NECC serves about 5,000 credit students each semester on two campuses located in the beautiful, historic Merrimack Valley region of northeast Massachusetts. Our suburban Haverhill campus sits on 106 acres near Kenoza Lake, and features a Technology Center and an award-winning Student One-Stop Center. Our urban campus in Lawrence occupies a number of buildings in the heart of downtown. Most recently, we have constructed a new 44,000 square foot health technologies facility, the Dr. Ibrahim El-Hefni Allied Health & Technology Center. Both campuses are a short drive to Boston and to the beaches and state parks along the coast.
The college has been building an organizational culture that values initiative and innovation, and seeks to identify and develop the strengths in students, faculty, staff, and programs in order to grow and improve. NECC is also committed to using evidence to guide planning and decision-making. These values are reflected in the use of Appreciative Inquiry for strategic planning and accreditation; in our investment in strengths-based, institution-wide professional development; and in our ten-year involvement as a Leader College in Achieving the Dream, a national network of community colleges dedicated to using data to close student achievement gaps.
We are also committed to the recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. With over 40% Hispanic students, NECC was the first federally recognized Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) in New England.
We seek leaders who are committed to the community college mission, actively engaged in promoting diversity, and prepared to use their unique strengths and innovation with the goal of student success.
Full-Time Comptroller: Director; Administration and Finance; Monday - Friday, 8:00AM - 4:00PM, 37.5 hours per week; Non-Unit Professional Position
Position Summary: The Comptroller provides accounting, budgeting, and financial reporting expertise to the college and ensures compliance with all applicable Federal, State and College regulations and policies. The Comptroller manages non-unit professional administrators, AFSCME staff accountants, and support staff. He/she reports to the COO/CFO. Current and future responsibilities are overall management of the fiscal operations of the college including grant accounting, budgets, general accounting, accounts receivable, accounts payable, procurement, shipping and receiving and financial reporting.
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible
Ensures the accurate and timely processing of all accounting transactions and compliance with Federal, State, Department of Higher Education and College regulations and policies and generally accepted accounting practices
Serves as the College's primary point of contact for external accounting and auditing entities including Private, State, and Federal
Prepares reports and surveys, as required by regulatory agencies; prepares annual financial statements and documents in support of the annual independent audit and other audit activities
Identifies and recommends policies and procedures related to the financial and business practices of the college. Plans and implements new operating procedures and information technology advances to improve service quality and efficiency of service delivery
Supervises non-unit professional administrators, AFSCME staff accountants and support staff. He/she is a direct contributor to the daily work flow and operations of the department
Maintains a standard of superior service to all in the college community. He/she fosters and maintains positive relationships and works collaboratively with faculty, administrators, staff, students, and vendors
Develops and implements short and long-range department goals consistent with college strategic plan and senior management direction
Recommends and implements policies and procedures to maximize revenue and minimize expenses. Serves as college representative to the Community College Comptroller Council
Lead responsibility in maintaining Banner Finance and Finance Self- Service modules. Work in conjunction with the various College departments responsible for Banner modules which interface with the College's Finance system
Has signatory authority for College documents such as vendor payments and MMARS documents.
Assumes responsibility for other duties as directed by the COO/CFO
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance or Master's degree in Business
Seven (7) years related financial experience of which five (5) must have been in progressive supervisory positions
Knowledge of and demonstrated experience and expertise in accounting, budgeting, and financial reporting, including State, Federal, and Fund Accounting
Must be able to: research, analyze, and interpret complex financial data; respond effectively to questions and prepare material in response to inquiries; make concise and effective presentations on controversial or complex topics to college management; exercise judgment and discretion as well as handle confidential information
Must have previous experience using production accounting and reporting application(s) and production databases and possess excellent end user computer skills, including Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
The Comptroller must be able to step in and provide backup support in critical functions to meet and cover staff absences
Must be well-organized, flexible, and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
Post- Graduate or Master's degree in related field
Previous experience working in a state higher education institution or agency
Prior experience working at a public sector agency or a large, non-profit agency
CPA or CMA combined with extensive supervisory experience
Previous experience using Banner, PeopleSoft, Datatel, or Jenzabar accounting systems
SALARY: Anticipated starting salary range is $95,000.00 - $102,000.00 annually with complete fringe benefit package including competitive health insurance, dental insurance, basic life insurance, long-term disability insurance, paid sick, vacation and personal leave, educational benefits for employee/spouse/dependents, and excellent retirement benefits.
TO APPLY: To be considered for this position you must submit a cover letter & resume online
DEADLINE: December 5, 2019 POST#: 201092
Northern Essex Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, military service and national origin and any other protected class in its education programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statues and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act and related statutes and regulations, Affirmative Action, non-discrimination policies, and Title IX compliance/sexual harassment: Assistant Director of Human Resources, Elizabete Trelegan B-219,978-556-3928/ email@example.com. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.
Prospective employees are encouraged to review the College's Annual Security Report (ASR), in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which can be found on the disclosure page of the College's website at: http://www.necc.mass.edu/clery
Internal Number: 118459
About Northern Essex Community College
NECC is a public, two-year college that offers comprehensive academic programs of study leading to the Associate in Arts degree, the Associate in Science degree and Certificates of program completion.Our dedicated teaching faculty accept with enthusiasm the challenge of responding properly to the differing backgrounds of their students and, at the same time, directing and leading them toward broader understandings. Our faculty are deeply involved in the planning of each class and in the achievement of each student, and are equally dedicated to personal achievement. As well as the specialized academic opportunities and tutoring that the college provides for our students, our faculty have the time and the commitment to advise as well as instruct students, and to provide support and encouragement.