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College Overview

Hudson County Community College (HCCC) is an award-winning, comprehensive urban college serving one of the most historic and ethnically diverse areas of the United States. HCCC students were born in 119 countries and speak 29 different languages. The diversity and the multitude of our community’s cultures, life experiences, skills and aspirations, are the very values and traits that empower us to be productive and caring members of our society.

HCCC embodies an unwavering commitment to student success and an intentional focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. In 2019, the President’s Advisory Council on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (PACDEI) was instituted to develop new levels of understanding and access and advance the College’s commitment to transparency and inclusion. We are proud of the differences we share, which are the foundation for the life changing and transformational education we offer and the social mobility we provide to the communities we serve.

HCCC has three campuses located just minutes from Manhattan: The Journal Square campus in Jersey City and North Hudson Campus in Union City are adjacent to vital transportation hubs; the Secaucus Center has abundant parking. Fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the College offers courses and classes in a wide variety of disciplines to the people and businesses of Hudson County, one of the most ethnically diverse areas of the United States. The College was recently recognized with the 2021 Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Northeast Regional Equity Award, and the 2021 INSIGHT into Diversity’s Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award. In 2016 the Gabert Library was one of three academic libraries in the United States to receive the Excellence in Academic Libraries Award from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), and in 2019 the HCCC Tutoring Center received the Frank L. Christ Outstanding Learning Center Award for Two-Year Institutions. In 2019, the College joined Achieving the Dream, a network of high achieving community colleges, part of its expanding effort toward continuous improvement in student success.

HCCC has partnerships with every major four-year college and university in the greater New Jersey-New York area and beyond, accommodating seamless transfer of credits for further undergraduate and graduate education. Hudson County Community College is proud of its culture of care and invites applications from those wishing to join a community dedicated to promoting student success in all forms.


Position Summary / Job Description

Performs routine to moderately complex accounting activities associated with pre-and post-grant awards. Prepares related accounting reports in accordance with State regulations and established general accounting policies and procedures.


Essential Responsibilities

  1. Reviews and verifies pre- and post-grant accounts and subsidiary accounts to ensure strict adherence to all grant guidelines, compliance with funding and reporting requirements, and standard accounting and auditing practices and procedures:

    • Reviews various accounting transactions and documentation; e.g., purchase orders, check requests, travel reimbursements, cash receipts, supply expenses, payroll forms, stipends, etc., to interpret and monitor expenditures, ensure the availability and appropriation of all funds, and ensure compliance with budgetary constrictions;
    • Analyzes, reconciles, balances, and maintains accounting records.  Properly utilizes the HRS and SIS systems to track fund activity, identify expenditure trends, and recommend and perform appropriate allocation and reallocation of funds to maintain all accounts;
    • Prepares journal entries, reconciles general ledger accounts, and completes the fiscal year-end closing process in accordance with the approved closing schedule;
    • Generates data and prepares various accounting reports for both internal and external review regarding the sources of revenue and use to ensure compliance with State, Federal, and grant reporting requirements;
    • Assist in the assessment of existing accounting systems on an ongoing basis to contribute to operating efficiency and overall cost-effectiveness of the accounting process.
  2. Effectively collaborates with grant award recipients and managers; e.g. SSSP, EOF, Director/Grants, etc., to answer questions or provide information regarding grant awards and the status of grant budgets.
  3. Projects a positive self-image of professionalism, appearance, confidentiality, courtesy, conduct, honesty, fairness, and personal integrity at all times.
  4. Performs other related accounting responsibilities, as required. Actively participates and/or manages special projects, as required. Remains flexible and adaptable in work schedules and work assignments as defined by College and departmental needs.


Required / Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree in Accounting is required with a minimum of five years of prior accounting experience. Knowledge of accounting practices and procedures is required with a background in bookkeeping and auditing preferred. Knowledge of computerized information systems used in accounting/financial applications is required. Ability to analyze and interpret financial data and to independently prepare financial reports required. Effective communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills are required. Proficiency with MS Office software package required, particularly Excel. 



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HCCC Employee Benefits

We value and appreciate all employees and acknowledge the importance of a comprehensive benefit program. Below is a brief glance of HCCC benefits, perks, and discounts offered to employees. For more detailed information about employee benefits please visit:


As a New Jersey First Act Employer, new employees must establish a primary residence in New Jersey within one year unless an exemption applies.

HCCC is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are committed to ensuring a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment. Decisions on employment are made on the basis of the qualifications of an individual for the particular position being filled. Women, veterans and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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