Major duties include but are not limited to:
- In consultation with the Senior Vice Chancellor and other administrators,
prepare the annual budget for the department and establishes control programs
and systems to assure compliance with allocations. Prepare revisions to the
budget as required.
- Develops and provides periodic budget reports and financial projections to
- Formulates department business policies ensuring compliance with applicable
statutes, regulations, internal accounting, purchasing, payroll and fiscal reporting
policies and procedures.
- Advises department of changes to finance office rules.
- Works with budgetary units, college budget advisory committee, campus leaders
and appropriate planning committees in the development of the department
budget within district policies, regulations, formulas and consistent with college
- Recommends and monitors achievement of the appropriate reserve levels within
the budget to address long-term needs and year-to-year carryover.
- Oversees the work of the department and directs fiscal and general business
activities, including custodial services, time sheets, requisitions, duplicating
services, telephone and switchboard operations, cash collection and
disbursement of funds.
- Consistent with District policies, procedures and union agreements, establishes
and supervises department activities related to records maintenance, selection,
evaluation, discipline and grievance processing for classified personnel.
- Serves as primary fiscal resource to college planning committees for individual
REQUIRED AND PERFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
1. A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in business,
accounting or a related field and three (3) years of experience in business
administration, including accounting, purchasing, budget planning and
2. Knowledge and proficiency in the operation and use of personal computers
utilizing various software applications (i.e., word processing, spreadsheet and
database management software) including the Internet.
3. Knowledge of public finance and business administration.
4. Evidence of the ability to work effectively as a team member with top-level
5. Evidence of successful working relationship with employees, managers,
administrators and members of the community.
6. Experience in, knowledge of, or the ability to understand the following:
a. The relationship and interaction of a community college and various
community special interest groups.
b. The technicalities of budgeting and the relationship of finance to the
District operation in a multi-campus district.
c. The Education Code and other State, Federal and local regulations as
they apply to the management of a college and its special programs.
d. California Community College System, including the system’s financial
7. Applicant must have demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and
understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and
ethnic backgrounds of community college staff, faculty, and students.
A Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in business, accounting or
a related field.