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Peninsula College
Port Angeles, WA, United States
25 days ago
Peninsula College
Port Angeles, Washington, United States
25 days ago


The Position

The Director Fiscal Operations/Comptroller provides direct oversight and maintains overall administrative and fiduciary responsibility for management of business and financial activities. Provides leadership and operational oversite for Budget, Accounting, Contracts and Grants, Payroll Bursars, Purchasing and Investments.

This position reports to the Vice President for Finance and Administration and leads a team of at least 5 FTE.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for the planning, organizing, and directing all accounting functions of the College including: general fund accounting, payroll, student financials, financial and budget data control, revenue and expenditure analysis, and other associated functions. Conducts analysis of revenue and expenses by fund, federal and state grants, and other college funds.
  • Collaborates across departments on budget and financial reporting needs, problem solving and opportunities. Develops, revises and implements business policies and operating procedures as needed.
  • Provides strong leadership to a diverse staff including team building, interpersonal communications and ensuring positive customer relations to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Manages the production of annual financial statements, preparation for state and federal audits, including but not limited to workbook preparation, documentation of accounts, and disclosures.
  • Manages the processing of 1098s, 1099s, 941s, W2s, etc. in compliance with IRS regulations.
  • Oversees internal and external audits and provides information and perspective as needed to auditors and College leadership.
  • Responsible for the preparation of various budget, accounting and financial reports as requested by College leadership.
  • Forecast revenue and expenditures used in determining the institution-wide budget.
  • Prepares budgets by collecting, analyzing and consolidating financial data; recommending plans.
  • Manage college appropriations, allotments, allocations.
  • Act as liaison with State Treasurer, Office of Financial Management, State Auditor’s Office, State Board Office, bank, vendors, and other colleges and agencies as necessary.
  • In conjunction with the Foundation’s Executive Director, direct and monitor Foundation’s accounting; serve as liaison to the Foundation’s development efforts.
  • Serve and represent the college on community and technical college system councils and committees; serve on college committees and participate in professional development activities as appropriate.
  • Assist the Vice President and other college administrators as necessary; assume and effectively discharge other duties as assigned.


Duties of the position require knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of accounting and financial systems, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and State of Washington accounting and fiscal management law, rules, and regulations.
  • Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of computerized financial management systems; knowledge and experience working with PeopleSoft or other higher education enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems is strongly preferred.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to discuss complex financial matters with non-financial personnel; use of tact, discretion and courtesy in communications; ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
  • Strong organization and planning skills; high level of technical expertise, excellent computer skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of applications, especially Excel.
  • Ability to travel for meetings and special events when appropriate.

Duties of the position require previous experience

  • Experience supervising all areas of accounting (including payroll) preferred.
  • Demonstrated supervision/management leadership experience.

Required work schedule and work environment

  • Monday – Friday; normal office hours of operation.
  • Work is primarily in an office environment which requires standing and/or sitting and using computers, office equipment, and phones for extended periods of time.
  • Normal work location is at the Port Angeles campus.

Physical requirements

  • None.

Required education or certificates

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business or a related field (or equivalent years of experience) and five years of progressively responsible experience in managing accounting and budget operations. MBA degree, CPA, or advanced degree in related field preferred.

Desired Qualifications

  • Due to the diversity of the college population, we encourage applicants who are multilingual to apply.

Employment Terms

  • Annual full time, exempt position.
  • Starting salary: $85,000 - $100,000.
  • Excellent benefits package including medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance; paid vacation and sick leave; retirement plan options; optional credit union and tax-deferred annuity programs. Peninsula College contributes $936.00 per month towards the cost of the Washington State employee insurance programs. The college also supports professional development.
  • Peninsula College is a qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. If you work for the College full time, have had Direct Loans and are on an eligible repayment plan, you are eligible to apply.
  • Full-time employees are eligible to apply and participate in the Peninsula College Employee Tuition Program.
  • In compliance with the Immigration and Naturalization Act, proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required at the time of hire.
  • Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.
  • Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14 (Download PDF reader), state employees must be fully vaccinated no later than October 18, 2021. Your vaccine status will be verified. Please reach out to the HR Office at if you need information on a medical or religious accommodation.

Application Procedure

A complete application file will include:

  • a college employment application,
  • a letter of application addressing specific qualifications of this position,
  • a current resume,
  • three current professional references qualified to assess your experience and ability to perform the duties specified. Please include references’ email addresses and telephone numbers.

Application materials may be uploaded electronically, by mail, or email to:

Human Resources

Peninsula College

1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

Port Angeles, WA 98362

Phone: (360) 417-6298


Applications submitted electronically will be accepted without signatures.

Peninsula College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, families with children, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, including gender identity, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability in its programs and activities. Coordination of compliance is the responsibility of the Human Resources Officer, PC HR Office, (360) 417-6212

Peninsula College is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 58358407
  • Location:
    Port Angeles, Washington, United States
  • Position Title: Director of Fiscal Operations/Comptroller
  • Company Name: Peninsula College
  • Areas of Responsibility: Business & Finance
  • Job Function: Chief Financial/Business Officer
  • Institution Type: Two year (Community College)
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 5-7 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $85,000.00 - $100,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

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