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Community Colleges of Spokane


PO Box 6000, MS 1001
Spokane, WA 992176000

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Job Category: Education

Employment: Full Time

Salary: $79,710.00 Yearly



Listing Expires: March 26, 2018

Job Description:

Director of Budgets

SALARY: $79,710.00 /Year

OPENING DATE: 03/02/18

CLOSING DATE: 03/26/18 04:00 PM


Please be aware that this recruitment closes at 4:00 p.m. PST. The application process will not be available after this time. To ensure consideration make sure your application is completed and submitted as soon as possible. Applications will only be accepted prior to 4:00 p.m. on the closing date.

The Community Colleges of Spokane is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for the position of Director of Budgets in the District Business Office.

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the Director of Budgets is responsible for developing, forecasting and administering CCS operating, facilities, capital, student fee and auxiliary fund budget processes and financial analysis consistent with Federal and State Law, Washington Administrative Code, district policies and procedures and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).



  • Serve as the primary advisor to the CCS chief financial officer for assigned functions. Serve as a member of the Budgeting, Accounting and Reporting (BAR) Council for the State Community College System. *
  • Develop, implement and monitor annual and longer range departmental budget goals and objectives, policies, and work processes that facilitate efficient and effective budget services. *
  • Responsible for district-wide leadership and direction in the design, analysis, implementation and on-going management of budgeting, reporting and financial analysis for the major units of CCS. Project revenues and expenditures and compare to budgeted levels. *
  • Direct CCS budget analysts. Assist departmental staff with college level budget planning, development and financial analysis. *
  • Monitor, review and report on a variety of budget operations and financial results. Provide timely, relevant and accurate information for use by management. *
  • Responsible for preparation of budgets, including operating, contracted programs, student funds and others as required. Facilitate and organize completion of the annual Board budget materials. *
  • Assist with analysis of financial data necessary for annual financial statement preparation. *
  • Responsible for delivery of budget and financial analysis information and advice to college presidents, administrators and other designated personnel. *
  • Responsible for preparation of monthly budget reporting to CCS board of trustees. *
  • Responsible for integrity of budget and financial reporting and other system data used by the State Board for Community Colleges and other oversight agencies. *
  • Supervise (train, schedule, evaluate, discipline, respond to grievances and recommend selection) exempt and classified employees. Adhere to collective bargaining agreements and CCS rules and regulations ensuring efficient operations of assigned functions. *
  • Conduct training for CCS employees on budget process for all aspects of budget development. *
  • Attend meetings throughout the district and occasionally within the state as needed. *
  • Inform and educate staff about behavior and performance expectations, provide timely and accurate feedback regarding performance, and ensure performance and behavioral problems are corrected promptly and effectively. *
  • Support and advance the CCS strategic plan, and perform other duties as assigned. *

'*' Indicates this is an "essential duty"




  • Bachelors' degree in Accounting, Business, Public Administration, Organizational Leadership or related field from an accredited institution, with course work in professional accounting. Or;
    a Masters' degree in Accounting, Business, Public Administration, Organizational Leadership and related experience that demonstrates the candidate meets all competency requirements for this position.
  • Five (5) years' experience managing or oversight of the financial analysis resources in a private, governmental or a college business environment, which must include two years at the supervisory level managing multiple functions.
  • Ability to use automated spreadsheets and other tools for budgeting, financial analysis and reporting.
  • Ability to use and apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Ability to read and interpret complex rules, regulations and applications of the State of Washington Office of Financial Management (OFM), State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC), Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO).
  • Ability to solve budgetary, financial and automated system issues.
  • Ability to develop models for effective forecasting and planning of institutional resources.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with individuals and other groups.
  • Ability to compile and present complex financial and budget information to individuals and groups.
  • Knowledge of modern principles and practices of management and supervision and working with a unionized work force. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, collective bargaining agents, vendors, consultants, contractors and the public.
  • Ability to organize and conduct effective meetings.
  • Ability to work with constant change and interruptions.
  • Acceptance of the responsibility to promote the welfare and best interests of students at all times.
  • A demonstrable understanding and acceptance of the mission, values, goals and objectives of CCS.
  • The ability to perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations and goals of the institution, community and technical college system.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and supporting a teaching, learning and working environment that honors diversity, equity and inclusion.




  • Certification as a Public Accountant (CPA), Government Financial Manager (CGFM) or Management Accountant (CMA).
  • Experience in a State of Washington college, university or public agency.
  • Knowledge of and experience with State of Washington budgetary principles and processes.
  • Knowledge of State of Washington's accounting policies and regulations; principles and procedures of governmental accounting and reporting.
  • Experience with PeopleSoft or other similar integrated financial reporting system.

* TOTAL COMPENSATION: $103,623 - $107,940.
Total compensation is an estimate based upon base compensation, current employer-paid health and related benefit contribution rates and median retirement fund contributions. The actual total will vary depending upon each employee's enrollment choices.

An offer of employment will not carry with it any responsibility or obligation on the part of the District to sponsor an H1-B visa. Person hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of U.S. Citizenship or lawful authorization to work in the United States. This is an absolute condition of employment. In addition, the Community Colleges of Spokane maintains a drug-free work environment and prohibits all smoking in the college buildings and state-owned vehicles. Must be able to successfully work in and promote a multicultural work and education environment. 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.




  • Work is performed in a normal, temperature controlled office environment.
  • Work is sedentary in nature.
  • Frequent use of computer and exposure to terminal screens.
  • Visual focus and strain.
  • Work involves constant interruptions and requirement to answer on demand questions by phone, in person, or electronically.
  • Frequent repetitive hand/wrist motions and finger manipulation.
  • Frequent oral and auditory communication with others.




  • Contract position
  • Position is exempt from Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Requires criminal background check
  • Ability to travel locally as well as occasional out-of-town travel
  • If using personal vehicle for travel proof of driver's license and car insurance required

To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required competencies and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:



  • CCS online application.
  • Cover letter addressing your qualifications as applied to the responsibilities of this position. *
  • Comprehensive resume. *
  • Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references.*
  • College transcript(s) *- unofficial/copies of transcripts are acceptable for initial application, official copies must be submitted upon acceptance of job offer.

NOTE: All of the above are required to ensure your consideration for this position. The item(s) marked with an asterisk are required attachments to your application prior to submission.

Community Colleges of Spokane does not discriminate in its programs, activities and employment on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, marital status, pregnancy, parental status or families with children, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, AIDS/HIV or hepatitis C, honorably discharged veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, use of trained guide dog or service animal by a person with disability, genetic information or any other legally protected category. Please direct all inquiries regarding compliance with access, equal opportunity and/or grievances to the Chief Administration Officer, Community Colleges of Spokane, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., PO Box 6000, MS 1004, Spokane WA 99217-6000 or call 509-434-5037; WA Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) 1-800-833-6384 or 7-1-1.