Foundation Accountant

Foundation Accountant


Blue Ridge Community College
180 West Campus Drive
Flat Rock, NC 28731
Phone: 828-694-1700

Job Location

Flat Rock, NC


$45,525.00 - $68,288.00 Annually


Standard Benefits Package

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Friday, July 29, 2022
Closes: Thursday, September 1, 2022

Target Start Date

Friday, September 2, 2022

Expected Work Hours


Reports to

VP of Advancement

Employment Type

Full-Time Position

Minimum Qualifications

The Purpose

The Foundation Accountant works under the direction of the Vice President for Advancement. The Foundation Accountant will be responsible for functions related to nonprofit accounting as well as accounting support for the marketing department. This includes, but is not limited to, processing accounts payable, including data entry, spreadsheet reconciliation, payment, and other applicable responsibilities.   Execution of tasks required to perform these responsibilities will necessitate a candidate with a strong combination of both analytical and multi-tasking abilities to follow through.   Must be a detail oriented, team player.

Why it’s Important

The Blue Ridge team is excited by every opportunity to be creative, innovative, and engaging. We do this by working alongside our Staff and Faculty to ensure we provide a modern, technologically advanced institution for the community. We are here to support our Students to ensure they reach their highest potential. Our team engages with the community to ensure that we are consistently meeting standards and then rising above them. Guiding students along their educational journey is our calling and we are looking for like-minded teammates to help us serve our community. Whether a student is entering the workforce for the first time, entering a new profession, or just expanding their knowledge, we are here to provide the necessary tools to accomplish all their goals. Working together, no elevation is too high, and no summit is unreachable.

What You'll be Doing

  •  Responsibilities include timely and accurate:
    • Processing of purchase requisitions with proper supporting documentation, creation of purchase orders, and all appropriate follow up;
    • Creating and entering journal entries.
    • General Ledger – including balancing and reconciling assigned cash accounts and/or endowed funds; research and reconcile any problems or discrepancies.
    • Process bank deposits, funds transfers and other receipts and issue a monthly cash report.
    • Processing of purchase requisitions with proper supporting documentation, creation of purchase orders and follow up.
    • Prepare and process all accounts payable including managing requisitions and the issuance of checks.
    • Creation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports.
    • Assist VP of Advancement with ongoing support to project managers with respect to management of Foundation awards and private grants.
    • Backup for various, necessary financial reports/processing as needed. 
    • Preparation of NC E-500 Sales and Use Tax Return and payment.
    • Preparation of NC 585 Nonprofit claim for refund of state, county and transit sales and use tax.
    • Preparation of documentation for the annual audit.   Assist with final review of the audited financial statements and preparation of the IRS form 990.
    • Preparation of Forms 1099-MISC and IRS Form 1096.
    • Support the VP of Advancement in financial matters and assist with special projects as needed.
    • Ensure compliance and confidentiality with all policies and procedures of Blue Ridge Community College, the NC Community College System, the Educational Foundation and applicable state and federal agencies.


 Including but not limited to:

    • Fundraising campaigns
    • Marketing
    • Special events & projects
    • Maintain the technical competencies to the job function
    • Other duties as assigned by the VP of Advancement



    A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in accounting, business, or related field required. 


    5-10 years’ work experience performing professional accounting work (Foundation or other nonprofit is desirable).

    Skills and the Know-How

     Possess strong personal and professional integrity, effective verbal and written communication skills, excellent math skills, and a commitment to safety. Expertise in Microsoft Office Suite or similar products, College email (currently Gmail), and other computer applications associated with the position. Experience with Blackbaud’s Financial Edge NXT software is highly preferred. Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (FASB preferred). Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with persons contacted in the course of work, including donors, directors, students and co-workers. Ability to prioritize multiple assignments, adapt to changes, and follow through to complete assignments.  

    Additional Information

    Physical Demands

    The ability to perform all duties associated with the position including, but not limited to lifting, prolonged standing, sitting, bending, stooping, and operating or performing work with associated tools and machines.

    Blue Ridge is an Equal Employment Opportunity Institution

    Job Post Contact

    Teisha Baynard