The Controller is responsible for effective management of all aspects of accounting and financial reporting for the institution. Responsibilities include coordinating all accounting functions of general ledger, capital projects, long-term bonds, fixed assets, and cash management. The position is College’s subject matter expert on all accounting related issues, activities, and questions. The position also has primary responsibility for managing relationships outside financial institutions and cash management.
Manages and oversees accounts payable/receivable cash receipts, general ledger entries and reconciliation, revenue and expenditure variance analysis, check runs, fixed asset activity and debt activity.
Manages bank accounts to ensure available cash flow for operations and payroll
Establishes internal controls and guidelines for accounting transactions and budget preparation.
Oversees preparation of business activity reports, financial forecasts, and annual budgets.
Oversees the production of periodic financial reports; ensures that the reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles or financial reporting standards.
Audits accounts to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations; coordinates with outside auditors and provides needed information for the annual external audit.
Provides reporting to help guide decisions regarding economic strategies, department objectives and department policies
Ensures compliance with local, state, and federal government requirements.
Maintains thorough working knowledge of the institution’s financial management ERP system to ensure staff have required knowledge needed for their area of responsibility.
Coaches, develops, and assists business office team members
Performs job duties under limited supervision
Other related duties as assigned
The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.
MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Establishes and maintains relations with banks and other financial institutions and intermediaries
Formulates, with the Financial Aid Director, updated policies and procedures governing financial aid and coordinates the securing, disbursement, and accounting of all student financial aid funds.
SUPERVISES THE FOLLOWING STAFF
Supervises Business Office staff to include Accountant, Accounts Payable Specialist and Accounts Receivable Specialist.
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Post-Secondary: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution in Business Administration, Accounting, or related field required.
Job Related Experience: Minimum of five (5) years of related financial management experience, preferably in the public sector. Minimum of three (3) years relevant administrative leadership.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The incumbent must possess these knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities. The incumbent must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, using the English language with or without the use of an interpreter. Must demonstrate the ability to understand and be committed to the College’s mission.
Requires detailed knowledge of standard financial procedures and fund accounting; automated accounting and reporting systems; knowledge of state and federal regulations, procedures and guidelines.
Knowledge of administration and reporting requirements of federal, state and other grants and programs including requirements of the Public Federal Single Audit Act and the Oregon Program Budgeting and Accounting Manual.
Knowledge of state and federal regulations on personnel, payroll, and related employer costs (PERS, FICA, Unemployment, etc.)
Must be able to effectively coordinate and communicate with city, county, state agencies and other higher education institutions on fiscal matters impacting public entities.
Ability to lead and respond to changes common in financial management environment.
Ability to work cooperatively with internal/external customers and contribute to a diverse workplace through ideas or experience.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Primarily in an office environment, but may also include remote work from home. Periodic weekend or evening work may be necessary during the annual audit or other periods of peak workload.
Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, use hand to finger, feel or operate computers, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit, stoop, crawl, climb, kneel, talk or hear.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
Closes May 25, 2021 at 5 pm
Starting Salary Expectations: $74,947-$84,353; based on qualifications, experience, and internal equity.
About Columbia Gorge Community College - The Dalles, OR
The main campus of CGCC is located in The Dalles, Oregon, a community of over 15,000 people at the east end of the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area, 85 miles east of Portland. CGCC also has a satellite campus in Hood River, Oregon, a community of 9,000 people located 65 miles east of Portland. The Gorge, formed by the Columbia River, extends more than 70 miles, is the only break in the length of the Cascade Mountain Range and has a worldwide reputation for its myriad of recreational opportunities. The Dalles and Hood River offer outstanding windsurfing, scenic hiking and horseback riding trails, skiing, white water rafting, excellent fishing and boating, unique cultural experiences, and numerous historical museums that provide enjoyment to meet anyone’s taste.