The Director of Business Services position develops policy, establishes procedures for all accounting functions, ensures adequate internal controls and compliance with State and Federal laws, MnSCU policies and procedures, and generally accepted accounting principles. In addition, this position determines and develops college financial policy for recommendation to the Vice President of Finance and Operations and the Cabinet for final approval.
PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES AND RESULTS
Lead, supervise, and direct department personnel, including but not limited to hiring, coaching and developing, promoting, rewarding, assigning and reviewing work, directing work, approving transfers, disciplining, suspending, discharging, and adjusting grievances to ensure that staff are skilled and available as needed. Ensure collective bargaining agreements and MnSCU policies and procedures are implemented and appropriately enforced, and make sure projects are staffed correctly to meet deadlines and stay within budget. In addition, ensure an inclusive, diverse and customer focused culture is created and realized.
Manage all financial and business office functions for the College.
Manage and oversee the contracting process and bidding and RFP process for the college. Ensure that all non-personnel contracts are executed in accordance with system and state policy. Consult with legal counsel when necessary to ensure vendor contracts are acceptable.
Advise and assist the VP of Finance and Operations with financial statements, audits, and budgeting functions. Complete special projects as required including but not limited to NextGen implementation.
Manage the capital equipment and leveraged funds programs to ensure effective and efficient use of funds completed in accordance with system and state purchasing policies and statutes. Serve on the the Capital Equipment Committee.
Perform other duties as assigned to ensure the smooth functioning of the department. Participate as an active member of leadership teams, providing recommendations to college leadership regarding various issues. Participate in state level committees or work groups to ensure the college is represented in system-wide decisions and policies including but not limited to: Finance user group and CFO group.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Management or related field
3 or more years of experience in Accounting required with progressively more responsible Administrative work in Accounting & Financial Administration
3 or more years of formal supervisory experience demonstrating the ability to effectively delegate to and manage the professional, technical and clerical staff work
A thorough understanding and knowledge of accounting principles and techniques
Extensive knowledge of business administration, including: program budgeting, incremental budgeting, financial planning, investments, and management of information system
Ability to interpret statistical and fiscal data, project fiscal implications, and translate it into administrative policy in order to project future budgetary and program planning
CPA , MBA or equivalent work experience
Working knowledge of Minnesota State financial policies and procedures. Experience with and understanding of the ISRS , SCUPPS , SEMA4, and SWIFT systems and the interrelationships between them. Experience with Hyperion/Brio ( EPM 11)
Experience supervising in a union environment
Strong knowledge and understanding of accounting principles and standards, including fund accounting and accrual. Knowledge of banking and fund balance management
Ability to understand and interpret statistical and financial data for the purposes of monitoring, developing, recommending, implementing and communicating sound administrative and financial policies and procedures
Strong written and verbal communication skills sufficient to write, prepare, and edit materials such as memos, procedures, reports, presentations, etc. and clearly explain, discuss, communicate and present technical ideas and procedures to technical and non-technical staff, managers and senior managers
Strong overall computer skills in various database, spreadsheet, word processing and report generating programs, such as Excel, Word, Hyperion/Brio, Crystal, and/or other similar software
Excellent organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks with varying timelines
Excellent customer service skills with a demonstrated ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds
South Central College is unable to sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S.
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South Central College is a comprehensive community and technical college that is part of the Minnesota State system, with campuses in Faribault and North Mankato. To meet the educational needs of students and our communities, SCC provides lifelong learning opportunities.
SCC is committed to fostering a campus environment of inclusion, knowledge, and understanding in which faculty, staff, and students learn to value diversity and to respect individual differences that enrich our college community.
The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefit package, including health, dental, vision, and life insurance, a robust retirement program, tuition waiver for employee and dependents, and professional development funds, among a variety of other benefits.