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Front Range Community College in Westminster, Colorado
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Date Posted 03/16/2016
Admin-Business And Financial Management
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Salary -  USD Per Year
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline 04/11/2016

Controller #100280

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Job Description

SELECTION PROCESS - Position is open until filled, priority given to those applying by 4/11/2016


Preliminary screening will be made on the basis of completed application package submitted by candidate.  Completed application package includes: a letter of interest of no more than five pages, addressing in general the items under "Primary Duties" and specifically each item under "Required Education" and "Required Experience", an online application, and resume.  All candidates, including current Front Range Community College employees must submit a complete application packet which includes all material listed above.    Only completed application packets will move forward for screening.  Please review the job duties and minimum requirements carefully. It is your responsibility to demonstrate on your application that you meet all of the minimum requirements listed above to be considered.  Failure to do so will result in your application being rejected.  Meeting the minimum qualifications for a particular position does not assure the applicant an interview.  Selected applicants will be invited by the screening committee for interviews. All application materials become the property of Front Range Community College and cannot be copied.  FRCC will conduct a criminal background check on selected candidate. Employment offers and continued employment are contingent upon receiving a satisfactory report.  An education verification will also be conducted on selected candidate. 


FRCC is committed to diversity and inclusion and is intentional about creating a learning and working environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences. As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome and encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college. FRCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, religion, or national origin in employment or in our educational programs and activities.



This position is responsible for managing the College’s financial affairs including overall financial accounting, purchasing and contract coordination functions.  This position reports directly to the Vice President Finance and Administration.


Lead Fiscal Services operations and procedures in three primary functional areas: 

  • Accounting Services
    1. Financial accounting
    2. General ledger activity
    3. Fixed Assets and Inventory Control
    4. Restricted Funds, including Grants and Financial Aid
    5. Construction and Controlled Maintenance 
  • Accounts Receivable Services
    1. Student-based revenue
    2. Accounts receivable
    3. Cashiering 
  • Disbursement Services
    1. Purchasing
    2. Accounts payable
    3. Payroll
    4. Contracts 



  • Directly supervise the Accounting Services Director, Accounts Receivable Director/Bursar, Disbursement Services Director and Department Administrative Assistant. Hires, manages, and trains staff; reviews and approves work; monitors and approves hours worked.
  • Analyze and resolve Fiscal Services issues; formulate solutions to accounting, purchasing and contract related issues encountered by staff; assign and delegate Fiscal Services work activities, projects, and programs; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods, and procedures; develop and provide staff training related to accounting reports, processes and systems.
  • Prepare and/or review required financial reports in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), governmental accounting standards board (GASB), Colorado Higher Education accounting standards (CHEAS), Community Colleges of Colorado standard accounting practices (SAPS), and State of Colorado fiscal rules. 
  • Develop and prepare specialized financial and statistical reports as necessary or required by federal, state and local government regulatory agencies and private industry organizations.
  • Manage planning, compilation, reporting and communications for the annual financial audit, periodic operational and internal control audits, grantor and regulatory agency audits and CCCS internal audits.
  • Develop, modify, and monitor systems of internal control within the department and other departments as required to ensure accurate accounting data and safeguard assets, controls including but not limited to written policies and procedures, segregation of duties, account reconciliations, and record retention. Monitor College compliance with required fiscal statutory regulations.
  • Provide assistance and advice to the Vice President Finance and Administration and other administrative and academic officers on fiscal matters.
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities by instilling enthusiasm for professional goals, recognizing staff proficiencies and accomplishments; supporting the College mission, vision, commitments, core values and strategic priorities; coordinating the Department's involvement in college-wide activities and issues; and represent department and College at internal and external meetings.
  • Display personal characteristics that reflect positively on the College in such ways as respecting colleagues and observing ethical principles of the education and accounting professions, demonstrating a constructive attitude toward other administrative and classified personnel, displaying use of good judgment, tact, and diplomacy, and maintaining sensitive records, information, materials, and office concerns in a confidential manner.
  • Manage Fiscal Services department budget.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

Required Skills


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or a closely related field from an accredited college or university within the seven regional accreditation commissions.



  • Masters’ degree in accounting, finance, business administration or related fields from an accredited college or university within the seven regional accreditation commissions.

Required Experience


  • Five to seven years of increasingly responsible professional accounting experience which includes supervision of staff, use of generally accepted accounting principles, government accounting standards, federal A-133 audit requirements, federal Single Audit Act requirements, and financial reporting.
  • Knowledge/ability to operate standard office equipment; spreadsheet packages and word processing packages.
  • Thorough knowledge of complex, automated accounting systems.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments of the College, students and government agencies.  
  • Ability to analyze complex systems and make recommendations. 
  • Knowledge of standard business practices and policies including budgeting, planning, and supervisory practices/principles.



  • Work experience in a Fund Accounting environment. Work experience in a higher education environment.
  • Work experience in financial auditing. 
  • Working knowledge of State of Colorado fiscal rules, CORE (State of Colorado accounting system), Banner, COGNOS and FOCUS report writing packages, and Monarch report reading package.
  • Active Certified Public Accountant license.

Job Location

Westminster, Colorado, United States

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