Montgomery County Community College (Montco) invites confidential applications and nominations for the Controller position. The ideal candidate will be a strategic-minded leader, who possesses outstanding budgeting, planning and accounting skills and experience in managing financial operations, to support the Division’s and College’s goals and objectives.
Founded in Pennsylvania in 1964, Montco has grown with the community to meet the lifelong learning needs of Montgomery County residents, visitors and businesses. Montco is known for academic excellence based on the successes of more than 90,000 alumni; Montco has been recognized multiple times for having the nation’s top faculty and for being the most technologically advanced community college in the country. Montco is committed to the success of its students.
As a member of the Achieving the Dream National Network (ATD), Montco is constantly honing research-based strategies that support student success. Montco was named as an Achieving the Dream Leader College in 2011 and was recertified as a Leader College in 2014 and 2019. Montco earned the prestigious Leah Meyer Austin Award in 2014—the highest distinction a college in the ATD Network can earn. According to ATD, the award is given annually to a college that employs a holistic approach to reducing equity gaps between student groups and increasing success for all.
The Controller is the lead for preparation of the annual budget process including but not limited to the annual operating and capital budget as well as long range financial planning. This position will act as the primary contact and administrator for the College’s and the Foundation’s investment & cash management program and ensures that all accounting staff is adequately trained and establishes standards for ongoing professional development while building a resource organization to serve students, vendors and the college community.
A few qualifications for the next Controller include:
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or other relevant discipline, with an MBA preferred. Possessing the CPA is highly desirable;
- Specific experience in managing financial operations in a College or University environment highly preferred;
- Minimum five (5) years of progressive supervisory experience, with effective managerial skills to oversee professional and support staff.
To ensure full consideration, completed applications are due by December 14, 2022. The search page, which includes the Executive Search Profile and application and nomination links, is located at https://rhperry.com/MontcoController.
RH Perry & Associates, a national executive search firm, is assisting Montco in this search. All confidential communications may be directed to our search team: Dr. John Hutchinson, Senior Consultant, and Mr. Paul Doeg, President and Chief Operating Officer, at MontcoController@rhperry.com.