Provide executive oversight and innovative leadership of all financial and administrative service areas including ongoing development, maintenance, and revision as needed to ensure proper safeguards are in place and all applicable requirements are consistently met.
Ensure work quality and quantity expectations are defined and met; strive for best practices and innovations.
Oversee development and implementation of strategic planning and assessment of operational performance, including benchmarking against peer and industry standards to ensure continuous improvement in all service areas.
Assist in the development and implementation of action plans to secure federal, state, and local funding.
Ensure that all departments/service areas offer excellent customer service to students, employees, and other stakeholders.
Serve as hurricane evacuation shelter manager, coordinating with the ACCS staff and state EMA.
Ensure appropriate and timely evaluation of financial and administrative services personnel.
Recommend personnel changes related to promoting, hiring, terminating, and professional development of personnel in the Financial and Administrative Services area.
Build trusting relationships by acting with integrity, courtesy, and confidentiality, even in stressful, contentious situations.
Accountable for ensuring SACSCOC compliance and specialty accreditation compliance of all programs/services in departments/offices in assigned area of responsibility.
Responsible for the interpretation and implementation of the Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees policies, College policies, and federal and state regulations.
Active engagement in College and community activities as a leader of the College.Finance/Business
Serve as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, ensuring compliance with state and federal guidelines and ACCS Fiscal Procedures.
Direct and coordinate all financial functions to include budget preparation, financial reporting, general accounting, audits, purchasing, and inventory control.
Supervise the preparation and award of all competitive bids and public works consolidation in compliance with State bid law.
Establish and maintain an appropriate system of internal accounting and administrative controls in all business functions.
Responsible for the management and accountability of the College’s investment accounts in an effort to invest the College’s excess temporary working capital for short-and long-term periods for the purposes of producing investment income. Provide the President with regular analysis of cash flow as well as forecasting.
Physical Plant: Facilities/Grounds
Serve as Chief Energy Officer ensuring efficiency and effectiveness in energy usage at all College locations.
Provide executive oversight for the physical plant to include operations, maintenance, and preventative maintenance of buildings, grounds and equipment, housekeeping, central receiving, and inventories.
Oversee work with architects, contractors, and various committees in facility planning and capital expenditures, capital projects, and new construction.Additional Responsibilities
Manage auxiliary services to include operations and management of campus bookstores, food services, and vending to ensure maximum function and efficiency.
Manage business services including insurance, facility inventory, equipment inventory, master plan, and utilities.
Responsible for ensuring a comprehensive safety and security and transportation program, balancing existing resources with College needs.
Maintain or increase competency by seeking new knowledge, improving skills, and updating professional competencies.
Perform other duties as assigned by the President.
Earned Master’s degree in Business, Accounting, or related field from a regionally accredited institution required. Earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution preferred.
Certified Public Accountant designation preferred.
Minimum of five (5) years of public, private, and/or governmental accounting experience required.
Minimum of three (3) years of supervisory experience to include evaluation of personnel required.
Documented administrative competencies in fiscal management, budget development and coordination, financial forecasting, personnel supervision and evaluation, and strategic planning required.
Documented experience in project management of capital projects and new construction preferred.
Teaching or administrative experience at the two-year college level preferred.
Ability to work well with diverse populations.
Must be dependable and logical in all matters.
Highly effective communication, conflict resolution, and problem solving skills.
Working knowledge of automated financial systems; experience with Ellucian/Banner software system preferred.
Understanding of and commitment to the needs of students, community college mission, to diversity, collegiality, and lifelong learning.