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Director for Advancement - Compliance/Audit

University of Missouri - Columbia
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Sep 25, 2023

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Job Description

The University of Missouri seeks a Director of Advancement for Compliance and Audit. The qualified candidate will bring subject matter expertise to the Department of Advancement in regulatory compliance and reporting.

  • Ensure regulatory compliance with the charitable gift accounting policies and reporting standards outlined by CASE, NACUBO, FASB, GASB, and the IRS. Monitor and understand the IRS regulations as they pertain to gift acceptance, processing, and receipting and Section 115 of the Internal Revenue Code organizational operations.
  • Serve as a resource and primary liaison to various constituency groups on gift accounting and reporting policies and procedures, data administration, and all database records. Communicate directly with accounting/business officers, development directors, major gift officers, administrators, deans and department heads, grants and contracts, internal audit, payroll, and other departments as needed. Provides advice and assistance to the various departments on gift handling practices, gift acceptance policies, and reconciliation of gift revenue.
  • Authorize the transfer of funds across University accounts. Inform appropriate administrators, faculty, and staff of asset transfers.
  • Periodically perform reviews of targeted and randomly selected endowed and non-endowed funds to ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of the gift agreement.
  • Audit all data quality and transaction accuracy related to the University’s charitable contributions. Manage and advise on the reporting of charitable giving activity.
  • Review and approve new gift account requests in PeopleSoft (general ledger) by obtaining documentation from the requesting department to determine the account’s intent. Ensure that new gift account requests include all information needed to be set up correctly as expendable or endowment accounts.
  • Review and identify private grant income received through the Office of Sponsored Support that is eligible for CASE/VSE/campaign reporting.
  • Conduct a monthly pledge review audit to ensure the collection of funds expected by the university is accurate.
  • Provide guidance extensively on internal gift accounting practices, policies, and procedures, and have a thorough understanding of the alums/development computer database (Advance) and external guidelines (CASE, NACUBO, FASB, GASB, IRS, etc.) that govern the recording, receipting, and reporting of gifts.
  • Keep abreast of legislative activities affecting charitable gift issues and be willing to assume additional responsibilities.
  • Attend professional/continuing education conferences on current trends and challenges in non-profit gift accounting focused primarily on higher education.
  • Assist with interviewing, hiring, and training records staff.
  • Provide training sessions to all new employees of Advancement as well as internal and external interested parties.
  • Perform other related duties as requested or required.

Salary Range: $75k-$100k annually
Grade: GGS-011

University Title: Administrative Consultant I

Internal applicants can determine their University title by accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.


Monday thru Friday 8-5

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 5 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary

Preferred Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree with a major in Accounting or other related field is required. Five years of professional and progressively responsible management experience is ideal for this position to provide a wide range of technical advice regarding risk management associated with complex organizations.

Application Materials

Resume and Cover Letter

Other Information

As one of Missouri’s largest employers, MU staff enjoy exceptionally competitive health, PTO, and retirement plans. A few highlights:
  • Health Insurance -Three plans to choose from, including our Custom Network Plan; a cost-effective insurance option that utilizes our extensive network of MU-affiliated hospitals, clinics and pharmacies.
  • HSA - UM provides between $400 - $1200 in contributions to health savings accounts, depending on plans and dependents.
  • Dental - 100% coverage for preventative care, with no restrictions on network or non-network providers.
  • Vision - $0 copays on frames and contact lenses along with a $140 allowance, and a $10 copay on yearly eye exams.
  • Retirement - UM will match 100% of up to 8% of eligible pay contributed to a 457(b), with a three-year vesting period on university contributions.
  • Tuition Assistance - Up to 75% of tuition and supplemental fees waived for employees, and 50% waived for spouses and dependents.
  • Time Off - Separate vacation, sick leave, and personal day accrual, as well as nine paid national holidays.
  • Winter Break - The university observes a paid holiday for the period between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Since 1839, and as Missouri’s only state-supported member of the Association of American Universities, the University of Missouri (MU) has been engaged in groundbreaking research and comprehensive academics that define its strength as a higher education institution. Today, MU supports 31,103 students in 300+ degree programs, including 97 undergraduate majors, 96 master’s degrees, 69 doctoral degrees, and over 70 certificates. Students work side by side with some of the world’s best faculty to advance the arts and humanities, the sciences, and the professions. At MU, scholarship and teaching are driven daily by a commitment to public service—the obligation to produce and disseminate knowledge that will improve the quality of life in the state, the nation, and the world. MU’s NCAA Division I Athletics program in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) has 550 student-athletes across 20 sports. There are 344,000 MU alumni living around the world, 185,000 of which remain in the state of Missouri, maintaining MU’s positive impact globally and locally.

MU commits to acting ethically, welcoming differences, and exchanging ideas openly. University leaders demonstrate commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion by ensuring each individual, regardless of background, experiences, and perspectives, is supported at MU. In the past eight years, the university created the Division of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity, hired a Chief Diversity Officer to lead the new division, and established mandatory diversity training for those responsible for hiring. As part of its student accessibility efforts, in 2021, MU invested over $167 million in student scholarships and awards, allowing nearly half of all MU students to graduate without debt.
University of Missouri takes pride in driving innovation and the state of Missouri economy through its extensive research and outreach programs which support local families, business owners, farmers, firefighters and police, and healthcare providers. In 2021, the university secured $389 million on total research via the National Science Foundation. It boasts about 100 new inventions each year and infuses the Missouri economy with approximately $5B on an annual basis. Overall, the University of Missouri the Missouri economy with approximately $5B on an annual basis. Overall, the University of Missouri positively impacts 1 million Missouri residents through its offerings.

On the heels of record retention and enrollment growth amidst unprecedented challenges facing higher education in 2020, the University of Missouri jumped 15 spots in the U.S. News & World Report list of top national universities, rising to 124 in the publication’s newest rankings of more than 380 public and private institutions. MU also moved up five spots, from No. 90 in 2020 to No. 85, among the Best Value Schools— a measure of colleges that offer the best value for students getting need-based financial aid. Additionally, the university climbed 13 spots to No. 86 among the Best Colleges for Veterans.
Mizzou Advancement emphasizes talent acquisition and professional development in service to its overall mission of enhancing private support of the University of Missouri. As a result, the division continues to attract top talent from around the country. Comprising 170 staff members with a presence across the United States and worldwide. Mizzou Advancement is currently at the beginning of a 9- year campaign with the goal of $2 billion.

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research, and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn, and innovate.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-882-7976.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.

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