Montana State University Alumni Foundation   BOZEMAN, MT   Full-time     Finance
Posted on March 25, 2021

The Montana State University Alumni Foundation is seeking to hire a Controller! Join our vibrant, growing nonprofit to help advance Montana State University. The MSUAF Controller plays a critical role in the eight-person Finance & Accounting Team. Reporting directly to the Vice President of Finance and Accounting, the Controller is responsible for external financial reporting for six entities and compliance with federal/state financial requirements and regulations. The Controller establishes policies, procedures, and internal controls to ensure efficiency, GAAP compliant accounting, and protection of the Alumni Foundation’s assets. This is a great opportunity to gain non-profit and endowment accounting experience while helping MSUAF achieve its mission.


  • External financial reporting.
  • Federal and state compliance.
  • Manage accounting and tax compliance for complex and planned gifts.
  • Establish and adhere to accounting policies, procedures, and internal controls to ensure efficiency, proper accounting, and protection of Alumni Foundation assets.
  • Effectively manage and develop one accounting staff position.
  • Other responsibilities as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Professional experience in GAAP financial statement preparation and facilitation of audits.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience applying GAAP and the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), preference for non-profit specific experience.
  • Experience querying accounting software and financial databases to generate reports and analyses.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to convey accounting information in a clear and concise manner that can be understood by non-accountants.
  • Effective interpersonal skills including ability to work with a diverse group of individuals in a positive team atmosphere and to establish and maintain working relationships.