Serve as chief financial officer of the College, taking responsibility for receipt of all income and payment of all obligations; advise the President and Board of Trustees of the financial condition of the College; provide for adequate insurance coverage for all College property and administer selected plans for the protection of personnel; prepare the annual operating budget as directed by the President in cooperation with College administrators; oversee the cash management and investment policy of the College; maintain an accurate and up-to-date accounting system for all College funds, in compliance with rules and regulations of the various funding agencies, work with auditors from the state and federal government as well as certified public accountants to assure that proper policies, procedures, and regulations are followed; establish and maintain effective communication system and act as liaison with the State, the County, and Federal agencies concerned with the financial aspects of the College; participates in facilities master planning specifically the oversight and management of the allocated budget and local and state funding sources; responsible for the College's purchasing operation; oversee the management of the College Bookstore and Food Services; provides oversight regarding College contracts with outside agencies, institutions and individuals. Provides analysis of income and expenses related to programs, functions, or service areas; develop, coordinate and maintain a college-wide system for budget requests and conduct a variety of analytical studies as needed; assist the President in formulating the business policies to be recommended to the Board of Trustees; Coordinate Strategic, Institutional Effectiveness and Outcomes plans for the Finance Division; prepare reports and presentations for submission to the President, the Board of Trustees, and other College constituencies; attend all College Board of Trustees Meetings; serve as a member of the President's Leadership Team, assisting with major decisions of the College; supervises staff, assigns work and work schedules, adjusts priorities, has final authority on approval/disapproval of leave, conducts performance evaluation of staff makes recommendations for hiring and/or termination and problem resolution; perform other related duties as assigned.
Education - Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from an accredited institution or a related field required; Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred; Doctorate Degree from an accredited institution preferred.
Experience - Ten (10) years of experience in financial management and administrative/supervisory experience required; experience in an educational environment preferred; experience in a collective bargaining unit environment preferred; experience as a chief financial officer or equivalent preferred.
Skills - Strong commitment to the philosophy and mission of a comprehensive community college; commitment to participatory management and shared governance; ability to work effectively with a diverse population; ability to plan, develop, implement, and direct all finance needs of the College; ability to work independently and as a team member, prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and assign work to others; ability to maintain professionalism, confidentiality, composure and a student-centered focus and attitude while carrying out all job responsibilities; ability to handle sensitive and difficult situations with tact and diplomacy; ability to adapt to a constantly changing environment with multi-faceted duties; solid mathematical and accounting skills necessary to compute budgets and financial reports; strong leadership, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills; strong knowledge of Microsoft Office and Internet usage for research and communication.
About Luzerne County Community College
Luzerne County Community College has been serving our community since we first opened our doors on River Street in Wilkes-Barre in October 1967. As our community and the world around us evolved, we continually upgraded and expanded our programs, services and facilities to stay current with education and workforce training needs. Today, we offer more than 100 degree, certificate and diploma programs and an extensive array of non-credit programming to almost 16,000 students each year.
The number one priority of the staff at Luzerne County Community College is to support our students and ensure their success in meeting their academic and career goals. Each student comes to LCCC with unique learning and support needs based on his or her educational history, special interests, and life situation. At LCCC, we provide each student with individual attention so we can identify the best programs and services available to meet those unique needs.
To meet the unique needs of our students, we make education and training available throughout the region, serving the community at our 167-acre main campus in Nanticoke, our 10 off-campus sites, including dedicated sites in downtown Wilkes-Barr...e, Hazleton, Berwick and Shamokin, and through Distance Education. We have transfer agreements with over 40 baccalaureate degree-awarding institutions. We provide basic literacy skills education. Tutoring, honors studies, dual enrollment, and developmental studies are just a few of the ways we serve our students’ varied learning needs. The Schulman Art Gallery, 40 student clubs, 10 athletic programs and career services also support student learning. Our Workforce and Community Development Division serves business and industry by delivering programs that meet their workforce needs and enhance the economic growth of our region.
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