Posted 7/23/21

Employee Type: Professional Staff

Status: Full time

Emergency Designation: Essential

Department: Business Office

Reports to: Vice President of Finance

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Recruits, interviews, hires, and trains new staff.
  • Oversees the daily workflow of the department.
  • Provides constructive and timely performance evaluations.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

Job Summary:

The Controller will oversee the performance of AR, AP, Payroll clerks and their job duties; coordinate the formulation of the annual budget; communicate internally in verbal and written form concerning the accounting, budgeting and other financial matters of LBC; oversee accounting for all investments; maintain accurate and timely financial records of College operations; and coordinate the College’s duties for annual audit.

Personal Qualities

  • The desire to grow, develop, and mature, both spiritually and professionally.
  • The ability to create and maintain a Christian professional atmosphere in all internal and external relationships.
  • A spirit of cooperation and willingness to serve others.
  • Hold utmost confidence and trust with all financial matters of the college
  • A professional appearance.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration with an emphasis in accounting. MBA or CPA preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years experience in a non-profit institution preferably in an institution of higher education.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.


  • Have a working knowledge of fund accounting, budgeting, control and reporting principles, methods, techniques and standards.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, local and Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) and Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) financial requirements.
  • Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management
  • Knowledge of investments as they relate to trusts and endowments.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of fund accounting, corporate finance, tax accounting, auditing, insurance, real estate and investments.
  • Think logically, clearly and under pressure.
  • Write clearly and fully regarding financial matters.
  • Advanced skills in developing and manipulating Excel electronic spreadsheets.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Ability to plan, implement and administer financial information and control systems
  • Ability to negotiate and manage contractual arrangements
  • Analytical and computer skills required
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit the following: cover letter; resume; and spiritual testimony to Human Resources. Please put the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email.

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