Financial Services Specialist II

Fairfax, VA
Apr 12, 2017
Apr 28, 2017
Full Time

Job Category : Classified Staff

Working hours :

Salary : Commensurate with education and experience.

Web Announcement :
Senior Accountant

The George Mason University Foundation, Inc. is accepting applications for a full-time, benefited Senior Accountant position. 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.

George Mason University Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-private foundation and a private corporation organized and operated exclusively for the benefit of George Mason University. The Foundation assists the university in generating private support and manages, invests, and administers private gifts, including endowments and real property.

Responsibilities: * Provides financial support to the accounting department within the Foundation; * Responsible for various areas of the Foundation’s financial activity, including supervision or completion of various account reconciliations; * Tracks and reconciles all investment activity and works closely the external investment advisors; * Assists university personnel at the senior and unit level through the preparation of internal financial statements, management of Foundation accounts online, and administration of the creation of new Foundation accounts and the management of existing Foundation accounts; and * Support the external audit process.

Required Qualifications: * Bachelor’s degree in a business field, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience; * Must be independent, self-motivated, and able to work independently; * Must possess good decision-making ability, and excellent oral and written communications skills; * Must be organized and able to manage overlapping tasks; * Several years of general accounting experience in a financial environment; and * Ability to utilize accounting databases and fundraising databases in completion in tasks.

Preferred Qualifications: * Master’s degree with concentration/specialization in nonprofits; * Familiarity with a university foundation is helpful; * Knowledge of financial reconciliations and familiarity with investment activity is beneficial; and * Knowledge of Abila MIP or Ellucian Advance is a plus.

Special Instructions : For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 10379z at by April 26, 2017; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

MasonAd : 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 Masons 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.

Equity Statement : 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, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Close Date : 2017-04-26

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