The Director of Finance is a member of the leadership team of the SCSU Foundation. This position is responsible for developing and implementing current and long term strategies that strengthen and support the Foundation’s mission. The Director of Finance will work directly with the SCSU Foundation Board of Trustees on significant matters pertaining to investment policy, management and oversight of current and endowed funds and will also regularly present financial plans and recommendations to the Board. This position will independently lead and consult with the external accounting firm to execute the annual audited financial statement and 990.
The Director of Finance will utilize a process of continuous improvement to strengthen the customer experience of Foundation constituent groups, and will independently direct all accounting and finance functions of the SCSU Foundation, maintaining financial records and fiscal controls for the Foundation and the Alumni Association. This position will oversee the processing of contributions to and disbursements from 700+ individual Foundation funds. In addition, this position is responsible for summarizing, analyzing, and reporting the financial activities of the Foundation and the Alumni Association to internal and external audiences, including the annual audit and financial statement preparation. The Director of Finance coordinates with offices at St. Cloud State University on all policies, procedures and programs that have an effect on the financial operation of the Foundation.
Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field
5 Years Accounting Experience
Extensive knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles
Extensive knowledge of non-profit accounting, auditing and reporting requirements
Knowledge of accounting related laws and statutes
Ability to develop and implement procedures that increase efficiency and effectiveness
Ability to analyze and interpret complex fiscal data and transactions
Excellent customer service and communication skills(verbal and non-verbal)
Ability to effectively multi-task
Expertise using all Microsoft Office applications
Ability to work effectively with a diverse clientele
Strong communications skills – an ability to use numbers to tell a story
Accounting Experience in a non-profit organization
Experience and knowledge of higher education fundraising
Experience using fundraising and non-profit accounting software
Founded in 1869, St. Cloud State is an award-winning regional public university and proud member of the Minnesota State Universities & Colleges system. The 100-acre campus is about an hour northwest of Minneapolis and St. Paul, along the oak-crowned west bank of the Mississippi River. St. Cloud State students prepare for life, work and citizenship by exploring the world around them and making it better. St. Cloud State employees value active and applied learning, community engagement, sustainability, and global and cultural understanding. These commitments complement more than 200 majors, minors and pre-professional programs, 60 graduate programs and 250 student clubs and organizations. St. Cloud State began as a normal school in 1869 and became St. Cloud State Teachers College in 1921. Bachelor’s degrees were first offered in 1925. Master’s degrees debuted in 1957. In 1975, the institution became St. Cloud State University. In recent years, the University added applied doctoral programs in Higher Education Administration and Educational Administration and Leadership. A diverse mix of students from Midwestern towns and U.S. metropolitan areas are learning alongside more than 1,000 international students from about 80 nations.