Full-Time Internal Controls & Compliance-Senior Associate, Administration and Finance - Northern Essex Community College
Northern Essex Community College
Location: Haverhill, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 138474
Location: Haverhill, MA Category: Professional Posted On: Fri Oct 22 2021 Job Description:
POSITION: Full-Time Internal Controls & Compliance-Senior Associate (Staff Associate), Administration and Finance; 37.5 hours per week, Haverhill Campus; Non-Unit Professional Position.
Summary: The successful candidate will be an excellent team player responsible for supporting the full cycle of the internal control structure for policies and processes for the college. Executes formal compliance reviews: financial contracts & activities, vendor partners, pre-& post grants functions, etc. As needed, provides compliance reviews and financial analyses and support for the college's operating, capital, and grant activities. Ensures compliance to GAAS, GAAP, Grant Awards guidelines, and Mass state and federal regulations and processes. Will display a high degree of initiative, independent judgement and collaborate closely with the finance, procurement, grant, facilities management, HR and IT teams.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Under the general supervision of the college's Comptroller, this position is responsible for supporting efforts related to the full cycle of the internal control structure for policies and processes for the college and other related duties as required.
Serves as an internal consultant & teacher to our internal customers
Responsible for creating formal compliance reviews and related report writing mechanisms
Demonstrate critical thinking and the ability to bring order to unstructured problems
Use a broad range of tools and techniques to extract insights from current industry or sector trends
Review your work and that of others for quality, accuracy and relevance
Seek and embrace opportunities which give exposure to different situations, environments and perspectives
Using straightforward communication, in a structured way, when influencing and connecting with others
Able to read situations and, as needed, modify behavior to build quality relationships
Act as the upmost confidential associate
Be prepared to gain a detail understanding of the college's processes, risks and internal controls
Recommend and implement improvements to the policies, processes and the design of the internal control structure
Support the college's grant processes and execute grant compliance reviews; communicate findings and improvement opportunities to grant management
Organize assigned tasks to meet deadlines and rearrange based on changes to team and the business priorities
Liaise with external auditors, State Comptroller's Office and other process organizations as necessary
Serve as a key contact for business partners in key operating & process areas
Demonstrate flexibility in prioritizing and completing tasks and communicate potential conflicts to leadership
Working together with internal customers, document & communicate compliance plan's scope and develop and implement corrective action plans with business owners
Strong work ethic, detail-oriented, excellent organizational skills, takes initiative, proactive and accustomed to meeting deadlines, managing competing demands and dealing with frequent change, delays or unexpected events
Ability to work independently and the ability to work in a team setting
Exceptional customer service skills, strong communication, business analysis skills and accounting experience required
Must be well-organized, flexible and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
Perform other duties as assigned
Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Management or Business Administration or related field, and 5 to 7 years' related experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to interact effectively with all internal customers
Master's degree: MBA, Finance or Accounting
CIA or CPA
Solid procurement and vendor contract management experience
Extensive grant finance and administration experience
Experience working with and supporting a culturally diverse population
Bilingual English Spanish
BACKGROUND CHECK: Candidates will be required to pass a CORI and SORI check as a condition of employment.
COVID VACCINATION: Candidates for employment should be aware that all Northern Essex Community College students, faculty and staff are required to be fully vaccinated by January, 2022. Accordingly, initial employment is dependent upon receipt and verification of full vaccination status records; details of how to fulfill vaccine record verification requirements will be provided during the hire and onboarding process.
SALARY: Anticipated starting salary range is $70,000.00 - $80,000.00 annually with complete fringe benefit package including competitive health insurance, dental insurance, basic life insurance, long-term disability insurance, paid sick, vacation and personal leave, educational benefits for employee/spouse/dependents, and excellent retirement benefits.
NECC is a public, two-year college that offers comprehensive academic programs of study leading to the Associate in Arts degree, the Associate in Science degree and Certificates of program completion.Our dedicated teaching faculty accept with enthusiasm the challenge of responding properly to the differing backgrounds of their students and, at the same time, directing and leading them toward broader understandings. Our faculty are deeply involved in the planning of each class and in the achievement of each student, and are equally dedicated to personal achievement. As well as the specialized academic opportunities and tutoring that the college provides for our students, our faculty have the time and the commitment to advise as well as instruct students, and to provide support and encouragement.