This position is responsible for providing high level support as an integral member of the Donor Relations team. The Gift Accounting Assistant will be responsible for all activity related to processing of gifts, pledges and payments, as well as oversees the reminder system for pledge obligations, adjustments, and voids. In addition, will process the acknowledgement of all gifts and pledges to the University with special emphasis on those of $1,500 and above, ensuring timely and appropriate Presidential donor recognition. Ensures University Gift Acceptance, IRS, and CASE guidelines are upheld. The incumbent accurately records information into the BANNER accounting system that is used by the Development office for the purposes of financial reporting, generating acknowledgments and various other reports. Additionally, the Gift Accounting Assistant responds to questions and concerns from internal and external constituency. Incumbent will model the University's mission values by conducting oneself with professionalism, integrity, confidentiality, and objectivity.
AA in Accounting, related field or equivalent experience may substitute on a year-to-year basis.
Three to Five years general office experience.
Ability to edit and check own work and/or work of others, and work with large sums of money in a high volume data processing environment is critical.
Responsibilities are often public in nature. The Gift Entry Officer must possess exemplary interpersonal skills and be able to interact with staff and management throughout the University and external University constituents in a prompt and professional manner.
Must maintain confidentiality of information and data.
An intermediate knowledge and experience in the use of various complex computer systems and proficiency with a wide range of software is especially important for the Gift Entry Officer to function at the highest level of efficiency and effectiveness.
Strong organizational skills; ability to prioritize tasks in a multi-tasking, fast-paced environment.
Ability and desire to develop effective give-and-take relationships with others; recognizes and effectively balances the interests and needs of one's own group with those of the broader organization.
Excellent verbal, written, and analytical skills required.
Actively attends to and conveys understanding of the comments and questions of others; listens well.
Conveys information clearly and effectively through both formal and informal documents, reviews and edits written work constructively.
Accurate operation of ten-key calculator by touch.
Able to work independently and as part of a team. Being detail oriented, well organized, focused and goal-oriented, with a high level of initiative and energy, is essential, as well as adept at problem solving and using judgment in situations requiring independent initiative and tact.
Gonzaga University is a private four-year institution for higher education located in Spokane, Washington. Established in 1877, the university continues to use their education model of educating their students as a whole person- mind, body, and spirit. At Gonzaga, students discover how to integrate science and art, faith and reason, and action and contemplation. Gonzaga is a nationally ranked univ...ersity and one of the top regional universities in the west. Home to over 7,800 students, Gonzaga offers a variety of undergraduate and master’s degrees, as well a Ph.D. and Juris Doctor through the school of law.