The Assistant Comptroller supports the Comptroller in maintaining the integrity of the College's financial accounting and reporting systems. This position provides supervision and oversight of procurement (including State RFP) and accounts payable functions. This position provides accounting guidance and training for fiscal staff members.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Works directly with the Comptroller in all accounting functions of the College and to ensure the receipt, dispersal and accurate accounting of the funds under applicable state and federal regulations;
Contributes to fiscal departmental strategy initiatives and identifies opportunities for operational improvement;
Assists the Comptroller in preparation of required State, Federal, and Board of Trustees reporting; and in the month-end and annual closing including account analysis and reconciliation;
Participates in the annual independent audit of the College's and other related audit reports, including preparation of audit schedules and year end adjustment entries;
Responsible for vendor contract administration and management to achieve the greatest value of the College and compliance of contract terms and conditions;
Ensures fiscal staff are adequately trained in fiscal office and College wide policies and procedures and aware of internal controls and compliance risks associated with their work.
Coordinates training for the College Community on procurement and expense reimbursement procedures, including travel and procurement card purchases;
Oversee the administration of requests for proposals (RFP) for the College, including construction contract bids;
Gain and maintain MCPPO certification;
MHEC liaison for procurement and attends Community College procurement professionals group meetings;
PACE liaison for fiscal affairs projects, contract administrator for bookstore and other related contracts;
Maintains current working knowledge of fiscal systems such as Banner, MMARS, Operational Services Division, Division of Capital Asset Management and COMMBUYS;
Coordinates with the offices of Financial Aid and Student Accounts to ensure accurate and timely disbursement and reconciliation of student financial aid refunds, including Federal, private, UPLAN and grant funded aid;
Performs reconciliations of Federal, State, private and local financial aid funds;
Creates and maintains fiscal policies and procedures manuals;
Maintains a standard of superior service to all customers, fosters and maintains positive relationships and works collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students;
Serves as the first response to system processing issues identified by fiscal office members and escalate as needed;
Research and resolve solutions to College's Finance system issues as necessary;
Performs other duties as assigned.
Supervision Received: Reports to the Comptroller
Supervision Exercised: Accounts Payable and Purchasing functions staff
SALARY: $65,000.00-$70,000.00 commensurate with education and experience. Full time benefited employees at North Shore Community College are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package offered through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Click HERE for a highlight of these benefits.
STARTING DATE: ASAP
The Search Committee will begin reviewing resumes immediately, and the process will continue until the position is filled. To be considered, candidates should submit the following documents: 1) a cover letter that addresses the duties and responsibilities and qualifications listed above: 2) a resume.
Candidates selected for an interview will be required to provide: unofficial transcripts or foreign degree evaluations and the name, address, email and telephone number of at least three current professional references.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration or related field, with a minimum of four years progressive responsibility in a high functioning accounting office; or an equivalent combination of education and related experience required.
Supervisory experience required.
Demonstrated abilities in fiscal control and thorough working knowledge of GAAP;
Demonstrated interpersonal skills;
Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite required;
Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and meet ongoing deadlines and perform all essential functions of position;
Proficiency in oral and written expression;
Ability to recognize College-wide priorities and work cooperatively to support their accomplishment;
Commitment to the mission and philosophy of the College with a strong understanding and respect for the goals of college activities;
Successful experience interacting with culturally diverse populations.
Candidates will be required to pass a CORI/SORI and/or a National background check as a condition of employment.
CPA or CPA candidate
Knowledge of MGL Chapter 30B and Chapter 149 procurement policies
Familiarity with Banner and MMARS State accounting software and DCAMM experience
Higher education sector experience preferred
Additional Salary Information: $65,000.00-$70,000.00 commensurate with education and experience.
NSCC is one of 15 Massachusetts community colleges. The college serves 26 cities and towns along the coastal region from north metropolitan Boston to Cape Ann. Since its founding in 1965, NSCC has grown from a single building to three campuses, and from five to nearly 90 academic programs of study. The college has an urban campus in downtown Lynn, a suburban campus in Danvers and a cosmetology and culinary center in Middleton. Nearly 35,000 students have graduated from NSCC. The college is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).