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Foundation Accounting Manager - listed January 24, 2019


University of Alaska
Fairbanks, AK


Stan Mishin

Job Description

The University of Alaska Foundation Accounting Manager is responsible for all functions performed by the UA Foundation's accounting department. The mission of the UA Foundation is to seek, secure, and steward philanthropic support to enhance excellence at the University of Alaska. The values of the Foundation team are Trust, Excellence, Service, and Teamwork. Technical skills and knowledge are important for the position, but Foundation Accounting Manager must also be a customer focused team leader committed to accounting process improvement.

- Advanced knowledge of fund accounting and generally accepted accounting standards for nonprofits;
- Ability to lead and supervise staff;
- Aptitude for innovative thinking and creative problem solving;
- Excellent written and oral communication skills;
- Ability to foster effective working relationships and build consensus from staff in other departments;
- Ability to extract and interpret information from complex relational databases

Required Experience:
- 3 years of progressively responsible professional fiscal experience in nonprofit accounting;
- 3 years in a supervisory role with hiring, training, and performance evaluation responsibilities

Typical Education and Training: 
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration; CPA licensure preferred

For more information, and to apply, please visit and search for job number 510884. Complete applications will include a cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references. 

Background Check: The successful applicant is required to complete a background check.  Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Probationary Period: Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment.   During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason.  Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Training Policy: It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF.  The policy can be located at:

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Notice of Nondiscrimination: The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution.  The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at

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