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Assistant VP for Business & Finance

Motlow State Community College - Tullahoma, Tennessee , United States

Job Description:


MOTLOW STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE is accepting applications for the following position:

Assistant VP for Business & Finance

Campus: Moore County/Tullahoma
Position number: B99914
Salary: $90,861-$93,861                                          

Motlow State is located in the beautiful rolling hills of middle Tennessee and has four campuses that serve students from eleven counties.  We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes an excellent retirement package from the state of Tennessee, 401K plan with match, thirteen paid annual holidays in addition to annual and sick leave days, health and dental insurance, tuition discounts, and state employee discounts. Motlow positions are contingent upon funding availability and budget approval.

General Function: 

The Assistant Vice President for Business and Finance (AVPBF) is responsible for Business Office functions, Purchasing and Contracts, Payroll, and accounting operations for Motlow State Community College (MSCC) and the Motlow College Foundation.  The AVPBF will assist with all areas in the Business and Finance unit which includes Facilities, Financial Aid, Information Technology, Motlow College Foundation, Human Resources and Safety and Security as needed

Minimum Qualifications: 

Bachelor’s degree in accounting earned from a regionally accredited institution, at least five years of increasingly responsible accounting experience including preparing and reviewing financial statements, and three years of supervisory experience.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain an acceptable accounting system for MSCC and Motlow College Foundation
  • Coordinate year-end closing process and responsible for preparing annual financial statements for MSCC and Motlow College Foundation in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles 
  • Maintain software for ERP/accounting system and implements upgrades; Oversees the implementation, upgrades, and maintenance of Administrative Software for student billing and receivables as it relates to student accounts, calculation of tuition and fees, and collection of fees related to registration; Coordinates and implements the automation of posting financial aid payments to student accounts and the physical disbursement of checks to students; and Maintains and coordinates maintenance, training, oversight, and security of the Banner Finance system
  • Implement policies pertinent to procurement and affects all procurement through implementation and maintenance of software (SciQuest / Jaggaer) for automation of purchasing process.  Oversee procard system
  • Develop, implement, and monitor policies and procedures for all fiscal service operations to ensure adequate internal controls are maintained
  • Maintain budget control, assist with budget process and coordinate automation implementation for MSCC.
  • Review and approve relevant transactions for accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll documents and applicable documents to be filed with State and Federal agencies
  • Prepare analyses and other data and coordinate efforts of fiscal staff to ensure that all information is provided as requested by auditors during audit cycles by state comptroller’s office, internal audit and other external audits; Promote compliance with standards promulgated by the College’s accrediting agencies such as SACSCOC, NACUBO, and any other applicable agencies
  • Ensure proper oversight for receipt and accounting for revenues; Manage cash and reporting for federal and state funds, including Title IV funds, state appropriations, contracts, and grants and maintains appropriate documentation depository
  • Assists with all departments in the Business and Finance unit including Facilities, Financial Aid, Information Technology, Motlow College Foundation and Safety and Security, as needed
  • Collaborate closely with the Tennessee Board of Regents staff that prepares the College’s payroll
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Vice President for Business and Finance

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of fund accounting, financial report preparation, contracts, and grant management
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of higher education statutes, polices, practices, and operations including but not limited to accreditation processes in higher education such as SACSCOC and confidentiality statutes such as FERPA
  • Ability to make consistent and equitable complex decisions and judgments related to sensitive or confidential issues based on available data and factual information
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally, with College, State, and elected officials, fellow employees, and other stakeholder’s on matters pertinent to the college
  • Knowledge of and commitment to Diversity, Equity, and inclusion and equal employment opportunity
  • Ability to lead or perform effectively as a member of a cross-functional team and to foster teamwork
  • Ability to prioritize and work on multiple and diverse projects
  • Ability to plan, direct, and evaluate a complex operation
  • Ability to lead a large unit and foster teamwork among diverse units

To ensure consideration, interested applicants must submit an application and resume online at

Human Resources Office, Dept. 200
Motlow State Community College
Telephone (931) 393-1545, TDD (931 393-1621)

Motlow College is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Sections 504/ADA Employer

Motlow State Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity or national origin, sex, disability, age status as a protected veteran or any other class protected by Federal or State laws and regulations and by Tennessee Board of Regents policies with respect to employment, programs, and activities.


Contact Information

Human Resources Office, Dept. 200
Phone: (931) 393-1545
Fax: NA


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PO Box 80994
Charleston, SC 29416
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