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Salary/Rate: $88,065.00 (@1.0 FTE)
Reporting to the SOU VP for Development/SOU Foundation Executive Director, this position is responsible for financial planning and management, budget development, monitoring, reporting, long-range forecasting, and policy setting regarding the fiscal and operational procedures of both the SOU Foundation and Office of Development. The position collaborates with the VP for Development/Executive Director to ensure the fiscal health and operational effectiveness of the SOU Foundation and Office of Development and must work collaboratively with a variety of internal and external constituents to provide reliable financial information and quality customer service.
Bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting, public administration or related field. Five years' of experience in finance and accounting, budgeting, public administration, or other aspects of fiscal management and administration. Proven organizational, financial, and analytical skills, including forecasting, financial operations, and business analyses; demonstrated high degree of reliability and accuracy in this work.
Position will be expected to have and maintain up-to-date knowledge and skills of accounting standards and practices and information services in the non-profit sector. Leadership and communications skills required for interaction with a broad and diverse group of constituents.
Experience working with non-profit organizations and non-profit accounting with current understanding of FASB rules. Familiarity with Blackbaud Financial Edge and Raisers Edge systems or similar applications. Experience working with a non-profit volunteer board.
All Listed Duties:
Manage the accounting, asset management, investment, and functions of the Foundation, including development and implementation of Foundation fiscal policies, processes and procedures.
Perform or supervise all accounting functions of the Foundation, such as: management of cash, debt, receivables, accounts payable, operating expenses, taxes, audits, and investment management.
Coordinate and prepare for annual audit and tax return preparation by independent auditors, working closely with the auditors and other personnel.
Manage and reconcile scholarship distributions, investment earnings, distribution and cash flow projections, providing monthly and quarterly reports such as statement of financial position, statement of financial activities, and other reports as necessary.
Manage the General Fund budget accounts for the Office of Vice President for Development, including the Financial Information System (FIS) for accounts payable, receivables, budget, and other duties as assigned by the Vice President of University Advancement/Foundation Executive Director.
In collaboration with the VP for University Advancement/SOU Foundation Executive Director, ensure the operational effectiveness of the Foundation and Office of Development.
Ensure organizational adherence to internal controls to meet objectives of operational effectiveness and efficiency to ensure reliable financial reporting, and compliance with laws, regulations and policies.
Develop and maintain administrative policies and procedures, including but not limited to those associated with the Foundation's administrative gift fee, gift acceptance, charitable raffle license, general operations, information technology, and personnel.
Serve as Risk Manager, purchasing and maintaining adequate property, casualty, liability and other insurance coverage.
Serve as primary staff liaison to the Foundation's Finance and Audit Committee and Investment Committee, preparing materials for meetings, presentation of reports, policy proposals and implementation. Provide other fiscal support as needed for the Foundation Board of Trustees and Affiliate organizations to carry out their responsibilities.
Other Duties as assigned.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
Under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): -Position classification defined as
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