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JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Description Listing

TITLE:

Controller

SUPERVISED BY:

Vice President of Business Services (CFO)

DEPARTMENT:

Business Services

GRADE:

CATEGORY:

Full-time Professional Technical

STATUS:

Exempt 

FUNCTION OF THE JOB:

Responsible for maintaining a proper system of accounting, purchasing, inventory control, payroll, financial reporting, and budgetary control.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Supervise the operations and staff of the Business Office.
  2. Operational analysis and process improvements.
  3. Ensure Grant compliance-oversight of expenditures, accounting, and reporting.
  4. Train College staff in fiscal procedures.
  5. Maintain fixed assets.
  6. Prepare account reconciliation, and oversee reconciliation prepared by other staff.
  7. Assist with Foundation bookkeeping, reconciliation, and audit preparation.
  8. Audit and budget preparation and assistance.
  9. Ensure compliance for annual tax forms.
  10. Assist in the cashiering function when needed.
  11. Prepare various reports for the Vice President of Business Services, President, Board of Trustees, and federal, state, and local offices.
  12. Maintain professional contact through participation in necessary seminars and professional meetings.
  13. Assume all other reasonable duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Must understand and support the mission of the community college.
  2. Must have strong skills in customer service.
  3. Must be able to operate office equipment proficiently.
  4. Must be able to work with Microsoft Office products.
  5. Must be able to provide verbal/visual presentations to department personnel and the institution.
  6. Must be able to interpret rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  7. Must be able to work in a team environment.

PERSONAL INTERACTION:

Maintain regular contact with departments, divisions, and appropriate personnel to ensure that the business services division functions effectively. Frequent interaction and personal contact with students, the general public, outside organizations, and state governing boards pertaining to the division.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

Administrative and functional supervision is exercised over the Business Office personnel.

REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, two years accounting experience preferably in a college setting, and demonstrated interpersonal and public relations skills required. Computer experience with word processing, spreadsheets, and accounting software required. General working knowledge of GASB.

Revised:

10/8/19

TORT LIABILITY STATEMENT:

Coordinates the College Risk Management Program in a capacity appropriate to this position. This includes, but is not limited to, monitoring conditions, events and circumstances present through daily College operations, and communicating observations to the appropriate supervisor or taking necessary actions to correct, prevent or limit safety problems. May serve as a member of a committee that supports the health, safety and/or legal rights of visitors, students and staff. Such committees may include the AA/EEO, Sexual Harassment, and Safety/Loss Control committees. (Risk Management Categories I, III, IV. See Tort file.)


This description is intended to indicate the kinds and levels of work difficulty that will be required of the position that will be given the title and shall not be construed as declaring what specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of the supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of a similar kind or level of difficulty.