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Controller (Reg FT)


Position Title: Controller (Reg FT)


Department: Accounting


Campus: Office of College Services


Additional Information: This position will remain open until filled. However, to ensure consideration for an interview, please submit your completed application, cover letter, and resume by no later than March 1, 2024. The College cannot guarantee that application materials received after this date will be considered or reviewed.


Benefits: CCAC offers an exceptional benefits package. Highlights include an excellent health plan with very low out-of-pocket expense network option, generous time off and holiday pay, a 403b retirement plan with up to 10% employer match or other options through the State's retirement defined benefit pension system, free employee parking, public service (student) loan forgiveness eligible employer, and employer paid benefits including group life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.


Remote Work Option: Hybrid


Salary Grade: Admin 21 - $107,974


Job Category: Administrators


Employment Type: Regular Full-Time


Job Slot: 5400


Job Open Date: 2/16/2024


Job Close Date: Open until filled


General Summary: Coordinates College fiscal control and accounting operations which include Accounting, Financial Analysis and Reporting, Payroll, Accounts Receivable and Payable, Treasury Management, Fixed Assets Recordkeeping, Audit Coordination and Contracts and Grants Accounting.


Requirements: Requires a master's degree in business administration or a related field and/or CPA; a minimum of eight years financial management experience required. Experience in higher education financial management preferred. Awareness of internal controls and ability to detect fraud. Good interpersonal skills and a professional demeanor. Demonstrated leadership skills and excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Ability to travel as requested by the Vice President of Finance required.




1. Directs College accounting practices and policies in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and applicable laws and regulations. Proposes update to College policies and procedures as conditions warrant.


2. Secures annual certification of financial results of operation by independent auditors; serves as principal contact and provides assistance to auditing firms.


3. Reviews the interim financial statements as prepared by the Director of Accounting for accuracy, reasonableness, and coordination with the annual operating and capital budgets of the College.


4. Maintains knowledge of the College's operating and capital budgeting processes and systems to ensure full redundancy of the Senior Accountant (Operating Budget) and Budget Coordinator/Analyst (Capital Budget) position.


5. Serves as contact and liaison with banking institutions to ensure the College receives appropriate banking services at minimum cost while maximizing return of earnings on investment as permitted under the College's investment policy and is responsible for prudent treasury and cash flow management for the College.


6. Maintains and increases knowledge of college and university accounting and financial reporting.


7. Acts as liaison to the Pennsylvania Department of Education to assure maximization of state operating and capital funding.


8. Conducts efficient and timely ongoing reviews of College financial business operations for verification of adherence to governmental regulations, procedures and reporting requirements as well as College policies, rules, and regulations.


9. Performs ongoing financial analyses of all accounting records and directs the implementation of new or improved automated accounting systems.


10. Performs other duties as assigned.


Clearances: Current criminal record/child abuse clearances will be required if offered the position and in order to be employed at the College. The three clearances are Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Records Check, and Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Criminal Background Check. The College has provided instructions on how to obtain these clearances and are available


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Founded in 1966 on the principle that quality education should be both affordable and accessible to all members of our community, CCAC offers more than 150 academic programs across six diverse program categories including business; science, technology, engineering and math; health; culinary arts, arts and humanities; and education and the social and behavioral sciences. Our students are taught by more than 275 full-time faculty and instructors in classes averaging just under 20 students each. And our students are further enriched by the more than 100 student clubs and organizations CCAC offers, as well as through their participation in the number of NJCAA men's and women's sport teams at each of its four campuses.