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Interim AVP of Business Services/Controller (Internal Only)

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Interim AVP of Business Services/Controller (Internal Only)

Open Internally or Externally


If faculty, tenure track status

Not Applicable

Reports to (title)

Vice President Finance & Administration


Vice President Finance and Administration-3A0

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Open Until Filled


Job Summary

The Interim Controller/AVP Business Services provides management and leadership for the daily operations of the College including accounting and reporting, accounts receivable, accounts payable, purchasing, payroll, bursar/cashiering.

This interim assignment is estimated to begin March 1, 2023 and ends approximately June/July 2023.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

Provide fast, friendly and accurate financial services for students, faculty, staff and administration through carefully designed systems.
Safeguard and protect public and private monies through the establishment and administration of suitable control and monitoring systems.
Disclose fairly the annual financial position and results of operations of the College in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles.
Develop appropriate policy and procedure for consideration by the College administration; participate on the President’s Council, Accreditation and other committees as part of this function.
Prepare records for audit by maintaining adequate documentation of all transactions and applying College fiscal policy on a consistent basis.
Maintain a five-star accounting and reporting system through chairmanship of a College-wide Financial Systems Team for review and development of training programs for campus audiences, formalized standard procedures for each subsystem, identification of weaknesses and programs for strengthening areas noted, etc.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in business or accounting from an accredited college or university
Experience leading/supervising diverse teams

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree and/or CPA Certification

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Current knowledge of an entire range of evolving generally accepted accounting principles and practices as applied to higher education including such sources as the AICPA, FASB, GASB, NACUBO and the Utah Board of Regents.

Thorough understanding of basic principles and tenets of sound internal control systems and current audit theories preferably through several years’ employment with a large CPA firm or higher education institution.

Up-to-date on the latest office management techniques and motivational theory; investment options and interest rate trends.

Knowledge of federal contract and grant requirements and stipulations; and student-aid, loan collection, due diligence and satisfactory progress as applied to the College environment.

Proficiency with major computer hardware and software products including knowledge of the Banner Finance system preferred.

The ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the College community; interface and negotiate knowledgeably with audit agencies and review boards; supervise highly skilled professionals and staff in accounting functions and related fields.

The ability to analyze problems and seek logical cause and effect solutions.

Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, ability, cultures, ethnic background to maintain good working relationships across the College.

Ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic culture and ethnic background of community College students, faculty, and staff, including those with disabilities.

Special Instructions

The opening for the ongoing position will occur in the near future. This is a modified posting and may not include all the elements of a regular posting.

SLCC Highlights

Salt Lake Community College is Utah’s largest open-access college with the most diverse student body in the state. We proudly educate 45,000+ students pursuing degrees in 100+ programs across 8 areas of study, and Utah’s fastest growing industries and four-year baccalaureate programs consistently welcome SLCC graduates. Every SLCC employee has a hand in transforming students’ lives to strengthen its surrounding communities. SLCC employees work at 11 locations across the valley and capital city of Salt Lake with easy access to the beautiful Wasatch Mountains, world-class outdoor recreation, sporting events, museums, history, and arts and entertainment.

Salt Lake Community College seeks and values contributions from each community member and welcomes new and diverse perspectives. A respectful work environment is its top priority; academic excellence and lasting transformation come about when diverse voices can speak and collaborate freely. As an emerging HSI, SLCC leads the state with the highest enrollment of students from the Latinx/a/o community. SLCC is committed to serving diverse students and being a model for inclusive and transformative education.



SLCC Information

Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is fully committed to policies of equal employment and nondiscrimination. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, religion, protected veteran status, expression of political or personal beliefs outside of the workplace, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

SLCC is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”).

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.

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