SUNY Potsdam is accepting on-line applications for a College Account (Business Manager) who will report to the Vice President for College Advancement and is an advisor to the vice president and part of the Advancement leadership team. The position has primary management and oversight responsibility for all aspects of accounting for the Potsdam College Foundation, including financial reporting, budget planning and monitoring, investment, and endowed fund management. This position requires active daily involvement in accounting activities and endowment/investment management, as well as close work with financial advisors and the Audit and Investment/Finance Committees of the Foundation. This position interacts daily with the Advancement leadership team, Advancement colleagues, and College staff and faculty. This person must be team-oriented and personable, a strong strategist, and able to effectively manage multiple competing priorities. Position will remain open until filled.
A Bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years successful experience in complex finance and/or accounting management is required; a Master’s Degree (MBA or Accounting) with professional certification (CPA) is preferred. The successful candidate must have a knowledge of IRS and State of NY rules and regulations regarding charitable giving and extensive knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); experience in a non-profit and/or higher education environment and knowledge of fund accounting is highly desirable. Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel at an intermediate level. Experience working with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems required, experience with Banner Finance desirable.
Candidates who have engaged in professional development activities to enhance knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion and have worked collaboratively across various departments in fostering success of underrepresented groups and a supportive and inclusive environment for all are encouraged to apply.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with education, experience, and certification.
About SUNY Potsdam/Potsdam College Foundation
Secluded among the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, surrounded by stunning natural beauty, you’ll find a college that gives new meaning to the phrase “off the beaten path.” Thanks in part to our out-of-the-way location, SUNY Potsdam has evolved over its 200-plus year history into something you might not expect. Here, you’ll find a surprisingly sophisticated, richly eclectic, and creative college experience rooted in intellectual freedom and personal development.
The Potsdam College Foundation is a non-profit corporation, established in 1968 to steward the continued growth of private giving in support of SUNY Potsdam. The Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees which includes representation from SUNY Potsdam’s alumni, faculty, faculty emeriti and students, as well as the regional and national community. Gifts to the Foundation are used to provide annual support to meet ongoing campus needs and to establish permanent endowments to support such things as student scholarships and programs. In addition, the Foundation owns art objects and cultural artifacts that are used for teaching and for display on the campus. The total assets managed by the Foundation exceed $42 million.