The Military College of South Carolina

Director of Financial Operations - The Citadel Foundation

Job no: 496442
Work type: Full Time Permanent - Staff
Location: Charleston
Categories: Alumni Affairs



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The Director of Financial Operations will oversee accounts payable and receivable, assist with accounting duties, and liaise with The Citadel staff and donors regarding The Citadel Foundation (TCF), The Citadel Brigadier Foundation (TCBF), and The Citadel Real Estate Foundation (TCREF) accounts. The Director of Financial Operations must work independently and rely on own initiative and judgment to complete tasks; must possess strong organizational, computer, and interpersonal skills; and must be able to work occasional nights and weekends.

REPORTS TO: Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer


• Oversee accounts payable functions, including reconciliation and analysis of accounts payable, processing of invoice requests, check printing, and vendor maintenance
• Perform tax compliance for 1099 reporting
• Manage Foundation bank accounts including reconciliations and monitoring daily balances
• Respond to vendor, client, and internal requests for information
• Review gift processing for accuracy and process daily mail for gift entry
• Manage, report, and reconcile monthly gift transfer to The Citadel
• Liaise with donor and campus spending authorities on fund balance requests and ad hoc reports
• Interact with merchant data processor to ensure credit card deposit accuracy for reconciliation
• Manage and administer SAP Concur Travel and Expense platform to include monthly general ledger reconciliation, expense report processing, and employee training • Provide support in budget preparation and drafting of relevant reports
• Assist COO/CFO and Controller with annual financial statement audit for TCF, TCBF, and TCREF • Ensure timely completion of assigned accounting tasks in accordance with the Foundation’s policies and procedures
• Maintain knowledge and up-to-date training of the data systems, entering donor information, and preparing reports as requested
• Maintain TCF’s permanent files to include logging, scanning, and off-site storage in accordance with record retention policy
• Collaborate with Controller on various projects
• Participate in planning and execution of TCF and TCBF events as needed
• Other duties as assigned


• Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance from an accredited institution of higher education
• Minimum of two (2) or more years of work experience in accounting, finance, or a related field
• Effective oral and written communication skills
• Demonstrated organizational skills
• Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office suite of products including Word, Excel, Power Point
• Ability to work effectively with other staff members and campus representatives
• The successful individual will be enthusiastic and able to handle the needs of a fast-paced office and the special needs of donors


• CPA or actively pursuing CPA license
• Two (2) or more years of direct experience in nonprofit accounting, preferably in a higher education setting
• Experience with Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge and Financial Edge
• Experience with SAP Concur
• An affinity with the overall mission of The Citadel.

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