The Controller is responsible for providing leadership and day-to-day management of all financial matters of the College in a manner consistent with the College’s mission and strategic plan. The Controller is responsible for organizing, assessing, and implementing the College’s system of accounting and financial controls, external reporting, audit, and compliance with federal, state, and local laws related to higher educational non-profit organizations. The controller is also responsible for developing and maintaining a balanced budget, multi-year forecasting, and cash management.

Essential Functions/Primary Job Responsibilities
• Accounting
o Oversees all aspects of the College’s accounting functions and policies.
o Responsible for accuracy and completeness of the General Ledger.
o Maintains all support schedules including Fixed Assets, Net Assets, and Notes Payable.
o Oversees, reviews, and approves the preparation of periodic general ledger reconciliations, and all journal entries.
o Prepares financial statements and information for the President’s Cabinet and Board of Directors.
o Supervises and develops the accounting staff and its functions including accounts payable, accounts receivable, financial aid, payroll, fixed assets, and general ledger.
o Reviews payroll, accounts payable, credit card statements, tuition billing, and student loan billing.
o Prepares draft audited statements and works with auditors to complete timely and accurate audited financial statements and 990s.
o Oversees preparation and filing of all IRS filings (990, 1099, 1098, etc.).
• Budgeting
o Prepares annual budget for Board of Director approval.
o Chairs Budget Committee of Faculty and Staff members to gain feedback during budgeting process.
o Prepares regular departmental budget reports and keeps budget managers accountable.
o Forecasts revenue and expense projections.
• Financial Leadership
o Serves as member of President’s Cabinet reporting on current financial position and outlook.
o Models and advises financial impact of proposed decisions, policies, and strategies.
o Participates in strategic and organizational planning and recommends solutions to enhance financial performance and business stability.
o Articulate complex accounting and finance reports through effective written and oral communications that can be understood by varying audiences.

Specific Skills/Specialized Knowledge:
• Expert experience with EXCEL and ability to adapt to other accounting software systems.
• Understanding of FASB Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
• Effective use of written and oral communication and strong interpersonal skills
• Experience managing a team.
• Record of achieving results and meeting financial performance goals.
• Ability to generate respect and trust from faculty and staff.
• Experience working for a not-for-profit organization, especially education.

Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Business, Accounting, or Finance
• CPA preferred
• Minimum of 10 years of professional Finance and Accounting experience. At least 5 years in a supervisor role.
• Understanding and commitment to the mission of Wyoming Catholic College.


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