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Staff - Controller
Title:Staff - Controller
Location:Main Campus
Posting Date:12/14/2018
Initial Screening Date:Open Until Filled


Division: Finance

Department: Finance

Job title: Controller

Reports to: Chief Financial Officer

Supervises: Cashier/Bursar, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Payroll, Assistant Controller, Grants Accounting, Auxiliary Operations, and other Business Office staff functions at multiple-locations.

Position type: Full-time

FLSA Status: Exempt


The Controller is responsible for the operations of the Business Office, Auxiliary Business Operations, and Financial Accounting and Reporting for the college in all matters of cash control, general accounting, reporting, debt compliance, business operations, and acts as a resource to the College relative to accounting matters and procedures.



  • Oversee all accounting functions of the College including monthly and annual closing of accounting records.
  • Oversee all cash management functions of the College including oversight of cashiers at various locations.
  • Assist in maintaining and reconciliation of inventory and fixed assets of the college; ensuring assets are properly safeguarded and accounted for in the College’s accounting records.
  • Oversee the preparation of accounting records and schedules for annual financial statement audit.
  • Be responsible for drafting the annual financial statements for the College, including MD&A, footnotes, and all supplement information.
  • Prepare financial reports for Finance Committee, Board of Trustees, Administration, and state and federal agencies, as needed.
  • Draw down and secure appropriate funds from the United States Department of Education for federal and state programs; deposit funds in a timely manner.
  • Ensure monthly closing of the accounting records and reconciliations are performed in a timely manner.
  • Oversee the reconciliation of all bank accounts monthly; checks written, outstanding checks, and outstanding deposits, including other investments and securities.
  • Oversee administration of payment of bills for all funds and auxiliary enterprises.
  • Oversee other staff in the collection of tuition and fees, and other student financial services activities.
  • Oversee the Payroll Specialist in the administration of employee’s monthly payroll.
  • Coordinate the reconciliation of other records of Financial Aid, clubs, organizations, and auxiliary services.
  • Maintain files on all aspects of the financial operations of the College.
  • Assist in development of business office desk procedures.
  • Assist in the coordination and maintenance of accounting and financial ERP/SIS system.
  • Establish and maintain a system of internal control College-wide based on “Best Practices”.
  • Work with the CFO, Policy Committee, and the College in the development and implementation of sound Accounting and Financial Policies.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 



  • Higher Education experience, strongly preferred; specific community college experience a plus.
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Experience writing annual audited financial statements
  • Knowledge of business organization and management procedures.
  • Knowledge of community college finance regulations.
  • Ability to work independently as well as on a team.
  • Ability to work and maintain highest level of confidentiality.
  • Good communications skills both written and oral.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work.
  • Work well under pressures and in meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent human relations skills, and ability to work with diverse population.
  • Understanding and commitment to Academic Quality Improvement Program. (AQIP).
  • Practical experience in accounting operations and producing financial reports.
  • Experience with accounting and finance application in an ERP system (ex. Oracle, Banner, or equivalent).
  • Experience in Microsoft Office, with strong Excel skills.
  • Maintain courteous, professional and effective working relationships with employees, vendors and all other representatives of external organization.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or Finance.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in accounting, business operations, and financial reporting.



  • Master of Accountancy (MAcc) or Business Administration (MBA) or equivalent.
  • CPA (Certified Public Accountant
  • Experience working in public accounting as a financial auditor.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit. Occasionally the employee will bend or twist at the neck more than the average person. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift items. The employee is directly responsible for safety, wellbeing, and work output.


Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as the ability to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff.


SALARY RANGE: Salary will be commensurate with Education and Experience.



Must be able to work a variable schedule/varying hours to meet operational needs. May require evening and weekend hours; as needed. 


To Apply Submit:

  • Kansas City Kansas Community College employment application online found at WWW.KCKCC.EDU, click on Services then select Employment Opportunities for a list of positions applying for.
  • Applicants are to thoroughly complete the online application (do not reference resume) and attach the required transcript (s). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted for the online application process. Most unofficial transcripts can be downloaded from college/university websites and must show degree awarded, course work, and conferral date. Official transcripts for all the degree (s) awarded must be submitted to Human Resources within 10 days of offer of employment.
  • Three (3) professional references with phone number and email addresses are required.
  • College screening committee is responsible for application review and interviews. The final candidate (s) selected to be hired will be made by the hiring supervisor.
  • Successful completion of a background check on all persons recommended for employment is required.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applicants that apply by January 20, 2019 will receive first consideration, the position will be open until filled.



This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor. This job description may be revised upon development of other duties and changes in responsibilities.



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