AREA AND FUNCTION: Under the supervision of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) or designee, the DCFO is a key supporting role in managing the Financial Planning and Analysis function for the College.
CHARACTERISTICS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Oversee the administrative management and operating efficiency of the College’s financial and business operations.
Ensure that operating procedures and record keeping systems are maintained in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
Implementation of rules and procedures to enhance operational efficiency of the College’s Banner financial software. Support and execute guidelines for successful and timely completion of annual and periodic financial audits and ensure compliance with prescribed guidelines.
Work with other units of the College to enforce a comprehensive procurement plan for the efficient and economic delivery, and payment of goods and services, in compliance with College and statutory mandates.
Communicate with all levels of management regarding fiscal policies and provide direction in the consistent implementation of finance related policies.
Subject matter expert in accounting systems as demonstrated in the use and recommendation of new or revised accounting systems to improve departmental efficiency.
Support and enforce guidelines for the successful and timely completion of annual and periodic financial audits and ensure compliance with prescribed guidelines.
Participate or lead in the development and implementation of departmental goals and organization structure as it related to finance.
Develop and maintain internal accounting controls to protect resources designed to detect and eliminate errors in accounting practices.
Assess and eliminate accounting errors in the area of payroll accounting, expenditure accounting, revenue accounting and sponsored program accounting.
Record and maintain an accurate record of all College receipts and expenditures including electronic fund transfers of bank and investment accounts.
Prepare routine, special, and ancillary reports as required.
Gather, compile, maintain and analyze information relevant to the administration of College resources.
Perform other related duties as required.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
Demonstrated ability to operate in a computerized environment and enhance current data processes.
Evidence of critical analytical skills in relation to system, procedures, regulations, and data prepared or reviewed.
Excellent analytical, problem solving, decision making, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated knowledge of budget and technology models that link resource allocation performance and strategic planning.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports and legal documents.
Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or Board of Trustees.
Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
ADDITIONAL DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
Master’s degree in Finance, Business Administration or related field.
Licensed Certified Public Accountant.
Demonstrated knowledge of computerized record management and maintenance preferable to the Banner System.
Essex County College is an open-door public access community college that is committed to providing quality educational programs and life-long learning opportunities at a very affordable cost. The College is open to students with a wide variety of backgrounds and abilities. We take pride in the richness of our diversity and our nurturing atmosphere, which encourages students who might not otherwise aspire to higher education to enroll and excel.