Foundation Business Manager

San Mateo
Jul 17, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

San Mateo County Community College District

Foundation Business Manager

Posting Number: 2014464S

Department: SMCCCD Foundation DIST (DEPT)

Location: District Office

Position Number: 1C0420

Percentage of Full Time: 100%

Months per Year: 12

Salary Range: $75,156 (annual) - $95,208 (annual)

Position Type: Staff & Admin

General Statement:

San Mateo County Community College District values the principles of diversity and equity. We provide our students with a rich and dynamic learning community that embraces differences, emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become critical thinkers and socially responsible leaders.

Under general direction of the Foundation Executive Director, this position is responsible for serving as principal liaison for the Executive Director of the Foundation in management of the Foundation's business operations and completion of a wide variety of required reports. This position performs professional, general financial, fund management, and accounting work for the Foundation. This position performs work involved in the maintenance and analysis of general ledger accounts and records, preparation of financial reports including statements of financial position and records of revenues and expenditures, and the communication, monitoring, and analysis of accounting activities. The position sets up and monitors detailed accounting records and performs a variety of complex accounting and finance functions within the scope of the position. Public contact is extensive, involving Foundation staff and Board members, donors, college department staff, and vendors for the purpose of exchanging technical information concerning the status of various accounts and projects. Consequences of errors in judgment could be costly in employee time, public relations and money. The Foundation Business Manager can direct the work of paraprofessional, clerical and other staff, and student assistants as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

• A combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, or a closely related field
• 4+ years of work experience with increasing responsibility that has included financial analysis, reporting, and fund accounting
• Skill in the use of databases, charts, spreadsheets, and a variety of computer software to format, compose, and present accounting data, reports, correspondents, and other documents
• Extensive public contact experience with people at various levels within an organization who are diverse in their cultures, language groups, and abilities
• Experience with training and leading the work of others
• Experience and skill in working in a collaborative, customer service team environment
• Experience with research and compiling data for, formatting, preparing statistical, financial, accounting and other reports and records
• Demonstrated skills in effective written and oral communication, including public speaking and persuasive communication
• Demonstrated skill in prioritizing workloads, and working independently. Strong time management and organizational skills
• Possession of a valid California Driver’s license (or the ability to obtain one) and the ability to drive a motor vehicle to off-site locations

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1. Knowledge of generally accepted accounting and auditing principles, practices, and procedures, particularly as they apply to nonprofit organizations
2. Knowledge of techniques commonly used in financial and statistical online and manual documentation and record keeping; organization of financial data
3. Knowledge of fund accounting, budgetary and financial analysis
4. Knowledge of financial analysis and research procedures
5. Skill in evaluating and monitoring financial systems
6. Strong knowledge of estate planning issues, including the benefits and tax consequences associated with various gift vehicles
7. Skill in respectful, tactful, and sensitive interaction with people who are diverse in their cultures, language, groups, and abilities
8. Skill in the development and use of a variety of spreadsheet and other software to conduct financial analyses and prepare reports
9. Skill in planning, organizing, and coordinating the work of support staff and other staff from various constituencies and levels within an organization
10. Skill in strategically planning, organizing, prioritizing, and implementing multiple-tasked projects under deadline pressure and anticipated outcomes
11. Excellent people and project management skills, with ability to work with diverse groups and on multiple projects simultaneously
12. Skill in clear oral and written communication
13. Skill in the preparation of financial statements and comprehensive reports with accuracy and attention to detail
14. Understanding of complex charitable giving vehicles, such as charitable remainder trusts, charitable LLCs, and charitable gift annuities
15. Demonstrated success in acquiring, developing, and retaining donor or client relationships resulting in significant support for an organization
16. Ability to work effectively as a part of a team

Preferred Qualifications: • CPA with public accounting and cost accounting experience • Experience working in a nonprofit environment

Benefits: Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. The District pays all or a portion of monthly medical plan premiums (depending on the coverage) and pays all of the monthly dental and vision plan premiums for employees and eligible dependents. Additional paid benefits include life insurance, salary continuance insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program. Classified employees participate in the Public Employees’ Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California. Optional tax-deferred 403(b) and 457 retirement plans are also available.

First Review Date: 08/20/2017

Open Until Filled: Yes

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The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.