Supervises: Professional and managerial staff in the finance division
Position type: Full-time
FLSA Status: Exempt
Job Purpose: This individual serves as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the college with responsibility of providing leadership and financial guidance that ensures the fiscal integrity of the institution. The CFO reports directly to the President, serves on the President’s Cabinet, and represents the institution at local, state and national meetings. The CFO is expected to drive a culture of accountability, consistency and equity. An entrepreneurial spirit is required for this position, along with a commitment to providing a high level of customer service. The CFO maintains the official fiscal records of the college, establishing internal controls to safeguard its assets. Additionally, the CFO provides long range planning, prepares official fiscal reports, develops and manages the college budget, recommends financial policies and implementation procedures when needed, and leads the development and management of the college budget.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide general supervision of the finance office functions.
Develop and maintain internal controls for all finance office activities.
Prepare the college’s management budget and monitor activity through the year.
Prepare the college’s legal budget and submit to the county and state.
Supervise solicitation of competitive bids from financial institutions for investment of the college’s idle funds.
Review and report to the Board of Trustees’ Finance Committee on the financial condition of the Kansas Municipal Investment Pool.
Provide administrative leadership while working with Bond Counsel and Financial Advisor to coordinate activities relating to issuance of long-term debt obligations to finance major construction projects.
Prepare and file annual disclosures on long-term debt as required by Securities and Exchange Commission.
Conduct financial analysis to ensure accuracy of financial records of the college.
Direct preparation of all official financial reports for the college.
Coordinate completion of audit schedules and timing of the college’s external audits.
Coordinate completion of annual financial reports (the audits) in accordance with GASB (Governmental Accounting Standards Board) and accounting standards generally accepted in the United States of America for review by external auditors.
Manage the preparation of accurate and timely reconciliations for all college bank accounts.
Serve as a valued member of President’s Cabinet.
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.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with trustees, administrators, faculty, staff and students.
Ability to engage and work effectively with the external community.
Ability to work effectively in a consultative, team-oriented decision-making culture, including a willingness to educate and explain as well as to be educated.
Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the college mission.
Demonstrated progressive leadership skills.
Demonstrated cultural competency.
To be successful in this position, the 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 experience, skills and abilities required
Master of Business Administration degree with Finance or Accounting emphasis required. Certified Public Accountant or the equivalent strongly preferred.
Educational background must include graduate level study, which affords a thorough understanding of the accounting and business functions of a comprehensive community college.
A minimum of seven years of experience as a successful financial manager required.
Experience in a higher education setting preferred.
Experience working with Ellucian system preferred.
Our College serves approximately 9,800 students annually with its programs and course offerings for both transfer credit and non-credit. 58% of our students reside within the county, 35% come from other Kansas counties; 5% from Missouri, and 2% from other states. The average age of students at KCKCC is 29 with 58% of the student body female and 41% male. Culturally, 48% are Caucasian; 25% are Afri...can-American, 17% are Hispanic; 3% are Asian/Pacific Islander; and 7% are American Indian or multi-racial, respectively. Full time students comprise 37 % of the student body; 63 % attend part time.