Gift Accountant - West Lafayette - Accounting & Reporting Services

Purdue University West Lafayette , IN 47996

Posted 2 months ago

Administer accounting and reporting controls for gift accounting and other accounting and financial reconciliations. Work with the Development office to assure the gift system supports proper posting to the general ledger. Reconcile the gift system to the general ledger. Responsible for accruing pledges receivable and other gift related accruals for the financial report. Identify the need for and deliver appropriate training on gift accounting and other accounting trainings. Prepare various accounting reports and reconciliations.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or CPA.

  • Two years of accounting, financial management or related experience.

  • Detailed knowledge of GAAP in a cash basis and accrual basis environment.

  • Knowledge of the relation and impact of transactions on financial statements.

  • Ability to focus on key issues and prioritize various tasks.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Excellent attention to detail.

  • Ability to produce timely and accurate reports based on customer requirements.

  • Demonstrated quantitative analytical skills and ability to solve complex problems with little or no precedential guidance.

  • Ability to understand and be comfortable with accounting in a computerized environment.

  • Ability to motivate and develop staff.

  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, university accounting policies and voluntary support process and policies.

  • Strong computer skills, including knowledge of Excel for reconciliations and analyses.

  • Demonstrated commitment to financial integrity, utilization of technology, and improvement of business processes.

  • Ability to explain accounting technical issues to non-accountants.

  • Ability to work with minimal direct supervision to achieve departmental goals.

  • Ability to supervise staff.

  • Ability to clearly and timely communicate, verbally and in writing, directions, updates, decisions, answers and other information with accuracy, professionalism, poise, tact, courtesy and sensitivity to all constituents in a manner that respects the needs and feelings of the diversity of the people and their situations.

  • Demonstrated active listening and consideration skills, which include checking that the message has been understood and demonstrating recognition and deliberation of other's thoughts and opinions.

  • Demonstrated ability to inspire and foster team commitment, spirit, pride and trust through active participation, facilitation of cooperation and motivation of team members to achieve common goals in a positive and effective manner.

  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate and take steps to prevent counter-productive confrontations as well as manage and resolve conflicts and disagreements in a constructive manner.

  • Demonstrated customer service focus and accountability, including recognition that it should be value-added, meet quality standards and is important to the position.

  • Demonstrated resilience by dealing effectively with pressure, remaining optimistic and persistent even under adversity, recovering quickly from setbacks and dealing openly and constructively with shortfalls and problems in service delivery.

  • Demonstrated ability to appropriately use and apply organizational skills and technology to accomplish work activities.

  • Demonstrated ability to balance workload and effectively complete assignments in a multi-task and multi-deadline environment with proper perspective when emergencies arise.


  • Knowledge of GASB requirements.

Additional Information:

  • Purdue will not sponsor an employment related visa for this position.

  • A background check is required for employment in this position.

  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)

  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting Period.

  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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