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Gift Accountant (Job #S53)
Tuskegee University

Date Posted Jul. 16, 2021
Title Gift Accountant (Job #S53)
University Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, AL, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Institutional Advancement
    Finance/Investment Management

Position: Gift Accountant                 
Location: Advancement and Development

Status:       Full-time; Exempt

Position Summary
In keeping with the President’s commitment to Tuskegee University demonstrating "Excellence in Every Way", the ideal Gift Accountant will possess the willingness to use his or her expertise to assist in the university’s efforts to be a sustainable academic organization committed to excellence.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

Daily reconciliation and verification of receipt of all contributions and correspondence
Mail, online, transfer of stock, electronic transfers, etc.
Daily processing of contributions using the Raiser’s Edge (RE) database  Cash, securities, insurance premiums, web payments, pledges, etc.
Daily processing of receipts and acknowledgements to all constituents
Daily preparation of transmittal to the Office of Business & Fiscal Affairs
Maintaining an accurate chart of accounts (gift reconciliation) with Accounting  Communicating with existing and potential donors
Manual and electronic filing of documents
Flexible in accepting additional assignments and willing to work extended hours during peak periods (specifically during events and at the end of the fiscal and calendar year)
Prepare daily and weekly reports of gifts received
Complete timely follow-up as needed to resolve discrepancies


Professional in conduct and appearance
Must have the ability to maintain donor confidentiality
Fully knowledge of CASE (Fundraising Reporting) and FASB (accounting) Regulations
Must have the ability to identify and prevent audit findings
Bachelor’s degree with experience in accounting and business administration
Two to three years of relevant experience with database management (preferably Raiser’s Edge or other fundraising software)
Excellent attention to detail
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
Moderate to advanced proficiency using The Raiser’s Edge/Net Community or other fundraising software/CRMs raking knowledge industry and office practices
Ability to follow policies and defined business processes
Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities
Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with students, faculty, staff and the public
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing

Commensurate with education, training and experience                 

**The statements contained in this job announcement reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility. It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.

Applications are available at the following link:

Each applicant, including all current/existing employees, must complete and submit a Tuskegee University employment application, resume/CV, a list of (3) letters of recommendation (with detailed contact information) and copies of unofficial transcripts (official transcript(s) will be required upon hire). Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and submit a completed application packet in order to be considered for the position. The University reserves the right not to fill the position in the event of budgetary or operational constraints. Application packets with missing information will be considered incomplete and will not be processed.

Human Resources Department
Attn: Employment/Recruitment
101 Kresge Center
Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, Alabama 36088

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