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Job Title: Director I- Accounting Services

Department: Accounting Services

Location: Columbus Campus

Employment Type: Administrator/Executive/Manager

Employment Status: Board Approved

Bargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining Unit

FLSA Status: Exempt

Compensation Type: Annual

Compensation: Commensurate with experience

Schedule: M-F 8am - 5pm. Additional hours as needed

Job Description: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities, covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, in accordance with its requirements. 


Supervises administrators and financial and grant staff and shares responsibility for administering and managing department budget.  Provides leadership and management, and maintains financial accountability for grants, college accounting, development foundation, and other financial operations.  Works closely with the cost center managers and budget staff to ensure consistent application of policies, procedures and processes related to financial management.  Provides leadership and management to staff.


1. Ensures College financial internal and external statements, as well as any other financial reporting, present an accurate financial position of the College. Prepares analysis to provide financial information as needed.  

2. Oversees management of accounting and financial reporting responsibilities for outside grants and contracts that are received by the College. Works with the principal investigators (PIs) and the grants administration office to ensure that grants are following accounting standards and are in compliance with college policy and procedures as well as all regulations set forth by the funding agency.

3. Researches and implements new accounting principles and procedures.  Stays current with all GASB and FASB developments that could impact the college or the Foundation.

4. Ensures accuracy of accounting functions by overseeing development and implementation of accounting systems, procedures and controls.

5. Oversees accounting and reporting for the Development Foundation, including financial statements, pledge and investment reporting, and annual preparation of IRS Form 990.  Interacts and collaborates with Development Foundation leadership.

6. Participates in treasury activities including banking and investment activities, cash flow management, and roles, responsibilities and security assignments.

7. Ensures appropriate monthly and year-end cut-off and closing protocols are observed, including account reconciliations and reviews.

8. Coordinates external financial reviews and audits of grants and contracts.

9. Coordinate fiscal monitoring of sub-recipients of grant programs.

10. Supervises administrators and staff by assigning and delegating tasks, providing direction, resolving work problems. 

11. Follows College approach to performance management including defining outcomes and clarifying expectations, providing coaching and regular feedback, identifying development needs and opportunities, accountability, recognition, reviews/evaluations, and effectively recommends pay increases, promotions and other personnel actions.

12. Approves leaves and authorizes overtime as appropriate.

13. Participates in employee selection process.  Administers disciplinary actions upon approval, and in collaboration with Director II and Human Resources.

14. Carries out, explains, interprets and enforces policy, and shares responsibility for administering and managing department budget.

15. Shares responsibility for annual financial audit, including schedule and report presentation, documenting of operations and post-audit reporting.

16. Serves as module custodian for Colleague Financials and Project Accounting modules. This includes making requests for technical assistance and system enhancements, and develops and maintains business process workflows.  Works closely with Information Technology staff on matters related to financial module of enterprise system.

17. Participates on college-wide committees.

18. Maintains confidentiality of student and employee records, maintains personnel files, budgets and other sensitive information.

19. Works assigned schedule exhibits regular and predictable attendance and works overtime as required to meet workload demands.  Performs other related duties as required.


As assigned by the Controller of the College.


Normal office working conditions.


While performing duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into computer.  The employee frequently sits for extended periods of time, and occasionally stands and walks.  Employee converses verbally with others in person and by telephone.  Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision when focusing on a computer screen.  Employee occasionally lifts up to 10 pounds.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of: advanced management principles and practices; federal grant regulations; policy development and implementation; computer software programs and applications, generally accepted accounting principles. Ability to: apply advanced management principles to practical work situations; develop and maintain exceptional working relationships with all levels of college management and personnel, grant funding agency personnel and general public; analyze financial problems and recommend viable solutions; maintain accurate and complete work records; maintain confidential and sensitive information; research and analyze financial issues; apply accounting principles; work effectively with persons of varying cultures and diversity, relay key financial data in laypersons terms. Skill in: verbal and written communications; preparing financial and operational reports; planning, scheduling and organizing work; customer service, working with detailed data; knowledge of Word and PowerPoint, with advanced knowledge of Excel; solving organizational problems.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or closely related field with 3 - 5 years progressively responsible management experience. Financial statement preparation and review is required. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).   

Preferred Qualifications: CPA or other financial-related certification preferred.

Additional Information:  Applications must include both a resume and a cover letter to be considered. Cover letters should address applicant's experience with financial statement preparation and review. Please include a desired salary amount as well.