In this role, you will be responsible for oversight of the Foundation’s budget and disbursement functions, as well as financial reporting, audit coordination, and compliance.
Based on qualifications and experience, a selected candidate may hold one of these job titles: Assistant Director of Financial Reporting & Budgeting, Associate Director of Financial Reporting & Budgeting, or Director of Financial Reporting & Budgeting.
Core Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Responsible for the periodic and annual financial statement preparation.
- Research, analyze, and implement new accounting pronouncements and other best practices that impact financial reporting and processes.
- Audit duties including assisting with annual audit of financial statements, preparation of the draft of audited financial statements, and assisting with annual audit of the foundation’s 403(b) retirement plan.
- Coordinate the annual budget process as prepared by foundation budget managers and units.
- Manage the budget and monitor against operations throughout the year and perform detailed reviews at the six-month and nine-month periods.
- Manage all disbursement activity including foundation and university (private gift dollars) expenditures.
- Review all operational expenditures, cash transfers, and salary transactions.
- Manage administration of charitable remainder trust and gift annuity program including communicating with third party administrators and coordinating required tax filings and mailing of annual beneficiary reports.
- Manage daily general ledger activity, coordinate monthly an annual closings of the general ledger, assist with daily cash management, and assist with administration of the general ledger system.
Education & Work Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or a related field. CPA, MBA, or MAcc preferred.
- 2+ years of professional experience required, preferably in auditing and nonprofit accounting.
Desired Skills & Experience
- Strong communication skills (both written and verbal) and the ability to write technical and detailed financial information that can be understood by persons unfamiliar with financial and legal complexities.
- Excellent decision-making, problem solving, and research skills.
- Strong organizational skills, detail-oriented, and analytical.
- Must be proficient in Microsoft Office suite of applications, database and accounting software, and possess the ability to learn in-house computer systems.
- Must adhere to strict confidentiality standards.
- Creativity, patience, a sense of humor and a belief in our organizational mission of: Aligning donor passion and generosity to advance Iowa State University’s land grant ideals.
Travel: No travel required
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Location: Ames, IA; potentially hybrid
For additional information, visit the following pages: