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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Assistant Director of Gift Accounting - Advancement and Alumni Engagement in Atlanta, Georgia

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The Gift Accounting team is responsible for receiving and processing gifts for Emory University and Emory Healthcare. They generate monthly pledge reminders, maintain biographical records and provide operational and statistical reports to the Division and Controller’s Office. This position will report to the Senior Associate Director of Gift Accounting.


  • Reviews, analyzes, and reconciles daily gifts and other receivables between the advancement database, normalized reporting tables, and the University's financial accounting system.

  • Assists senior staff with reviewing and auditing gift transactions for accuracy.

  • Provides back up support for daily gift deposits, credit card processing, payroll gifts, return check adjustments and correspondence.

  • Provides data support to the department by recording specialized gift related transactions i.e. stock gifts, gift-in-kind donations, wire gifts.

  • Prepares journal transactions, balances accounts, reconciles errors, investigates exception items, and takes corrective action when appropriate.

  • Prepares on a monthly basis balanced schedules of gift related transactions to the controller's office, internal audit and the University's external auditor.

  • Provides audit support to internal and external auditors.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


In addition to the duties outlined above, the Assistant Director may be required to:

Work additional hours and some holidays during peak times including but not limited to fiscal year end and calendar year end activity.


  • A bachelor's degree and two years of experience in an office setting OR an equivalent combination of experience, education, and/or training.

  • Experience in non-profit, development, or alumni relations is preferred.


  • Successful candidates will possess experience with budget and financial reporting, various technologies including digital imaging, advanced knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office Suite, mass email applications, database and project management software, and CRM systems.

  • High proficiency in ten-key data entry (number pad).

  • Strong organizational, written, and verbal communication skills, interpersonal and problem-solving skills, the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, with the ability to navigate a complex work environment.

  • Commitment to delivering excellent customer service, the ability to work collaboratively, and comfort working with ambiguity.

  • Prior experience in advancement, fundraising, alumni engagement, non-profit, or a university setting. Flexibility to accommodate changing priorities and deadlines.

  • Possess a high level of professionalism and commitment to confidentiality with sound judgment and discretion.

The role will be granted the opportunity to work from home temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic, with intent to return to an Emory University location in the future. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

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Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.

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Job Number 60430

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Advancement &Alumni Engagement

Department ADV: Operations

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Advancement & Fundraising

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

Campus Location (For Posting) : Location US-GA-Atlanta