Director of Financial Management @ Inver Hills Community College

Working Title: Director of Financial Management

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers

Closing Date: 03/13/2020

Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Inver Hills Community College and Dakota County Technical College

Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift

Days of Work: Monday - Friday

Travel Required: Yes, posiiton is shared between Dakota County Technical College and Inver Hills Community College and will require travel between both campuses

Salary Range: $31.94 - $46.21/hourly; $66,691 - $96,486/annually

Job Summary

The Director of Financial Management oversees and provides periodic quality financial and fiscal information for Dakota County Technical College and Inver Hills Community College to the College President, Vice Presidents, Associate VP’s, Deans, Academic Chairs, and Department Directors for matters involving financial management and budget planning. In addition to having responsibility for coordinating the College’s budget process, the Director of Financial Management also oversees a wide range of financial services provided by the College’s Business Office, including but not limited to: accounting services, accounts payable, financial reporting, purchasing, student payroll, travel claims/employee reimbursements, contracts, and risk management. The incumbent will be a skillful communicator both oral and written. This position involves significant discretion and substantial involvement in the development, interpretation and implementation of College business policy and procedure.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance.

  • Minimum of 5 years of broad accounting and financial management experience.

  • 5-10 years of Supervisory experience.

  • Knowledge and understanding of accounting principles and business administration practices

  • Knowledge of governmental regulations related to financial transactions and education systems to ensure compliance.

  • Ability to project the financial operation needs of the institution

  • Strong computer skills, including expertise in working with spreadsheets and databases

  • Good communication, speaking, writing and listening skills

  • Ability to develop plans and procedures and direct their implementation

  • Ability to coach employees and establish a working environment that promotes teamwork

  • Ability to analyze a variety of situations, provide solutions and implement suggested actions

Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of Minnesota State, SWIFT, SCUPPS, and SEMA4 systems and their interrelationships

  • Working knowledge of financial aid accounting and reporting requirements

  • Working knowledge of grant accounting and reporting

  • Familiarity with Minnesota State coding structure

  • Familiarity with Minnesota State financial policies and procedures

  • MBA, MPA, or other related master’s degree preferred

Additional Requirements

This position requires successful completion of the following:

In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (MnSCU) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MnSCU’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.

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Why Work For Us

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

How to Apply

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