The Endowment and Investment Accounting Analyst is responsible for the accounting, monitoring, and analysis of Dartmouth’s investment assets, life income trusts, and donor advised funds. Assists with collecting and analyzing investment tax data for Dartmouth’s tax filings and preparation of annual financial statements.
Investment Accounting and Administration (Percentage Of Time-65%)
Responsible for all accounting activities related to Life Income Trusts, which include charitable remainder trusts, charitable remainder annuity trusts, charitably gift annuities, and pooled income funds.
Manages multi-faceted information exchange with external service providers, including resolving discrepancies between Dartmouth and the service providers.
Reviews and monitors trusts to ensure proper investment, payments to beneficiaries and tax reporting.
Verifies and reconciles financial data between external service providers and Dartmouth’s accounting records.
Updates general ledger for new trusts, terminated trusts, market values and changes in split interest liabilities.
Monitors and manages all activity on the Donor Advised Funds and coordinates data exchange with Gift Planning Office and Gift Recording Office.
Serves as a back-up for endowment fund set-up and monthly accounting close.
Ensures transactions and valuations are accurately reported and reconciles activity for private investments between private investments subsystem and custodian.
Performs analysis and calculates or reviews market values on investment managers within Dartmouth’s investment portfolios.
Assists in preparing monthly and yearly cash flow statements for Dartmouth’s investment pools.
Accounting and monitoring of oil and gas leases belonging to Dartmouth.
Participates in a variety of special projects related to research or analysis related to investments.
Performs in-depth analysis of federal and state unrelated business expense (UBI) and investment excise tax related to Dartmouth’s investments within the investment portfolios.
Reporting and Analysis (Percentage Of the Time-35%)
Produces monthly and annual investment accounting reporting for Dartmouth’s defined benefit retirement plan.
Produces monthly and annual reporting for Dartmouth’s Donor Advised Fund programs and distributes to the Gift Planning office.
Prepares schedules for the annual financial statements, including FASB classifications and split interest liabilities of life income trusts
Prepares and provides life income trust reporting for internal use
Analyze transactions in all investment pools on custodian’s system to ensure accuracy.
Performs ad-hoc analysis for the Controller’s Office, the Investment Office, as well as the fiscal officers on campus
Performs other duties as assigned
Required Qualifications-Education and Years Experience
Bachelors plus 3-5 years' experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Qualifications-Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
Skills & Knowledge
Highly organized, dedicated to accuracy and able to work efficiently under pressure.
Exceptional analytical and critical thinking skills and an ability to attend to detail
Knowledge of investment terminology and principles.
Ability to plan work and manage periodic peak workloads with frequent interruptions
Highly proficient with PC applications, including Excel, with the ability to maximize the capabilities of spreadsheets to enhance efficiency and accuracy.
Capable of working closely with peers and service providers to meet demanding reporting schedule
Ability to develop and maintain policies and procedures
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Initiative, sound judgment and ability to work independently.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse population.
Three to five years of relevant experience in a related field with a high degree of autonomy
Experience in financial analysis.
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or Financial Management required
Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.