Immediate supervisor: Vice President for Business and Finance
Oversee accounting, payroll, student accounts, bookstore, and mail & copy center functions and lead and mentor staff.
Preparation of financial and budget reports for review by College leadership.
Modeling of budget scenarios in development of College’s annual operating budget and strategic initiatives
Coordinate quarterly endowment investment reconciliation and preparation of endowment reporting
Implement internal controls as needed to safeguard the College’s assets.
Serve as the College’s liaison with the external auditors and coordinate the College’s annual audit preparation effort for the general audit as well as the A-133 audit.
Monitor federal and state regulations and accounting pronouncements to ensure that the College remains in compliance with relevant regulations, policies and procedures.
Work closely with members of the College community to ensure a high level of support and service in all areas of responsibility.
Provide staff support with the Vice President for Business and Finance, to the Audit, Investments, and Finance Committees of the Board of Trustees.
Represent the Business Office with the College’s computing staff on matters related to administrative computing system.
Participation in professional association training and events related to topics of higher education accounting and finance Acts as the College’s Bond Compliance Officer to ensure the College remains compliant with federal regulations.
Provide backup to other Business Office functions as needed. Other responsibilities as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree with accounting coursework or experience. CPA or master’s degree in accounting or finance is preferred. A minimum of five to ten years experience in a progressively responsible professional accounting position is required. In depth experience with annual audits. Public accounting and higher ed/non-profit experience a plus. Ability to utilize technology to streamline processes, enhance productivity, improve security, etc. Demonstrated effective leadership and interpersonal skills with ability to work effectively both as a member of teams and as a leader of teams. Appreciation for the participative culture of higher education, with ability to listen and relate well with all College constituencies, including trustees, faculty, staff and students. Ability to work under pressure with minimum of supervision. Must be able to organize a large variety of interrelated tasks with attention to detail. Ability to effectively supervise Business Office staff. Ability to exercise good judgment and show initiative. Proficiency with Word, Excel and enterprise resource systems. Superior communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal. Physical requirements include ability to work in an office environment with extensive use of computers and telephones and ability to read and write and handle paper documents.
About Kalamazoo College
Kalamazoo College is a selective, nationally known liberal arts college offering students a personalized, integrated undergraduate experience known as the K-Plan that interweaves a traditional liberal arts curriculum with individualized research and experiential educational experiences in both domestic and international settings. Founded in 1833, Kalamazoo College is one of 40 dynamic Colleges That Change Lives, a group of 40 colleges that excel at developing potential, values and initiative, and provide the foundation for success beyond college. The campus is located midway between Chicago and Detroit in Kalamazoo, Michigan, a metropolitan community of 225,000 that supports four college and university campuses along with numerous civic arts and cultural associations. Thirty-five miles from Lake Michigan, the area offers many opportunities for outdoor activities.