Position Summary: The Executive Director, 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 Lone Star College (LSC) Accounting, Grants Accounting, Accounts Receivable (AR) and Fixed Assets departments ensuring the basis for departmental goal setting is aligned with LSC¿s strategic goals. Directs and manages the accounting, general ledger, financial reporting, and grants accounting of Lone Star College. Position reports directly to the Senior Associate Vice Chancellor (SAVC) of Financial Reporting and Operations.
Provide strategic vision and operational initiatives to the LSC accounting, grants accounting, AR, fixed assets, financial reporting, and general ledger processes
Directly manage cross-functional relationships and communicates regularly with management regarding major business and technical risks
Prepare, collect, analyze and consolidate financial information that can be used by College administration and various stakeholders
Assist the SAVC of Financial Reporting and Operations with implementing accounting processes and procedures for the College.
Serve as the subject matter expert in Governmental Accounting Standards and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for the College
Work closely with Executive Directors across the College to ensure processes and procedures comply with GASB and GAAP
Work closely with Financial Forecasting and Modeling and the Financial Planning and Budget teams to monitor and analyze 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, AR billing, recording and tracking of fixed assets, proper recording of revenues and expenses into appropriate system accounts, accruals, and maintenance of chart of accounts
Perform technical accounting research of complex issues and of new or modified accounting standards 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 is 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 the General Ledger, AR Billing, Fixed Assets and Project Costing modules, may include configuration, security and access, testing and routine changes to related tables, etc.; ensure that LSC¿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 personnel across the College, sets priorities, make assignments, and evaluate outcomes in order to achieve business objectives and to help ensure compliance with all related LSC 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
Hiring salary range is $103,314 - $118.811
Bachelor’s degree and at least 10 years of related 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
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Lone Star College System, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, is nationally recognized, globally connected and locally focused. Known for its innovative and visionary thinking, Lone Star College System is the fastest-growing community college in the nation and a major contributor to the local and regional economy. LSCS offers associate degrees and certification in many areas of study at a fraction of the cost of a four-year university like UT. Through its progressive partnerships with many four-year universities, LSCS also offers seamless opportunities to obtain bachelor's and master's degrees at one of its two University Centers. Throughout its 40 year history, Lone Star College has been steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Currently leading the charge to improve completion rates, LSCS is one of the only colleges in the nation to establish a formal Office of Completion and is the managing partner of Texas Completes, the statewide initiative that brings together five Texas college systems to advance deep student success reform.