Job Title: Associate Director
Job ID: 50063
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
FSU Foundation Accounting
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Directs the accounting operations of the Foundation, Alumni
Association and Real Estate Foundation. Responsible for supervising
daily actions related to general accounting, scholarships and funds
management as well as providing oversight to the Assistant
Controller concerning revenue, disbursement and investment
activities. Supervises 3 direct managers as well as 12 indirect
reports. Participates in planning, staffing decisions and
establishing or modifying internal polices.
Oversees the preparation of the Foundation's quarterly and annual
financial statements as well as the monthly financial reports and
annual financial statements for the Alumni Association and Real
Estate Foundation in accordance with generally accepted accounting
principles. Acts as liaison with external auditors for annual
financial audits and with internal auditors on other matters when
necessary. Reviews the preparation of the federal and state tax
returns for the Foundation, Alumni Association and Real Estate
Foundation. Provides accounting expertise for transaction
processing and internal control.
Directs the annual budget process alongside the CFO and provides
training to cost center managers for the Foundation, Alumni
Association and Real Estate Foundation. Compiles overall operating
budgets and prepares required reporting for the University.
Prepares the quarterly budget variance reports for the Foundation
and consults with staff on the reports for the Alumni Association
and Real Estate Foundation.
Coordinates with the Foundation information technology, data
management and gift services departments to ensure the integrity of
data in the financial and gift systems. Assists in the development
of data warehouse reports used by Foundation, Alumni Association
and University personnel. Creates processes and procedures to
accommodate financial tracking of new fundraising initiatives and
coordinates activities with other direct support
Communicates with Foundation, Alumni Association, Real Estate
Foundation and University personnel on accounting and financial
reporting matters. Provides staff support for the Foundation Board
of Trustees Audit and Finance Committees, the Alumni Association
Board of Directors Audit Committee as well as the Real Estate
Foundation Board of Directors Audit Committee. Consults with the
University or other direct support organizations on the use of
shared financial accounting or other software.
Performs special projects. Ensures compliance with policies and
procedures and applicable federal and state laws. Assists in
providing oversight in the absences of the CFO.
Master's degree in accounting or related field and four years of
experience related to the duties of the job or Bachelor's degree in
accounting or related field and six years of experience related to
the duties of the job.
Ability to adhere to ethical business practices and promote ethical
Ability to apply the principle and practices of strategic planning,
development and evaluation.
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Ability to establish and maintain working relationships.
Ability to evaluate process effectiveness and develop change or
Ability to gather, interpret, report, and/or edit
Ability to train and supervise employees.
Knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply related federal,
state, and local laws, ordinances, rules and regulations.
Knowledge of applicable computer applications and basic computer
Knowledge of and ability to apply Generally Accepted Accounting
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) strongly preferred.
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If not otherwise specified, schedule is M-F, 8 - 5.
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background check. The background check will be conducted as
authorized and in accordance with University Policy
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Applicants are required to complete the online application with all
applicable information. Applications must include all work history
up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a
Open until filled
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advertised as open until filled.
Applicants will be reviewed as they are received.
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