Job no: 501620
Work type: Full-time
Location: District Office
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday (8:00-5:00)
Accounting Manager, Foundation
Job Title Code
Salary Range (Full-Time)
$5,416.67 mo. - $6,229.17 mo. (dependent on experience and other considerations)
Responsible for directing accounting operations of the Foundation, including, but not limited to, financial analysis, financial reporting requirements, cash/revenue monitoring, and audit schedule preparations.
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
• Strong knowledge of fund accounting and a thorough working knowledge of the application of general accounting principles, especially in a non-profit context and/or a higher education context.
• A comprehensive understanding of software applications and ability to use computer technology to access data, maintain records and generate reports. Experience with current and emerging technologies. Experience with Blackbaud Financial Edge preferred.
• A highly energetic, motivated self-starter with the drive to develop systems that ensure proper management and reporting on all aspects of the Foundation’s finances and accounting.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to effectively interact with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
• Understands and effectively manages group dynamics and ambiguity; maintains confidentiality; acts ethically and with integrity.
• Embraces diverse viewpoints and works with colleagues and other stakeholders in a spirit of partnership and transparency.
• Experience providing effective and committed customer service.
• Builds positive and effective relationships and teams internally and with key Foundation stakeholders.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Highly diligent about time and project management; works independently and effectively prioritizes workload.
• Excellent attention to detail.
• Thinks strategically; develops options to address foundation needs and solve problems.
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
Normal physical job functions performed within a standard office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with physical challenges to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.
Minimum Knowledge and Experience
Bachelor’s degree or higher and five years of accounting experience in a computerized location. Official transcripts will be required. *** Will be subject to a criminal background check. Some positions may be subject to a fingerprint check. ***
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Coordinates the development of two public budgets and one private non-profit budget within the guidelines, policies and procedures established by the Dallas College and the Dallas College Foundation Board.
• Manages all on-going accounting functions, financial activities and resulting reports for both public and private budgets. Analyzes and controls expenditures of all budgeted transactions, ensuring standard and federal regulations and principles for general accounting are identified, established, and maintained.
• Builds and maintains general ledgers and charts of accounts. Prepares reconciliations and journal entries, manages accounts payable, and completes month-end and fiscal-end closing of accounting books. Monitors legal and tax issues to nonprofit, fund accounting.
• Responsible for planning, directing, and administering the accounting function for the office. Reviews and approves solicitations, on behalf of the Foundation, from department/areas outside the Foundation. Manages the records of all contributions including scholarships and grants. Implements and monitors the internal schedule to produce accurate and timely monthly and year-end financial and statistical reports.
• Responsible for preparing complex federal reports including IRS Form 990 (the Foundation’s annual tax/information return). Monitors changes in laws, regulations and reporting requirements. Directs the annual independent external audit process. Primary contact for auditor requests and inquiries.
• Manages all activities related to the analysis of cash flows to ensure effective cash management and cash investment. Recommends appropriate financial investments for the Dallas College Foundation. Collaborates with Senior Director of Finance and Business Affairs in the management of the investment portfolio, including interaction with investment advisor(s) and firm(s) and monitoring existing internal controls to ensure compliance with policies, regulations and standards. Responsible for the allocation of interest & dividends for Foundation endowments.
• Contributes to the publication of Foundation accounting information. Prepares information to be reviewed by Executive Committee members. Generates summary reports distributed to Sr. Director of Finance and Business, Executive Director, Chancellor, Foundation and Dallas College Boards, auditors, donors, and other Foundations. Participates in the presentation of this information and responds to inquiries and request for additional information. Communicates and meets with Foundation Board Secretary regularly to review disbursement transactions and practices.
• Oversees the Foundation business insurance plans to ensure timeliness and adequacy.
• Maintains the highest ethical standards and adherence to applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
• Completes required Dallas College professional development training hours per academic year.
• Provides excellent customer service.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Incumbents may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Position requires regular and predictable attendance.
Dallas College is part of an equal opportunity system that provides education and employment opportunities without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Dallas College complies with the Americans with Disabilities and Veterans Act.
Advertised: 15 Jul 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications close: 29 Jul 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time