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Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Business/Financial Management
4 Year Degree
Summary of Responsibilities: Primarily responsible for the accounting and business office functions of Geneva College, Geneva College Foundation, and the Geneva Facilities LLC. Oversees related internal controls, financial management and consolidated reporting, and supports the budget process and actual execution of budgets.
Essential Responsibilities: (These essential responsibilities are those the individual must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of reasonable accommodation.)
Oversee and/or directly supervise employees performing financial reporting, accounting, billing and collections of student accounts and general billing, risk management, purchasing, and budgeting duties. Monitor and evaluate the performance of accounting and other financial staff to ensure effective use of College resources.
Manage relationships with financial institutions, audit firms, and rating agencies.
Oversee preparation of the end-of-year 990 and tax returns, financial statements and lead the annual audit.
Counsels, evaluates staff, identifies areas for and supports employee development opportunities, provides training as needed, appropriately intervenes to address complaints, and resolve conflicts.
Effectively leads in work and group achievement, helping each employee understand their role or zone. Then empowers/enables employees, identifies and makes good use of diverse perspectives, skills, and abilities to fulfill that zone for the success of the team.
Manage and analyze cash flow to provide adequate funding for operations. Advise on short-term borrowing needs. Prepare cash flow projections as needed.
Prepare interim financial reports. Reconcile budgeted and actual revenues and expenditures. Monitor the actual execution of the budget and advise leadership to ensure results are within board approved parameters.
Manage accounting for the investment of endowment funds and other assets as managed by outside firms. Make recommendations to best balance risk and return for the College and Geneva College Foundation. Manage outside firms to ensure they execute investments within set board policies.
Correct control deficiencies in advance of the annual audit.
Manage all banking relationships and activities including wires, ACH, cash statements, credit card receipts, cash managed to maximize income and bank reconciliations.
Ensure the integrity of financial reporting for the College through application of appropriate accounting principles and practices.
Respond to information needs by creating financial analyses, reports, and presentations for budget-to-actual comparison, year-end forecasting, key performance indicators, and other as needed.
Develop processes to ensure that department, Leadership Team, and Geneva College Board of Trustees reports are accurate, timely, and useful for decision making. Use this data to serve as a key member of the strategic financial planning team for the College.
Ensure that budgets are prepared in a timely fashion, adhered to, and variances are explained with corrective actions provided.
Coordinate the development, implementation, and daily management of operational and capital budgets, including assistance in the preparation of periodic budget reports.
Supervise regular and student employees to include interviewing, hiring, training, planning, assigning and directing work, coaching, appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees, addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Must have a mindset of mentoring employees under supervision. Should be able to lead in a way that sets a good example, promotes teamwork, and encourages a positive, efficient work environment.
Insurance & Risk Management:
Oversee staff who assist in the negotiation and preparation of the annual insurance renewal bid information.
Support liaison between the College and insurance carriers/broker and assist in matters that require legal counsel.
Oversee staff who apply for and secure all certificates of insurance. Manage all claims by collecting relevant information and work to bring claim to resolution and ensure appropriate payment.
Maintain appropriate data spreadsheets that track cash, property, insurance, and accounts, etc.
Manage reporting, transactions between affiliated organizations including Geneva College Foundation and Geneva Facilities LLC.
Performs grants accounting function for the College and prepares the Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards (SEFA)
Perform other duties as assigned.
Exhibits behavior that is consistent with and supportive of Geneva’s mission, vision, core values, and standards of conduct:
Geneva Mission Statement: Geneva College is a Christ-centered academic community that provides a comprehensive education to equip students for faithful and fruitful service to God and neighbor.
Vision Statement: Geneva College will inspire students to integrate faith in Christ into all aspects of life in the real world, and to serve faithfully within their callings for Christ and Country.
Serve with grace
Pursue Godly wisdom
Foster academic strength
Engage culture faithfully
Inspire vibrant hospitality
Honor one another
Standards of Conduct: Employees of Geneva College will affirm upon hire, and annually thereafter, their promise to abide by the College’s Standard of Conduct Policy. All employees must conduct their personal affairs so there can be no opportunity for unfavorable reflections upon the Christian beliefs and mission of the College, either expressed or implied. It is expected that employees will conduct themselves in a manner consistent with biblical standards, values, and character. These standards of personal conduct do not apply to family members and/or friends of the employee.
Job Requirements - Administrative:
General: Individuals must possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed or are able to explain and demonstrate that they can perform the essential responsibilities of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations in order to safely perform the essential responsibilities of the job.
Physical: Must be able to perform the following: talking, hearing, and seeing. Must have sufficient manual dexterity to be able to operate all office equipment including, but not limited to computers, printers, copiers, scanners, and telephones.
Confidentiality: Individuals must recognize that management of data, including personal information, grades, budgets, programs, and policies is necessary to the operation of the College. Such information must be kept private and confidential for the protection of the College and to obey Federal and/or State laws. Should there be doubt as to whether a certain matter is to be protected, it should be discussed with your supervisor before making a disclosure.
Mental: Must be able to reason, analyze, prioritize, conceptualize, make judgments, and solve problems.
Education/Certification: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field required. CPA or CMA required.
Experience: 6 years progressive experience in the finance/accounting function.
Skill/Abilities: Strong strategic financial skills, coupled with strong technical skills in financial analysis, reporting, and accounting. Ability to manage multiple complex projects and assignments in consultative, efficient, and effective manner with minimal supervision. Demonstrate a commitment to excellence and the ability to work comfortably and communicate effectively at all levels of the organization, including at the Board level. Demonstrated proficiency in the Microsoft Office software suite, especially Excel
Christian Commitment: eligible candidates must be a thoughtful and articulate Christian and an active member of a Protestant evangelical Christian church. Preference will be given to candidates who support and have an articulate understanding of the Reformed faith. The individual must understand and support the College’s “Foundational Concepts of Christian Education” by expressing an evangelical Christian profession of faith and demonstrate the ability to integrate a Christian perspective in their work.
Experience: 10 years progressive experience in the finance/accounting function in a higher education institution or non-profit corporation.
Geneva College is a Christian liberal arts college in the reformed tradition located about 50 miles north of Pittsburgh. Founded in 1848 by the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America, Geneva has majors in both liberal arts and pre-professional programs, and offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Geneva's faculty provide a challenging education that prepares students for careers, for further education, and for life. In all fields of study, students are challenged to explore the implications of the Christian faith on their discipline. Geneva has approximately 1,350 students enrolled in its various programs taught by its faculty of nearly 70 members. The college seeks to prepare students to serve Christ and the world in all areas of society, including work, family, and the church. Geneva is a founding member of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).