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Financial Operations Manager- Academic Affairs

Requisition ID req997
Department Financial Services Operations
Campus Downtown Center - 722 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204
Employment Type Administrative-Full Time
Best Consideration Date For best consideration, apply by November 12, 2021; applications received after this date are not guaranteed a review
Position Summary

The Finance Department in conjunction with the Academic Affairs Division is seeking a Financial Operations Manager to support the strategic direction and operations of the Academic Affairs division while reporting to the AVP of Finance. The Academic Affairs Operations Manager serves at the Downtown Center with frequent travel throughout the district.

This position will be responsible for Academic Affairs financial support, focusing on areas such as responsibility for budget development, cost analysis of new, prospective, and existing courses, and degree/certificate options. This position will work closely with Academic Affairs leadership, and will be a partner in the development and understanding of division-wide budgets. This is an exciting time to join the College in this new position, which will initially concentrate on new business models deriving from the implementation of a new College Strategic Plan.

See the classification description for additional information: https://www.pcc.edu/hr/employment/management-jobs/financial-operations-manager/

Candidate Profile

These qualifications, skills and abilities are critical for success in this position.
Throughout the screening process, you will be evaluated based on the demonstration of these qualifications.

1. Experience working within government or non-profit fund accounting and preparing account reconciliations and reports.
2. Experience working with diverse academic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.
3. Highly effective communication skills in all modalities, including the ability to explain technical financial information to non-finance department managers and other staff, ability to summarize recommendations with solid reasoning either through written or verbal formats, and to respond to questions and concerns with professionalism and diplomacy.
4. Demonstrated experience in revenue forecasting based on enrollment, course analytics, and disparate data sources (e.g., Institutional Effectiveness, Enrollment Services, and other financial and student metrics).  
5. Demonstrated competence with ERP and other systems such as Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Banner, Ad Astra, Argos, and Prophix or the ability to translate experience with other comparable systems.
6. Experience preparing cost of service and/or business model studies.
7. Demonstrated experience in building new processes to automate systems.
8. Competence in generally accepted accounting principles and state and federal operating rules and procedures. Experience in utilizing Oregon OAR’s, OAS’s and ORS’ (such as Oregon Local Budget Law in ORS 294.XXX and Federal Uniform Guidance CFR 200) and related policies and procedures.
9. Experience developing accounting procedures and monitoring staff compliance. 
10. Experience working cooperatively with management accounting preparing audit documentation in support of the annual audit and policy and procedure compliance.

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered, your application must demonstrate these minimum qualifications. (Experience is calculated based on the start and end dates you provide multiplied by the number of hours per week worked).

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration, or related area AND five (5) years of progressively responsible professional-level related experience, including two (2) years of financial program management or supervisory experience.

OR Bachelor’s Degree in any field AND seven (7) years of progressively responsible professional-level related experience including two (2) years of financial program management or supervisory experience.

OR Nine (9) years of progressively responsible professional-level related experience including two (2) years of financial program management or supervisory experience.

Position Grade K
Starting Salary Expectations Minimum $72,283 to range midpoint of $88,547 Placement will generally not exceed the mid-point, based on qualifications, experience, and internal equity.
Position Grade Salary Range $72283 to $104810 Annual Salary
FTE 1
PCC Benefits

PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Long-term Disability, Long-term Care, and Auto and Home Insurance programs.

PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Long-term Disability, Long-term Care, and Auto and Home Insurance programs.

PCC currently fully funds the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS/OPSRP) pension and contributes an additional 6% into the employee's Individual Account Program under PERS/OPSRP. After one year of management or confidential service, PCC also provides a 2% contribution to a 403(b) account for eligible management and confidential personnel. PCC offers a tax deferred annuity program and a deferred compensation program where employees may save additional pre-tax dollars for retirement.

Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for you, your spouse/domestic partner, and dependent children under 24 years of age, as well as partial tuition reimbursement for full-time employees at other accredited institutions.

Paid Leave: (Pro-rated by FTE for Part-Time Employees)
- 14.67 hours of vacation leave per month
- 1 day of sick leave per month
- 11 holidays
- 3 additional personal leave days per year

View a complete list of PCC benefits.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements Work environment includes frequent disruptions and changes in priorities. Work is generally performed in an office environment with frequent interruptions and irregularities in the work schedule. Working hours may vary and occasional evening or weekend work is required. Frequent travel to other locations is required. No special coordination beyond that used for normal mobility and handling of everyday objects and materials is needed to perform the job satisfactorily.
Background Check Required Yes

Portland Community College complies with the Oregon Veterans' Preference in Public Employment law which provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. You will be given instructions during the application process to claim Veterans' Preference in the recruitment of this position, and to provide the documents required for verification of eligibility. Please do not send your documentation to the hiring manager directly. For verification of eligibility, please submit the following documentation:

  • Veterans: DD214
  • Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Department of VA

Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.