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Posting Number S02578P Working Title ACCOUNTANT Department D.A.R. UGAF - Gift Accounting About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

The University of Georgia Foundation enriches the quality of education at the university by supporting scholarships, endowed chairs and professorships and other programs that rely on private funds.
With more than $1 billion in assets, a large portion of which is endowed, the foundation provides an average of more than $65 million annually to UGA to advance its mission of teaching, research and public service.
The foundation was established in 1937. As a steward of donor funds, the foundation has a strong record of fiscal and financial management. Its investment portfolio has consistently outperformed key benchmarks. Growth in the foundation’s assets has allowed for greater financial support of the university’s mission.

Mission of the University of Georgia Foundation
The mission and purpose of the University of Georgia Foundation is to provide support for the teaching, research, public service and outreach programs of the University of Georgia by means of volunteer leadership and assistance in development and fundraising activities; fiduciary care for the assets of the foundation for the long-term benefit and enhancement of the university; and broad advice, consultation and support to the president of the university. The foundation shall operate as a cooperative organization in accordance with policies of the University System of Georgia Board of Regents.

College/Unit/Department website Posting Type External Retirement Plan TRS Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Full/Part time Full Time Work Schedule Additional Schedule Information


Advertised Salary Commensurate with qualifications and experience Posting Date 02/14/2019 Open until filled Yes Closing Date Proposed Starting Date 03/01/2019 Special Instructions to Applicants Location of Vacancy Athens Area EEO Policy Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Position Information

Classification Title Accounting Paraprofessional/Professional Pay Grade 051 FLSA Non-Exempt Job Family Business And Finance FTE 1.00 Minimum Qualifications

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration or a related field OR Associate’s degree AND two (2) years of related experience OR Four (4) years of related experience

Position Summary

Reporting to the Senior Accountant for Major Giving in Gift Accounting, this position is responsible for analyzing, reconciling, and entering gifts of stock, in-kind donations, and phonathon giving. A thorough understanding of policies and procedures is necessary. The incumbent is expected to have demonstrated adherence to confidentiality, ability to demonstrate high standards of professionalism, initiative, critical thinking, good judgment, consistency of output, timeliness of follow-through, and ability to prioritize.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

•Attention to detail
•Analytical skills
•Communication skills
•Typing skills
•Ability to work well within a team and individually
•Ability to follow directions and meet deadlines

Additional Division Requirements
•Through open, honest, and respectful communication, all staff, supervisors, and colleagues of the Division of Development & Alumni Relations are expected to interact with fairness, compassion, and decency. All employees will be held accountable for meeting the expectation of promoting a stable, productive, and healthy work environment.
•Adherence to CASE standards and commonly accepted industry standards relating to fundraising reporting are expected of all fundraisers. All fundraisers will be held accountable for meeting this expectation.

Physical Demands

•Work in a standard office environment
•Sit and work at a computer work station for an extended amount of time

Is driving required to perform essential duties outlined in this position? (This does not include infrequent trips) The successful candidate would have to provide proof that s/he has a valid driver's license when offered employment. Does this position have financial responsibilities? Yes Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Analyze and enter gift-in-kind transactions (including auctions), unreimbursed expenses, and gifts of services.

Coordinate with Development colleagues to obtain appropriate documentation.

Review and forward IRS 8283 forms to UGAF CFO/COO.

Percentage of time 25 Duties/Responsibilities


Import and/or enter direct-to-UGA gifts, affiliate organization gifts, and Sponsored Project payments.

Establish and update constituent biographical records when necessary; establish companion funds in GAIL as necessary.

Percentage of time 25 Duties/Responsibilities


Analyze and accurately enter stock gifts into GAIL.

Communicate to leadership any abnormalities in gift details or donor instructions.

Review and reconcile stock account activity to assure accuracy and completeness of recorded transactions.

Percentage of time 20 Duties/Responsibilities


Manage importing and entry of phonathon pledges and payments.

Facilitate communication with Senior Accountant, Assistant Director of Gift Accounting, Annual Giving, and phonathon manager when issues arise.

Percentage of time 20 Duties/Responsibilities


Serve as backup for the other Major Giving Accountant to assist when necessary with pledge entry, importing and reconciling of UGA Athletic Association transactions, and monitoring of departmental email account.

Percentage of time 10 Posting Specific Questions

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  2. Cover Letter
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    Posted: 2/16/2019
    Application Due: 2/25/2019
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