Investment Accountant

Robert Half
Published
May 18, 2021
Location
San Antonio, TX
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Ref ID: 04080-0011808565

Classification: Investment Accountant

Compensation: $65000.00 to $75000.00 yearly

SUMMARY: The Financial Compliance Administrator is responsible for ensuring the compliance with endowment, gift agreements, federal/private grants, loan programs and other areas with mandated compliance requirements as assigned.

The endowments, restricted funds, and loan programs are managed as directed by gift agreements, court orders, grant awards, estate documentation, federal and state guidelines. The appropriate management of this responsibility will include holding regular meetings with the assigned fund managers, the finance/advancement/enrollment management teams and other offices. The position will ensure adherence to

relevant guidelines that govern the use of these funds.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Reviews, analyzes and audits transactions associated with the financial activities tied to the portfolio of institutional gifts, endowments and charitable trusts and ensures that all transactions are appropriately documented and that all activity and financial data meets the fiduciary requirement.

Ensures the institution has updated and organized files that collate the gift agreements, spending rules and any relevant stewardship reports and maintains these files in a software tool the institution utilizes for this purpose.

Examines financial data regarding the fiduciary responsibility for the acceptance, accounting, and disbursement of funds to appropriate parties. Evaluates findings and recommends corrective action for compliance

with laws and regulations.

Advancement to standardized language presented in gift agreements detailing the utilization and compliance of endowed funds.

Reviews and analyzes financial transactions related to grants and restricted funds to ensure an appropriate system of checks and balances in fund disbursement and to strengthen the internal institutional controls.

Conducts forensic account reviews of financial activity to confirm adequate documentation exists to support financial transactions, when necessary.

Reviews all grant activity to ensure that deliverables of the grant are met, that reporting is consistent with grant expectations and that any expenditures from the grants are appropriate and in compliance with spending rules associated with them.

Monitors and reports any potential non‐compliance of grant/restricted fund administration to Vice President of Administration and Finance and the Associate Vice President of Finance.

Monitors trends and changes to statutory accounting principles, legislation and laws that affect or may affect financial reporting and restricted gift use.

Will be familiar with all institutional gift and investment policies.

Conducts regular meetings across departmental lines to help ensure a complete and consistent understanding of restricted fund use and conducts an annual review with these teams to reconcile these accounts.

Prepares regular reports on progress and provides recommended solutions to executive leadership for administrative action, resulting from non‐compliance issues, deficiencies, concerns and transaction details.

EDUCATION: BA/BS in a finance/accounting/risk management/law related field required, postgraduate degree preferred.

Other degree programs with relevant professional experience in financial compliance may be considered.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Must have at least five (5) years of progressively increased professional experience in financial, accounting, risk management or compliance. Some relevant financial compliance practice, and/or other “not‐for‐profit”

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