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  • Manager, Gifts Receivables

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  • Job Description

    Reporting to the Associate Director of Major Gifts, the incumbent will manage a portfolio of restricted/unrestricted gift revenue records (ex. gift project, temporary, overseas and discretionary accounts), and collaborate closely with a team of developments professionals to manage the preparation of submissions, funding agreements, payment schedules, revision submissions, payment reminders and will provide high-level administrative support in the setup and management of restricted/unrestricted accounts.


    The Manager, Gifts Receivables will provide ongoing monitoring of gift/payment submissions, coordinate with the finance team to initiate account inflows and outflows, analyze submission patterns and propose recommended modifications to manage submission levels, and generate periodic ad hoc reporting; reconcile accounts on a monthly, annual, and as-needed basis to conform with the University reporting guidelines;


    The Manager, Gifts Receivables is also responsible for providing guidance, advice and consultation to administrators, staff, and faculty on a broad range of gift accounting policies and procedures for the University. Must be able to manage the day-to-day administration of overseas and advisor accounts, including bank reconciliations, bank credits and debits and postings of fund additions.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree and/or its equivalent required. 3-5 years’ experience as a department manager in billing, accounting or information systems. Strong research skills, record keeping and database management skills. Good decision making skills, can handle multiple projects and meet deadlines. Detail oriented, organized and excellent communication skills.


    Forward thinker who can establish and recommend receivables policies.  Must have ability to shift priorities; superior problem solving capabilities.  Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.



    Columbia University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.



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