Director of Financial Reporting & Budgeting

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Posting Details

Posting Number 800008
Working Title Director of Financial Reporting & Budgeting
Advertised Employing Department Iowa State University Foundation
Appointment Type Affiliates
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Full or Part Time Full-Time
Pay Frequency Monthly
Proposed Start Date 03/05/2018
Proposed End Date or Length of Term
Number of Months Employed Per Year 12
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

Ready to use your workday to contribute to something greater? Join the Iowa State University Foundation in its charge to move the university forward through philanthropy, helping thousands reach new levels of greatness. This is the place for the next change-agent – you!

In This Role, You Will…

• Be responsible for oversight of the Foundation’s budget and disbursement function including unrestricted expenditures for operations, restricted expenditures and transfers for university use of private gift funds, and budget preparation and monitoring.
• Be responsible for internal and external financial reporting, independent audit coordination, and legal and regulatory compliance of various federal and state tax filings.
• Additional work includes managing daily general ledger activity, monitoring internal controls, administering the Foundation’s corporate insurance program and other special projects as needed.
• Work independently and collaboratively with all levels of staff.
• Communicate in a variety of ways for a variety of purposes. You will write correspondence and provide briefings on various projects and initiatives.

Required Education and Experience

To Be Successful, You Will Need…

• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting is required along with a minimum of four years professional experience. CPA or MBA required. Prefer experience in auditing or nonprofit accounting.
• Ability to multi-task and manage multiple initiatives.
• Savvy relationship-building skills and be an excellent communicator. Ability to communicate detailed financial information in terms that can be understood by persons unfamiliar with financial and legal complexities.
• Excellent analytical skills; well-developed decision making, problem-solving and research skills.
• Strong team orientation, a dedicated work ethic and a positive and professional attitude.
• Extensive experience with Microsoft Office suite of applications and the ability to learn in-house computer systems.
• 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.

Preferred Education and Experience

Experience in auditing or nonprofit accounting is preferred.

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Department/Program & College Description

Your Next Career Move forward…

Iowa State University fills a variety of major roles, from feeding the globe to strengthening the local economy. As a part of the ISU Foundation’s finance team, you will have the opportunity to play a key role in our success supporting a world class university.

About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

The Iowa State University Foundation has an outstanding history in fundraising. This position will join a high-performing team of more than 125 who are excited to enrich Iowa State University through public and private support. The ISU Foundation has been acknowledged from multiple publications as a top place to work.

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Additional Information

This vacancy is posted for the ISU Foundation. It is not an Iowa State University position.

Application Instructions

We Can Help You Move forward…

You’ve put in a lot of work to get where you are today, and now you’re ready to utilize your unique skills, talents and personality to achieve even more. Make the next step count – move forward with us!

To apply, visit our Careers page on our website and include the following items:

• Resume
• Cover letter with salary requirements
• Three professional references’ names and contact information

Guaranteed Consideration Date
Pre-Employment Screening

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

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Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

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