Allan Hancock College serves more than 20,000 students in northern Santa Barbara County. Located on the central coast and just minutes from spectacular beaches and rolling vineyards, AHC operates three campuses - the main campus in Santa Maria, a state approved center in Lompoc and a center in Santa Ynez. As one of the largest employers in Santa Barbara County, the college is an integral part of the community and enjoys strong support from local leaders and industry.
AHC, a Hispanic-Serving Institution, is proud to serve underrepresented students. The college has twice received recognition from the Aspen institute as one of the top colleges in the country. If you are looking for a position where you can have a direct impact on our students, AHC may be the place for you!
To learn more about Allan Hancock College and the Central Coast, visit our Human Resources page at www.hancockcollege.edu and click on the Welcome to AHC video.
We are searching for an experienced Accounting Supervisor at our Santa Maria Campus facility.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the Director, Business Services, plan, organize, control and direct accounting operations, activities and financial record-keeping and reporting functions for the district; coordinate and direct personnel, communications and fiscal record-keeping functions to meet college accounting needs and assure smooth and efficient fiscal activities; supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel; and value and promote the mission and vision of the college.
Under minimal supervision, the Accounting Supervisor performs complex professional accounting duties and supervises the operations of the accounting program. Incumbents provide supervision and technical direction on a wide variety of accounting operations and reporting issues to lower level professional accounting staff and other support personnel. Assignments require the use of independent judgment on issues that are complex, interpretive and evaluative in nature.
Plan, organize, control and direct accounting operations, activities and financial record-keeping and reporting functions for the district; direct the day-to-day activities for establishing and maintaining fiscal time lines and priorities for the college; assure related activities comply with established standards, requirements, internal controls, laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures.
Assure accurate accounting of funds including income and expenditures; assure proper reconciliation of accounts such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger and cash accounts.
Coordinate and direct personnel, communications and fiscal record-keeping functions to meet college accounting needs and assure smooth and efficient fiscal activities; collaborate with administrators, staff and outside organizations to assure accurate and timely accounting and reporting of college district funds.
Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel; interview and select employees and recommend transfers, reassignment, and disciplinary actions; assign employee duties and review work to assure accuracy, completeness and compliance with established standards, requirements and procedures; coordinate and conduct staff training activities.
Plan, organize, control and direct the calculation, posting, auditing and adjustment of journal entries; direct and participate in the monitoring, evaluation, balancing and reconciliation of various accounts, funds and budgets; initiate budget and fund transfers and adjustments as appropriate; audit accounts for errors and make appropriate adjustments as needed.
Direct and ensure the accuracy of maintaining of various financial and statistical reports, statements and records related to district budgets, funds, accounts, income, expenditures and assigned activities; review, audit and analyze fiscal statements, receipts, disbursements, transfers records and reports to assure accuracy, completeness and compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles; prepare college, State and other mandated fiscal statements and reports.
Direct the input of a variety of fiscal data into an assigned computer system; establish and maintain automated records and files; initiate queries and generate computerized accounting reports; assure accuracy of input and output data; assist with the design, development and implementation of automated fiscal systems and ongoing maintenance of current fiscal systems; direct the preparation of system documents and procedures.
Monitor and evaluate accounting operations, systems and activities for financial effectiveness and operational efficiency; development and implement policies, procedures, systems and programs to enhance the financial effectiveness and operational efficiency of accounting operations and activities.
Provide consultation to administrators, personnel, outside agencies and others concerning fiscal operations and activities; respond to inquiries, resolve issues and conflicts, and provide detailed and technical information concerning related accounts, funds, transactions, records, standards, principles, laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures.
Provide technical information and assistance to the Director concerning fiscal and budgetary activities, needs and issues; assist in the formulation and development of policies, procedures and programs; participate in the development and implementation of fiscal goals and objectives.
Maintain current knowledge of State and federal laws, codes, rules, regulations and pending legislature related to accounting and budgetary functions; assist in modifying programs and procedures to assure compliance with established requirements as necessary.
Communicate with administrators, personnel and various outside agencies to exchange information, coordinate activities and resolve issues or concerns.
Attend and conduct a variety of meetings as assigned; prepare and deliver oral presentations concerning fiscal operations, activities, needs and issues.
Assist Director in compiling and developing financial and narrative data in preparation for the annual audit.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at end of business day, 5:00 p.m.
Desired start date is August 2020. This is a full-time, 40 hours per week, 12-month FLSA exempt position.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Salary and Benefits
The starting annual salary is $97,998 (range 3, $97,998 to $125,073 annually on the supervisory/confidential salary schedule).
Benefits include medical, dental, life, vision (employee only), salary protection insurance, and eligibility for PERS retirement.
Application Procedure: To be considered for this position, please submit the following application materials:
*Copies of Transcripts (official transcripts are required if hired).
A committee will screen all applications. Meeting minimum qualifications does not assure the candidate an interview. Therefore, it is important that the application be thorough and detailed. Applicants will be assessed on the breadth and depth of education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities. A limited number of applicants will be invited for an interview.
Planning, organization, and direction of accounting operations, activities and financial and statistical recordkeeping and reporting functions;
Accounting, budget and business functions of a college district;
Theory and application of budgetary planning and control in a college system; generally accepted accounting and auditing principles, practices and procedures;
Preparation, analysis, review and control of college accounts and budgets;
Applicable laws, codes, regulations policies and procedures;
Financial analysis and projection techniques;
Principles and practices of administration, supervision and training.
Demonstrated ability to:
Coordinate and direct personnel, communications and fiscal record-keeping functions to meet college accounting needs and assure smooth and efficient fiscal activities;
Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel;
Assure accurate accounting of funds including income and expenditures;
Provide technical assistance and expertise regarding fiscal and budgetary operations and activities;
Monitor, evaluate, balance and reconcile various accounts, funds and budgets;
Evaluate financial data and prepare reports and recommendations;
Interpret, apply and explain laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures;
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; meet schedules and time lines;
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in accounting or related field and five years increasingly responsible accounting experience involving the review, analysis, maintenance and adjustment of a variety of budgets, funds and accounts.
Typically may sit for extended periods of time.
Operates a computer.
Communicates over the telephone, via email, and in person.
Regularly lifts, carries, and/or moves objects weighing up to 10 pounds.
This is an FLSA exempt position.
Duties are primarily performed in an office environment, at a desk, or at a computer.
The incumbent will experience interruptions while performing normal duties during the regular workday.
The incumbent will have contact, in person, by email, or on the telephone, with staff, faculty, and the general public.
Work may require travel to other offices or locations to attend meetings or conduct work.
May be required to work a flexible workweek which includes day and evening hours and occasional weekend assignments and may be assigned to any district location.
The sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of staff and students in addition to staff and students with disabilities.
Exempt Status 8/17
97,998.00 - 125,073.00
Our company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
Allan Hancock College is a California public community college located in northern Santa Barbara County. The college is ranked as one of the five best community colleges in California and one of the top 120 community colleges in the nation. Approximately 11,500 credit students enroll each semester at one of the college's four locations in Santa Maria, Lompoc, Santa Ynez Valley, or at Vandenberg Air Force Base. The main campus is in Santa Maria, a 105 acre park-like setting that provides students with exceptional teaching and state of the art technology. The college offers opportunities for those who want to begin a bachelor's degree (university degree), earn an associate degree (two-year degree), prepare for a career, or upgrade skills. The college offers degrees and certificates in more than 100 areas of study. Allan Hancock College is well-known for its English as a second language program, its professional theatre program, and for providing superior support services for its students, including counseling and tutoring.