Accountant

New Brunswick
New Jersey

Overview

The Accountant is primarily responsible for the oversight of the Alumni Relations accounting activity that is ultimately recorded in the Rutgers University Foundation's ("the Foundation") accounting system. The responsibilities included in the scope of this role involve the entry, extraction, review and upload of financial data from the University's accounting system, booking of journal entries and project tracking attributes in the Foundation's accounting system and oversight in the analysis/reporting of activity for Alumni Relations management. Also included in the support of Alumni Relations is the review and consolidation of fiscal year budgets. The Accountant will also oversee all aspects of endowment and deferred gifts made to the Foundation (i.e. annuities and trusts) to be invested at the Foundation, and will be expected to work with the Office of Gift Planning to process such gifts for investment and transfer proceeds to the University. The Accountant will also be responsible for the creation, coding and maintenance of non-event allocations in the donor database. Finally, this position will also provide support to the Controller, and Chief Financial Officer, for any games of chance, surveys, projects, or other assignments that will further improve the efficiency and support of the accounting function at the Foundation. This person works under the general supervision of the Rutgers University Foundation Controller and will be expected to recommend policies and procedures to ensure the efficient and effective utilization of the financial system. This position requires knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and practices (GAAP) and a good understanding of accounting concepts, theories, terminology and applications.

Qualifications

Requires a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration or related field and three to five years of accounting experience managing and overseeing balance sheets, income statements and related budgets; or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience that demonstrates knowledge and understanding of generally accepted accounting principles and practices covering the above mentioned areas.  Other skills desired include the ability to intepret financial statements and tax returns.  Also requires good communication skills and computer literacy including working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite. 
 
Please state any education, experience, certification, licenses, knowledge, skills, or abilities that are not essential to the position but preferred.
 
Proficiency with the Microsoft Dynamics GP accounting system, Microsoft Access and Adobe Acrobat Professional a plus.  Experience in an environment that utilizes project accounting is preferred.  CPA is preferred.

About Us

Created in 1973, the Rutgers University Foundation advances Rutgers' pursuit of excellence in education, research, and public service. The Foundation provides the bridge between donors and the schools, programs, faculty, and students that make up the University. The Foundation helps to match caring people with satisfying and meaningful opportunities to make gifts that have an impact on Rutgers. Founded in 1766, Rutgers is the eighth oldest institution of higher education in the nation. Today, Rutgers, a member of the Association of American Universities, is New Jersey's premier public research institution and flagship state university. More than 100 majors offer students vast opportunities. On July 1, 2014, Rutgers University joined The Big Ten Conference of world-class universities whose member institutions share a common mission of research, graduate, professional and undergraduate teaching and public service. The Foundation is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt organization. Our sole mission is to support Rutgers University.

Compensation

The Rutgers University Foundation (RUF) offers a generous and comprehensive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with experience.

It is Foundation policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment.

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