of Trustees. Assists Vice President of Finance and 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 and Administrative Services regarding potential efficiencies and improvements and assist with implementation of those initiatives approved by the Vice President of Finance and 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, refine processes, and to help assure compliance with regulatory and reporting requirements. Serves on institutional committees as appointed. Performs other duties as assigned.