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Manager, Related Entities and Internal Controls
Requisition #: 2016  -  1376
Posting Date: 4/27/2016
Location: Any Campus
Appointment Period:
Contracts for regular positions are renewable each June 30th after successful completion of probationary period.(Unless otherwise specified)
Summary:

The individual in this position will manage and is responsible for accounting, reporting and tax functions associated with the College’s related not for profit entities and for the College’s and related entities’ internal control functions.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, reviewing, reporting, auditing and analyzing expenditures for compliance with donor, grant, or contract requirements, governmental rules and regulations, established college policies/procedures and conformity with accepted accounting principles. S/he will manage two professional staff in the completion of these duties.  Individual must be capable of making independent decision relevant to job assignments, including applying skills and knowledge to unusual circumstances with little direct supervision.

Essential Duties/Functions:

Duties Related to Not for Profit Entities:

* Team with business partners on proper setup of and adherence to business processes for multiple non-profit entities.

* Review reporting for non-profits and 

* Ensure accurate and timely month-end and year-end close processes.

* Review and audit expenditures for compliance with donor, grant or contract requirements, governmental rules and regulations, proper account classifications, established college policies/procedures and conformity with accepted accounting principles.

* Prepare reports and analyses as needed for monthly, quarterly and annual reporting including budget reports, board reports and regulatory reports.

* Verify accuracy of sales tax returns prepared by the Accountant, NFP.

* Coordinate year-end audits by obtaining quotes from potential auditors, reviewing quotes, assisting with reference checks and making recommendations for auditor selection.

* Review schedules for year-end audits, review audit documentation from external auditors, provide feedback as needed and coordinate presentation of final audit.

* Research unrelated business income and other tax regulations and make recommendations to management on any potential issues/resolutions.

* Ensure that all deliverables comply with regulatory guidelines and professional standards.

Duties Related to Internal Controls:

* Review changes to narratives as submitted by different areas and make recommendation to accept or modify those changes.

* Review test results and make suggestions to management related to results.

* Prepare risk assessments and define scope of narratives and testing due for the year.

* Review all year-end documentation and prepare conclusions for senior management.  Participate in and lead year-end meetings associated with EAGLE process.

* Assist Internal Controls Specialist in issues that may arise during the process.

* Identify and recommend processes to ensure proper internal controls for College and related non-profit entities.

Supervise staff which includes recruiting, training, delegating assignments, organizing and managing the distribution of workloads. And conducting performance appraisals.

Demonstrate and model the College’s employability skills: adaptability, communication, information processing, problem solving, responsibility and teamwork.

Complete special projects or other duties as may be assigned.

Serve on committees and work teams as assigned.

Difficult Challenges:

* Reviewing Financials and Tax Returns to determine if each entity is in compliance with the IRS code, NC state regulations, and GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) reporting.  

* Determine when governmental accounting standards versus financial accounting standards apply and to which entity each applies.

* Working in a fast paced environment.

* Handling conflicting/changing priorities.

Contacts:

* Daily: Controller re status of items within areas of responsibility

* Daily: Foundation Office and GIRC project leads re questions, reports, updates

* Several times a week: AVP Business and Finance / CFO re guidance

* Daily:  Staff re mentoring and planning

* Various:  Members of Business Office and Financial Aid to manage internal controls assessment

QUALIFICATIONS
Educational & Certification Requirements:

* Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field required

* Master’s in Accounting or related field preferred

* CPA preferred

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Professional Experience:

* 5 years experience in Accounting that must include substantial auditing, accounting and analytical related functions.  Must include a minimum of 2 years experience in internal controls.

* Two years of experience in public accounting, internal audit, corporate accounting or a combination of experience in these areas required.

* 2 years supervisory experience preferred.

* Experience in fund accounting preferred.  Experience in NC Community Colleges a plus.

* Experience with Ellucian Colleague and/or Great Plains preferred.  

* Non-Profit experience preferred.

* Comprehensive knowledge of accounting practices and procedures.  Knowledge of GAAP accounting and non-profit accounting.

* Strong systems skills in Excel, proficiency in use of PC’s for word processing and internet research.

* Knowledge of statutory/regulatory accounting requirements.

* Ability to maintain job effectiveness under stress while adhering to strict deadlines and changing priorities.

* Ability to summarize audit/research findings in a clear, concise manner, using appropriate grammar and vocabulary in writing reports and memos.

* Ability to work independently and as a part of a team and take on new tasks with a high level of difficulty.

* Ability to work with minimal up-front guidance and take ownership of his/her work product.

* Ability to maintain confidentiality.

* Ability to apply logical and technical thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.

* Ability to prepare interpretive and analytical accounting reports.

* Ability to multi-task and prioritize effectively.

* Ability to maintain a clear audit trail of financial transaction and financial reports.

* Ability to use independent, mature judgment in responding to unusual situations, resolving conflict and identifying situations and recommend solutions to be referred to supervisor.

* Research, assess, and recommend changes in procedures or technology to advance the Business Office in areas of responsibility.

* Willingness to exhibit high levels of commitment and dedication.

* Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.

* Ability to display initiative and resourcefulness in solving problems and updating skills/knowledge.

* Ability to interpret and apply Federal, State and Local fiscal regulations.

* Ability to interpret and apply college policies, procedures, rules and regulations.

* Ability to maintain a positive, assertive, confident and professional demeanor and dress.

Departmental/Job Specific Requirements:

* Acceptable credit check and background check required.

* Serve on committees and/or work teams as assigned.

* Training is required annually in Anti-Harassment, Family Education Right and Privacy Act (FERPA), Person Information Protection (PIP), Reporting Requirements, and Ethics Law in North Carolina and others as may be identified.

Working Conditions:

* Mostly sitting with some walking or standing

* Objects or loads carried that weigh 20 pounds or less

* Rare (less than 15% exposure to hazardous chemicals, filth, fumes, adverse weather, or personal health and safety risks.


**All GTCC job descriptions reflect duties and responsibilities of the particular job and are subject to change with limited notice.

Application Deadline:

  Open until an adequate pool of applicants is received
How to Apply:
A GTCC application must be submitted in order to be considered. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an application form. When applying for a position that requires a degree, copies of unofficial transcripts must be attached to a completed application.

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ALL EMPLOYEES PAID BY DIRECT DEPOSIT ONLY!
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, GTCC is strongly committed to diversity & welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, particularly minorities and faculty under-represented in higher education. EOE

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