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Location: Pittsfield
Posted on: May 28, 2023

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About Berkshire Community College:Berkshire Community College (BCC) has the distinction of being the first community college established in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Nestled in the scenic Berkshire Hills, our nearly 2,000 students have access to a wide range of career and transfer programs on our newly renovated campus. Occupying a scenic 180-acre property, just minutes from downtown Pittsfield, Massachusetts, BCC provides students from a broad range of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds with an intimate learning environment, small class sizes, and much opportunity for interaction with faculty. Berkshire County was home to many forward-thinking historic figures including, W.E.B. DuBois, Susan B. Anthony, and Elizabeth (Mumbet) Freeman, all of whom were pioneers of social justice. The Berkshires contain both rural and urban elements, combining a beautiful natural environment with world class museums and other cultural opportunities. Pittsfield and Berkshire County continue to evolve, with immigrants from over 70 countries now calling the Berkshires their home. BCC seeks to recruit diverse employees who embrace, as well as demonstrate, a commitment to diversity and inclusion and whose experiences and perspectives model the opportunities and success derived from a college education.Job Description:Position Overview:Responsible for directing and supervising accounting, auditing, accounts payable, grants, revenue analysis, payroll, and student billing functions. This includes developing, implementing, and auditing policies and procedures to ensure the integrity of the functions according to state and federal regulations and guidelines and generally accepted accounting principles and practices.Essential Functions:Direct and administer the operational activities of the Comptroller's office, including general fund accounting, payroll, financial data control, revenue analysis, and other associated functions. Revenue analysis includes restricted funds, student accounts, federal and state grants, and plant funds;Oversee periodic financial closings and fiscal year-end closings, along with related financial statement preparation. Coordinate the annual audit of the college's financial statements.Direct and coordinate Federal and State on-site audits as needed.Delegate responsibilities and provide direction and instruction to staff; develop and maintain internal control procedures necessary to ensure college assets are protected and accounted for; provide leadership for student accounts receivable, including revenue collection and reconciliation as required.Audit financial systems and subsystems to ensure accuracy and compliance with internal, state, and federal reporting requirements. Assure consistency and reconciliation with the Massachusetts Management Accounting Reporting system and Colleague system;Implement procedures mandated by the State Comptroller, Board of Higher Education, and other regulators, including the filing of mandatory reports with State and Federal governments.Responsible for the preparation of various accounting reports as requested by college management;Oversee the cash position of the college, including transfer of funds to maximize interest earning while avoiding overdrafts. Ensures timely drawdown of Federal grant funds.Review operations on an ongoing basis, reporting to the supervisor any findings or changes that may impact decision-making or forecasting. Make effective recommendations to supervisor as to any corrective actions needed;Administer the Commonwealth's payroll system. Ensure appropriate funds to cover payroll costs not covered by the state appropriation;Direct the preparation of the Spending Plan for the State's Budget Bureau;Responsible for processing 1098's and 1099's in compliance with IRS regulations. Administer and oversee BCC's installment payment plans;Serve on internal and external committees, groups, and professional associations in the field of endeavor;Hire, utilizing search committee as appropriate, ensure training and instruction of staff; assign and check work; establish performance expectations as to college's policies, procedures, and work responsibilities. Monitor and evaluate performance; provide feedback to staff and make practical recommendations to supervisor and Executive Director for Human Resources regarding personnel issues affecting the team;Act as the department's Security Officer in the administration of access and control to the Commonwealth programs and systems residing on their intranet;Emergency Response Management Team - An active member of the Emergency Response Resource team, coordinate fiscal operations in the event of a campus emergency;Provide leadership regarding business and finance best practices and procedures regarding change implementation for the Colleague system and Ellucian modernization project;Perform other similar duties as responsibilities necessitate or as requested by the supervisor.Requirements:Requirements:Master's degree in Accounting or Master of Business Administration with a minimum of seven to ten years of experience in a related work environment with progressive responsibilities, preferably in public higher education or the public sector; or an equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, experience, and education.Desired Characteristics: Extensive experience with MA State accounting, payroll, and archival systems, including MMARS, HR/CMS, and CIW;Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of the Department's financial, student, and employee records. Experience managing and motivating staff members in a fast-paced environment while controlling intradepartmental errors and maintaining a high degree of motivation within the department while operating in a high-volume environment under tight deadlines;Familiarity with Colleague management information system;Licensed certified public accountant preferred.Additional Information:Source of Funding: State FundingCompensation: $115,000 - $125,000 per year; Full-time; BenefitedArea of Assignment: Administration and FinanceSupervisor: Interim Vice President for Administration and FinanceNotice of Annual Security Report: Pursuant to the Clery Act of 1990, a copy of Berkshire Community College's security report is available on the BCC Website.BCC is committed to providing an inclusive learning and working environment that values the diverse backgrounds of all people and encourages applications from individuals whose experiences and perspectives model the opportunities and success derived from a college education.Berkshire Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, military service, and national origin in its education programs or employment.Application Instructions:Application Procedures: To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume by visiting the Berkshire Community College job board.PDN-993d60fd-fca5-4931-8c6d-f28afecf7a99

Keywords: BERKSHIRE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Pittsfield , Comptroller, Accounting, Auditing , Pittsfield, Massachusetts

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