Assistant Controller

Job description


Support the Controller in planning and managing the College’s cyclical financial activities and systems in accordance with state and federal regulations, operational policies and procedures, accepted accounting practices and principles, and good business practices to meet the College’s goals and objectives. Serve as a resource for all departments/divisions with respect to financial and budgetary activities. Provide backup support for the Controller as needed to ensure continual effective financial operations.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities (include, but not limited to)

  • Manage and monitor day-to-day operations of the Financial Accounting Services (FAS) department. Review accounting transactions, approve documents, and perform intermittent analysis to detect and correct errors.
  • Direct and oversee FAS department through management of direct reporting staff and assisting with the management of all departmental staff including day-to-day supervision, hiring, training, evaluating, developing, and disciplining as needed.
  • Assist the Controller with planning, coordinating, and preparing monthly and annual required financial statements and reports, indirect cost rates, and other financial/cost analysis. This includes preparation and coordination of Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and the annual audit process.
  • Provide direct supervision over Financial Accounting Supervisors.
  • Review, implement, and maintain internal college policies and procedures to ensure proper internal controls, security, and compliance with applicable requirements while optimizing workflow and efficiencies. This includes making recommendations for procedural improvements.
  • Plan, oversee, and manage the accounting function, financial reporting, and audit responsibilities of the WCTC Foundation. Serve as a primary point of contact for foundation staff.
  • Create, extract, and analyze data using College supporting technology, including report writing tools and spreadsheets.
  • Maintain current professional and technical knowledge in the field through professional education and activities. Know and stay current on related laws and regulations

  • Required Knowledge, Skills And Abilities:
  • Knowledge of strategic plan development and budget preparation
  • High level of experience and expertise in accounting theories and governmental accounting principles and techniques
  • Strong organizational, time management, analytical, and planning skills
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills - oral, written and listening
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with internal (staff, management, personnel) and external contacts (clients and vendors)
  • Intermediate level of proficiency with computer software such as: work processing, spreadsheets, databases, and/or presentations. Intermediate level of knowledge with internet, web technologies, electronic mail, and current operating systems.

  • Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with MBA, CPA (Certified Public Accountant), CIA (Certified Internal Auditor), or CMA (Certified Management Accountant)
  • Two years of work experience in public accounting and/or governmental accounting field
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Experience with computerized financial software systems and technology for analysis and reporting
  • Supplemental Information

    The Assistant Controller position supports Financial Accounting Services and is available June 1, 2021.

    Position InformationThis is a full-time, 12 month per calendar year position. Hours will generally be Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Application DetailsAll applicants (both internal and external) must attach the following to the completed online application. 1. Cover letter
    2. Resume
    3. Proof of education

    Applications must be complete and thorough; see resume will not be acceptable. Applications that do not have the required attachments (resume, cover letter and proof of education) will not be considered. **Salary is set at the minimum to the midpoint of the salary range and listed at the 2020/2021 rates. Salary offered will be based on years of credited experience and internal equity.

    InterviewSelected candidates will be invited for a Zoom interview on Friday May 7, 2021, and will consist of a panel interview.




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    Job No:
    Posted: 4/2/2021
    Application Due: 4/18/2021
    Work Type: Full Time