WSCC is located in a beautiful “four-season” recreational area near the shore of Lake Michigan and serves a multi-county district. The College is uniquely positioned with respect to finances, including: no debt and a healthy fund balance; a dependable revenue stream for capital expenditures; up-to-date technology; beautiful facilities; and a very small deferred maintenance backlog. West Shore’s annual student population is approximately 1800 with a total annual budget of approximately $17 million.
The College offers an exciting, rewarding work environment where faculty and staff are dedicated to putting students first, and a competitive salary with an excellent fringe benefit package. For more information about the College, please visit the following links: Strategic Plan, Mission, Vision Core Values; Budget.
The Accounting Specialist will provide strategic support to the Business Office and collaborative support to Financial Aid and students. This position will be the expert in managing the financial section of the College’s enterprise system, will have an elite understanding of the grant and financial support that is provided to students at WSCC, and maintain accounts receivable functions.
The Accounting Specialist shall be directly responsible to the Chief Financial Officer and shall maintain a positive customer service orientation.
Manage enterprise system modules for Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable.
Manage/maintain student records to ensure accurate billing and payment by either the student, financial aid, or other means
Maintain all funding sources; Federal, State, Local, personal, relative to the student environment.
Collaborate with Financial Aid to ensure the familial understanding of all financial aid entitled to students.
Process refund checks each semester as necessary.
Plan and prepare for future growth and innovation; prepare and submit proposals for enhancements of services based on objective need analysis and use projections.
Maintain a positive attitude, effective communication and a collaborative style with students, faculty, administration, staff and patrons.
Manage/maintain the balance sheet subledgers and other balance sheet accounts as assigned by the CFO.
Assist CFO with monthly close process/procedures.
Assist with data collection relative to annual reporting requirements including but not exclusive to capital acquisitions, annual audits, grant requirements, and tax filings.
Provide guidance to the Business Office in the CFO’s absence.
Consider a strong inclusion in the college campus experience.
Ensure continued updating of accounting knowledge via professional development.
Maintain and safeguard equipment, software, and facility areas.
Comply with College policies and procedures.
Maintain a safe work environment.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
Associate’s in Accounting/Finance with 3-5 years of experience, or a Bachelor’s in Accounting/Finance with 1-2 years of Accounting/Finance experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to perform technical accounting tasks requiring independent judgment and initiative.
Strong analytical skills
Attention to detail
Ability to work independently, and within a strong team environment
Ability to operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
West Shore Community College was established by a vote of the people in the college's district on March 6, 1967. West Shore Community College offers a comprehensive general education curricula designed to meet the needs of students desiring to transfer to senior institutions and many occupational programs are available for students desiring to pursue immediate employment.
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