Assistant Controller, Foundation

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The University of Nevada, Reno seeks candidates for an Assistant Controller, Foundation. The Assistant Controller, Foundation is responsible for the financial management and oversight of nearly 3,800 funds for the Foundation, including over 900 endowment funds totaling approximately $200 million with new gifts invested quarterly.  The Assistant Controller’s responsibilities include financial accountability and compliance with Federal, State and Nevada system of Higher Education (NSHE) requirements for accounting, taxes and financial management.  


Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for providing documentation to external auditors for year-end and interim audit work, scheduling work assignments for account reconciliations and preparation of work papers for the annual audit. 

  • Responsible for cash and investment management, cash flow projections and budgeting on a daily, monthly, quarterly and annual basis.

  • Responsible for updating and maintaining endowment-spending calculations for over 900 endowment funds.

  • Responsible for the monthly transfer of funds from the Foundation to the University in conformity with state and university policies and procedures.

  • Responsible for tax return preparation.

  • Respond to customer inquiries.

  • Reconcile the daily cash receipts to the deposit.

  • Reconcile accounts, provide financial reporting and analytical reporting.

  • Query relational data and produce reports.

  • Fully document and maintain operating manual for training.

  • Responsible for establishing new gift accounts and budgets in accordance with donor restrictions.

  • Answer questions from campus regarding use of gift funds and funding of projects.


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree and four (4) years of related professional work experience; OR Master’s Degree and two (2) years of related professional work experience.

Related experience: includes progressively responsible financial management experience to include college/university or governmental accounting; progressively responsible experience; and preparing financial statements or a related field.


Preferred Qualifications

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)


Compensation Grade

Administrative Faculty - Compensation Grade C.

Salary is based on related education and experience, internal equity and budgets.

To view the salary schedule for this position, please visit: Salary Schedules and select Administrative Faculty by Grade.


Remarkable Retirement

Our retirement plan is beyond compare. Your 15.50% contribution is generously matched by the University.   With the faculty retirement plan, you are 100% vested your first day. Sit back and watch your retirement dollars grow!  All permanent employees on an annual "A" or "B" contract who are employed at least 50% full-time are eligible to participate in the NSHE retirement program unless they are members of PERS of Nevada. 


Perks of working at UNR

  • Health insurance options including dental and vision - Health Insurance

  • Generous annual and sick leave, life insurance and long-term disability – Faculty Benefits

  • E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center offers an annual or semester membership and family membership options.  E.L. Wiegand Fitness Center

  • Mountain EAP supports employees (and eligible dependents) through life's difficult moments. Mountain EAP is located in Reno and specializes in counseling and advising services for personal or interpersonal issues.

  • Several Diversity Committees and Affinity Groups focusing on campus-wide diversity initiatives to ensure we are working to create a diverse and welcoming campus climate. Diversity Groups

  • Faculty Senate is the principal representing body for faculty. Its membership includes representatives from each academic and administrative major unit of the University. Faculty Senate

  • No state income tax



The University is proud to provide a reduced-rate tuition benefit to faculty and qualified dependents. Faculty can take up to six credits per semester at a reduced rate. Dependents of faculty have unlimited credits, but in order to be eligible children must be unmarried and under the age of 24 and must receive at least 50% of their financial support from the employee and/or employee’s spouse or domestic partner.  Faculty Grant-in-Aid


Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples’ professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. Dual Career Assistance Program


Department Information

For more information about the Foundation, please visit:


Contact Information

Chisa Oros-Harry,


Exempt: Yes


Full-Time Equivalent 100.0%


Required Attachment(s)

Please note, once you submit your application the only attachment/s viewable to you will be the attachment/s to the resume/CV section of the application. Any additional required attachment/s to the cover letter, references, additional documents sections of the application, will not be viewable to you after you submit your application. All uploaded attachment/s will be on the application for the committee to review. To request updates to attachments, prior to the committee review of applications, please contact the candidate helpdesk at


Please attach the following documents to your application

1) Resume/CV

2) Cover Letter

3) Contact Information for three professional references

4) Please write a brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying.


This posting is open until filled

Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. This search will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.


Note to Applicant

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.


References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.

Applicants hired on a federal contract may be subject to E-Verify.

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver's license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment.

Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.