Niagara County Community College is seeking a temporary Director of Financial Accounting & Reporting. This position may transition into a permanent role at the College.
The Director of Financial Accounting and Reporting works closely with and under the direction of the Vice President of Finance and OIT for the development, maintenance and oversight of all the accounting operations of the College. As such, the Director has responsibility for budget preparation, financial analysis and reporting, general accounting control, internal audit, accounting for grants, cash management, fixed asset control, payroll, travel management, and records management.
Typical Work Activities:
Coordinate the preparation of the College budget and work with department managers on budget development.
Monitor the overall College budget throughout the fiscal year in accordance with approved budgetary allocations and ensure that internal controls are implemented and maintained.
Recommend and advise the Vice President of Finance on proper internal financial control policies and procedures.
Provide analysis, financial data, and statistical reports for operational and long-range planning.
Prepare annual financial statements and requested fiscal reports and such as SUNY, IPEDS, Middle State reports, etc.
Direct the College's Payroll Department to ensure that payroll and all related tax reporting to Federal, State and Local Governments is processed timely and accurately. Responsible for the implementation, maintenance and supervision of payroll functions including developing internal payroll procedures.
Facilitate and monitor the payroll bi-weekly and monthly reporting of the College's pension and retirement accounts.
Supervise and evaluate Accounting and Payroll staff to ensure that work assignments are completed accurately and efficiently. Responsible for training staff and ensure they are receiving professional development.
Oversee the College's fixed asset control mechanisms and procedures.
Manage the College's investment program and cash flow.
Govern the College's capital projects to ensure adherence to budget allocation
Coordinate the annual College Audit, participate in the development of audited financial statements, and ensure that all recommendations and concerns are properly addressed.
Work with the Vice President of Finance to ensure that College policies and practices are in accordance with Federal, State, and Local (Niagara County) Government regulations, State University of New York (SUNY) policies and procedures, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principals (GAAP).
Provide oversight to grant accounting staff as well as guidance and financial management advisement and counsel to the Grants Office regarding grant activities.
Perform special projects and initiatives for the College as deemed necessary.
Other duties as may be assigned by the Vice President of Finance.
Ability to relate to a diverse academic community and maintain excellent working relationships among employees; ability to understand GASB accounting rules and regulations; ability to operate computers, especially spreadsheets; ability to make presentations to senior management; ability to manage numerous functions and tasks simultaneously; must be able to effectively communicate orally and in writing detailed information and instructions; ability to prepare written reports and financial analysis; must be able to maintain confidentiality of information.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting; five (5) years of experience in financial management including budgeting, accounting, and financial analysis and reporting; three (3) years supervisory experience; experience using Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems; experience using the Microsoft Office Suite applications; must have advanced skills in Excel.
Special Instructions Summary:
Niagara County Community College considers only those applications that clearly demonstrate the applicant meets all required qualifications as indicated on the posting, please review the qualifications before applying. Persons meeting the required qualifications as stated above should submit the following:
cover letter that addresses each of the qualifications
names and contact information for three (3) current, work related references
Incomplete packets will be rejected for lack of information.
NCCC does not discriminate and prohibits harassment or discrimination related to any protected category including creed, ethnicity, citizenship, sexual orientation, national origin, sex, gender, pregnancy, disability, marital status, political or social affiliation, age, race, color, veteran status, military status, religion, sexual orientation, domestic violence status, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression or perceived gender. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: 401
About Niagara County Community College
Established in 1962, NCCC offers a comprehensive and vibrant learning environment with an enrollment of approximately 5,214 students (Fall 2018 semester). The student to faculty ratio is 17:1, providing a high degree of personalized attention for students. The NCCC campus, located in Sanborn, NY, offers easy access to both Buffalo, NY and Niagara Falls State Park, and is minutes from the Canadian border. The campus is centrally located between the county’s three main cities of Lockport, Niagara Falls, and North Tonawanda. NCCC serves the community in two locations within Niagara County, at the Sanborn campus, and at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, located in the heart of downtown Niagara Falls. NCCC continues to actively expand with the recent opening of its Learning Commons Center, a $25 million dollar project on the Sanborn campus. In just a short period of time, it has become the nucleus of the campus; a place for faculty to collaborate and help students develop critical thinking skills while incorporating state-of-the-art technology and innovative student support services. Our college nurtures and empowers its students in ways that recognize and value our common humanity ...as well as the richness of our diversity. NCCC offers high-quality academic programs leading to degrees and certificates which are supported by outstanding student services. NCCC provides a variety of cultural, social, and international experiences, as well as community education and workforce development that supports economic development that positively impacts the quality of life. The College operates through a collegial model of shared governance and is accountable to meet the highest standards of professionalism and integrity. NCCC welcomes applicants who are committed in helping us fulfill our mission and to reach our vision of being a leader in providing a dynamic, high quality, educational environment responsive to current and emerging needs of our students and community. At NCCC we embrace diversity and promote inclusion throughout the institution and seek candidates who share those principles and encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.