Reporting to the Executive Director of Finance and Auxiliary Services, the Finance Director is responsible for the administration of the fiscal functions of the college consistent with Washington State Law, Washington Administrative Code (WAC), college policies and procedures and generally accepted governmental accounting principles. Fiscal functions for which this position is responsible include:
External reporting to federal, state and local agencies including IPEDs, state and federal taxes and accreditation support
Internal Controls and Risk Management functions
Essential Functions/Typical Duties
TYPICAL DUTIES: This position applies advanced management principles and skills to work with enterprise directors, fiscal services managers and supervisors for the purpose of delivering effective services in support of the college's mission. The position requires a combination of education, training and experience in management of enterprise level accounting and business administration functions, leadership of diverse organizations and operations management. Professional education in governmental and managerial accounting is required. Judgment is routinely required in interpreting, applying and implementing broad departmental policy within the context of finance and auxiliary services programs. The Director serves as the Chair of the college's Risk Management Committee, is designated as the college's audit manager and is a member of the Budgeting, Accounting and Reporting Council for the State Community College system.
Provide overall management and service related planning to support the college's academic programs; developing fiscal services to meet Bellevue College's strategic goals.
Coordinate external reporting to federal, state and local agencies.
Coordinate and administer Internal Control and Risk Management functions for the college.
Apply independent judgment in supervising employees including recruiting, selecting and retaining effective employees, providing training and safety programs, defining work assignment and content, and establishment of work rules.
Conduct or oversee performance evaluations, disciplinary actions, resolve conflicts and other personnel issues.
Work effectively with other agencies or groups necessary to accomplish the goals and deliver the services of the department, the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges, the State Auditor, IPEDS, national, state and local licensing and accreditation agencies.
Analyze and monitor fiscal reports of the college for compliance with reporting requirements.
Serve as Information Resource Coordinator for computerized Financial Management System.
Represent the Executive Director of Finance as necessary.
Other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree from accredited institution in Business or related field AND three years management experience in a related field. Equivalent education/experience will substitute for these qualifications.
SPECIFIC POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
Full-time professional enterprise-level accounting experience.
Knowledge of, audit requirements, governmental accounting, GASB, and GAAP.
Effective communication skills.
Knowledge of relevant federal and state rules and regulations.
Ability to work effectively with diverse groups, including faculty, staff, students, consultants, state and local agencies, auditors, and community groups.
Sensitivity to diversity and a commitment to cultural pluralism.
Ability to foster a service philosophy, with a commitment to accountability and continuous improvement.
Licensed Certified Public Accountant.
Experience with Washington State accounting rules and regulations.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, go to www.bellevuecollege.edu/jobs.
Application must include the below to be considered complete. Any application that does not provide all requested information will be considered incomplete and will not be screened for the position.
Complete an online Application (note that stating "See Resume" on any section of the online Application will be deemed incomplete)
Complete the Supplemental Questionnaire
Attach a Cover Letter that addresses how you meet Minimum and Preferred Qualifications (max 2 pgs)
Attach a Resume
Attach a Diversity Statement that addresses the following: Please provide specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, background or philosophy demonstrate your commitment to diversity and equity, and how these prepare you to contribute to Bellevue College (min 1 pg, max 2 pgs).
Attach copy of academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts may be submitted - official transcripts required upon employment)
Located in Bellevue, Washington, Bellevue College is a community based public institution. Bellevue College is a student-centered, comprehensive and innovative college, committed to teaching excellence, that advances the life-long educational development of its students while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of its diverse community. The college serves 37,000 students every year, and is represented by 65 different countries. Bellevue College has a variety of distance learning options for the students such as online learning. Students have the opportunity to receive a variety degrees and certificates that range from a GED to a Baccalaureate degree. The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities accredits Bellevue College as a baccalaureate degree-granting institution.
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