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Background Check Statement:
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Eligibility for Employment:
Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.
Master's degree in business from an accredited college or university with significant accounting, auditing, and supervisory experience; or in substitution, a bachelor's degree and ten years of accounting/auditing experience, including five years of supervisory experience.
Experience in financial planning, budgeting, internal controls, and administration.
Ability to lead and exercise sound judgment, high level of organizational skills, high ethical standards, and strong work ethic, commitment to high performance and accountability.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Experience in working with foundation board volunteers, academic leaders, university administrators, or other volunteer boards.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The Assistant Vice Chancellor for Foundation Finance will act as a strategic partner to the Vice Chancellor of University Advancement and the Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration, playing a key role in developing, monitoring and evaluating foundation financial asset strategies. The position will collaborate and develop strategies and processes to carry out the Foundation's objectives, oversee revenue and expense management, and identify opportunities for growth and areas in need of improved performance.
Specific responsibilities include:
Oversee financial budget management in University Advancement and manage the budget for current and endowed funds for Appalachian State University Foundation, Inc.
Work with the Investments Advisory Committee and investment consultant on investments, and coordinate the Foundation's annual audit and financial statement preparation.
Serve as staff lead to monitor investment portfolio working closely with both investment committees and investment consultants.
Provide support and guidance for the Appalachian State Foundation executive board committee, including the Investment, Finance, and Audit committees.
Serve as executive team member contributing to continuous improvements and implementing controls in financial, investment and budgeting processes and systems.
Provide budget oversight for University Advancement and coordination of multiple funding sources to meet annual need.
Work closely with the Director of Advancement Services on gift processing and reporting.
CPA, CMA, or other appropriate professional certification strongly desired, or in substitution, extensive accounting/auditing and supervisory experience.
Experience in non-profit accounting and auditing with a strong understanding of GASB.
Experience in managing gift processing and reporting.
Appalachian State University, located in Boone, North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low faculty-to-student ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. It is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system.