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FT Director of Accounting

Luzerne County Community College

Job Description

Position Classification: Full-Time Administration

Minimum Position Qualifications:


    • Education - Bachelor's Degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, or related field; Master's Degree in Accounting or CPA license preferred.


    • Experience - Five (5) years of related accounting experience; prior supervisory experience required.


  • Skills - Excellent organizational, analytical, quantitative, problem-solving, planning skills and business acumen with the ability to pay attention to detail and follow-through to make decisions; expertise to operate strategically and on a detailed level; ability to maintain the confidentiality; advanced proficiency in business applications, such as Microsoft Office.


Position Responsibilities:


Supervises and monitors the operation and business system flow for invoicing and receiving payment for tuition, fees, course materials, and other miscellaneous revenue streams ensuring the efficiency, effectiveness, and integrity of the College's services; manages the administration of disbursements, collections, and receipt of college funds, and coordinates the payment logistics for the registration process; directs and manages the accounting for the revenues of the College, which include taxes, tuition and fees, interest, state appropriations, and other sources of revenue; prepares, reviews, and distributes daily cash balances report and other reports for internal and external use; assists students with special payment problems; reviews uncollectible accounts and records as bad debt;liaises with banking partners, eCommerce, merchant service, and point of sale vendors to maintain successful working relationships; manages month and year-end close; directs annual internal and external audit activities and works closely with the internal and external auditors about all audit matters; records bond issue transactions, ensures compliance with the bond indenture and reports the annual bond statistics to external governing bodies; Implements and maintains a system for accurate tracking, reporting, controlling, and safeguarding of the College's capital fixed assets; responsible for all general ledger account reconciliations; month and year-end accruals cash management; fixed assets; construction and building property accounting; and the management of the College's grant accounts; prepares or reviews and approves standard and ad hoc journal entries by staff; develops and recommends policies, procedures, and guidelines for recording financial information and improving accounting processes that comply with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); coordinates with staff and other departments regarding efficient, accurate processing of data and resolution of problems; reviews general ledger accounts for accuracy to facilitate year-end audit activities; prepares audit schedules at fiscal year-end; develops and administers the systems of financial accounting and reporting to ensure accurate recording and reporting of the College's transactions; manages the Accounting and Business Office staff; Prepares and promptly submits reports based on statistical and financial information as required by federal and state agencies, business partners, and other stakeholders; researches tax issues and supports departments by responding to tax-related questions, processing tax payments, communicating current guidelines, and preparing reports; creates and maintains process flow documentation and procedures for areas of responsibility; Assists in establishing short- and long-range departmental goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures; Recommends benchmarks for measuring the financial and operating performance (e.g. Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and metrics); collaborates with Information Technology (IT) to identify and recommend improvements to ensure the integrity of the accounting system; supervises staff, assigns work and work schedules, adjusts priorities, has final authority on approval/disapproval of leave, conducts performance evaluation of staff makes recommendations for hiring and/or termination and problem resolution. Other related duties as assigned.

Entry Salary: $70,783.78/annual


Standard Work Week: 35 hours


Apply End Date: January 22, 2023.

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