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Idaho State University

921 South 8th Ave Stop 8107
Pocatello, ID


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Non-Classified Opening

Finance Manager (1522)

Non-Classified Classification

Idaho State University

Open for Recruitment: July 13, 2017 - August 11, 2017
Announcement # NONCLS028053
Salary Range: DOE -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Pocatello

SPECIAL NOTIFICATION:  This position is exempt from classified state service and the rules of the Division of Human Resources and the Idaho Personnel Commission.

Posting Number: req526
12 Month Full-Time

Non-classified Staff
ISU Foundation
Pocatello - Main

Primary Purpose

This position is responsible for the day to day accounting for the ISU Foundation, including reconciliation of donor system records to financial records, processing accounts payable, investment reconciliation, preparation and posting of journal entries, maintenance of the accounting records and ad hoc reporting. This position is responsible for preparing timely interim financial reports for management and ISU departments and year- end financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. This position performs analysis of financial information for endowments and other agreements.  This position is responsible for preparing documentation for the annual audit and working with the outside audit firm to complete the audit and required tax forms. This position is responsible for completing and filing tax returns related to split-interest agreements and supporting the stewardship function. This position is responsible for supervising the gift processing function and is a primary contact for ISU departments and employees.

Key Responsibilities

1.    Prepare, analyze, and/or audit all financial transactions for the ISU Foundation
2.    Audit preparation for the ISU Foundation
3.    Administration of accounting software for ISU Foundation
4.    Tax reporting preparation
5.    Accounts payable processing
6.    Month end transfers
7.    Loan compliance and reporting
8.    General finance tasks
9.    Oversee and manage gift processing functions

Minimum Qualifications

1.  Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or related field
2.  Three (3) years’ experience working with general ledger, accounts payable, journal vouchers, and reconciliation of bank statements and transactions
3.  Experience with audit (being audited or being an auditor)
4.  Accounting software experience
5.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

1.  Accounting degree
2.  Fund accounting experience
3.  Preparation of audited financial statements
4.  Experience in Tax Accounting
5.  Accounting for investments
6.  Advanced excel knowledge
7.  Gift processing
8.  Supervisory Experience of a processing function
Apply online at https://isu.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=526

Please submit the following documents with your application:
Resume, Cover Letter, and a list of three (3) professional references with contact information.


Priority consideration will be given to applications received by August 11, 2017. However, the position will remain open until filled. The approved salary range is $55,000 - $60,000 annually, commensurate with education and experience. Includes a competitive benefits package. Offers of employment may be conditional pending successful completion of a background investigation.


Idaho State University's Jeanne Clery report, federally required reporting, provides crime, arrest and fire statistics for the previous three years that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by Idaho State University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies about alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, personal practices, disciplinary procedures, fire safety and other matters. This report can be accessed on the following website: ISU Clery Report

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