This position is not eligible for relocation allowance.
Bellevue College is a student-centered, comprehensive and innovative college, committed to teaching excellence that advances the life-long educational development of its students while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of its diverse community. The college promotes student success by providing high-quality, flexible, accessible educational programs and services; advancing pluralism, inclusion and global awareness; and acting as a catalyst and collaborator for a vibrant region.
We strive to create a vibrant campus community that supports a diverse student body, faculty and staff. As an essential part of our mission and goals, pluralism is promoted in all aspects of college life. By enriching student life through leadership opportunities, personal learning and cultural experiences, we are committed to building a pluralistic and diverse campus community that fosters creativity, innovation and student success.
The Internal Control Accountant is an exempt position that reports to the Executive Director of Finance. The position works closely with the Executive Director to guide, develop, and implement fiscal and accounting processes and procedures in accordance with GAAP accounting principles. The Internal control accountant reviews program expenditures to assure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and college policies and procedures. The Internal control accountant conducts an annual review of internal controls including separation of duties for fiscal transactions. The Internal control accountant also reviews and recommends processes for receipting, posting receivables and payments, procurement card compliance, grant and contract compliance, and college asset tracking. The Internal control accountant advises and develops controls and processes to reduce fraud and other risks to the college's assets and business. The internal control auditor reviews and formulates plans for business continuity ensuring consistency of financial operations in emergencies. The Accountant is a member of the College's Risk Management Committee and contributes to reducing the college's enterprise risk by recommending risk abatement procedures.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL DUTIES:
Advises and works with college administrators and staff to develop, implement and enforce financial procedures which assure compliance with college and state regulations, policies and procedures.
Implements and directs review and assessment of business processes and accounting and institutional policy and procedures to assure best practices.
Plans data processing changes to support implementation of recommended and required changes in processes and procedures.
Assesses and maintains internal controls to ensure compliance with laws, regulation, and policy.
Reviews legal compliance for grants and contracts and reviews expenses to assure proper use of funds.
Assists with SBCTC operations audit and State Auditor's financial statement audit.
Conducts internal risk assessments of business processes.
Performs revenue audits to compare collections to enrollments and attendance and verifies appropriate level of tuition and class fee collections.
Audits class set-ups to determine that proper fees are attached to classes.
Audits ancillary, enterprise, and proprietary operations' internal controls and financial records and review business processes to ensure proper accounting and controls.
Audits student programs enterprise activities to ensure proper controls and business processes are in place.
Analyzes and develops testing processes to perform internal audits of complex financial data. Provides staff training on internal control procedures.
Maintain files and supporting documentation for all areas of responsibility in compliance with audit requirements.
Works as integral member of risk management committee to identify areas of risk on campus and to review and recommend appropriate risk abatements.
Conducts regular risk assessments identifying high risk areas for continuing business operations or areas that have high risk for liability claims.
Reviews college's Red Flag procedures.
Assists in monitoring PCI compliance for college's credit card transactions.
Reviews and recommends actions to mitigate banking fraud and other fraud potential inherent in college transactions.
Monitors accuracy of college's accounting data to ensure integrity of college accounting data reporting to state agency financial system.
Works with Executive Director of finance to perform annual upload of accounting data to State Auditor's office and gather records for annual SAO review.
Audits FMS and SMS and other systems' permissions to ensure separation of duties and proper use of information in accounting processes, systems, reconciliations, and reporting.
Reviews expenditures and funding for Federal Student Aid programs reviewing financial records. Reviews and reconciles VPA draws and fund transfers to the State Treasurer's office.
Reviews the fund draws from the Office of Financial Management for operating and capital project payments to ensure spending from these accounts is appropriate.
Reviews capital project expenses and retainage to project budgets.
Reviews year-end payables, receivables, and deposits in transit to assure proper accounting treatment and reviews to insure proper reversals for accrual activity in the succeeding fiscal year.
Reviews collections activity to assure that all college receivables are advanced to collections when necessary and reviews the college's receivables aging performance.
Audits tracked and other equipment, reviewing purchase and receiving documents and assuring processes are maintained to protect the college's assets.
Reviews and maintain college's business continuation procedures to assure that the college is prepared to continue business in the event of actions that cause an interruption of business. Works with IR and SBCTC IT to coordinate and document business continuation plans and disaster recovery plans.
Maintains positive working relationships with college departments and staff, State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, State Auditor's Office, local and federal agencies, vendors, and the public.
Serves on college committees.
Performs other duties and special projects as required.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field.
3 Years of experience working in an accounting position
Knowledge of governmental accounting.
Master's degree in Accounting, Business, or related field.
Familiarity with State of Washington accounting, rules and regulations.
Advanced ability to work with excel.
Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with internal and external parties.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communications skills.
Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
Ability to analyze data and reduce complex accounting transactions to understand trends and balances.
How to Apply: Individuals interested in this position are encouraged to apply. Your application must include all required documents and a complete online application to be considered complete. Any application that does not provide all requested information will be considered incomplete and will not be screened for the position.
Please submit the following to be considered:
Complete an online application (note that stating "See Resume" on any section of the online Application will be deemed incomplete)
Complete the supplemental questionnaire
Attach a resume
Attach a letter of interest addressing how you meet or exceed the minimum and desired qualifications
Attach a Diversity Statement that addresses the following: please provide specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, demonstrate your commitment to diversity and equity. (max 1 page)
Located in Bellevue, Washington, Bellevue College is a community based public institution. Bellevue College is a student-centered, comprehensive and innovative college, committed to teaching excellence, that advances the life-long educational development of its students while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of its diverse community. The college serves 37,000 students every ye...ar, and is represented by 65 different countries. Bellevue College has a variety of distance learning options for the students such as online learning. Students have the opportunity to receive a variety degrees and certificates that range from a GED to a Baccalaureate degree. The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities accredits Bellevue College as a baccalaureate degree-granting institution.