Accounting Manager – University of Alaska Foundation

//Accounting Manager – University of Alaska Foundation

Accounting Manager – University of Alaska Foundation

Salary Range

$63,565 - $108,805

Relocation Required


Employee Classification

Exempt, salary

Closing Date for Application

Open until filled.


Brief Description

The University of Alaska Foundation Accounting Manager is responsible for all functions performed by the UA Foundation's accounting department, including fund accounting, audit, tax, and financial reports.

Primary Duties

5% of time -Budget Management
Assists with the UA Foundation’s annual operating budget development process;
Responsible for setup and maintenance of departmental budgets and reports in Financial Edge NXT;
Manages operating budget for Foundation Accounting department;
Responds to budget questions and helps to interpret accounting information for non-financial managers

10% of the time -Tax & Regulatory Compliance
Coordinates preparation and filing of applicable federal and state tax returns for the UA Foundation;
Responsible for providing information to ensure complete and accurate filings;
Coordinates charitable solicitation registrations in states where the UA Foundation conducts fundraising activities;
Maintains the UA Foundation’s nonprofit corporate registration with the State of Alaska.

15% of the time - Audit
Responsible for the preparation and fair presentation of the UA Foundation’s consolidated financial statements in accordance with the generally accepted accounting principles;
Leads the accounting staff in completing audit support schedules and work papers;
Periodically evaluates accounting estimates and maintains proper internal controls to ensure the financial statements are free from material misstatement;
Keeps abreast of applicable Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) accounting standards updates

55% of the time - Accounting
Sets up new funds, projects, accounts, and reports in Financial Edge NXT;
Reviews journal vouchers, inter-fund transfers, and reconciliations prepared by accounting staff;
Calculates periodic payments to the beneficiaries of charitable gift annuities and remainder trusts;
Oversees the month-end closing process;
Responsible for completeness, accuracy, classification, and cut-off relating to accounting transactions;
Provides day-to-day guidance, training and direction to accounting staff;
Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Finance.

10% of the time -Investments (Consolidated Endowment Fund)
Tracks ownership interests and allocates investment returns/fees to individual endowments invested in the Fund on a periodic basis as directed;
Verifies monthly capital contributions and withdrawals to/from the Fund;
Calculates the annual spending allowance for endowed funds

5% of the time -Process Improvement
Assists in developing solutions and providing problem resolutions for customers of the UA Foundation;
Promotes collaboration between accounting and other departments;
Takes initiative to streamline accounting processes and engages accounting staff in continual process improvement;
Responsible for accounting department’s key performance indicators


- Advanced knowledge of fund accounting and generally accepted accounting standards for nonprofits;
- Ability to lead and supervise staff;
- Aptitude for innovative thinking and creative problem solving;
- Excellent written and oral communication skills;
- Ability to foster effective working relationships and build consensus from staff in other departments;
- Ability to extract and interpret information from complex relational databases

3 years of progressively responsible professional fiscal experience in nonprofit accounting;
3 years in a supervisory role with hiring, training, and performance evaluation responsibilities;
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration;
CPA licensure preferred

Contact and other Information

To apply, please provide a cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references.

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Position Contact: Stan Mishin (907) 450-8985