San Jose
May 03, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

San Jose/Evergreen Community College District


Position #: 1700045

Required Documents:
Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Transcript Bachelor's Degree (Must include Award/Confer Date)

Opportunity Type:

Administrative Services

Posting Date:

First Review Date:

Work Location:
San Jose City College

Position Status:

Salary Range:
$105,458 - $124,973 Annual Salary (Range M25: Management 2015-2016 Salary Schedule). Starting salary placement is generally at Step 1.

Benefits Available:
Excellent fringe benefit package includes a pension, medical, dental, vision, EAP (employee assistance plan) and life insurance for employee and eligible dependents, and income protection. Voluntary plans include supplemental life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, 403b and 457 Deferred Compensation Accounts. Manager, Supervisor, and Confidential employees also receive 22 vacation days, 17 holidays, 12 sick leave days and 6 administrative leave days per year.

Position Summary:
The Director of College Fiscal Services reports to the Vice President of Administrative Services located at San Jose City College. This is a full-time, 12 months per year, classified management position,

Position Purpose:
Under administrative direction of the Vice President of Administrative Services or assigned supervisor, the Director of College Fiscal Services provides accounting and financial reporting expertise to the college and ensures compliance with all applicable Federal, State and College regulations and policies. The Director of College Fiscal Services manages the operations and staff of the Business Services Office. The individual is responsible for overall management of accounting operations, including general ledger, accounts payable, non-student accounts receivable, financial reporting, and auxiliary services accounting

Duties and Responsibilities:


This position serves as principal liaison for the Vice President of Administrative Services and the leadership of the college in the management of the college budget and completion of a wide variety of required reports. The incumbent oversees the college’s accounting, budgeting and finance functions, and personally performs a variety of responsible professional accounting work within a robust technology based ERP system.

  1. Provide leadership for all financial operations of the college which includes the design of systems, preparation/presentation of financial reports and budgets, preparation of documents for annual audits, monitoring of revenues and expenditures, conducting financial analyses and development of internal controls.
  2. Provide leadership in the use of technology to achieve administrative efficiencies. In consultation with Vice President of Administrative Services and appropriate budgetary units, prepare annual budget for the college and establish control program and systems to assure compliance with allocations. Prepare revisions to the budget as required. Develop and provide periodic budget reports and financial projections to management staff.
  3. Recommend and monitor achievement of the appropriate reserve levels within the budget to address long-term needs and year-to-year carryover. Provide supervisory support for the Vice President on functions related to strategic planning and participatory governance. Formulate campus business policies ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and district internal accounting/fiscal reporting procedures.
  4. Oversee all campus detailed accounts and records involving the collection of college funds and bursar activities; secure cash collecting and reconciliation system. Coordinate and ensure accurate and timely production of general ledger, accounting and budget reports, prompt payment of invoices and issuance of statements for accounts receivable. Provide training and technical expertise to administrators, faculty, and staff for budget development and assist in resolving issues and conflicts on expenditures and budget.
  5. Advise campus community of changes to business office rules.
  6. Serve as the primary fiscal resource person for college management of grants agreements and other external financial and service relationships.
  7. Conduct special financial research or analytical studies to assist administrators in the formulation and planning of new or revised programs. Review and approve campus purchase requisitions and requests for checks, warrants, claims and reimbursement for expenses. Ensure compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) in executing, analyzing, verifying, and reporting transactions of a fiscal nature.
  8. Perform review of the college Business Services Office’s operations and processes, implement performance improvements, and improve financial operational efficiency and effectiveness between the college and district. Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; interview and participate in selecting employees; train, counsel and discipline personnel according to established policies and procedures. Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:
  1. Accounting, auditing, budgeting, and cash management as applied to California community colleges.
  2. Theory and practices of public finance and business administration. Financial systems and methods of budget development, tracking, and monitoring. Basic research and analytical methods.
  3. Principles, practices and terminology used in complex financial and statistical recordkeeping. Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations. Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
Skills and Abilities:
  1. Planning, organizing, and managing the effective operations of a community college business office.
  2. Using software for computer based accounting, budget and data systems.
  3. Preparing clear and accurate financial reports and statements.
  4. Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  5. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  6. Scheduling, supervising, assigning and reviewing work; training, guiding, appraising and counseling employees.
  7. Interpreting and applying District or applicable policies and procedures.
  8. Presenting solutions to management level with confidence and effectiveness.
  9. Work independently with little direction.

Special Licenses, Certificates, etc.:

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in accounting, finance, business administration or related field.

2. Two years increasingly responsible experience in accounting and budgets and supervision of employees.

3. Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender, gender identity, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of the students we serve and sensitivity to and knowledge and understanding of groups historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced discrimination.

4. Success integrating diversity as appropriate into the major duties outlined in the job description and in the duties listed in the District's hiring policy or demonstrated equivalent transferable skills to do so.

Desired Qualifications:
1. Previous supervisory and community college experience.

2. Proficiency in the use of spread sheet and software applications in an integrated accounting system.

3. Bilingual abilities, desirable.

Physical Demands:
Working Conditions:

1. Typical office environment.

About San Jose/Evergreen Community College District:

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement:
San Jose/Evergreen Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, language, accent, immigration status, ancestry, national origin, age, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, transgender, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, and physical or mental disability consistent with applicable federal and state laws.

Human Resources/Employment Services, 40 S. Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113, (408) 270-6414.

Application Procedures, Notes and Contact Info:

Interested applicants MUST SUBMIT ONLINE ALL of the following materials by the closing date to be considered for the position (Posting at: Click "APPLY"):

1. A completed online San Jose/Evergreen Community College District POSITION APPLICATION
2. COVER LETTER (Must state how you meet ALL the minimum qualifications in EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE as described in the job announcement Minimum Qualifications section. Also, state how you meet other qualifications)
3. RESUME, and
4. TRANSCRIPT(S) - NOT DIPLOMAS - (unofficial or official copies) for stated degrees (having confer/award dates) or courses. Official transcripts will be required prior to employment start date should the position be offered. If foreign degrees, must submit Equivalency Certification (See #6 of the Instruction Section below).

If you do not have an electronic version of the transcript, you can get it scanned at Office Max, Office Depot, Staples, etc.; then attach the electronic version of your transcript to this online application at the later part of the application process.

For assistance, contact:
Office of Human Resources, Employment Services
40 S. Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: (408) 270-6414 Fax: (408) 239-8818
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