Accounting Generalist - Cash

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Aug 08, 2023
Oct 01, 2023
Full Time
Accounting Generalist - CashThe George Mason University Foundation, Inc. invites qualified candidates to apply for a full-time Accounting Generalist position. George Mason University Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation and a private corporation organized and operated exclusively for the benefit of George Mason University. The Foundation receives, manages, invests, and administers private gifts, including endowments and real property.This position also offers:Potential for flexible telework and hybrid telework scheduling;Competitive salary; andOutstanding benefits including:Health & life insurance, multiple industry-leading retirement plans available including state VRS Hybrid Retirement Plan, accrued paid days off per year, paid holidays, paid winter break (subject to annual approval), paid sick leave, professional development, tuition reimbursement at GMU, and employee assistance programs.George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.Responsibilities:The Accounting Generalist - Cash provides financial support to the accounting department within the George Mason University Foundation. The position reconciles cash, manages the cash flow, and provides support for the external audit and various other projects.Duties include:Completes daily cash reporting and monthly reconciliation of multiple cash accounts;Processes cash receipt batches and imports of gift batches, including Anthology and fee utilities; preparation and posting of cash receipts and journal entries. Maintains fee exemption list to ensure unique/non-standard fee calculations are captured correctly in MIP;Completes monthly reconciliation of pledge activity to ensure consistency between Advance and MIP and the appropriate recording of pledge payments vs. gifts including monthly review of fund allocation for all pledges. Quarterly preparation of 5-year pledge table as well as discounting of new pledges as required per GMUF accounting policy;Processes outgoing wires and ACHs, review OFAC documentation for international wires and perform quarterly OFAC review on donations; andFinancial Audit Participation and Special Assignments as requested by the Controller and Assistant Controller.Required Qualifications:General accounting knowledge and experience;Ability to utilize Excel, online banking systems, accounting databases and fundraising databases in completion in tasks;Excellent oral and written communications skills are needed for this job;The person must be organized and able to manage overlapping tasks; andKnowledge of financial reconciliations and familiarity with cash, online banking and accounts receivable is beneficial.Preferred Qualifications:Knowledge of Abila MIP or Salesforce/Affinaquest is a plus; andGeneral Accounting experience (1-3 Years).

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"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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