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Berkshire Community College Comptroller in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Position Summary: Responsible for the direction and supervision of accounting, auditing, purchasing, grants and auxiliary operations fiscal management, revenue analysis, payroll and student billing functions. This includes the development, implementation, and auditing of 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. Requirements: Master's degree in Accounting or Master of Business Administration with a minimum of three to five years of experience in 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 financial, student and employee records within the Department. 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 Funding Compensation: Commensurate with experience. Area of Assignment: Administration and Finance Supervisor: Vice President for Administration and Finance Essential Functions: Direct, 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; Delegate responsibilities and provide direction, instruction to staff; develop and maintain internal control procedures necessary to ensure assets of the college are protected and accounted for; provide direction for student accounts receivable including revenue collection and reconciliation as required. Provide record keeping for student financial aid disbursements; Audit financial systems and subsystems to ensure accuracy and compliance with internal, state, and federal reporting requirements. Assure consistency and reconciliation with Massachusetts Management Accounting Reporting system and Colleague system; Implement procedures mandated by State Comptroller, Board of Higher Education, and other regulators; Responsible for the preparation of various accounting reports as requested by college management; Review operations on an on-going basis, reporting to 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 not covered by the state; 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, professional associations in field of endeavor; For the full job description and to apply, please visit: