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Lehigh University Accounting Coordinator and Data Specialist in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Lehigh UniversityLehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Lehigh University provides comprehensive benefits including partner benefits. 1. Analyzes, interprets, processes and adjusts all charitable contributions to the University adhering to the 24 to 48-hour turnaround policy*Complies with all IRS, CASE, FASB and other government and industry standards and attends trainings to remain informed of any changes.*Examines gifts and corresponding documentation to determine the gift amount, legal donor, gift designation and charitable gift eligibility and performs any required research to ensure that gifts are processed correctly and according to the donor's intent.*Processes checks, cash, credit cards, matching gifts, stock gifts, estate gifts, gift annuities, IRA's, gifts-in-kind, wire transfers, payroll deductions, anonymous gifts and cash transfers and scans and attaches gift documentation in the DAR database. *Processes gift and pledge adjustments and ensures that proper documentation from the donor has been obtained and attached to the adjustment for auditing purposes. *Assists auditors by gathering requested donation information and backup.*Works with other University departments and Finance to adjust existing and create new designations and assists with monthly clearing account and credit card reconciliations.*Participates in monthly pending account reviews and updates and maintains gifts placed in that account.*Documents and updates processing procedures and participates in the creation and implementation of new procedures.*Deposits checks using remote deposit capture, performs daily reconciliations and prepares the daily accounting feed. *Checks error reports daily and makes corrections as needed*Routinely collaborates with other Information Processing team members.*Assists with other special projects as assigned2. Receipts gifts and payments per policy and regulations*Remains informed of current IRS publications and changes to receipting guidelines*Proofreads all receipts for correct names, addresses, amounts and gift designations*Runs and prints tax receipts and adheres to the 48-hour turnaround time from the processed date of the gift*Produces high level calendar year end donor summaries*Provides duplicate or corrected receipts upon request*Routinely collaborates with other Information Processing team members*Assists with other special projects as assigned3. Creates, adjusts and updates pledges in the DAR database*Performs required research to ensure that pledges are processed and recorded correctly*Examines documentation to determine the pledge amount, legal donor, gift designation and charitable gift eligibility*Works with other University departments and Finance to adjust existing and create new designations*Oversees the pledge reminder process*Enters new pledges based on Gift Commitments, Statements of Intent and other documentation and scans and attaches pledge documentation in the DAR database*Performs pledge record maintenance and updates as necessary*Documents and updates procedures and participates in the creation and implementation of new procedures*Routinely collaborates with other Information Processing team members*Assists with other special projects as assigned4. Creates and maintains accurate constituent records in the DAR database and updates and maintains constituent record attributes, codes, types and relationships*Maintains knowledge of industry best practices, follows existing data standards and procedures and participates in professional development activities, webinars and training*Creates new constituent records including individuals and organizations in the DAR database and identifies duplicate ID's to be merged or deleted*Processes student melt and defers an

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