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HERC: Metro New York & Southern Connecticut Manager of Fiscal Operations (WCC) in Valhalla, New York


Job Description: Under the general supervision of the Vice President (Administrative Services) and the Assistant Vice President (Comptroller), the Manager of Fiscal Operations (WCC) participates and assists in the direction, coordination and implementation of short and long range fiscal policies, programs and procedures in an assigned area of the management of fiscal operations of Westchester Community College, monthly, quarterly and year-end financial close, forecasts and projections, grant analysis, capital project analysis, reserve analysis, year-end accruals and adjustments, working with NYS and independent auditors, and preparation of financial statements. Supervision is exercised over professional and technical staff. The successful candidate:

Manages and coordinates assigned areas of fiscal operation of the college such as accounts payable; budget; general accounting; revenue accounting, grant reporting and accounting, capital projects reporting, etc. by supervising, planning and implementing financial policy and procedure;
Serves as an integral role in the preparation and compilation of the college's year end closing and annual financial audits, including conferring with auditors on financial and operational matters; Ensures that methods used in accounting, budgeting, auditing and analysis are consistent with college, county and SUNY policies and procedures and in compliance with regulatory standards;
Supervises and/or participates in preparing financial and statistical statements which include revenue and expense reports, operational status reports, cash flow management and cost control procedures;
Establishes, modifies, and maintain financial management systems to ensure effective reporting; Keeps abreast of any changes in standards with defined areas such as accounting, budgeting, finance, auditing and analysis to convey information, and procedural changes to team; Evaluates financial and statistical reports to plan for short and long term operational needs; Manages and prepares the departmental budget by coordinating the compilation and reporting of data, evaluating data and updating monthly forecasts; Maintains effectual communication with team to effectively monitor expenditures, and in preparing the annual budget; Provides essential information regarding financial policies and procedures to departmental managers and personnel to maintain consistency in relation to overall operations of the College, and acts as a departmental representative on matters relating to fiscal operations; All other duties, as assigned. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate must possess one of the following: (a) Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Economics 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 capacity; OR (b) Master's degree in one of the aforementioned fields, including satisfactory completion of 12 credits in Accounting, and five years of experience as defined in (a), three years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity. The successful candidate must possess thorough knowledge of modern accounting and auditing theory and practice; thorough knowledge of financial accounting, cost accounting, and budgetary procedures; thorough knowledge of financial management information systems and controls required; thorough knowledge of office procedures and practices; 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; the ability to organize and initiate accounting systems for new programs. They must also possess the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and use computer applications is required. Experience with ERP finance applications and advanced spreadsheet capabilities are also required. All candidates must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and evidence of equity-minded practice in all college policies, practices and personnel. POSITION EFFECTIVE: The position will remain open until filled. SALARY & BENEFITS: The starting salary is $102,151. Additional compensation with seniority steps maximize at a salary of $157,702. Benefits include comprehensive health coverage, a choice of defined benefit and/or defined contribution pension plan, generous leave benefits, and access to tax sheltered annuities and a deferred compensation plan.