Community College of Allegheny County

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Controller (Reg FT)

Posted over 1 month ago · Full time

Job Description

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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