Are you ready to lead with precision and execution? Hesston College is seeking an exceptional individual to fill the role of Controller. As the Controller, you will spearhead the management of primary Business Office functions, institutional accounting and day-to-day oversight of key finance, banking and risk management areas. Reporting directly to the vice president & chief financial officer, this position offers the opportunity to make a significant impact in a dynamic educational environment.

Why Join Us:

  • Independence: We value individuals who thrive in autonomy, allowing you to showcase your ability to work independently and drive initiatives forward.
  • Attention to Detail: Your meticulous attention to detail will be instrumental in maintaining accurate financial records and ensuring compliance with industry standards and regulations.
  • Process Focus: We believe in the power of efficient processes. Your focus on streamlining operations and implementing best practices will be crucial to our success.
  • High Quality Work: At Hesston College, we take pride in delivering excellence. Your commitment to delivering high-quality work on time will be instrumental in advancing our mission.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leadership in the Business Office: Provide leadership to the business office, ensuring the consistent application of policies and procedures. Identify opportunities for cost savings and efficiency gains through process improvement and technology integration.
  • Financial Management: Maintain institutional accounting systems and oversee budget development and administration in compliance with GAAP. Lead external financial audit processes and prepare routine and ad hoc financial reports.
  • Cash Management and Banking: Manage day-to-day cash management processes and serve as a key liaison with banking and insurance relationships. Ensure the safety of assets and maximize yield.
  • Liaison and Consultation: Serve as the primary liaison between the business office and other departments, providing consultative assistance in financial matters.
  • Endowment Management and Benefits Administration: Lead endowment activities and coordinate with HR to manage health insurance, retirement plans and other benefits.


  • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, business administration or management.
  • 5+ years of related experience, with preferred experience in leadership and managerial roles within a private higher education setting.
  • Strong proficiency in technology, communication, data management and process management.
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • A working knowledge of the "Uniform Guidance" found at 2 CFR 200 is preferred.

The salary range for this position is $70,000 to $80,000, commensurate with education and experience. If you are a driven, detail-oriented professional with a passion for financial excellence, we invite you to apply for the position of Controller at Hesston College. Join us in shaping the future of education and making a meaningful difference in the lives of our students and community.

Application Instructions: To apply, please submit your application and resume to Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Hesston College is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.