The Senior Director of Financial Services provides oversight to the systems and personnel within general accounting, payroll, grants and contracts, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and cashiering for one of the largest community colleges in the state. The Senior Director is also responsible for financial reporting for the college, and as such, is expected to understand how the financial systems integrate and to be able to direct work-flow, manage cash flow, evaluate internal controls and analyze financial data to assure the accounts of the college are properly stated.
The successful Senior Director of Financial Services will:
Prepare enterprise level financial statements and lead college's financial audit activities.
Provide active, engaged leadership to a team of professional accounting staff.
Prepare, process and/or analyze timely and accurate accounting transactions.
Prepare timely and accurate management reports for Vice President and others as requested.
Be a resource for the college in a variety of fiscal-related activities including revenue and expense analysis, cash flow projections and account reconciliations.
Work with Director of Accounting and Director of Facilities in analyzing, reconciling and updating capital projects accounts.
Select, hire and supervise full and part-time staff responsible for activities in the following areas: general accounting, accounts receivable, accounts payable, cashiering, and payroll. Complete or oversee leave approvals and performance evaluations.
Take a leadership role in the transition from the agency's current legacy financial management system to PeopleSoft.
Create annual GASB 34 compliant enterprise level financial statements and accompanying notes and work as liaison to the State Auditor during annual audit of the financial statements.
Invest College local funds in accordance with RCW, Washington State Treasurer and Office of Financial Management regulations and produce timely accounting and reporting of investment activity.
Ensure College compliance with the requirements of the U.S. Department of Education, the Washington State Auditor's Office, Office of Financial Management, and the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.
Manage banking activities of the college including: banking contract, merchant fee analysis, cash flow management; bank analysis; bank reconciliation oversight and approval; and administration of banking software.
Manage college's annual closing processes to ensure that all accounts are properly stated at fiscal year-end.
Respond to audit reports and recommendations within the fiscal services area. Work collaboratively with other areas to implement corrective measures or resolve discrepancies or non-compliance issues identified by the auditor.
Safeguard assets and assure accurate and timely recording of all transactions by implementing disciplines of internal audits, controls and checks across all departments.
Act as the College's liaison to state-wide committees and councils related to finance.
Provide guidance, direction and training to campus departments on financial services operating policies and procedures.
Work in coordination with the Public Records Manager to ensure proper record management and retention for the college.
Bachelor degree in accounting, business, finance or closely related field from an accredited college or university.
Four (4) years of full-time equivalent experience as an accountant. managing the financial resources of a business, governmental division or college/university, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Two (2) years of supervisory/lead experience.
Intermediate to advanced experience in the design of Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.
Intermediate experience in the design and use of database applications – preferably Microsoft Access.
Master's Degree in accounting, business, finance or closely related field from an accredited college or university.
Accounting experience in higher education.
Must have the ability to:
Sit for prolonged periods of time at a desk/computer workstation.
Perform frequent repetitive arm, hand and finger motions.
Be able to frequently use a computer and tolerate exposure to terminal screen in performing job duties.
Work in excess of 40 hours per week depending upon workload
Green River College is a public college where students from all over the world come together to learn, grow and enrich their lives. Green River's main campus, founded in Auburn's Lea Hill neighborhood in 1965, stretches over 180 acres of beautifully forested land. Branch campuses, located in downtown Auburn, Kent, and Enumclaw, bring the college's unique educational experiences to local communities.