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Executive Director II - Budget & Accounting Services

Central Arizona College
Central Arizona College- Signal Peak Campus - Coolidge, AZ, AZ

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C-Level & Executive Directors
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Institutional & Business Affairs, Business & Financial Management
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

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Job Summary

Direct, administer and advise on all College budgetary activities. Work with the Executive Director II of Accounting Services/Comptroller with planning, organizing, implementing and directing the activities of the fiscal control section of the system and ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations and standards. This position oversees the payroll, accounts payable, fixed assets and mailroom/printshop areas. This position requires the understanding and regular use of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and decision making based upon a formal body of knowledge concerning accounting concepts, methods and procedures.



  • Prepare College's annual multi-million dollar State Operating Budget. Prepare all College detailed budgets (including general fund, auxiliary enterprise funds, restricted funds, capital and leasing capital funds and other budgets as needed). Planning, organizing, implementing and controlling budgetary activities of the District; review budget adjustments; compile data and prepare internal and external budget reports.
  • Assist in the long range planning activities relating to county growth, economic growth and analyzing the needs for future College development across the county and advise the Vice President of Business Affairs/CFO on current budgetary, financial and related issues.
  • Provide District-wide training and assistance in budget processes and procedures. Develop and implement policies and procedures for the preparation of all College budgets to include reviewing and analyzing District planning activities for budget implementation.
  • Prepare and provide financial information and reports for users. Assist with preparation of annual financial statement and supporting documentation.
  • Analyze automated and non-automated financial processes and recommend enhancements and/or improvements. Gather and compile financial and statistical data; prepare and provide financial information and reports for users. Advise upper management. Analyze financial information and work with Comptroller in developing strategies for corrective action areas of fiscal management and responsibility.
  • Work with the Executive Director II of Accounting Services/Comptroller to develop, recommend and implement internal accounting procedures and controls to follow in the preparation of financial statements and procedures to manage workflow in the accounting section in order to ensure compliance with governmental accounting practices, professional standards, external restrictions and District policies.


Perform other duties commensurate with the functions and level of the position to include participating in committee assignments and the recruitment and retention of students.


EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree - OR - in specific cases where Master's Degree or directly related certification is required by the profession

EXPERIENCE: Five (5) years directly related experience

CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE: Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) acquired through formal education
  • Knowledge of the general principles and practices of financial or fund accounting, e.g., ledger/journal entries, fund encumbrances, budget/inventory control, preparation of standard/periodic financial reports and processes for the major functions of the College
  • Skill in compilation of data, preparation and presentation of financial statements and reports
  • Knowledge and skill in leadership and management
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with staff, community leaders, faculty, students, auditors, vendors and the public
  • Effective interpersonal skill as applied to interaction with a culturally diverse population, College administrators, faculty, staff, students and the public
  • Knowledge and skill in operating a variety of multimedia equipment, computer systems, hardware and relevant software applications
  • Skill in dealing with a variety of highly confidential information, records and sensitive situations in an effective manner

CAC is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding equal employment opportunity and anti?discrimination. CAC strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination on the basis of the following protected classes and/or characteristics, in all of its operations, programs and activities, including but not limited to employment, promotion, admissions and access to all career and technical programs: race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex (including sex assigned at birth, pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. For more information contact: Laura Shepherd, Title IX Coordinator at 480?677?7853 or; Section 504/ADA Coordinator at 520?494?5409 or or Talent Development at


Welcome to Central Arizona College! We invite you to make Central Arizona College your employer of choice. Join our dedicated, award-winning faculty and see our quality classroom facilities and equipment. Central Arizona College is a fully-accredited, comprehensive community college with a national reputation for academic and athletic excellence. As a state public institution of higher education, Central Arizona College is a multi-campus community college serving primarily the people of Pinal County. The open door concept provides access to educational opportunities for people with diverse interests, talents, abilities, ages, cultural backgrounds, and ethnic views. We are a learning institution committed to excellence in learning; student achievement and success; leadership and service to community; and providing a quality environment for achieving personal excellence and growth. We invite you to join us.

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