Internal Controls and Compliance Specialist
Requisition #: 2017  -  1590
Posting Date: 8/21/2017
Location: Any Campus
Appointment Period:
Contracts for regular positions are renewable each June 30th after successful completion of probationary period.(Unless otherwise specified)

The individual in this position will coordinate internal control assessments for all areas of the college and its related entities and serve as a backup to the Senior Accountant, Not for Profit.  Individual must be capable of making independent decisions relevant to job assignments, including applying skills and knowledge to unusual circumstances with little direct supervision.

Essential Duties/Functions:

· Develops, presents and works with business units to design effective internal controls and implement recommendations to strengthen controls, prevent fraud and improve operations.

· Conducts control reviews on new processes and procedures.

· Coordinate the annual internal control assessments of all areas of the college and its related entities.

· Prepare annual risk assessment and materiality processes as well as deficiency evaluations.

· Coordinate review and update of narratives and walk-throughs.

· Prepare test plans, sample selections, and perform testing to determine adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls.

· Prepare year-end documentation of observations and conclusions for senior administration.

· Conduct various internal audits to ensure compliance with established procedures.

· Assist in coordinating financial audits.

· Research and coordinate implementation of all changes in financial reporting requirements and prepare executive summaries to management.

· Prepare various account analyses and summaries as assigned.

· Research NC General Statutes, NCCCS Accounting Procedures Manuals and Numbered Memos, State Board of Community College Code, IRS regulations, PCI compliance regulations, etc. as needed.  Prepare complete concise reports on research topic.

· Research and prepare specific board, state and/or county reporting as requested.

· Serve as resource for all college faculty and staff.

· Serve as backup for Senior Accountant, Not for Profit utilizing Microsoft Great Plains.

· Responsible for compliance with the Standard Records Retention and Disposition Schedule.

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

Difficult Challenges:

· Complexity of and ever-changing operations of the College and its related non-profits.

· Keeping up with changing guidelines and best practices for controls in order to complete internal control documentation.


· Daily/Weekly – Manager regarding status of items within areas of responsibility.

· Various – Members of Business Office, Administrative Services, Financial Aid, Facilities staff, as well instructional programs with live client projects, to coordinate internal controls assessment and schedule testing of critical controls.

Educational & Certification Requirements:

· Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting required.

· Master’s in Accounting or related field preferred

· CPA preferred

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Professional Experience:

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

· Experience in Ellucian Colleague and/or Great Plains preferred.

· Experience with Datawatch Monarch preferred.

· Non-Profit experience preferred.

· Five years general office experience that must include substantial auditing, accounting, and analytical related functions.

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

· Ability to apply accounting principles and practices in both a manual and automated accounting environment.

· Ability to prepare interpretive and analytical accounting reports.

· Ability to analyze and correct accounting problems and bookkeeping errors.

· Ability to multi-task and prioritize effectively.

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

· Ability to apply GTCC administrative policy as it applies to the areas of assignment.

· Ability to maintain job effectiveness under stress while adhering to strict deadlines.

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

· Expert in use and development of Excel spreadsheets, proficiency in use of PC’s for word processing and internet research.

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

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

· 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 procedure or technology to advance the Business Office in all areas.

· Proficiency in the use of a ten-key calculator and other standard office equipment.

· Ability to maintain confidentiality and a clear record of financial transactions and financial reports in order to document a clear, organized audit trail.

· Willingness to exhibit high levels of commitment and dedication.

Departmental/Job Specific Requirements:

· Attend training on Anti-Harassment, Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Personal Information Protection (PIP), Reporting Requirements, and Ethics Law in North Carolina. 

Working Conditions:

Work will be performed in a typical office setting and may require prolonged sitting at a computer, etc. 

Additional Duties & Responsibilities:

· Performs other duties as assigned which includes assisting with peak registration activities and support for other areas of the Business Office as needed.

· Serve on committees and work teams as assigned.

· Prepare and conduct college-wide training workshops.  Also provide internal training to Business Office.

· Perform all other duties as may be assigned by supervisor.

**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.

*If your education credentials are from a country outside of the United States & if you are extended an offer of employment you will be required to submit a translation/evaluation of your transcript.

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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

Applicants must be immediately eligible to work legally in the United Sates at the time of application. Guilford Technical Community College does not sponsor any VISAs.
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