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Accounting Manager

Apply now Tracking Code: 40294
Work Type: Full-time
Categories: Administration, Professional and Technical (APT)
Salary: 5,333.33 gross per month

Thirty percent of our student population at Pikes Peak Community College identify themselves as persons of color.  Pikes Peak Community College is looking for applicants who are culturally competent and can demonstrate evidence, understanding, and a commitment to the concepts of diversity, multiculturalism, and their application in the workplace.

Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) is committed to serving the good of the community. We do this by educating people. We provide open access to higher education and a high quality learning environment in which students can realize new opportunities and gain critical, 21st century skills they need to succeed in the workforce or in further education. Teaching people how to work effectively with others, across boundaries, is central to our mission.

This begins with welcoming and valuing people for who they are and for the unique contributions each person adds to our campus. It also requires our faculty, staff and students to encounter, explore and understand a broad range of ideas and cultures. Our community college mission is inseparable from the ever-­increasing diversity in our society.

Diverse and inclusive learning and working environments promote a free and open exchange of ideas, improve critical thinking, civic engagement and leadership skills, and deepen empathy and respect for those unlike ourselves. Our campus is enriched by a variety of voices and experiences.

Attracting, hiring and retaining a highly engaged workforce that reflects and supports the diversity of our student body are of central importance to our work. Other essential factors are expanding and strengthening opportunities for students to learn and succeed through culturally responsive instruction and diversity-­infused course offerings. We ensure that diversity represents a process of continual learning and improvement by developing, cultivating and sustaining an organizational culture based on mutual respect, inquiry and civility. 

Please visit the College’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion site for additional information at


The Accounting Manager position exists to provide support to the Director of Financial Services/Controller.  This position implements accounting controls to be used as internal checks on all input to the Banner accounting system and its sub-systems in order to provide accurate accounting information to all departments who make budgetary decisions based upon this information.  The Accounting Manager is responsible for management and analysis of the State Accounting System (CORE) reports and reconciliation of account balances to the College financial reporting system and implementation of policies and procedures for accounts payable, travel disbursements, and payroll reconciliation.  The Accounting Manager maintains capital construction, controlled maintenance projects by verifying, preparing and approving payments and recording the corresponding journal entries.  This position develops and maintains spreadsheets in order to reconcile CORE balances.  The Accounting Manager supervises all fixed asset activity to determine which assets are to be tagged and capitalized in order to prepare depreciation schedules.  This position assists with coordinating and implementing year-end closing, including journal entries, reconciliations, footnotes and exhibits.  The Accounting Manager is involved in the annual external financial audit and any scheduled internal audit.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in Accounting or Finance.
  • Five years of financial accounting, auditing, or non-profit fund accounting experience.
  • Supervisory experience or oversight responsibility.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in completing a comprehensive accounting cycle.
  • Experience in a higher education setting.
  • Experience with financial reporting systems and related subsystems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of regulatory compliance and reporting.

Salary is $5,333.33 gross per month.  For full consideration, all application materials must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 4, 2020.  Applications accepted until position is filled.  

Application Instructions: Please submit electronically a cover letter, resume, transcripts (unofficial), and the names and contact information of three recent job-related references who can address your expertise and background for this position. The cover letter must specifically address each of the qualifications listed under Minimum Qualifications and Preferred Qualifications in the exact same order in which they are listed in this announcement.  Incomplete applications may not receive full consideration.

This position may be eligible for a variety of employee benefits available at  Pikes Peak Community College participates in the Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA).  PERA contribution rates are available at       

Interviews will be conducted in-person. 

Note: Prior submission of application materials will not be considered.

Essential Functions

Management of Accounting System: Responsible for monitoring and enforcing policies and procedures related to fiscal management of the College financial reporting system.  Work closely with Restricted Funds Manager and Student Accounts Manager to maintain aspects of accounting, financial reporting, grant accounting, student accounts receivable and collections, cost/internal control, and audit functions.  Complete journal entries and month-end closing by required deadlines.  Assist with year-end closing process by completing exhibits, footnotes, and schedules.  Provide required audit schedules requested by external auditors during annual financial audit.  Verify accuracy, reconcile and report proper balance of the accounting system and related sub-systems.  Protect assets by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing internal controls.  Provide status of financial condition by collecting, interpreting, and reporting financial data.  Utilize efficient methods of extracting data from the accounting system in order to identify and research variances between general ledger and/or sub-systems.  Implement steps to avoid repeated user problems or modify accounting controls which are used as an internal check. Maintain financial staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees.  Maintain financial staff by planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.  Protects and maintains fiduciary responsibility of financial information.

Banner/CORE Reconciliations and Cash Management: Responsible for analysis of the State Accounting System (CORE) reports and reconciliation of account balances to the College financial reporting system.  Extract information in order to investigate variances and analyze accounts.  Analyze and determine modifications needed to allow for account to remain in balance between the two systems and allow for proper reporting and compliance with State accounting guidelines.  Determine and implement changes to internal accounting controls to avoid repeated problems/issues.  Reconcile and calculate the weekly wire transfer of funds to the State Treasurer, verify that cash balances in both systems remain in balances, prepares and approves the corresponding entry on CORE.  Identify errors, prepare and approve any correction entries.  Review and approve monthly batches which list deposit slips from the military installation bank accounts and records the payments on student accounts.  Verify the batch balance, advise on corrections that need to be made, prepare and wire amounts drawn on the military depository accounts.

Management of Fiscal Policies and Procedures: Responsible for management and monitoring compliance of fiscal policies and procedures, including GAAP, GASB, NACUBO, State of Colorado Fiscal Rules, CCCS Standard Accounting Procedures (SAP), and college internal procedures.  Analyze and develop necessary plans for continuous improvement in fiscal college policies.  Provide guidance and training of approved policies and associated process. 

Fixed Assets/Capital Construction: Review and approve entries to record all capitalized fixed asset purchases on the Banner Fixed Module and annual depreciation.  Review and analyze extracts, identifying needed reconciling entries. Analyze and implement changes in accounting coding in the purchasing sub-system to meet changes in State fiscal reporting requirements.  Prepare and approve payment vouchers on all capital construction projects; prepares the corresponding journal entry to record the payment to the appropriate project account in Banner.  Determine what information is needed, extract the data and develop spreadsheets which reconcile capital construction encumbrances, payments and retainage balances.   Implement controls to keep the Banner and CORE capital construction accounts in balance.  Oversee the reconciliation of TME Inventory System to Banner Fixed Asset Module to Banner General Ledger.

Other:  College projects, committees, and other strategic tasks as assigned.

General Duties, Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Cultural competence and demonstrated evidence, understanding, and commitment  to the concepts of diversity, multiculturalism, and their application in the workplace.
  • Manage and complete multiple tasks simultaneously while meeting critical deadlines and milestones.
  • Employ judgment and analytical skills related to Financial Services functions.
  • Effectively supervise and motivate Financial Services staff by employing superior leadership skills.
  • Encourage a collaborative and team-based environment.
  • Read, understand and interpret contract information.
  • Work effectively with students, faculty, staff and outside agencies; relate to people of various cultural backgrounds, communication styles, abilities and appearances and help staff do the same.
  • Generate required department reports periodically.
  • Work independently as well as work in a team setting.
  • Attend various department and college wide meetings as scheduled.
  • Plan, organize, and measure complex programs and processes.
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in written formats.
  • Ability to identify and implement imaginative and entrepreneurial solutions to complex problems.

This job description reflects Pikes Peak Community College’s best effort to describe the essential duties and qualifications of the job.  It is not an exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of the job.  This document is not intended to exclude an opportunity for modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation.   

EEO Statement: Pikes Peak Community College is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act institution.  We value diversity, strive for a more unified campus where all people are valued, treated fairly, and possess a sense of belonging.  Pikes Peak Community College encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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