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Financial Controller

Financial Controller

Virginia Community Colleges - System Office


The Virginia Community College System (VCCS) is comprised of 23 community colleges located on 40 campuses throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Our colleges provide programs and courses of instruction through the associate-degree level, encompassing occupational-technical education, college transfer education, general education, developmental education, continuing education and workforce development. We provide access to quality higher educational opportunities and workforce training throughout the Commonwealth for over 225,000 credit students and nearly 175,000 non-credit students. Our mission is to give everyone the opportunity to learn and develop the right skills so lives and communities are strengthened. As such, the VCCS aims to become a model institution for diversity and invites multicultural professionals from all backgrounds to contribute to its aspiration for building an inclusive community where everyone is given equal opportunity to reach their full potential.


About the Position:

If you are looking for a new challenge and like a high-energy environment making a difference in people's lives, then you'll love working with Virginia's Community Colleges. We seek a personable and organized individual with a strong understanding of financial reporting in order to implement internal controls and act as an advisor to the System Office, Shared Services Center and the 23 community colleges we serve. We seek a seasoned expert that can oversee the financial and accounting responsibilities, maintain the integrity of our financial operations, bring creative solutions, as well as required rigor to our accounting and financial practices.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Supervise the fiscal services department with supervision of up to 7 direct reports;
  • Provide leadership and coordination of several projects;
  • Ensure practices and data integrity are in line with required guidelines;
  • Provide guidance to the System Office, Shared Services Center, and colleges in the area of financial policies and procedures;
  • Maintain the Accounting Information System;
  • Provide information and data reporting to stakeholders.



Required Education and Experience:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of accounting principles and reporting requirements of the AICPA and NACUBO.
  • Excellent organizational skills with demonstrated leadership and team building abilities in a supervisory capacity.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, with ability to present information clearly.
  • Computer skills, to include Microsoft products and enterprise software.
  • Ability to contribute to the management team.
  • Ability to determine department priorities and projects, and manage deadlines.
  • Ability to champion and drive initiatives.
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration or related field; or combination of relevant education and experience that allows incumbent to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Relevant management-level experience in accounting and the development, implementation, and management of automated financial systems.
  • Solid experience supervising a financial services department with multiple functions.
  • Progressive financial and accounting related experience.
  • Relevant experience in maintaining internal and audit controls.


  • Master's degree in accounting, business administration or related field.
  • CPA designation.
  • Knowledge of the Commonwealth of Virginia accounting standards and rules.
  • Relevant experience in higher education financial services, grant funding, and reporting.


Application Instructions:

For further information about this position or to apply, go to

This position will remain open until filled, however, first consideration will be given to applicants who apply by August 20, 2017.




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Virginia Community College System 
Location: RichmondVA 23236
Document ID: AB306-5NLM  
Job Type:  Regular

Job Schedule: Full-time

Posted on: 2017-08-0808/08/2017

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