The City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) District 508, is the largest community college system in Illinois and one of the largest in the nation, with 5,800 faculty and staff serving 120,000 students at seven campuses and thirteen satellite sites city-wide. The City Colleges of Chicago is currently in the midst of a collaborative effort to review and revise CCC programs and practices to ensure students leave CCC college-ready, career-ready and prepared to pursue their life’s goals.
CCC includes seven colleges: Richard J. Daley College, Kennedy-King College, Malcolm X College, Olive-Harvey College, Harry S Truman College, Harold Washington College and Wilbur Wright College. The system also oversees: the Washburne Culinary Institute, the French Pastry School, two restaurants, five Child Development Centers, the Center for Distance learning, the Workforce Institute, the public broadcast station WYCC-TV Channel 20 and radio station WKKC-FM 89.3FM.
This position is responsible for ensuring the integrity of the District’s financial accounting data; overseeing the District’s financial reporting functions; maintaining custody of the District’s cash and investments; completing cash flow projects; and investing District’s funds.
Develops, implements, and monitors internal controls to ensure the security and proper use of the District’s financial resources. Responsible for completion of annual external audit and production of Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. Ensures the timely, accurate, and complete recording of financial transactions for the District. Oversees day-to-day operations of the Treasurer’s office, such as wire transfers, monitoring of cash position, and investment of funds. Manages the analysis of treasury transactions to ensure correct accounting information, procedures, internal controls and entries. Prepares resolutions and other documents pertinent to the tax levies of the District. Supervises the maintenance of all investment and property tax records. Oversees the District’s banking and broker/dealer relationships. Analyzes and interprets accounting data to produce reports required by the Board, ICCB, external auditors, other regulatory authorities, and third parties.
Performs other duties as assigned.
All CCC employees are required to adhere to CCC Customer Service Excellence standards.
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or Finance supplemented by five years of accounting experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Master’s degree and CPA/CMA preferred. Must have knowledge of GASB; GAAP; accounting and auditing rules and regulations; accounting best practices; and investments.
Must be able to analyze, research, prepare and correct accounting entries as needed. Must have the ability to supervise and evaluate the work of subordinate staff. Must be able to think logically. Excellent listening skills and attention to details. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Must be computer literate and familiar with a variety of software programs. Knowledge of PeopleSoft Financials (General Ledger, Fixed Assets, Accounts Receivable) preferred. Must be self-directed and innovative, able to assess current operation in an effort to improve the future goals of the college. Must be able to meet deadlines in a timely manner.
How to Apply
For consideration, all interested candidates, including current CCC employees, must submit a current resume, a legible copy of your college transcript(s), if a degree is required (Unofficial transcripts initially accepted, official transcripts must be provided at time of interview.), and a cover letter in MS Word or PDF format. Submit by electronic mail only to the below email address, type the position title that you are applying for in the Subject heading and indicate Full Time or Part Time position:
Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within 6 months of hire. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Vacancies may be pending budget approval.
Due to the high volume of resumes that we receive, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in CCC!