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Manager, Foundation Accounting

Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Feb 21, 2024

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Manager, Foundation Accounting

Job Summary
The Manager, Foundation Accounting performs senior level, professional financial analysis to support Advancement Finance at FGCU. Functions as a financial and accounting expert, and uses advanced analysis to support department and university goals.

FGCU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity and Access Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, genetic predisposition, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender expression, veteran status, and any other protected class(es), as required by applicable state and federal law, as well as University regulations and policies.

Job Description

Typical duties include but are not limited to:
  • Coordinates major finance functions. Formulates and recommends policies and procedures to effectively administer functions.
  • Ensures compliance with Internal Revenue Service regulations and pronouncements along with Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) reporting requirements.
  • Coordinates action necessary to correct account balances, resolves funding issues, and maintains proper accounting controls and procedures.
  • Participates in year-end audits and 990 tax returns to ensure accuracy of financial data.
  • Makes recommendations related to long-range financial and cash flow analysis. Prepares and analyzes statistical and financial reports, surveys, financial statements, and supporting schedules.
  • Designs, develops and implements special materials for assigned area of budgeting, finance, and accounting.
  • Identifies areas for improvement, considers innovative ideas as solutions, and makes recommendations to solve problems and improve processes.
  • Assists with the design, development, and implementation of special projects. Organizes timelines and drives completion.
  • Serves as a lead and collaborates with department team and across campus to solve problems and achieve results.

Other Duties:
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Additional Job Description

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution in Accounting, Finance, or closely related field.
  • Four years of professional full-time experience related to the position.
  • Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience, and/or certifications may be considered.
  • Experience operating a personal computer and proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Five years of professional full-time experience in Accounting, Finance, or closely related field.
  • Experience working in financial operations of a nonprofit or not-for-profit.
  • Experience with Blackbaud Financial Edge module.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) as they relate to higher education accounting activities.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Skill in collecting and analyzing complex data.
  • Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and complete simultaneous projects.
  • Ability to interact in a professional manner with a diverse group of staff, faculty, students and the community in a service-oriented environment.
  • Ability to work successfully as both a member of a team and independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to take initiative to plan, organize, coordinate and perform work in various situations when numerous and diverse demands are involved.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial data and prepare financial reports, statements, and projections.
  • Ability to perform complex mathematical computations.
  • Ability to turn creative ideas into workable solutions.
  • Ability to thrive in an organization that values the diversity of its student body and workforce and actively promotes an equitable environment.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion at all times.

Pay Grade: 19

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