Associate Director of Business Services
Reports To:    Director of Business Services

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.
At Hawkeye Community College, the Business Office is team-oriented 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 Associate Director of Business Services, you will work closely with the Director in managing the Business Office functions of the college. This position supports compliance with state and federal regulations including reporting requirements. Additionally, this position aids in preparing and reviewing general ledger activity.
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:
  • Supervises and evaluates staff responsible for requisitions, purchase orders, credit card usage.
  • Assists with investment of College funds.
  • Reviews business office processes and recommends changes; assists with implementation of changes.
  • Coordinates documentation of business office processes and maintains up-to-date files.
  • Assists with year-end audit entries and annual audit schedules.
  • Assists Director with ad-hoc projects.
  • Supports the Payroll Coordinator and assists with payroll functions.
  • Assists with annual budget development.
  • Completes monthly and correcting journal entries as assigned.
  • Provides backup accounting for miscellaneous state and federal grants.
  • Assists with accuracy and balancing of the general ledger.
  • 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 or Finance, with four (4) years of progressive leadership experience in accounting, auditing, or finance, or an equivalent combination of education and experience totaling eight (8) years.
  • Knowledge of budget administration and fiscal management. 
  • Knowledge of accounting practices, procedures and principles. 
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). 
  • Must possess supervisory skills. 
  • 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, and video conferencing technology.
  • Demonstrated ability to execute organization and department policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential/sensitive information with discretion.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working in higher education.
  • Experience in governmental accounting.
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel including formulas and pivot tables.
  • Experience with payroll processing.
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 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 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 share any prior work experience in Accounting and/or Finance, including any governmental or grant accounting.
      • Please describe any supervisory experience.
      • Please share any experience with fiscal year end processing and annual audits.
    • Submit/upload a resume.
    • Submit/upload 3 professional references with a minimum of 1 being from a current/past supervisor.
  • All required documents must be submitted in order for your application to move forward. 
  • Priority screening is set to begin on Monday, June 5, 2023.  Completed applications, along with the required materials received after the priority screening date will be considered at the discretion of the college
Hawkeye Community College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, committed to equity and diversity in its educational services and employment practices: 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.

Type of Employment: Full-Time

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