This position is currently authorized for a hybrid work schedule. Positions at the college are subject to review to determine eligibility for hybrid work including presence on campus.
Position Summary: The Assistant Controller is responsible for general accounting functions for college general and plant funds and financial reporting for the college as a whole. Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities: • Oversee all general accounting functions such as journal entries, account reconciliations, special reports, and feeds to the general ledger (such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and investments). • Coordinate financial reporting information for external and internal stakeholders. Lead Argos reporting initiatives for the Finance department. • Ensure financial accountability and organizational compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and government regulations. Research and implement GASB reporting changes, as required. • Oversee tracking and special reporting for all College Capital Assets, including monitoring and approving/disapproving related purchase requisitions according to College policies and procedures. • Perform monthly analysis of the Trial Balance and Revenue and Expense Statements for the general, auxiliary, agency, and plant funds. • Ensures all financial systems function according to IRS, State of Michigan, banking and finance industry standards and generally accepted practices. • Oversee financial system security and data integrity. • Evaluate, develop and implement new system operations and business procedures within the Financial Services area. Evaluate existing business processes and system setup. • Advise peers and management on Banner system functionality. • Test and evaluate the results of patches, fixes and system upgrades. • Other duties as assigned.
Related Duties: • Oversee the collections of journal entries and supporting documentation for all entries that are recorded in the general ledger. • Serve on committees which recommend, coordinate, and implement changes and/or improvements in fiscal controls, policies, procedures, and/or financial and human resource management systems. • Identify and solve Finance software problems. Lead department problem solving during financial system emergencies • Responsible for monitoring the preparation of all College-prepared work papers in conjunction with the annual audit. Maintain the audit work paper files and prepare the published version of the annual audit.
Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration AND at least four (4) years full-time successful professional accounting experience OR the equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by College administration. • Strong oral and written communication skills in order to effectively communicate with staff, administrators, government officials and the general public. • Strong analytical and technological skills in order to administer financial procedures, policies and systems of the College. • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment. • Ability to effectively handle difficult situations with appropriate tact, respect, and resourcefulness.
Additional Preferred Qualifications: • Internal or external financial reporting experience, including research into FASB or GASB reporting requirements. CPA. • Experience with integrated computerized financial systems and Microsoft Excel. Experience with Microsoft Access.
For over 50 years, WCC's open-door admissions policy, affordable tuition rates, and high-quality classes have attracted students from local communities and around the world. More than 18,000 register for credit classes each year, and thousands more enroll in non-credit LifeLong Learning classes. WCC's diverse student body includes more than 1,000 students from over 100 foreign countries.WCC's small classes allow for lots of individual attention. The average class size is 22 students. That's a fraction of the size of many basic classes at four-year colleges and universities.WCC also emphasizes convenience. It offers classes seven days a week, at night, and online. And transferring is easy because WCC has agreements with four-year schools throughout Michigan.