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Accountant IV - Foundation Associate Controller
Utah Valley University

Date Posted Nov. 15, 2022
Title Accountant IV - Foundation Associate Controller
University Utah Valley University
Orem, UT, United States
Department Accounting
Application Deadline 06/27/2023
Position Start Date Available immediately
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  • Professional Staff
  • Institutional Advancement
    Finance/Investment Management

Accountant IV - Foundation Associate Controller

Position Category: Staff - Full-Time

Working Title: CFO, UVU Foundation and Institutional Advancement Lead Accountant

Utah Valley University
Utah Valley University, the largest public and comprehensive university in the state of Utah, seeks an experienced and innovative leader with accounting expertise to serve as Institutional Advancement's next Chief Financial Officer, UVU Foundation and Institutional Advancement Lead Accountant. Reporting to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement, the Associate Controller will provide leadership, strategy, and vision to align with the university's mission and strategic plan. The ideal candidate will model Utah Valley University's core values of exceptional care, exceptional accountability, and exceptional results.Utah Valley University (UVU) is an open-enrollment, dual-mission institution located in Orem, Utah, that serves as an integrated university and community college to over 41,000 students. The university focus is on engaged teaching and learning through hands-on activities, community engagement, and faculty-guided student research.

UVU is committed to preparing all students and employees for success in an increasingly complex, diverse, and globalized society. It promotes civility and respect for the dignity and potential of each individual. The university seeks to advance the understanding of diverse perspectives. It values and promotes collegial relationships and mutual respect among students, faculty, and staff. UVU acknowledges and works to address the needs of populations who are underrepresented and students with varying levels of academic preparation, even as it strives to provide access and support for all students and employees in ways that are culturally relevant and responsible.

The Division of Institutional Advancement is in the silent phase of planning for the university's inaugural comprehensive fundraising campaign and the public phase will launch in October 2022. The Chief Financial Officer, UVU Foundation and Institutional Advancement Lead Accountant will play a major role in the team's success by ensuring financial growth, compliance, and health are priorities.
The Chief Financial Officer, UVU Foundation and Institutional Advancement Lead Accountant will be responsible for:

  • Establishing, implementing and monitoring accounting procedures to ensure compliance with GAAP, IRS rules, and non-profit accounting requirements.
  • Analyzing and manage cash flow to effectively maximize the return on investment.
  • Managing direct reports.
  • Managing Institutional Advancement's annual budgeting and forecasting processes.
  • Overseeing the day-to-day accounting and reporting of endowment activity and complex gift agreements that align with donor intent and applicable state and federal laws.
  • Overseeing and directing the monthly and annual closing process and works with an external accounting firm to complete the annual audit through planning and preparation of schedules and financial statements.
  • Preparing and files the annual tax return.
  • Preparing investment reconciliations and performance reports and provides required invest and endowment information to UVU that meet state reporting requirements.
  • Serving as a liaison between the UVU Foundation and university by providing various reports and answering questions.
  • Other duties as assigned.

UVU offers an excellent benefits package that includes a generous leave policy, 13 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents, and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelors degree in Accounting and four years of related experience plus CPA Certification; Or a Masters degree in Accounting and two years of related experience plus CPA Certification.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and procedures, auditing standards, internal controls, and federal tax regulations.
  • Knowledge of financial statement, report, and tax return preparation.
  • Knowledge of computer technology related to accounting systems.
  • Knowledge of financial analysis and research; budget development, preparation, and administration; investment and cash management principles and practices; and data processing methods.
  • Ability to prepare not-for-profit financial statements and reports; to review and analyze financial information; and to maintain routine nonprofit fund accounting as appropriate.
  • Ability to prepare and monitor budgets; perform fiscal planning; direct the development of complex financial statements and reports; and use computer systems and software in the performance of fiscal planning and development, and scheduling responsibilities.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills. Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software applications, specifically Excel.
  • Ability to perform highly independent work, make independent decisions and resolve complex accounting and financial problems.
  • Ability to communicate results of operations to various constituents.
  • Ability to be flexible, to multi-task, to be a creative thinker, and to have good business judgment.
  • Ability to make sound business judgments in resolving generally understood and/or more complex issues.
  • Must be a strong team player, highly motivated, and have the ability to perform complex or highly technical accounting tasks and functions.
  • Ability to develop relationships with diverse groups and various levels of financial and operating personnel.

Preferred Qualifications:
Masters degree in business, accounting, or finance.

Physical Requirements:
Physical ability for occasional sitting, walking standing, seeing, and fine hand manipulation, continuous hearing and talking.

Benefits Summary:
UVU offers an excellent benefits package that includes a generous leave policy, 13 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents, and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: Excellent benefits with a competitive salary offered depending qualification

Advertisement Number: STA133722
Open Date: 06/21/2022
Review Start Date: 07/21/2022
Close Date: 6/27/2023
Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicant: Priority consideration will be given to those applicants who apply on or before the "Review Start Date." This job advertisement may close at any time after the review date.

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