Controller

Location
Baltimore, MD
Posted
Oct 07, 2017
Institution Type
Community College


About Baltimore City Community College
Founded in 1947, Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) is a comprehensive, urban institution accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The College's campus is located in West Baltimore; the institution also has several satellite locations throughout the city. With its broad range of degree and certificate programs, affordable tuition, and extensive outreach, BCCC offers educational opportunities to the citizens of Baltimore City and throughout the state of Maryland. BCCC serves more than 15,000* students annually, providing credits that transfer to four-year colleges and universities as well as workforce training leading directly to job placement. The College is proud of the fact that 100** nations are represented within the student body.

* Based on annual unduplicated credit and non-credit headcount for FY 2016. **Based on fall 2015 credit enrollment.

Requisition Number: 2017-097
Posting Start Date: 10/6/2017
City: Baltimore
State: MD
Minimum Education: Bachelors
Additional Documentation: Transcripts Required (upload as other)
Compensation: $96,927 - $113,565



Controller

Description/Job Summary
Under the direction of the Vice President for Administration & Finance, the Controller provides strong leadership to facilitate critical planning for the quality and administration of the College's financial services including: accounting, payroll, financial and compliance reporting, external audits, internal financial and compliance audits, internal controls, accounts payable, student accounting, and cashiering. The Controller is responsible for the preparation of the College's consolidated and subsidiary financial statements and ensures development, documentation and access to all policies and procedures supporting the accounting and financial service functions at the College; ensuring an appropriate system of internal controls, monitoring financial accounting systems to ensure efficient operations; and reviewing and analyzing accounting data and management reports to ensure that all information properly reflects the College's financial position and results of operation.

Responsibilities/Duties
Overview of position:
Controller is responsible for:
  • Principal Accounting Officer - The Controller has the responsibility for leading a dynamic team to plan, develop, and enhance the College's financial service needs. These needs include accounting, financial and compliance reporting, external and internal financial and compliance audits, internal controls, accounts payable, student accounting, cashiering, Bursar's Operations, and the Grant and Contracts Operations.
  • Leadership and Management as a key member of the Vice President's leadership team, the Controller position focuses on strategic oversight and management of the College's financial functions while serving as the College's principle accounting officer
  • As an accomplished leader, the Controller has the responsibility for leading a dynamic team to plan, develop, and enhance the College's financial service needs. These needs include accounting, financial and compliance reporting, external and internal financial and compliance audits, internal controls, accounts payable, student accounting, cashiering, Bursar's Operations, and the Grants and Contracts Operations
  • Oversees the financial operations and services of the College, ensuring financial activity is in compliance with all regulations such as GAAP, GASB, SAS, State and federal regulations and with College policies and procedures
  • Serves as the primary point of contact for all internal and external financial and compliance audits; manages all audits including compiling documentation, preparing audit schedules and resolving audit issues; addresses outstanding audit issues; coordinates the timely preparation and review of audit schedules, financial statements and reports for internal and external and other stakeholders
  • Leads and manages the monthly and statutory year-end closing including analysis of trial balances; verifying assets, revenue, expenditures, and fund balance
  • Monitor accounting systems and data to ensure an efficient and effective operations that facilitates accurate reporting and ensures appropriate internal controls
  • Supervises and reviews financial analysis; prepares the College's consolidated financial statements and other reports required for internal and external auditors, State regulators, governmental agencies, Board of Trustees and other interested parties
  • Oversees the Bursar's office to ensure the integrity of student accounts and cashiering including the tracking of accounts receivables
  • Purchasing Card Program Administrator (PCPA). The PCPA serves as the liaison between the CPC cardholder, the bank, and the Comptroller of Maryland. The PCPA has the authority to make decisions about CPC for BCCC and is responsible for all training, assistance, setup, maintenance, and self-audits. The fiscal oversight is a shared responsibility of the CPC program.

Required Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree required in Accounting, Finance, or a related field from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of progressive, relevant work experience in accounting operations management and finance that can be demonstrated to be applicable to the duties and responsibilities
  • Minimum of six (6) years of experience of comprehensive administrative experience as an accounting supervisor, accounting manager, or controller, preferably from a higher education environment
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in directing, supervising, and coordinating the work of others
  • Experience coordinating external audits; demonstrated experience in process improvement and internal control development, implementation, and monitoring
  • Demonstrated organizational ability to interpret and implement federal, state, and local laws and regulations as they pertain to accounting procedures and policies for institutions of higher education
  • Professional Designation CPA

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in an institution of Higher Education
  • Master's degree in Business Administration of related field





BCCC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. Applicants needing accommodation for any part of the application and/or hiring process should request the accommodation from The Office of Human Resources office by contacting us at 410.209.6055 or HRComplianceCoordina@bccc.edu

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