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Executive Director Accounting and Financial Reporting
Houston Community College in Houston, Texas
Date Posted 11/18/2020
Admin-Business And Financial Management
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
Job Summary

The Executive Director, Accounting and Financial Reporting, is responsible for maintaining all functions of the General ledger (GL), according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB). Ensure that all Accounts Payable vendor payments are accurately and timely processed, all grants are properly accounted for, provide guidance, direction and enforce adherence to the Uniform Guidance and State of Texas Single Audit as well as in accordance with GAAP and GASB.

Responsible for the design, execution and effectiveness of a system of internal controls, which provides reasonable assurance that operations are effective and efficient, assets, are safeguarded, financial information is reliable and compliant with applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures.

Manage Talent Engagement activities for direct reports in regards to: recruiting and selection, hiring and termination, training, development, mentoring, counseling, and performance evaluations.


Assure HCC’s fiscal activity conforms with GAAP, Uniform Guidance and State of Texas Single Audit while adhering to all HCCS accounting policies and procedures, and state reporting requirements. Activities include, but are not limited to Accounts Payable, General Ledger, Grant account transactions, travel and expenses, etc.

Prepare monthly reporting of the financial position of the college, Accounting and Financial Report (AFR) reporting, Comprehensive Annual Finance Report (CAFR) reporting, ad-hoc and miscellaneous reporting and analysis, accurate/proper postings of HCC’s physical assets, etc.

Direct the financial compliance of all agreements and establish business processes to ensure grant compliance.

Provide daily oversight to all departments involved in the financial process to resolve complex accounting matters so that business processes are consistent and improve productivity; including but not limited to, transaction posting approvals, year-end close, and oversight of internal and external audits.

Identify expense code problems and train staff in proper coding procedures.

Act as lead contact for finance system implementations and upgrades.

Perform other duties, tasks and assignments as required.


Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or related field required

  • Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting or related field, MBA, CPA or CMA preferred

  • 7 years combined management and supervisory experience in Accounting required

Licensing & Certification

  • Valid Texas Driver License

Special Skills

  • MS Office Programs

  • Information Management Systems

  • Budget Management
  • Fund Accounting
  • Acting as a Champion for Change

  • Thinking like an Entrepreneur

  • Driving for Results

  • Leveraging Opportunities

  • Setting a Strategic Vision

  • Attracting & Developing Talent

  • Inspiring & Motivating Others

  • Acting Strategically

  • Demonstrating Beliefs & Principals

  • Managing Resources

Working Conditions

General office. May frequently be required to walk; stand; sit; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision. Use of personal computing equipment, telephone, multi-functioning printer, photocopier, file cabinets, and calculator. Manual dexterity, ability to lift up to 25 pounds, ability to reach and bend, and use 2-step stool while safely lifting and lowering boxes. Ability to travel to and from meetings, training sessions or other business-related events. May be required to work after hours to include weekends and holidays.

SECURITY SENSITIVE: This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code §

The Organization

Houston Community College (HCC) is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society. We’re proud to say that 98 percent of our graduates step into a job in their field of study immediately upon graduation. One of the largest community colleges in the nation, HCC has served the Greater Houston area for over four decades. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Schools Commission on Colleges, we offer 300+ associate degree and certificate programs to 75,000+ students across 13 Centers of Excellence and online each semester. We are proud to be No.1 among all community colleges in the nation in providing associate degrees to minorities and No.1 in educating international students, with 10.4 percent of our student population from outside the USA. Our vision is to become the Employer of Choice in support of our mission for Student Success by attracting, retaining and motivating the best employees.

The Team

Some of the brightest minds in academics and business are choosing HCC as their teaching home. When you join our talented faculty team, you’ll play a special role as teacher, mentor and academic advisor. We’ll support you in your professional development as you contribute your knowledge and expertise to HCC, our students and the community.

Houston is a city with limitless possibilities:

  • Fourth-largest city in the U.S. and home to 54 Fortune 500 companies, second only to New York City’s 55.

  • Approximately 145 languages are spoken here.

  • Overall after-taxes living costs are 5.6 percent below the average for all 308 urban areas recently surveyed.

  • Houston is a major-league sports town, and don’t forget the annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.

  • The weather is great! Mild winters ensure that outdoor activities can be enjoyed year-round.

  • World-renowned medical care. The Houston metro area has long been known for its first-rate healthcare system, with many Houston area hospitals consistently ranking among the nation’s top institutions.

  • With over 150 museums and cultural institutions in the Greater Houston area, museums are a large part of Houston’s cultural scene.

  • Houston is the Culture & Culinary Capital of Texas with more than 7,500 restaurants and eating establishments covering 60+ cuisines.

If this sounds like the role for you and you’re ready to join an amazing team, please apply right away.

EEO Statement

Houston Community College does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran’s status. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

David Cross, Director EEO/Compliance, Title IX Coordinator
Office of Institutional Equity

PO Box 667517

Houston TX, 77266

713 718.8271 or Institutional.Equity@hccs.edu

HCC values its employees and their contributions, promotes opportunities for their professional growth and development, and provides a positive working and learning environment that encourages diversity, innovation and creativity, and inclusion.

Individuals with disabilities, who require special accommodations to interview, should contact (713) 718-8565.

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