Required qualifications of the successful candidate include:
- Bachelor's degree in accounting or related field.
- Knowledge of GAAP and FASB accounting and reporting requirements.
- Four years or more of progressive accounting experience with demonstrated success in position with similar duties.
- Knowledge of gift, endowment and split interest agreement accounting and reporting.
- Excellent analytical, research and problem-solving skills.
- Demonstrated proficiency in ability to work with electronic financial systems, extract data, and reconcile financial transactions.
- Excellent project management, organizational, analytical, research and problem-solving skills with a demonstrated ability to drive projects from inception to completion, manage multiple projects concurrently, to prioritize tasks, establish effective work plans and timelines.
- Advanced proficiency in excel and word (i.e. pivot tables, v-lookups, etc.)
- Must be a dedicated professional and team player with excellent communication skills able to interact effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization.
Preferred additional qualifications of the successful candidate include:
- Certified Public Accountant license or Certified Public Accountant license candidate.
- Possess the qualitative and quantitative skills normally acquired through experience obtained in public accounting.
- Experience in a college or university, or other not-for-profit institution.
- Experience and knowledge of the Kuali Financial System or similar university financial software packages.
- Experience using software for management of endowment and other pooled investment funds, including unitization; such as FUNDDRIVER.
- Ability to develop business processes and increase efficiency of existing processes.
The Endowment and Gift Fund Accountant position is responsible for the accounting, reconciliation and reporting of all gift and endowment fund transactions in the University's general ledger accounting system; including the recording of initial gifts, pledges (both spendable and endowment funds), pledge payments and discounting, allocation of endowment pooled earnings, distribution of the endowment spending formula, and monitoring the use of the restricted funds. The position is also responsible for maintaining the chart of accounts for endowment and restricted gift accounts in the financial system and the related account attributes for financial reporting. The Endowment and Gift Fund Accountant will work in collaboration with the University's Development Office to provide stewardship reports to its donors, showing the status and use of gifts and endowment funds.
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