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Job ID: 273389

Location: GHC - Floyd Campus

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us

Georgia Highlands College is a multi-campus, state college member of the University System of Georgia. Founded in 1970 as Floyd Junior College, it now serves more than 6,000 students in Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama across its five locations in Rome, Cartersville, Marietta, and Dallas. GHC currently offers over 30 areas of study with associate degree and bachelor's degree options both in the classroom and online.

We are a growing and progressive institution with opportunities for great employees to grow in a fast-paced and challenging work environment that encourages employee wellness and overall success. Our combined efforts at GHC have led to numerous awards, honors, and countless stories of success for students and employees. This includes our most recent honor of being recognized as one of the semifinalists for the 2023 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.

Job Summary

This position assumes overall responsibility for the college's controllership functions, including directs, coordinates, and oversees various financial, accounting, and treasury operations; establishes financial policies and standards; directs and oversees the operations of the Bursar/Student Accounts Office, treasury operations, financial system management, payroll, accounts payable, plant fund accounting, and accounts receivable.


• Is responsible to understand, support, and carry out the college's mission, vision, and values and comply with mandates and regulations of government and accrediting bodies.

• Provides leadership and supervision on behalf of fiscal affairs for all campus locations, including the compilation and monitoring of revenue, expenditures, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, cashiering, general ledger, grants, and budgeting

• Maintains the overall integrity of the financial records and internal control environment of the college while limiting the financial risk to the college

• Oversees the preparation, maintenance, and control of the college's operating budget, including management and oversight of internal reports of revenue to ensure realization of income estimates as set forth in the annual Operating Budget; responsible for periodic reviews of expenditure accounts, while coordinating required budget adjustments with the President, Vices President's, Deans, and/or other department heads

• Interprets and implements policies and procedures, while assuring compliance with federal, state, and local board policies regulations and laws

• Screens, interviews, coaches, and provides leadership, direction, and motivation to direct staff; appraises performance; provides performance feedback; takes corrective actions and oversees training and development of staff

• Develops program guidelines, procedures, policies, rules, and regulations

• Directs preparation of all internal and external financial statements and supporting schedules for all purposes including audit requirements while requirements while serving as the administrative contact point for the independent auditor's examinations

• Represents both the internal and external community regarding financial matters

• Provides financial oversight of the public private venture for the college

• Supervises the payroll functions of the college, including the processing of weekly and monthly payrolls, the handling of payroll related issues, and the payment of payroll related liabilities

• Supervises the distribution of financial aid checks, the billing and collection of tuition and fees, and the collection of miscellaneous revenue at all business office locations of the college

• Supervises the general accounting function of the college, including monthly closeout procedures, yearly closeout procedures, billing of grant expenditures, and day-to-day operations

• Supervises the accounts payable functions of the college, including the issuing of vendor checks, the processing of all invoices, the processing of travel reimbursements, and the issuing of student aid checks

• Prepares and submits the annual financial reports of the college

• Serves as the main point of contact for all required audits and financial reporting

• Approves the preparation of invoices and submits the semi-annual invoice to the Georgia Highlands College Foundation for reimbursement

• Approves the preparation of invoices for reimbursement of all authorized MRR and capital related expenditures to the Georgia State Finance and Investment Commission

• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

• Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field

• Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department, usually interpreted to require three (3) to five (5) years of related experience

• Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license for the type of vehicle or equipment operated

Proposed Salary


This is a full-time fully benefited position

Required Documents to Attach


Cover Letter

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

• Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles

• Knowledge of federal financial aid restrictions

• Knowledge of Board of Regents policies in regards to the processing of payments

• Skill in the delegation of responsibility and authority

• Skill to make timely decisions

• Skill in the operation of computers and job related software programs

• Skill in decision making and problem solving

• Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public

• Skill in oral and written communication

Apply Before Date

Position is open until filled

USG Core Values

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found on-line at

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Highlands College, as determined by Georgia Highlands College in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Highlands College provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Other Information

This is a supervisory position.

This position has financial responsibilities.

This role is considered a position of trust.

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