Controller (FT)


The Controller reports to the College President.  This position oversees the daily operations of the Student Accounts Office, general accounting, data control, payroll, contracts and grants accounting, accounts payables, plant fund accounting, working capital investments, purchasing and accounts receivables. This position assists the College’s external auditor in the preparation of the annual audit plan as it relates to the preparation of the College Annual Fiscal Report to the State University of New York.  This position is classified as Management/Confidential and is not represented by a collective bargaining unit.


  • Bachelor’s degree with 7 or more years experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified, along with experience in management and leadership positions.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Preferred
  • Knowledge of federal and state financial regulations, and SUNY financial policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of current changes and/or developments in federal, state, local accounting laws, and College policies and procedures.
  • Ability to develop financial plans and manage resources.
  • Knowledge of fiscal controls related to the safeguarding of institutional funds.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and/or projections.
  • Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
  • Knowledge of computerized information systems used in financial and/or accounting applications.
  • Knowledge of staff hiring procedures.
  • Organizing and coordinating skills.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.


  • Oversees the overall operations of unit(s) reporting to this position.
  • Exercises broad supervision of unrestricted and restricted fiscal activity to ensure sufficient fiscal controls to safeguard institutional funds while allowing the College to accomplish its mission.
  • Maintains current knowledge of and implements changes based on College policies and procedures, federal and state policies and directives, and current accounting practices which directly or indirectly impact the College and its component units.
  • Coordinates financial statements, annual financial reports, audit activities, and other information reports and requests to ensure the accuracy and integrity of financial reporting. Serves as the College’s financial audits coordinator.
  • Leads the development and management of the College’s annual budgets for and performs periodic cost and productivity analyses.
  • Provides assistance to the College’s divisions, departments and component units regarding accounting and budgeting policies and procedures.
  • Provides costing data for revenue generating programs to assist divisions and departments in the development of new programs and the reporting for the outcomes of existing programs.
  • Designs, establishes, and maintains an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the department’s goals and objectives; trains, supervises, and evaluates departmental staff.
  • Establishes and implements short- and long-range departmental goals, objectives and operating procedures; monitors effectiveness and implements changes required for improvement.
  • Oversees, approves, and implements computer software, hardware, and networks, and provides leadership in the management, design, and development of automated financial management systems which support the fiscal and operational functions of the College.
  • Recommends and participates in the development of College policies and procedures 
  • Serve on College committees.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

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Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity College

SCCC is an equal opportunity employer. SCCC is committed to extending equal opportunity in employment to all qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.  SCCC encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable local, state or federal laws.  Hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States.

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