The Business Administrative Associate works within the Financial Services department of the NIU Foundation. Reporting directly to the NIU Foundation Controller, this position assists in coordinating and managing financial and administration operations.
Duties and Responsibilities (generally)
This position is accountable for analysis, reporting, special projects and providing back-up for transactional processing to help ensure segregation of duties. The Business Administrative Associate prepares detailed analyses for various accounting uses, prepares accounting reports and schedules, audit preparation and work papers, tax compliance and reporting requirements, and works on Financial Services projects to ensure successful outcomes. This position processes a large volume of accounting paperwork and must comply with Divisional processing time requirements. Employee must have a thorough knowledge of the office procedures and policies and be able to communicate this information in both oral and written formats. The employee must be sensitive to the confidential nature of the material and requests handled by the office.
Minimum Required Qualifications for this position
1. Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, finance or a field related to the position.
2. Two years of professional level accounting, managerial and/or business experience, one year of which was at an administrative level.
3. Two (2) years of experience in nonprofit accounting.
4. Two (2) years of experience managing investment portfolios and/or endowment funds.