Niagara County Community College is in need of an Accountant in our Business Office This position will report to the Director of Financial Accounting and Reporting.
This position directs and participates in the accounting control procedures for the department and/or college budget. Incumbents may supervise the preparation of annual reports and department/college budgets. General supervision is exercised over personnel performing accounting functions. Works under the general supervision of an administrator of higher rank. Does related work as required.
This position is a Niagara County Civil Service Competitive position, therefore if you are selected to be hired it will be considered on a provisional basis and you will be required to take the civil service exam for the position when offered. Your score on the exam must be considered as a reachable candidate in order to remain in this title. In order to be eligible for hire you must be either a resident of Niagara County or a contiguous county (Erie, Orleans, Genesee).
Typical Work Activities:
1.Maintains and supervises the maintenance of general books of accounts to established account classifications, including general ledgers and journals; 2.Studies business and accounting procedures and recommends changes; 3.Balances and closes the ledgers; 4.Compiles data, prepares and submits periodic reports of the conditions of various accounts; 5.Examines formally to verify accounts, both internally and those of outside agencies; 6.Reviews grant awards and audits the claims of grants; 7.Advises subordinate and administrative personnel on accounting and record keeping procedures; 8.Prepares financial and statistical reports, performs periodic trial balances; 9.Assists in the preparation of department budget; 10. Prepares daily banking and investment related transactions; 11.Establishes and supervises the maintenance of proper accounting systems; 12.Supervises and assists in preparation of all required reports and claims.
Thorough knowledge of modern account keeping and bookkeeping principles and techniques; thorough knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment; thorough knowledge of business arithmetic and English; good knowledge of Federal, State and local legislation theory governing the accounting operations of the college; ability to plan and supervise the work of clerical and account keeping staff; ability to maintain, devise and install accounting and bookkeeping systems; ability to maintain complex personnel records, activity control records and to prepare detailed reports; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; ability to understand and follow detailed oral and written instructions; industry and dependability. Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting and two (2) years of satisfactory full-time paid accounting experience involving the maintenance of general books of account and preparation of financial statements.
Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with an Associate’s degree in accounting and four (4) years of satisfactory full-time paid accounting experience as detailed above, six (6) months of which must have been in governmental accounting.
Special Instructions Summary:
Niagara County Community College considers only those applications that clearly demonstrate the applicant meets all required qualifications as indicated on the posting, please review the qualifications before applying. Persons meeting the required qualifications as stated above should submit the following:
cover letter that addresses each of the qualifications
names and contact information for three (3) current, work related references
Incomplete packets will be rejected for lack of information.
NCCC does not discriminate and prohibits harassment or discrimination related to any protected category including creed, ethnicity, citizenship, national origin, sex, gender, pregnancy, disability, marital status, political or social affiliation, age, race, color, veteran status, military status, religion, sexual orientation, domestic violence status, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression or perceived gender. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: 612
About Niagara County Community College
Established in 1962, NCCC offers a comprehensive and vibrant learning environment with an enrollment of approximately 5,214 students (Fall 2018 semester). The student to faculty ratio is 17:1, providing a high degree of personalized attention for students. The NCCC campus, located in Sanborn, NY, offers easy access to both Buffalo, NY and Niagara Falls State Park, and is minutes from the Canadian border. The campus is centrally located between the county’s three main cities of Lockport, Niagara Falls, and North Tonawanda. NCCC serves the community in two locations within Niagara County, at the Sanborn campus, and at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, located in the heart of downtown Niagara Falls. NCCC continues to actively expand with the recent opening of its Learning Commons Center, a $25 million dollar project on the Sanborn campus. In just a short period of time, it has become the nucleus of the campus; a place for faculty to collaborate and help students develop critical thinking skills while incorporating state-of-the-art technology and innovative student support services. Our college nurtures and empowers its students in ways that recognize and value our common humanity ...as well as the richness of our diversity. NCCC offers high-quality academic programs leading to degrees and certificates which are supported by outstanding student services. NCCC provides a variety of cultural, social, and international experiences, as well as community education and workforce development that supports economic development that positively impacts the quality of life. The College operates through a collegial model of shared governance and is accountable to meet the highest standards of professionalism and integrity. NCCC welcomes applicants who are committed in helping us fulfill our mission and to reach our vision of being a leader in providing a dynamic, high quality, educational environment responsive to current and emerging needs of our students and community. At NCCC we embrace diversity and promote inclusion throughout the institution and seek candidates who share those principles and encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.