The purpose of this position is to perform general accounting, treasury operations, and financial analysis functions within the Business Operations division; supervise Accounts Receivable Specialist and Cashier; and provide administrative support to the Controller and the Vice President of Administrative Services. This position will also meet all the legal, reporting and accountability requirements of a public community college in the state of Iowa.
This position is a full-time position (261-day contract) with an annual starting salary of $60,000.
Benefits include single medical ($1000 deductible), dental & vision insurance, $50,000 life insurance, long-term disability, paid sick leave, 15 days vacation, paid holidays including spring break and Christmas break, and participation in IPERS or TIAA-CREF retirement plan.
The Accountant will abide by the employment contract and relevant policies and guidelines of the Board of Trustees.
Essential Duties Summary
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Provides financial information for College administration and staff.
- Monitors cash flow requirements and investments; processes journal entries and fund transfers; reconciles bank statements and accounts receivables on a monthly basis.
- Oversees and performs receipt of student payments via various payment platforms.
- Assists students with payment of accounts, payment plans; monitors delinquent accounts.
- Responsible for updating SCC credit tuition and refund billing tables annually.
- Provide documentation and serve on the Special Appeals Committee.
- Initiate state and federal payroll tax transfers.
- Review of un-cashed checks to ensure compliance with 240 day rule for un-cashed Federal Funds, prepare annual report of un-cashed checks for SCC Board and State of Iowa Treasure Hunt.
- Performs bookkeeping duties, prepares financial statements for CCFSA and IMPACC, reconciles bank statements, prepares audit information, and works with external audit team for CCFSA and IMPACC.
- Record, balance, and prepare cash flows for INJT accounts monthly and for annual audit.
- Supervise and provide backup job duties for Accounts Receivable Specialist and Cashier.
- Coordinate Vocational Rehabilitation student sponsorship activity.
- Oversee processing of VA33 funds.
- Knows and complies with institutional, state, and federal governmental fund accounting, auditing, and reporting requirements.
- Learn, apply and role-model all SCC policies and procedures, including but not limited to the strategic goals and expectations of accountability within the Business Office.
- Embrace and support constructive change; work efficiently and effectively to improve Business Office services, processes and related college operations.
- Provide leadership toward building a positive team working environment within the Business Office and across the institution; treat others with respect and compassion as a representative of SCC.
- Apply ethical standards to work situations; make work decisions in accordance with SCC’s values and goals; show respect and sensitivity for cultural differences and promote a harassment-free environment.
- Provide exemplary customer service and establish a welcoming and trusting environment for all visitors and employees of the Business Office.
- Create or modify processes, policies and procedures as required due to changes in federal, state or institutional regulations.
- Hire, train, supervise and evaluate staff as appropriate.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 5 years of experience in related field required. Work experience in a community college setting preferred.
- Must be a self-starter with a competitive spirit and desire to excel with a minimum of 5 years of proven leadership, planning and supervisory experience preferred. Supervisory experience would include supervision of staff, general ledger processes, monthly and annual closing of the accounting records on a timely basis.
- Competency with computer software applications specifically Microsoft Office programs; ability to learn and develop competency in SCC’s administrative software (Ellucian). Proven ability to manage and organize a computer based data system for processing, storing and retrieving of records.
- Must be detail-oriented with strong analytical, evaluative, problem-solving and organizational skills, with demonstrated ability to plan, implement and manage multiple tasks.
- Well-developed abilities with prioritization, time-management, sound judgment, timely follow-up and follow-through are essential.
- Superior customer-service skills to include patience, compassion, humility and a positive attitude are required.
- Honesty, strong work ethic, character and personal integrity, with commitment to providing the utmost professionalism, discretion and confidentiality are required.
- Demonstrated leadership qualities that promote a team environment. Ability to direct, train, supervise, and coordinate staff and processes within the Business Office.
- Strong human relations and interpersonal skills to interact positively and effectively with diverse personalities and populations (low income, first generation, minors, adults, special needs, disabilities, etc.) are required.
- Demonstrated ability to interpret, implement, and ensure compliance with Federal, State and Institutional rules and regulations.
- Ability to work collaboratively with other department members is critically important.
- Flexibility to work evening hours and occasional weekends required.
The Accountant will be assigned to the West Burlington campus. Must be able to work on a basis of “available as work demands” in addition to a fixed schedule, which may include evenings and weekends. In addition, the individual in this position will actively promote a positive image for the college district.
EEO Statement Summary
It is the policy of Southeastern Community College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, employment, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential parental, family or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code §§ 216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 – 1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).
Individuals having questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy should contact Tina Young, Title IX / Equity Coordinator, Southeastern Community College, 1500 W. Agency Road, West Burlington, IA 52655, email firstname.lastname@example.org, phone number 319/208-5101, fax 319/208-5005 or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone number 312/730-1560, fax 312/730-1576.
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Special Instructions to Applicants
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