Director of Business Services

Vacancy Notice: Monday, February 27, 2023
Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 22, 2023 by 11:59 PM CST
Position Type: Professional
Hours: Full Time
Reports To: Vice President of Administration and Finance

Job Summary

Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge and expertise in the area of finance and accounting? Are you passionate about making an impact and empowering others? If so, Hawkeye Community College has a great opportunity for you to put your skills to work in a rewarding student-centered institution.

The Business Services department is seeking a full-time Director to join their team. At Hawkeye Community College, the Business Services office is team-orientated by working in partnership with multiple departments across campus. They are passionate about serving Hawkeye’s students, faculty and staff on a daily basis.

As the Director you will be responsible for managing all business office staff and functions, including but not limited to: student billing, payroll, grant accounting, and accounts payable/receivable. Additionally, you will be overseeing the general ledger and financials of the College, as well as related reporting which includes the annual financial audit. Furthermore, you will ensure that all financial policies and statues are followed.

Hawkeye Community College is a comprehensive community college focused on meeting the needs of the community by providing quality, affordable learning experiences for a diverse student body through our Adult Learning Center, Business and Community Education Department as well as through more than 50 career and technical programs and liberal arts transfer programs. Hawkeye Community College’s mission is about empowering students, strengthening businesses and enriching communities with a vision to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve.

Essential Job Functions

Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates department staff.

  • Assists in monitoring budget (in excess of $55 million) and prepares and reviews financial reports.

  • Keeps financial records in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

  • Collaborates with other departments on accounting, budgeting, purchasing, financial decision making and business office related questions.

  • Prepares and reviews accounting activity of the college ensuring records are in balance and reconciled.

  • Prepares reports for internal and external use including academic program reviews; the Iowa Department of Education, AS15, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, and the annual audit financial report for the college.

  • Manages the activities of the Financial Policy Waiver Committee to review student applications for a waiver of tuition and fees.

  • Manages the contract staff for the mail room, print services, shipping and receiving.

  • Oversees the investment of college cash balances.

  • Manages fiscal year-end accounting and reporting activities, including preparing entries and schedules, reviewing and approving entries and schedules prepared by other staff, working with the auditors throughout the review and preparation of the audit report.

  • Responsible for drawdown of federal financial aid and federal grant funds.

  • Manages accounting for college self-funded health insurance program.

  • Coordinates annual Property, Liability and Casualty insurance renewal.

  • Serves as Board Treasurer, an officer of the school corporation.

  • Prepares accounting entries for General Obligation Bonds.

  • Oversees accounting for auxiliary enterprises such as bookstore, cafeteria, etc.

  • Participates in campus committees as assigned.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Unless otherwise approved under Hawkeye’s remote work policy, regular on campus and/or onsite attendance is considered an essential function of the position.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or related field.

  • Five (5) years directly related work experience required.

  • Must possess supervisory experience.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of budget administration and fiscal monitoring.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of accounting rules and regulations including the Iowa Code and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of payroll and benefits and associated laws and regulations.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with a culturally diverse student population, faculty, staff, and the general public.

  • Ability to demonstrate strong interpersonal communication.

  • Skilled in Microsoft Office Suite, Google applications, video conferencing technology and accounting systems.

  • Demonstrated ability to execute organization and department policies and procedures.

  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential/sensitive information with discretion.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

  • Masters’ degree in accounting or business-related field.

  • Experience working in higher education.

  • Experience in governmental accounting.

Working Conditions

Anticipated schedule is Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm with occasional hours during the evening and on weekends.

Work is performed either in an office setting using technology. Requires good hand-eye coordination including visual acuity to use a keyboard and read technical information; arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp. Sit, stand, bend, lift and move frequently during working hours. During course of day, interact with students, faculty, staff and public in person, by telephone and computers.

Employment Status

Full-time, exempt position with comprehensive or competitive benefits program including health, dental, vision, life, and LTD insurance, a Section 125 plan for medical and dependent care expenses; holiday, personal, sick, and vacation leave; tuition reimbursement; and a choice of retirement programs—IPERS (defined benefit) or TIAA (defined contribution).

Application Procedure

  • Complete an online application at

    • Submit/upload a cover letter addressing the following:

      • Please define your knowledge and experience with finance and accounting.

      • Describe any experience working in a post-secondary educational setting.

      • Please share your supervisory experience including the number of staff supervised.

      • Explain your working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Google Suite as well as any additional computer software.

    • Submit/upload a resume.

    • Submit/upload 3 professional references with a minimum of 1 being from a current/past supervisor.

  • Submit an online application and all required materials by Wednesday, March 22, 2023.

All application materials must be submitted by Wednesday, March 22, 2023 by 11:59 PM CST.

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Hawkeye Community College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, committed to equity and diversity in its educational services and employment practices: The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex; race; age; color; creed; national origin; religion; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity; genetic information; or actual or potential parental, family, or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices. Veteran status is also included to the extent covered by law. Any person alleging a violation of equity regulations shall have the right to file a formal complaint. Inquiries concerning application of this statement should be addressed to: Equity Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator for employees, 319-296-4405; or Title IX Coordinator for students, 319-296-4448; Hawkeye Community College, 1501 East Orange Road, P.O. Box 8015, Waterloo, Iowa 50704-8015; or email, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576, email:

If any applicant is in need of a reasonable accommodation in completing the application process, please notify a member of Human Resource Services.

Contact Information

Human Resource Services

Hawkeye Center 101
Jobs Line: 319-296-2329 ext.5000‚Äč
Email Human Resource Services

If you are in need of any special accommodation in completing the application process, please notify a member of Human Resource Services.

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