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Manager of Fiscal Operations (WCC) - RE-POSTED
Westchester Community College in Valhalla, New York
Date Posted 09/21/2021
Admin-Bursar And Student Accounts
Salary $97,212 -  USD Per Year
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

About Westchester Community College:

Westchester Community College was founded in 1946 as the New York State Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences in White Plains. In 1957, the County of Westchester bought the 360-acre John Hartford estate in Valhalla and designated 218 acres for the community college. Westchester Community College is more than just the county's largest educational institution. It is a living, breathing part of Westchester that goes beyond the influence of a typical college and affects the lives of all who enter its doors.

Job Description:

Under the general supervision of the Vice President and Dean of Administrative Services and the Controller for Westchester Community College, the Manager of Fiscal Operations (WCC) assists in performing the financial and business functions of the Bursar's Office, Payroll, and disbursements of aid on Student Accounts. Management and supervision is exercised over staff. The Manager of Fiscal Operations (WCC) also:

  • Provides data from federal and state restricted funds and other student related data to be used by the Controller or Vice President and Dean of Administrative Services (CFO/COO) in reporting to governmental and outside agencies;
  • Manage and supervise the Bursar's Office to include departmental planning and budget preparation, fee assessment, billing verification, 1098 T tax reporting, student refunds, county operating and capital chargeback, written procedures, and customer service;
  • Manage and supervise the financial aid disbursement and certification functions;
  • Manage and supervise the college payroll department including bi-weekly payroll processing for salaried and hourly staff; manage bi-weekly, quarterly and annual tax reporting, including W-2s; manage the pension reporting (NYSERS, NYSTRS, and the Optional Retirement Plan), college tax deferred plans, and all other payroll deductions; and update payroll & tax programs;
  • Maintain and test the PeopleSoft system (or equivalent student financial system) and all software releases and patches related to student account fee assessments and regulatory compliance reporting;
  • Supervise the financial procedures for revenue collection at all sites;
  • Prepare and implement policies and regulations as required in the area of student accounts and revenue collection, including federal and state aid programs;
  • Implement new electronic processes related to the delivery of student services;
  • Serve as the Business Office liaison between Student Services and Academic Affairs;
  • Interact with all independent, federal and state auditors, providing analyses, and schedules, as requested;
  • Supervise the work of staff by planning, allocating, and coordinating the work flow; guiding and advising staff in the more complex phases of their work; training employees; allocating personnel to ensure continued service in all areas; and advising staff on student accounts and office personnel matters related to work flow and coverage;
  • Serve as the liaison between college administration and college banking partners regarding bank and credit card processes;
  • All other duties, as assigned.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, or a closely related field, including the satisfactory completion of 12 credits in Accounting, and six years of experience in financial operations, three years of which must have been in a supervisory capacit, are required. The successful candidate must possess thorough knowledge of modern accounting and auditing theory and practice; financial accounting, credit & collections, and financial aid disbursements as well as financial management information systems and controls. The successful candidate must have working knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. The ability to plan and direct the work of a substantial number of employees; and the ability to organize and initiate accounting systems for new programs. The incumbent must also possess the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing is required. The ability to establish and maintain effecting working relationships and use computer applications is required. Experience with ERP finance applications and advanced spreadsheet capabilities are also required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum of three years of experience within a supervisory capacity in education is strongly preferred.

Additional Information:

SALARY & BENEFITS: The starting salary is $97,212 plus excellent benefits.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must apply online by submitting a letter expressing interest in this position, a resume/CV, and contact information for three professional references. You must be legally eligible to work in the United States at the time of hire. Please login to: https://sunywcc.interviewexchange.com/login.jsp in order to check/edit your profile or to upload additional documents. Priority will be given to applications received by October 29, 2021. The review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Westchester Community College provides accessible, high quality and affordable education to meet the needs of our diverse community. We are committed to student success, academic excellence, workforce development, economic development and lifelong learning.

The College will provide equal opportunity in all of its employment practices to all persons without unlawful discrimination on the basis of political affiliation, age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, arrest or conviction record, membership in any reserve component of the armed forces, or use or non-use of lawful products off College premises during nonworking hours, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law

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