Interim Executive Director – Accounting

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Spearhead Group
  • Post Date: February 16, 2023
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Job Overview
Job Title: Interim Executive Director, Accounting
Job Location: The Woodlands, TX 77381
Job Type: On-site
Job Duration: 12 Months Contract
PURPOSE AND SCOPE:
The Executive Director, of Accounting, holds direct management authority and accountability to execute policies and operational initiatives for a department, group of departments, or functional area. Provides strategic, proactive, and innovative leadership and direction to the Client Accounting and Grants Accounting departments ensuring the basis for departmental goal setting is aligned with the Client’s strategic goals. Directs and manages the accounting, general ledger, financial reporting, and grants accounting of Lone Star College. The position reports directly to the Associate Vice Chancellor (AVC) of Financial Reporting and Operations.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
  • Provide strategic vision and operational initiatives to the LSC accounting, grants accounting, financial reporting, and general ledger processes
  • Directly manage cross-functional relationships and communicate regularly with management regarding major business and technical risks
  • Serve as the subject matter expert in Governmental Accounting Standards and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for the College
  • Work closely with the Executive Directors across the Facilities and Financial Operations Division to ensure processes and procedures comply with GASB and GAAP
  • Work closely with the Treasury and the Financial Planning teams to monitor and analyze the cash flow and cash reserves of the College
  • Verify, review, and submit monthly financial reports and statements for internal and external purposes, to ensure compliance with governmental accounting standards and generally accepted accounting principles
  • Develop, implement, and oversee multiple accounting processes and procedures, including but not limited to timely and efficient balance sheet account reconciliations and journal entries, proper recording of revenues and expenses into appropriate system accounts, accruals, and maintenance of chart of accounts
  • Perform technical accounting research on complex issues to ensure proper accounting treatment and compliance of financial transactions and reporting
  • Direct and manage external audits and reviews; coordinate the process and ensure required data provided for audits
  • Develop the detailed annual audit and year-end close schedules and checklists, coordinate and oversee the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
  • Review and submit local, state, and federal financial reports, including but not limited to the Community College Annual Reporting Analysis (CARAT), Legislative Budget Board (LBB) Performance
  • Measures, EZ Audit, Integrated Postsecondary Education Systems (IPEDS), Report of Fundable Operations Expenses (RFOE), and other required reports to the local, state, and federal agencies
  • Manage and/or oversee multiple accounting-related modules within PeopleSoft, including but not limited to General Ledger, Commitment Control, and Project Costing modules may include configuration, security and access, testing and routine changes to related tables, etc.; ensure that Client’s return on investment is maximized
  • Hire, manage, train, evaluate, and counsel staff who provide accounting and general ledger support functions to a wide rank of campus personnel, set priorities, make assignments, and evaluate outcomes in order to achieve business objectives and to help ensure compliance with all related Client policies and procedures, as well as GASB, GAAP, Federal, State and local rules and regulations
  • Actively participate in and/or leads various LSC meetings, committees, training sessions, conferences, and PeopleSoft user groups
  • Identify and drive process improvement initiatives
  • Responsible for other reasonable, related duties as assigned
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written, to interact effectively and professionally with faculty, staff and the public.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of educational institutions and how financial decisions and policies impact student operations and instructional areas.
  • Excellent management skills, strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to understand Lone Star College System policies and procedures
  • Ability to display personal initiative and autonomy
  • Ability to establish strategy and direction for the department
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to problem solve and provide team-building skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Excellent attention to detail while still meeting deadlines
  • Ability to set priorities and handle several tasks simultaneously
  • Above-average skills in the utilization of computer systems to extract and report information
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 10 years of related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience must include at least 3 years in a manager- or director-level position
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification, OR Master’s degree in Accountancy (MACC)
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Master’s Degree in Accounting, Business, Finance, or a related field, AND Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification
  • Certified Governmental Financial Manager (CGFM)
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • Experience in governmental accounting
  • Experience with PeopleSoft Financial Management System
Job Detail
  • Offered Salary$50,000+
  • Career LevelOfficer
  • Experience15+ Years
  • GenderBoth
  • INDUSTRYEducation
  • QualificationMaster’s Degree
  • Display StatusOpen
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