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Harper College is seeking an experienced professional for the Controller position. The Controller acts as an integral part of the senior leadership team and is responsible for preparing the College’s monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements and accompanying analyses in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).The successful candidate will be responsible for the operation of the financial and accounting services of the College, including the functions of the Business Office, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll, General Ledger, Budget, Procurement, Auxiliary Services, grant accounting and cash management. You will also participate in bond sales preparations and manage the tax levy extension and collection process.
Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance or related field. CPA and/or Masters Degree in finance or accounting preferred.
Five years plus experience in an administrative position. Experience in an educational environment preferred.
Possesses high professional standards and a personal code of ethics characterized by honesty, integrity, openness and fairness.
Knowledge of non-profit/governmental fund accounting with a working knowledge of accounting, operational and financial reporting issues.
Proven financial management skills with knowledge of applicable GAAP, GASB, as well as a working knowledge of A-21(Cost Principles for Educational Institutions), A-110 (Uniform Administrator Requirements for Grants & Other Agreements), and A-133 (Audits of States Local Governments & Non-Profit Organizations) guidelines.
Excellent organizational and communication skills (verbal and written) with a high level of management skills. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common technical accounting journals and financial reports.
Proficiency with automated financial and accounting reporting systems, Oracle preferred.