Director of External Financial Funds

Tidewater Community College
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Not specified
Jul 13, 2021
Aug 12, 2021
Finance Industry
Fund Management
Contract Type

Director of External Financial Funds
Tidewater Community College

Job Description

The objective of the position is to provide college-wide direction and leadership in the financial management and financial reporting for a variety of complex fund types for two Foundations and Grants. To direct the preparation of financial statements in compliance with state, federal, VCCS, AICPA, and  GASB standards, policies, and procedures. Provide strategic planning for major initiatives and special projects. Serve as the comptroller for two Foundations, Grants and Workforce Accounting. Serve as liaison with foundation boards and committees, grantor and other state agencies for financial matters. Serve as fiscal agent for multi sub-recipient grants.

The Director of External Financial Funds will ensure financial integrity and compliance with federal, state, local and other program regulations and guidelines, and to ensure the goodwill and appropriate use of the college ‘s and foundations ’ resources. Interact effectively with a diverse group of individuals to include other state and federal agencies, private organizations, Board Members, President ’s Cabinet members, other department directors to interpret, administer, and enforce policies and procedures and serve as a resource in solving complex and sensitive problems. Serve as comptroller for external funds and direct the budgeting, financial reporting, and fiscal operations of Grants and Contracts, the Community College Workforce Consortium, and two college foundations in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, Governmental Accounting Standards Board, Financial Accounting Standards Board, and other state, federal, local and program regulations and guidelines. Coordinate annual audit and preparation of 990’s for the Foundations. Interact with banking and investment officials on behalf of the Foundations  and the college. Serve as final approver on grant proposals and sign checks for the Foundations. To serve as the liaison to the Real Estate Foundation providing direction on strategic planning and alignment between the College ’s needs and the Real Estate Foundation ’s resources. Coordinate and interact with interested parties (city and community leaders, state and federal agencies, brokers and potential buyers/leases) to support the preparation and disposition of real property on behalf of the Foundation and the College.

Special Assignments

May be required to perform other duties as assigned. May be required to assist the agency or state government generally in the event of an emergency declaration by the Governor.

KSA's/Required Qualifications

  • Effective leadership skills and ability to work with and through volunteer/expert relationships, associations andalliances
  • Skilled at relationship building and developing rapport with Board Members and President’s Cabinet. Political savvy, finesse, and high level of integrity in order to gain the respect of constituents
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with a variety of constituents in a collaborative style including President’s Cabinet, Board members, state and federal officials, campus community and the generalpublic
  • Ability to grasp college’s and Foundations’ short and long term priorities and develop systems, processes and policies to support the achievement of them in a cost effectivemanner
  • Experience with strategy development and implementation, and re-engineering processes and systemchanges
  • Strong businessacumen
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work effectively within timeconstraints
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and execute job dutiesindependently
  • Knowledge of financial and enterprise resourcesystems
  • Comprehensive knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, especially as they apply to governmental and non-profitagencies
  • Knowledge of financial statement preparation in government and non-profit environments required. Skill in applying this knowledge to the development of new programs andprocedures
  • Knowledge of budget planning and formulation and ability to manage complex budgets for diverse and complex funding sources andorganizations
  • Demonstrated ability to train and direct the work of others, focusing on resources against key business priorities
  • Strong supervisory skills and the ability to achieve a productive and harmonious workunit
  • Considerable knowledge of State, federal, and non-profitregulations
  • Strong analyticalskills
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and inwriting
  • Ability to work with external financial partners where accounting practices and processesdiffe
  • Knowledge of real property transactions, preferably commercial, to include preparation, sale and acquisition
  • Ability to work with state and federal agencies as it relates to commercial propertycompliance
  • Experience interacting with Board members as well as members of the community on major initiatives.
  • Experience directing a staff of professional accountants, developing financial statements, and analyzing financial datarequired.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with major studies in accounting or relatedfield.
  • Experience in state higher education and non-profit Financial Services preferred.
  • Master’s degree in related field or CPApreferred.

Open Until Filled: Yes Agency Website:

Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of application materials will commence May 27, 2021 and continue until filled. Quicklink for Posting:

Additional Information

Actual salary will be determined based on individual qualifications and experience with consideration for internal alignment factors. The college offers an excellent benefits package.

The selected candidate’s offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation, which may include: fingerprint checks, local agency checks, employment verification, verification of education, credit checks (relevant to employment). Additionally, selected candidates may be required to complete the Commonwealth’s Statement of Economic Interest. For more information, please follow this link:

The Virginia Community College System, an EEO employer, welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce. Therefore, the VCCS is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. We prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors.

The VCCS is an EOE and Affirmative Action Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Acts (ADA and ADAAA), VCCS will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodation to applicants in need of access to the application, interviewing and selection processes.

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