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Accounting Manager

Pittsburgh Technical College

Job Description

Commitment to Mission
This job carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission of Pittsburgh Technical College (PTC) in carrying out the duties of the position. A commitment to positive interpersonal behaviors, professional communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship, respect and accountability to PTC students and employees is essential.

About PTC

Pittsburgh Technical College is a private, non-profit and regionally accredited institution committed to higher education excellence and focused on academic and professional success. Located in Western Pennsylvania since 1946, PTC awards associate and bachelor’s degrees and certificates in these areas: Business, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Hospitality, Design and Engineering Technology, Healthcare, Nursing, Information Systems and Technology, Trades Technology, and Energy and Electronics Technology. The PTC college experience is empowering and culminates in internships and clinical rotations for on-campus, degree-seeking students.

Purpose of Job
  • Management of accounting personnel to ensure the timely and accurate reporting of financial results.
Education Requirements
  • BA or BS in Business, Accounting, or a related field, is required.
  • Master’s degree in field or CPA is preferred.
Experience Requirements
  • Minimum of five years functioning as an accounting manager, preferably in a higher education and or non-profit setting, or an equivalent combination of experience and education, is required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Generally Accepted Auditing Standards.
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control procedures in a nonprofit college setting.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to analyze financial matters and data.
  • Knowledge of Great Plains, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Cash Management Systems.
Essential Job Functions
  • Supervise the accounting staff, made up of three individuals.  Develop the staff by managing performance, setting goals, providing ongoing training, and maintaining strong employee relationships. 
  • Manage the College’s General Ledger, including responsibility for the monthly closing process and ensuring recurring journal entries and account reconciliations are prepared timely.
  • Maintain the general ledger chart of accounts and year-end closing processes.
  • Lead the annual financial statement audit preparation.
  • Organize and supervise the daily recording and reconciliation of the College’s revenue receipts and cash.
  • Prepare and post all investment, debt, leases, and fixed asset activity on a monthly basis.
  • Supervise and review the weekly payment process including wires, ACH’s, and manual checks. 
  • Assist the Executive Director of Budgeting, Forecasting, and Reporting in the preparation of quarterly and annual financial statements.
  • Coordinate Federal, State and local tax reporting for outside vendors including, but not limited to, 1099’s and sales tax reporting.
  • Manage and oversee government and grants accounting as well as contribution accounting and provide reports of restricted accounts to track expenditures against available funding.
  • Organize the receipt and reconciliation of Federal Student Loans with the Bursar’s Office.
  • Assist in the preparation of quarterly Finance Board of Trustee reports, including cash flow projections, investment performance reports and other reporting, as needed.
  • Prepare and maintain departmental procedures in conjunction with Executive Director Budgeting, Forecasting and Reporting.
  • Work with the independent external auditors throughout the year-end financial audit, the financial aid single audit, annual IRS Form 990 filing, and the IAG audit.
  • Contribute to the overall success of PTC by performing additional duties as needed.
Physical Demands
Pittsburgh Technical College (hereinafter “PTC”) will make reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants and employees with known disabilities if such accommodation would allow the individual to perform the essential functions of the job, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship and/or a direct threat to the health and/or safety of the individual or others.
For additional information regarding PTC’s disability accommodation, please email hr@ptcollege.edu

Pre-Employment Requirements:
  • Must successfully complete criminal background and credit check prior to starting position.
  • Must provide three (3) professional references.
  • PTC offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Payday is last working day of the month.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

PTC is committed to hiring talented and qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds for all positions. PTC believes that the gathering and celebration of unique experiences, qualities, and cultures enriches the workplace. Our mission is to champion a community of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in a spirit of civility.

To learn more about DEI’s mission, vision, and values, Visit the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion webpage.

Disability Accommodation Statement

Pittsburgh Technical College (PTC) is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities in the employment application process.
If you need an accommodation due to a disability to use our online system to apply for a position at PTC, please give us a call at 412-809-5100 or email hr@ptcollege.edu

Pittsburgh Technical College (PTC) is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or veteran status. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), PTC does not discriminate against applicants, employees, or students with qualifying disabilities. PTC will provide reasonable accommodation when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with a disability. To request reasonable accommodation, please email hr@ptcollege.edu.

Work Schedule
Full time; 40+ hours per week

Working Conditions
  • Equipment used includes desktop or laptop with Microsoft Windows environment, calculator, phone, and other general office equipment.
  • Interface with internal and external contacts as needed to carry out the functions of the position.
  • Work generally performed in a climate-controlled office with minimal exposure to safety hazards

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