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Dean of Financial Services



1.       Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Business Management or Accounting from a regionally accredited institution is required.


2.       Ten (10) years of public institutional and/or governmental accounting experience is required.


3.       Five (5) years of personnel supervision is preferred.


4.       Five (5) years of documented experience with restricted fund accounting is required.


5.       Ability to maintain accurate detailed records is required.


6.       Ability to travel to various work sites is required.


7.       Ability to work collaboratively is required.


8.       Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written required.


9.       Ability to read, interpret and apply analytical data and perform financial forecasting is required.


10.   Ability to read, understand and apply complex laws and regulations is required.


11.   Ability to assess and solve complex issues and problems is required.


12.   Ability to strictly adhere to the principles of integrity, transparency and accountability is required.


13.   Documented passage of the CPA exam is (current or formerly active CPA licensure within 5 years is acceptable) preferred.




1.       Adheres to the guidelines as specified by the CACC Employee Handbook, the Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees and the President.

2.       Provides executive oversight for the business operation of the College.

3.       Provides financial and business assistance at the direction of the President, as needed, in coordination with other college shared service partner institutions.

4.       Develops, monitors, and administers all budgets for the College.

5.       Applies appropriate financial accounting principles and procedures in compliance with GAAP.

6.       Ensures institutional expenditures are fiscally sound and in compliance with laws and common accounting guidelines.

7.       Provides responsible personnel supervision and evaluation for the financial services and maintenance functional area.

8.       Assists in developing and implementing plans to secure funding from state, federal, and private sources including government and industry grants and endowments.

9.       Establishes and maintains strategic relationships and partnerships with external stakeholders to promote the College and its programs.

10.   Informs the President, in a timely manner, of all significant college financial and business operations developments.

11.   Coordinates the functional roles of financial services with other College-wide administrators.

12.   Creates and maintains appropriately documented financial management procedures and records/files to ensure compliance with ACCS policy, GAAP and to support the State of Alabama Department of Examiners annual audit process.

13.   Prepares statistical information for the College upon request.

14.   Assists Deans and Associate Deans with the formulation of annual College service budgets based upon predetermined needs.

15.   Responds to inquiries from College personnel regarding budgeting, purchasing, and other relevant functions.

16.   Assists the President’s office in preparing reports and policy statements required by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, the Alabama Community College Board of Trustees, Alabama Community College System and other external organizations.

17.   Ensures compliance with various federal, state, and local administrative policies, operating procedures, and rules and regulations. 

18.   Supervises the development of annual financial services objectives and strategies for the institutional planning process of the College.

19.   Coordinates the functional roles of the College services with other units, divisions and departments of the College.

20.   Negotiates, reviews and administers contracts and agreements for Presidential approval.

21.   Coordinates and maintains business office services including budgeting, payroll, maintenance, purchasing, accounting, and financial records.

22.   Responsible for ensuring that all restricted funds are accounted for in compliance with applicable laws and grantor requirements.

23.   Ensures that all college purchasing is in compliance with state purchasing policies.

24.   Provides for storage, distribution and inventory control of all supplies and equipment.

25.   Maintains up-to-date statewide and agency contracts and price agreements.

26.   Administers the disposal of surplus property.

27.   Maintains confidentiality.

28.   Serves as a highly effective member of the President’s Executive Cabinet utilizing data and strategic planning to guide decision making.

29.   Serves on appropriate committees and contributes to the health, success and sustainability of the College.

30.   Performs other essential functions as assigned. 



Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and must submit a completed application through the online application system by the deadline date in order to be considered for the position.  It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure the application is complete and all required documentation is attached by uploading appropriately to the system.  Application material may not be submitted by fax or email. 


A complete application consists of the following:

1.       Completed Central Alabama Community College online application.

2.       Current resume.

3.       College transcripts (copies will be accepted; if employed, it is the responsibility of the employee to furnish official transcripts to CACC).  Transcripts must provide degree and date degree was awarded.

4.       Certification or proof of CPA passage as noted in preferred qualifications.


Incomplete application packets and/or application packets received after the deadline will eliminate the possibility of an interview.  Applicants must adhere to the College’s prescribed interview schedule and must travel at their own expense. Central Alabama Community College will make reasonable accommodations for qualified disabled applicants or employees.  The College reserves the right not to fill the position in the event of budgetary or operational constraints. 

Central Alabama Community College is an equal opportunity employer.  It is the official policy of the Alabama Community College System, including postsecondary institutions under the control of the Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees, that no employee or applicant for employment or promotion, on the basis of any impermissible criterion or characteristic including without limitation, race, color, national origin, religion, marital status, disability, sex, age, or any other protected class as defined by federal and state law, shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program, activity, or employment. 

Central Alabama Community College is an active participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify).  E-Verify electronically confirms an employee’s eligibility to work in the United States as required by the Department of Homeland Security.

In accordance with Alabama Community College System Policy and guidelines, the applicant chosen for employment will be required to sign a consent form and to submit a non-refundable fee of $17.40 for a criminal background check. Employment will be contingent upon the receipt of a clearance notification from the criminal background check. 

Central Alabama Community College reserves the right to withdraw this job announcement at any time prior to the awarding the position.

More than one position in the same job classification may be filled from the applicants for this position should another vacancy occur during the search process.