Assistant Controller

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General Summary

Who We Are

With three campuses along Colorado’s Front Range, Front Range Community College is the state’s largest community college. We enroll close to 28,000 students annually from our diverse service area, which offers a variety of cultural and recreational activities.

Each year approximately 5,000 FRCC students transfer to four-year universities. FRCC offers more than 36 career training programs that prepare students for immediate employment and rewarding careers. Last year, more than 5,000 high school students took concurrent enrollment classes with us, earning college credit without having to pay college tuition. And we were recently ranked as one of the “Top Online Colleges” in the country by Newsweek.

One of FRCC’s main goals is to offer educational excellence for everyone. The college’s strong commitment to student success means we start by creating an inclusive and equitable environment—one where both students and employees feel they belong and are supported. FRCC’s focus on diversity, equity and inclusion is woven into the fabric of our college conversations and decision-making processes. We are actively seeking to hire a workforce that reflects the diversity of our student body.

The college is also an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution. For us, becoming an HSI is an intentional commitment to being a college where our Latinx (and other historically marginalized) students thrive.

FRCC employees and leaders work hard to create a culture of collaboration, innovation and pride. We’re looking to hire people who share these values—along with our commitment to student success, equity and excellence.

Who You Are

As the Assistant Controller reporting to the Controller, you will be responsible for providing technical, developmental and managerial leadership with the College’s financial affairs, to include accounting, accounts receivable, and disbursement services. You will assist the Controller in leading a complex team through developing and supporting a positive Department culture that embraces confidence, integrity, innovation, trust, diversity, equity and inclusion. In this position you will have direct supervisory responsibilities within the Department and will serve as a coach and mentor for all positions within the Department.
As the Assistant Controller, you are a strategic-minded leader, who possesses outstanding planning and accounting skills and experience in managing financial operations to support the goals of the College while supporting the College mission, vision and values.

Please note: This is an on-campus position with an opportunity for remote work. You need to be a Colorado resident on your first day of employment.

SALARY: $105,000 to $110,000 annually

BENEFITS: Please click here to find more information about APT & Faculty Benefits

SELECTION PROCESS: Position will remain open until filled with a priority deadline of March 16, 2023. This posting may be used to fill multiple or similar positions.

Preliminary screening will be made on the basis of completed application package submitted by candidate. In your application please include a resume and cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with requirements, qualification and responsibilities of the Assistant Controller.

At FRCC, masks are optional, but we allow individual staff and faculty to request students and colleagues wear masks in offices or in class.

Primary Duties

Process Management – Accounting Controls

  • Monitors and maintains internal accounting controls and day-to-day accounting processes to ensure accurate and timely accounting data is produced and recorded in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), governmental accounting standards board (GASB), Colorado Community College System (CCCS or System) standard accounting practices (SAPS), and State of Colorado (State) fiscal rules. These processes include but are not limited to:
  • Chart of Accounts and financial system access maintenance.
  • Analysis of General Ledger including postings from subsidiary Accounts Payable, Payroll, Fixed Assets, and Student Financial Aid systems, journal entry review and approval, and journal entry preparation.
  • Management and maintenance of capital construction schedules, related vendor payments and year end capitalization.
  • Month-end accounting duties including preparation of various account reconciliations and schedules.
  • Monthly review and reconciliation of Cash Flow Statement
  • Preparation of year end accruals and adjustments for the annual audit, State compliance and financial reporting.
  • Analyzes and resolves accounting report issues for College personnel.
  • Formulates solutions to accounting issues encountered by staff.
  • Process Management – Accounting System Reconciliation
  • Maintains reconciliation of the College accounting system to the State accounting system, including but not limited to:
  • Monthly reconciliation in accordance with the CCCS standard accounting practice.
  • Maintenance of regular and consistent transfer of College accounting data to the State system.
  • Identification and processing of accounting information posted directly in the state system including making necessary additions, deletions, and corrections to ensure proper reporting.
  • Requesting updates of the accounts payable subsystem, the general ledger, and feeds from college accounting system to state accounting system.
  • People Management
  • Supervises, coaches, and develops the Accountant I, Payroll, Senior Accountant, Accountant, Disbursements. Hires, manages, and trains staff; reviews and approves work; monitors and approves hours worked.
    • Supports and develops a positive Department culture that embraces quality, process efficiency, innovation, trust, equity, inclusion, and diversity.
    Strategic Management
  • Develops and implements strategic plans, objectives and priority initiatives for the Accounting and Disbursement Services units.
  • Process Management – General Support
  • Serves as a reference for policies and procedures. Represents Department and College at internal (campus and division) and external meetings and as part of various assigned committees.
  • Assists the Controller in special projects, develops and implements new policies and procedures, and formalizes and presents College personnel training.
  • Has a general understanding of all accounting functions within the Department in order to assist when the need arises.
  • Required Competencies

    • Accounting and Finance: Serve as the College’s accounting subject matter expert with a focus on effective processes and technical proficiency that ultimately deliver accurate and timely fiscal records and financial statements.
    • Communication (Oral and Written): Utilize strong oral and written communication skills to share critical accounting information and concepts with a wide variety of audiences.
    • Organizational skills: Plan, develop, and maintain Department structures, projects and processes that support clear and robust accounting practices and staff professional development at both the College and System level. Manages multiple projects and priorities simultaneously.
    • Critical Thinking: Understand, analyze and summarize complex accounting and financial information. Evaluate and streamline accounting and student-centered processes.
    • Ethics: Works with high levels of diplomacy, confidentiality and discretion with sensitive information.
    • Collaboration: Works effectively with students, faculty, staff, administration and external stakeholders to understand their needs and utilize judgement on how to build relationships.
    • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Champion equity and inclusion within the College and the Department through policies and practices that support all staff, students and visitors.
    • Leadership: Manages a broad team of professionals who complete and support a variety of functional tasks and processes and serve a diverse multi-campus organization.
    • Goal Attainment: Sets and achieves goals related to timelines and project management.
    Qualifications

    Required Education/Training & Work Experience:

  • Graduation from a college/university with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or a related field.
  • Five years of increasingly responsible professional accounting experience which includes: managerial accounting; supervision of professional and technical staff, use of generally accepted accounting principles, government accounting standards, Uniform Guidance requirements, and financial reporting
  • Knowledge of standard business practices and policies including budgeting, planning, and supervisory practices/principles.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Teams, Word, Excel, SharePoint and PowerPoint and have a working knowledge of accounting and payroll technology solutions.
  • Preferred Education/Training & Work Experience:
  • Certified Public Accountant license or working toward obtaining license.
  • Work experience in a higher education environment.
  • Welcoming. Respectful. Inclusive. Together, we are FRCC.

    Organization

    Front Range Community College (FRCC) is the largest community college in Colorado, enrolling close to 30,000 credit students annually. The college has a detailed strategic plan focused on improving student graduation and transfer rates, a strong assessment program, and invests heavily in professional development for faculty and instructors, including four faculty reassigned to be instructional coaches. The college has a strong commitment to diversity and is actively involved in a discussion about how to create inclusive communities.

    Find Us
    Website
    Telephone
    303-678-3804
    Location
    2190 Miller Dr.
    Longmont
    CO
    80501
    US

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