Assistant Comptroller

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The Office for Finance is seeking an Assistant Comptroller to provide leadership and professional accounting services with a focus on quality customer service to both internal and external entities. The Assistant Comptroller recommends general accounting procedures and processes, as well as assists with the approval, implementation and enforcement of such to ensure compliance with SF College Rules, the laws of the State of Florida, and the rules and regulations of other jurisdictions including the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB). This position works closely with the Comptroller providing assistance in the performance of various finance functions that play a significant role in the financial processing of the college, including but not limited to the supervision of accounting transactions, managerial accounting analysis and decision support, as well as the preparation of financial statements, reports and other data.

The Assistant Comptroller must possess proficient knowledge of the practices of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and stay adept regarding changes and updates to accounting standards to ensure reliable information is provided to the Santa Fe College community, the SF Board of Trustees, state agencies, and other entities. This position must exercise professional judgment at all times, such as during the formulation of policies and procedures, when performing analysis and account management to ensure accuracy and compliance. Supervisory experience with the ability to understand the internal operations of a college, as well as the associated internal policies and procedures that impact SF College departments are essential to the successful performance of this position.

Responsibilities and duties include:

• Process and analyze financial transactions.
• Conduct and monitor internal audits for compliance, as well as provide accounting support for external audits.
• Suggest and assist with the implementation of accounting practices, internal controls, policies and procedures while supporting continual efforts in creating efficiencies.
• Reconcile various accounts/programs monthly, quarterly and yearly.
• Prepare and review numerous fiscal reports, assist in the preparation of financial statements and various reports to fulfill reporting requirements.
• Work collaboratively with the Florida College System Risk Management Consortium (FCSRMC) to ensure all financial transactions are recorded in compliance with accounting principles, and prepare monthly financial statements.
• Supervise staff and general accounting areas.
• Coordinate the Office for Finance’s accounting training to the college community using various mediums of information exchange.
• Promote and provide service excellence through courteous, informed, accessible and professional engagement.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Reports to: Comptroller, Office for Finance


Required: A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting with two (2) years of experience working in accounting or a related financial field is required. Demonstrated supervisory experience with a focus on quality customer service and proven team leadership skills. A criminal background check will be conducted.
Preferred: Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business. CPA designation or on track to receive Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license. Comprehensive knowledge of an educational finance system, fund accounting and higher education accounting.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated supervisory experience with a focus on quality customer service and proven team leadership skills with the ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships, as well as proactively solve problems are all required of the Assistant Comptroller. The successful candidate must be analytical, possess a thorough understanding of accounting standards and reporting requirements, as well as demonstrated computer proficiency using various programs and software including Microsoft Excel and Word. The Assistant Comptroller must possess strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills along with exceptional organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously with a great deal of accuracy. The Assistant Comptroller must be able to work with staff at all levels within a diverse, multi-cultural, collaborative environment.

Application Process: All applicants must create an Applicant Profile to complete the SF Employment Application, submit a letter of intent, an up-to-date resume, well as college transcripts to be considered for this position. The letter of intent must describe your interest in working as the Assistant Comptroller at Santa Fe College and explain the skills, strengths and experience you would bring to this position. Unofficial transcripts are only accepted for review purposes, official transcripts are required prior to any offer of employment being made.