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Position:
Controller

Company:
Front Range Community College - Westminster, CO , USA


Job Description:

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This position will support the entire college and the office will be located at the Westminster Campus.

Who We Are

With three campuses along Colorado’s Front Range, Front Range Community College (FRCC or 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 Controller, and reporting to the Vice President of Finance & Administration, you are responsible for providing technical, developmental and managerial leadership with the College's financial affairs, to include accounting, accounts receivable, and disbursement services.  You lead a complex team through developing and supporting a positive Department culture that embraces confidence, integrity, innovation, trust, diversity, equity and inclusion. 

In this role, you have direct supervisory responsibilities within the Department and serve as a coach and mentor for all positions within the Department. 

Ideally, 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 hybrid remote work. You need to be a Colorado resident on your first day of employment.  

SALARY: $125,000 to $130,000 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 November 7, 2022. 

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 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:

Strategic Management

  • Develops and implements strategic plans, objectives and priority initiatives for the Department and coordinates and providing on-site leadership with System Wide initiatives.

People Management/Leadership

  • Supervises and evaluates direct reports and assists with departmental staff development.
  • Establishes goals and objectives for Department staff, monitors performance and provides timely feedback to enhance professional development.
  • Develops and implements short and long-term departmental goals consistent with FRCC’s strategic direction.
  • Demonstrates leadership qualities by instilling enthusiasm for professional goals; recognizing staff proficiencies and accomplishments; supporting the College mission, vision, commitments, core values and strategic priorities; coordinates the Department's involvement in College activities and issues; and represents the Department and College at internal and external meetings.

Process Management

  • Responsible for all fiscal/accounting activities of the College to include, accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash management, fixed assets and inventory control, restricted funds, (including grants and financial aid) payroll, capital construction and cashiering activities.
  • Manages compliance and establishes and implements internal controls to ensure proper cash management and fiscal accountability; tracks all revenues and expenditures in compliance with applicable statutes, rules, and procedures to specified restrictions.  Ensures controls are in place for authorized transactions and proper recording of activities in accordance with State, GAAP, and GASB requirements.
  • Develops, modifies, and monitors systems of internal control within the Department and other College departments’ fiscal activities as required to ensure accurate accounting data and safeguard assets.  This includes, but is not limited to written policies and procedures, segregation of duties, account reconciliations, and record retention. 
  • Prepares financial summaries, and reports, and reconciles accounting data.  Completes monthly and quarterly reporting for the College, the State Controller’s Office and the System Office.
  • Acts as the College’s primary liaison with internal and external auditors, System Office Internal Auditors, the State Controller’s Office, and the State Auditor’s Office.
  • Analyzes and resolves Department issues; formulates solutions to accounting and purchasing related issues encountered by staff; assigns and delegates work activities, projects, and programs; monitors workflow; reviews and evaluates work products, methods, and procedures; develops and provides staff training related to accounting reports, processes and system.
  • Prepares and/or reviews financial activity and related required financial reports in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), governmental accounting standards board (GASB), Colorado Higher Education accounting standards (CHEAS), Community Colleges of Colorado (CCCS) standard accounting practices (SAPS), and State of Colorado fiscal rules.
  • Develops and prepares specialized financial and statistical reports as necessary or required by CCCS, federal, state and local government regulatory agencies and private industry organizations.  Monitors College compliance with required fiscal statutory regulations
  • Manages planning, compilation, reporting and communications for the annual financial and compliance audit, periodic operational and internal control audits, grantor and regulatory agency audits and CCCS internal audits.
  • Assists and advises the Vice President, Finance and Administration and other administrative and academic officers on fiscal matters and the impacts.
  • Serves as the FRCC representative on the CCCS Controller meetings and other groups and committees as assigned.
  • Manages the Department budget.

Required Competencies:

  • Leadership: Manage a broad team of professionals who complete and support a variety of functional tasks and processes and serve a diverse multi-campus organization.
  • 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.
  • Critical Thinking: Understand, analyze and summarize complex accounting and financial information.  Evaluate and streamline accounting and student-centered processes.
  • Collaboration: Works effectively with students, faculty, staff, administration and external stakeholders to understand their needs and utilize judgement on how to build relationships. 
  • Ethics: Works with high levels of diplomacy, confidentiality and discretion with sensitive information. 
  • 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. Manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously. 
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Champion equity and inclusion within the College and the Department through policies and practices that support all staff, students and visitors.
  • Goal Attainment: Sets and achieves goals related to timelines and project management.

Required Education/Training & Work Experience:

  • Graduation from a college/university with a bachelor’s degree in accounting or a closely related field.
  • Five to seven years of increasingly responsible professional accounting/accountant experience which a high level of working experience of generally accepted accounting principles, government accounting standards, Uniform Guidance, and financial reporting.
  • Five years of progressive supervisory experience, with effective managerial skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across the College, the System Office staff and government agencies. 
  • Ability to analyze complex systems and make recommendations. 
  • 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. 

 

Welcoming. Respectful. Inclusive. Together, we are FRCC.


Contact Information

Janice Ilacqua
Phone: 303-678-3804
Fax: NA
janice.ilacqua@frontrange.edu

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