Overview and Responsibilities
The Accounting Manager provides leadership for day-to-day activities and provides staff and team development. Responsibilities also include management of financial accounting functions, year-end audits, and treasury management services in accordance with applicable laws and regulations; planning, managing, and coordinating operations of the general ledger and payroll including account reconciliation, transaction processing, disbursements, financial reporting and analysis, and audit preparation; and assuring adequate system of internal controls. This leadership position on the Finance team reports to the Director of Finance and Budgeting.
- Plan, manage, and examine daily fiscal operations.
- Supervise daily activities of Finance department employees in general ledger, accounts payable, and payroll roles; including setting priorities, developing training, providing professional development opportunities, and continuously evaluating performance.
- Provide leadership to facilitate a team environment on a daily basis.
- Ensure procedures are followed consistently to maintain proper internal controls and integrity of financial data in compliance with applicable regulations.
- Manage daily cash management activities for the College.
- Maintain relationships with banks and other financial service vendors.
- Direct and coordinate activities of the annual external financial audit and ensure all reports are in accordance with US GAAP and state system financial administrative manual.
- Assist the Director of Finance and Budgeting with development of the College's annual operating and capital budgets.
- Serve as Banner (ERP system) power user for the finance module.
- Review business processes, identify opportunities for improvement, and manage their successful implementation.
- Compile and analyze financial reporting.
- Manage and comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles as applicable to a governmental environment.
- Knowledge of municipal cash management concepts and methodologies.
- Knowledge of quality processes and the concepts of continuous improvement.
- Ability to interpret and follow state and federal regulations, Wisconsin Administrative Rules, Wisconsin Technical College System Board policies, and CVTC Board policies.
- Ability to analyze accounting data and to prioritize multiple work assignments.
- Ability to lead effective teams.
- Ability to create and maintain a cohesive team environment as well as the ability to work independently toward department goals.
- Strong skills on conflict resolution.
- Strong time management skills.
- Ability to model integrity through self-awareness, personal accountability, ethical behavior, quality standards, and sustainable practices.
- Ability to think critically by applying problem solving practices, acquiring relevant information, using technology and other resources appropriately, and evaluating alternatives.
- Ability to communicate effectively by speaking and writing clearly, concisely, and professionally; practicing active listening; reading critically and adapting communication for audience.
- Ability to value diversity by recognizing personal biases, adapting to culturally diverse situations, and demonstrating a commitment to equity, inclusion, and respectful interactions with persons of diverse ethnic, cultural, social-economic, or educational backgrounds.
- Advanced knowledge of and skills with technology including software programs for communication, data collection, and decision making including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, and Excel.
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business, or Finance; master’s degree preferred.
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred.
- Minimum of five years of experience in a challenging accounting environment.
- Experience supervising accounting staff.
- Experience working with an integrated relational database.
- Experience with complex multi-account cash management.
- Experience in accounting for a public institution or governmental agency preferred.
- Ellucian Banner or PeopleSoft experience in a higher education setting preferred.
In evaluating candidates for this position, the College may consider a combination of education, training, and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform duties of position.As an equal opportunity/access employer and educator, CVTC is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive environment. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.Benefits Summary
- Health insurance for employee, spouse, and dependents with attached Health Savings Account (HSA) and wellness incentive
- Dental insurance for employee, spouse, and dependents
- Life and long-term disability insurance
- Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS)
- 403(b) tax deferred annuity program
- 457(b) deferred compensation plan
- Section 125 flexible spending accounts
- Paid vacation, personal, and sick time
- Paid holidays
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Tuition reimbursement (eligibility requirements apply)
- Professional development
Generally, with the exception of tuition reimbursement, benefits eligibility begins on the first date of employment (i.e., there is no waiting period).
CVTC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the college's non-discrimination policies: Director of Human Resources, 620 W. Clairemont Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 54701, 715-833-6334, WI Relay: 711