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Foundation Financial Manager

Responsible for leadership of all financial operations of the College Foundation. Oversees all accounting practices, maintenance of fiscal records, and the preparation of all financial reports. Ensures a system of strong internal controls and maintains fiscal soundness.

Duties and Responsibilities:
(This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary)

  • Manages all functions of accounting operations, ensuring that legal and audit requirements are met and best practices with maximum efficiency are obtained.
  • Prepares or supervises the preparation of all quarterly, annual, and other reports and filings, including variance analysis.
  • Manages the annual independent audit, the preparation of financial statements, and the IRS 990 tax form. Prepares or oversees the preparation of required audit schedules; maintains records; acts as liaison with external auditors, the Foundation Board’s Finance Committee, and the College Controller’s office.
  • Guides, leads, reviews, verifies, observes, and manages the work of direct reports. Monitors and evaluates the performance of employees.
  • Reviews and reconciles investment statements for multiple pools of funds. Allocates activity and ensures integrity of investment earnings into the General Ledger for all endowed accounts.
  • Monitors financial records and ensures proper processing and reconciliation of all financial contributions. Monitors and ensures compliance with institutional policies and procedures, and all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
  • Monitors expenditure and revenue patterns and adjusts the budget, as needed. Reconciles balance sheet accounts and manages cash flow to support program operations.
  • Performs appropriate internal review processes to ensure effective internal controls are in place.
  • Maintains current knowledge of field or profession. Travels to training workshops, conferences, meetings and professional events on all campus locations and outside of college locations, as needed.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or related field of study
  • Four years of related work experience and supervisory experience
Knowledge of:

  • FASB, GASB, and other accounting principles, procedures, and practices
  • Microsoft Office Professional or similar application
Skilled in:                

  • Attention to detail while maintaining effective time and task management
  • Motivating employees to apply the effort necessary to attain organizational and departmental goals
  • Performing with a high degree of accuracy
  • Analyzing relevant information to solve problems
Ability to:

  • Effectively communicate verbally and in writing on a regular basis with internal and external customers, build relationships, manage customer expectations and take responsibility for a high level of service
  • Accurately manage a budget
  • Identify, analyze, and resolve problems, driving solutions through to completion
  • Interact in a positive manner with diverse populations and varying education levels of students, faculty, staff, and the public
Licenses, Registration, Certifications, or Special Requirements:

  • Regular physical attendance required
Preferred Qualifications:
Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or related field of study
  • Experience with Blackbaud Financial Edge or similar software
Licenses, Registration, Certifications, or Special Requirements:

  • Active Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license