Position Title: Staff Accountant
The University of Northern Colorado Foundation currently has an opening on our accounting team for a full-time Staff Accountant.
The University of Northern Colorado (UNC) Foundation was established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit in 1966 to provide support and enhanced non-state revenue to the Colorado State College which later became the University of Northern Colorado. The UNC Foundation is dedicated to stewarding donors, data, and dollars in support of the University of Northern Colorado, a Division I research university with approximately 12,000 students. Led by a dedicated Board of Directors, a team of eight employees manage over 600 scholarship funds, 450 endowed funds, net assets of approximately $100 million and a constituent database of 180,000 alumni and friends of the University. The Foundation’s 2011-2012 revenues were approximately $6.6 million from investment returns and new contributions raised by the University. The Foundation supports the University with about $8.4 million in program and scholarship support each year.
The Foundation is located on the University of Northern Colorado’s Greeley campus and is housed in the historic Judy Farr Center. Greeley has a diverse community and a growing population of approximately 80,000. It is situated an hour north of Denver and 30 miles east of the spectacular Rocky Mountains.
This position will serve as a staff accountant for the University of Northern Colorado Foundation. The staff accountant will report to and work closely with the Foundation Controller. In addition, s/he will coordinate with the other members of the UNC Foundation accounting department and other Foundation staff, UNC faculty and staff, and student employees to assist with accounting record maintenance, processing of support to the University in the form of scholarship distribution and program fund distribution, and general Foundation business operations. This position is full time at 40 hours per week and the regular business hours of the operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
- Perform daily and monthly tasks to assist with accurate and timely month-end close and audit preparation
- Examine and analyze donations and cash receipt entries to confirm accuracy and ensure proper recording of revenue
- Initiate periodic research projects to assess available fund balances and report results accordingly
- Review and approve University Support invoices and requests for periodic payments
- Oversee UNC staff payroll deductions and coordinate processing of the monthly donations
- Assist with completing various internal projects which may include data manipulation and analysis utilizing functions in MS Excel
- Respond to requests from Foundation staff and University staff for account information and gift reports
- Accounts payable processing for all vendor invoices and employee reimbursements weekly
- Track annual scholarships and coordinate record keeping with University partners
- Support team initiatives and efficiencies and act as back-up for other Foundation staff, as needed
- Special projects and other duties as assigned
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to consistently perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
To perform the job successfully, an individual will need to demonstrate the following abilities:
- Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and generates creative solutions
- Customer Service - Responds promptly to customer needs and solicits customer feedback to improve service
- Teamwork - Gives and welcomes feedback: exhibits objectivity and openness to the views of others
- Quality Management - Demonstrates accuracy, thoroughness and a willingness to learn and looks for ways to improve and promote quality and efficiency
- Initiative - Volunteers readily and takes independent actions to assist the organization; asks for and offers help when needed
- Motivation - Sets challenging goals and demonstrates persistence at overcoming obstacles to achieve goals
- Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities to use time efficiently
- Professionalism - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; approaches others in a tactful manner; Respects other people and treats them with consideration regardless of their status or position
- Business Acumen - Aligns work with strategic goals and upholds the organizational values of the UNC Foundation
- Ethics - Uphold a high standard of ethics and act with honesty, fairness, objectivity and responsibility and encourage others to adhere to the same standard; perform duties in accordance with all relevant laws, regulations and technical standards
Bachelor’s degree in an accounting/related field is required. Nonprofit accounting experience and one to two years prior experience in an accounting environment is desirable.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must have intermediate knowledge of MS Excel. General accounting software experience is preferred.
Compensation and Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. A generous benefits package includes paid time off, health and dental insurance, life insurance, disability insurance and matching contributions to a SIMPLE IRA retirement plan.
The full job description can be viewed here:
Qualified candidates must be willing to submit to a criminal background and credential check and adhere to the UNC Foundation’s policies and core values.
Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit cover letter and resume to:
Vice President of Human Resources and Administration
UNC Foundation, Inc.
1620 Reservoir Road
Greeley, CO 80631
Equal Opportunity Employment:
The UNC Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the UNC Foundation to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, political affiliation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, marital status or veteran status, in accordance with federal and state law. The Foundation will conform to the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable laws and regulations. The Foundation will take action to employ, advance in employment and treat qualified applicants and employees without discrimination in all employment practices.