Gift Accounting Specialist

Website Ohio Farm Bureau Federation

Deadline to apply: February 10, 2023

Located in the organization’s Columbus office, the gift accounting specialist will work closely with the accounting team and will report to the Executive Director of the Foundation. The gift accounting specialist is responsible for all gift entry and financial operations of the foundation. Serves as the key technical resource providing oversight of gift and data management, reporting, and serves as a direct liaison to the Office of Accounting. The gift accounting specialist should have a proficient understanding of gift accounting policies and business procedures; have knowledge in relational database concepts, CRM, have great attention to detail and effective written and verbal communication skills. Teamwork is highly valued as collaboration ensures high quality standards in our work. We are looking for a candidate that is a self-starter, problem-solver, ability to manage multiple projects and to work occasional evenings and/or a weekend.

Primary duties include:

Processes and records gifts received in support of Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation fundraising efforts, including daily reconciliation of checks, online gifts and wire transfers to ensure accurate, timely processing.

Review Foundation gift and pledge submissions for accuracy, potential issues, and completeness. Resolve issues, ensure gifts and pledges are recorded accurately, and adhere to gift acceptance policies and IRS rules.

Process new/updated payroll deduction requests and ensure accuracy of deduction spreadsheet received from payroll.

Review all gift agreements and maintain appropriate documentation on each gift and pledge through physical or electronic means.

Oversee receipt process for all gift types, including but not limited to, outright gifts, gifts-in-kind, IRA distributions, and planned giving commitments. Generate and mail receipts on a daily/as needed basis.

Perform accounting duties within QuickBooks for all of the foundation’s operations, including but not limited to, accounts receivable, accounts payable, donations, and financial reports.

Work directly with the bank to produce monthly accounting reports of income and expenses for each fund, and reconcile accounts monthly.

Work closely with the Office of Accounting to assist with the Foundation’s annual audit.

Prepare quarterly statements for all funds from bank reports and accurately account for any/all fees associated with each fund and record in QuickBooks.

Prepare all financial statements for board and investment committee meetings.

Manage the donor database to ensure data integrity. This includes updating constituent contact information, ensuring address accuracy, and understanding the interrelationships of data.

Work with Foundation staff on fundraising events, solicitation materials, and stewardship efforts to ensure donations are accurately reflected.

Communicate with donors in a professional, timely manner about their giving records, event participation, and/or other giving related inquiries.

Minimum requirements include:

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business management or related field.

Previous experience working for a foundation or non-profit organization.

Previous experience working in fundraising database systems such as Donor Perfect, Raiser’s Edge, or others.

Three years of experience working in QuickBooks

Ohio Farm Bureau offers a generous benefit package that includes vacation, sick and personal time; nine observed holidays and extra time off during the Christmas and New Year Holiday; a 401 k retirement plan with company match; three health plans to choose from, a company provided contribution to a health savings account, dental, vision, life insurance, voluntary insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability; employee incentive plan, tuition reimbursement and bonus for employee referrals.

About Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, Inc.

Founded in 1983, the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation is committed to inspiring and educating the next generation of farmers, ensuring the progress and prosperity of Ohio agriculture far into the future. The foundation creates pathways for young people to learn about the variety and viability of careers in agriculture. Through scholarships, programming and grants, the foundation builds a growing workforce of farmers who are passionate and prepared to grow Ohio agricultural communities.
Mission – Inspiring innovation and cultivating investment in Ohio’s farm and food community

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