· Manage Operations - Recommend office operating budget; monitor overall college budgets to ensure that they are not exceeded.
· Strategic/Long Term Planning - Develop strategic plan for Financial Services and Purchasing Offices. Establish departmental objectives, which support the college’s mission and strategic goals. Collect sufficient, accurate and appropriate data for analysis and decision-making purposes. Base plans on thorough analysis of relevant facts; costs and benefits are justified; set clear, precise, measurable goals. Project and plan for appropriate staffing needs; make data supported decisions.
· Supervision- Manage the daily activities of the Financial Services office, including: general accounting and reporting; accounts payable; payroll; restricted grants and contracts; Aims Foundation accounting; cashier; investments; and accounts receivable. Oversee Purchasing Office, including: procurement; shipping and receiving; property control; mail and copy machine services; and ensure timely services.
· Manage all audit matters. Create master schedule of all activities related to annual audit including: due dates; data requirements; reconciliation spreadsheets; and all closing and adjusting entries for year-end close. Direct employees to provide required and requested information to external auditors. Prepare preliminary financial statements, oversee preparation of audit work papers, supplementary information, notes, and prepare college’s trial balance.
· Systematic Improvements - Be proactive in establishing procedures and internal controls, and assign workload to staff to ensure business activities are accurately, timely recorded, and reported.
· Research and resolve problems that have escalated.
· Establish professional development plans to enhance staff skill sets, whether technical or non-technical, (e.g. leadership, customer service, etc.). Actively provide staff training and oversee cross-training, and evaluation of finance employees who report to those with supervisory responsibilities in Financial Services and Purchasing Offices.
· Personally participate in professional development opportunities to enhance technical and non-technical skills as the college's chief accountant, and fiscal advisor to Chief Business Officer.
· Regularly review of all existing processes to determine what changes are reasonable and required due to external changes, even if internal processes and procedures are deemed adequate. Research enhancement of services provided from current BANNER software; identify effectiveness/efficiency objectives and metrics.
· Maintain and promote high ethical standards, a strong work ethic, and adhere to all college standards for professional conduct.
· Interact with representatives from private businesses, colleges, universities, and state, local and federal agencies.
· Clearly communicate, orally and in writing, financial policies, procedures, and concepts to accounting and non-accounting personnel.
· Provide professional exchange of information; foster connection to community; collaborate effectively with internal/external colleagues; work to build and maintain internal network; collaboratively support mutual beneficial processes.
· Direct and supervise routine reviews of existing: processes, database element values and definitions, and the timely interface of all financial data in all BANNER modules with other administrative systems, with an eye to faster, more accurate, and fewer manual steps/activities.
Qualifications: BS in accounting or related field with strong emphasis in accounting; plus seven years of progressive experience as an accountant, auditor or controller, with at least three years of supervisory experience. Good interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated experience with automated and integrated accounting and administrative software systems such as BANNER Finance, PeopleSoft, Financial Records System, etc. Proven analytical ability.
Preferred Qualifications: MBA or Master's degree in related discipline from a regionally accredited institution or four years of directly related experience above minimum qualification experience. Licensed as a CPA. Colorado higher education experience.
Salary/Benefits: $78,287 minimum depending upon qualifications. Benefits currently include extensive employer-supported premium contribution (100%) for medical and dental insurance. Employer paid long-term disability and life insurance premiums. Generous sick, annual, and personal leave time. PERA employer (see www.copera.org for comprehensive retirement benefits). Voluntary supplemental retirement programs and tuition reimbursement available.
Application/Screening Process: All applicants must apply on line. To apply on-line, go to www.aims.edu