FULL-TIME COLLEGE ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT FOR FINANCE - Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill Massachusetts

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Northern Essex Community College

Haverhill, Massachusetts

United States
(POST #692)

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FULL-TIME COLLEGE ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT FOR FINANCE: Administration and Finance (Non-unit Professional Position)

The Assistant Vice President for Finance (AVP) provides accounting and financial reporting expertise to the college and ensures compliance with all applicable Federal, State and College regulations and policies. The AVP manages a staff of accountants and support staff and reports to the Vice President, Administration and Finance. The AVP is responsible for overall management of accounting operations, including general ledger, accounts payable, non-student accounts receivable, financial reporting, and auxiliary services accounting. Other responsibilities include supervision of the Procurement and Budget Departments. The AVP also manages the procurement and budget functions. Additional duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Ensures the accurate and timely processing of all accounting transactions and compliance with Federal, State, Department of Higher Education and College regulations and policies and generally accepted accounting practices.

• Prepares reports and surveys, as required by regulatory agencies; prepares annual financial statements and documents in support of the annual independent audit and other audit activities.

• Oversees the development of an integrated college comprehensive budget process.

• Oversees the development of an integrated college wide procurement process, including the supervision of the college’s P-Card program.

• Identifies and recommends policies and procedures related to the financial and business practices of the college. Plans and implements new operating procedures and information technology advances to improve service quality and efficiency of service delivery.

• Supervises a staff of accountants and support staff and is a direct contributor to the daily work flow and operations of the finance, budget and procurement functions.

• Maintains a standard of superior service to all customers; fosters and maintains positive relationships and works collaboratively with faculty, staff, and customers.

• Develops and implements short- and long-range department goals consistent with college strategic directions and senior management direction.

• Serves as the college’s primary point of contact for external accounting, budget, procurement and auditing entities, including the Office of the State Comptroller.

• Serves as college representative to the Community College Comptroller Council.

• Leads the responsibility in maintaining Banner Finance and Finance Self- Service modules. Works in concert with the various College departments responsible for Banner modules which interface with the College’s Finance system.

• Develops and monitors cash flow analysis for the purpose of planning and management of College resources to meet the needs of the Institution.

• Coordinates and oversees banking relationships; researches and recommends investment options to maximize earnings and limit exposure to loss of principal investment.


• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, and has a CMA, CPA or MBA.

• Seven (7) years related accounting experience and five (5) years progressive management experience and training.

• Knowledge of and demonstrated experience and expertise in general ledger accounting, including state, federal and fund accounts.

• Must be able to: read, analyze and interpret complex financial data; respond effectively to questions and prepare material in response to inquiries; make concise and effective presentations on controversial or complex topics to college management; exercise judgment and discretion as well as handle confidential information.

• Must have previous experience using production accounting and reporting application(s) and production databases and possess excellent end user computer skills, including Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

• Must be a strong leader for the accounting team who has a lot of experience building and managing successful teams.

• AVP must be able to step in and provide backup support in critical functions to meet and cover staff absences.

• Must be well-organized, flexible and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.


• Post- Graduate or Master’s degree in related field, MBA/Finance

• Experience working for federal or state government

• Previous experience working in a higher education institution or agency

• Prior experience working at a public sector agency

• CPA combined with extensive supervisory experience

• Previous experience using Banner, Peoplesoft, Datatel, or Jenzabar accounting systems.


Salary: $90,000.00 - $102,500.00 annually with complete fringe benefit package. Actual salary will be commensurate with education and experience

Deadline Date: Open until filled, review of applications will begin on October 15, 2012

POST #692

NECC is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer

Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply


Keyword Phrases

  • Administration and Finance
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Employment Type:Higher Education Executives
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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