A/P Accountant - Scholarships
Company: Jack Kent Cooke Found
Posted on: June 19, 2022
Under the direction of the Finance Manager, the A/P Accountant,
Scholarships is responsible for processing grant and scholarship
Process grant payments and higher education scholarship and
forgivable loan payments. Work collaboratively with the Finance
Manager, Staff Accountant, Program Manager - Scholarship
Operations, and Scholarship Administration Associates. Specific
duties include: Review vouchers for accuracy and compliance with
policies and guidelines, audit proposed payment amounts and verify
supporting documentation. Resolve errors with Grants and
Scholarship Administration departments.
Import payable information being exported from the scholarship and
grants management software to the accounting software (Great Plains
Dynamics - GPD).
Review and ensure the GPD financial database data is accurate,
issue checks, initiate ACH payments and foreign currency wire
transfers, and reconcile payments with management reports.
Download financial payment data for import into the scholarship and
grant management software.
Verify grantee charitable status to ensure that payments to
grantees are eligible to count towards the Foundation's payout.
Process expense reports for Higher Education Scholar and parent
Support senior Finance staff in documentation of Foundation
investments. Collect monthly statements, capital call and
distribution notices and other documentation from investment
managers, Outsourced Chief Investment Officer (OCIO) and custodian
(Northern Trust) and maintain organized electronic files.
Assist Finance Manager and Staff Accountant with internal oversight
related to grantee reporting and compliance and grantee audits.
Provide support during annual audit, budget process and tax
preparation as required.
Provide back-up and support for operational and Young Scholars
Program accounts payable functions as appropriate.
Other duties as assigned
JOB QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS
Some college level accounting classes required; bachelor's degree
in accounting preferred.
Minimum of five years accounts payable experience.
Must possess an understanding of databases and be capable of using
Microsoft Excel at an advanced level.
Experience with Great Plains Dynamics accounting system and
scholarship administration is a plus.
Ability to work effectively with individuals and diverse groups
toward accomplishment of shared goals. Strong interpersonal skills
and the ability to effectively communicate financial
A strong attention to detail and ability to work independently to
meet deadlines. Outstanding organizational and problem-solving
The Foundation follows a 35-hour work week schedule for full-time
positions. This position requires additional hours during busy
times and/or as needed to meet deadlines.
A demonstrated commitment to supporting and enhancing diversity,
equity, and inclusion.
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