Northern Arizona University — Foundation Chief Financial Officer #604499

The NAU Foundation’s CFO is accountable for the administrative, financial, and risk management operations of the Foundation, including the development of a financial and operational strategy and the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve Foundation assets, and report accurate financial results. Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to: oversight of annual audits, review IRS and State tax filing, coordinate all legal work and contract negotiation for the Foundation, prepare annual budgets, serve as staff to the Finance, Audit and Investment committees of the Foundation Board, and help develop and maintain the NAU Foundation strategic plan. Responsibilities within the University’s division of Development and Alumni Engagement include oversight of information technology services, gift processing, and human resources. Job functions include, but are not limited to: ensuring compliance and working with University budgeting, NAU Comptroller’s office, and institutional analysis. Ensure all gifts are accepted, reported, and implemented according to Foundation policies and in compliance with CASE standards, and serve as a member of the division senior leadership team. The position reports to the Foundation CEO and vice president for Development and Alumni Engagement.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance AND Certified Public Accountant; OR Master’s degree with experience as an accountant
  • Ten years of experience in accounting or finance

Please see for full job descriptions and details on how to apply online! NAU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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