Compliance Specialist

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Work type: Staff (Full-Time)
Location: Orlando, FL, Winter Park, FL
Categories: Finance & Accounting
Division: Business and Finance

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Position Summary:

The Finance Department at Rollins College is seeking a Compliance Specialist to join their team!

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Regulatory Compliance
    • Design and steward effective compliance strategies, systems and processes to ensure the College’s adherence to legal and regulatory obligations.
    • Develop and maintain the College Compliance Matrix to document compliance requirements and designated compliance owners.
    • Plan, prepare and review the College’s Form 990 and 990-T, in accordance with current tax laws and regulations.
    • Monitors and reviews activities within College units to ensure compliance with federal and state UBIT laws.
    • Answers miscellaneous tax questions from operational units.
    • Monitor compliance with complex IRS rules and regulations, devising tax strategies to defer or eliminate tax liability exposure.
    • Ensures timely required tax payments regulatory agencies, and keeps detailed records for monitoring and reporting purposes.
    • Monitors and updates all policies and procedures related to tax compliance.
    • Perform bond compliance activities and private use evaluations, as needed.
    • Work closely with leadership and compliance owners to identify compliance issues and collaboratively develop recommendations and response plans for issues of noncompliance.

  • Registrations and Reporting
    • Manages donor solicitation registration in foreign states.
    • Assists with state nexus research and related compliance initiatives.
    • Serves as a resource for Senior Accountant responsible for handling state sales tax filings.
    • Oversee College’s property tax filing and payments.
    • Oversee the tax status determination and tax withholding/exemption on foreign national individuals and companies.
    • Manage the data input and financial reporting of College’s ancillary functions from third-party systems.

  • General Accounting
    • Participates in key areas of monthly financial processes, such as account reconciliation, preparation of journal vouchers and general ledger maintenance, to ensure timely and accurate reporting on the general ledger.
    • Provides support for the fiscal year-end audit and other duties as assigned.

  • Other
    • Assist in the implementation of any new FASB accounting pronouncements.
    • Support the business activities of the College and perform advanced accounting functions ensuring conformity with generally accepted accounting standards.
    • Cross training with other accounting functions as needed.

The mission of the Finance Department is to provide excellent service to the campus and external stakeholders while safeguarding assets and ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations. Click here to learn more about the Finance team at Rollins!

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related program with at least five years of recent relevant experience required. CPA or advanced degree preferred.
  • Experience in writing simple queries. Two or more years of substantive functional experience with Banner (or another ERP system) is highly desirable.
  • The successful candidate must have extensive knowledge of higher education accounting and financial reporting standards.
  • Possess strong organizational abilities coupled with the ability to prioritize tasks given the many reporting requirements and deadlines during peak times of the year.
  • Analytical abilities are necessary in order to formulate detailed financial spreadsheets using spreadsheet software with a good understanding of accounting principles and theories and the ability to apply those principles and theories to unique situations.
  • Ability to focus and to work independently.
  • Handle confidential information with tact and discretion.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills

Work Environment:


  • Working in-person, on campus, in an office environment.
  • Work may require long time periods without significant interaction with co-workers or other people.
  • Requires some physical effort, i.e., some standing and walking, some light lifting (5-10 lbs.); some carrying moderate weight (12-20 lbs); and the operation of office equipment in which manipulative skills and eye-hand coordination are important ingredients of productive operations. Tasks may involve extended periods at a keyboard.
  • Overtime may be required as needed.

To learn more about Rollins effort about the College’s response to COVID-19, please click here.

Total Compensation Package:


Rollins offers a competitive salary plus generous benefits package featuring: 

  • 5 Weeks Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • 11 Paid Holidays plus College Closure Days
  • Comprehensive Insurance Benefits - Medical, Dental, Vision, Life
  • 100% Funded Health Reimbursement Account
  • 100% Long and Short Term Disability
  • Employer Retirement Contribution
  • Award-Winning Wellness Program
  • FREE On-Site Parking
  • Discounted Meal Plan
  • FREE access to campus amenities (ex. gym, library)
  • FREE Full Tuition Waiver for employees, spouses, domestic partners and dependents

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please submit an application and upload the following materials:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume

Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

Our Values:

Rollins seeks to foster and to model a campus environment that is welcoming, safe, and inclusive to all of our administrators, faculty, staff, and students. We view differences (e.g. nationality, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, physical ability, learning styles, perspectives, etc.) not as obstacles to be overcome but as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities.

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