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Finance Manager, Cox Foundations

Atlanta, GA 30303
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*Primary Location: *6205 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, GA, USA
*Division: *Cox Enterprises
*Job Level: *Manager/Senior Manager
*Travel: *Yes, 5 % of the Time
*Schedule: *Full-time
*Shift: *Day Job
*Requisition Number: *213612
Cox Enterprises is a privately held communications and automotive services company with revenues of $20B. The Cox Foundations office oversees ten grantmaking entities. They include six independent, private foundations, including the company-affiliated foundation, The James M. Cox Foundation of Georgia, and five related family foundations, including the Trailsend Foundation, the J. C. Kennedy Foundation, the Honey Bee Foundation, The SKK Foundation, and the Three Sibs Foundation. In addition, Foundation staff tracks and reports on giving from an endowed scholarship fund and three donor advised funds held at the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. All total, Cox Foundations related assets amount to more than $1B.

*Job Responsibilities:*

The Finance Manager is a highly responsible position reporting to the President of the Cox Foundations. The person in this position is primarily responsible for the day-to-day accounting, management of financial transactions and tax-related compliance for affiliated foundations with total giving in 2020 exceeding $60M. The position requires strong financial, budgeting, managerial skills and attention to detail.

1. Banking, Accounting & Investments

* Performs bookkeeping and accounting duties needed for preparation of quarterly/annual financial statements for leadership review and to inform the tax return (systems used currently include Quicken for the SKK Foundation and Archway for all other foundations).

* Serves as primary liaison with banking/investment representatives, maintaining account records, processing payment of capital calls and receipt of distributions, and recording the activity with journal entries.

* Serves as primary liaison with the External Auditors and is responsible for working with the auditors resulting in a successful annual audit.

* Updates and reconciles investment activity and market value on a monthly basis, tracking the impact to tax basis, and posts copies of needed banking and alternative investment statements and related K-1s for the tax preparer on the online portal.

* Oversees cash management/payment processes for grants and expenses from all foundation sources (includes check-writing, confirming wire instructions, initiating and confirming wire transfers).

* Reconciles accounting systems with bank statements, master grants pay schedules and expenses schedules on an ongoing basis.

* Attends quarterly Foundation investment review meetings.

2. Distribution Planning & Pay Schedule Management

* Coordinates with the tax preparer to update monthly average value calculations used to inform annual distribution planning and budgeting.

* Maintains the master grants pay schedules/grants listing for each foundation, providing monthly reports to the president, and preparing projections and reports for Trustee meetings as appropriate.

* Manages the expenses schedules for all foundations, providing monthly reports to the president.

3. Tax Compliance

* Coordinates with the tax preparer for preparation of 1099s for all foundations.

* Serves as primary liaison with the tax preparer for payment of quarterly tax payments due, entering them via the IRS payment portal and filing receipts.

* Assists in preparation and proofing of extensions and tax returns, providing financial statements, grant schedules and expenditure responsibility statements, as well as updates on Trustees/Officers.

* Files all state or federal tax-related correspondence and sees that any fees are paid.

4. Other Governance & Compliance

* Files annual corporate registration for each foundation with Secretary of State(s).

* Manages expenditure responsibility process, gathering required documentation and reports for tax purposes and seeking legal review when needed.

* Prepares and files unanimous written consents and related documentation approving grants made outside of regular meetings, coordinating with legal advisors as needed.

Qualifications: Required:

* At least 3-5 years experience in accounting with a strong preference for Public Accounting firm experience or accounting experience in private foundation/nonprofit settings.

* Bachelors degree in Accounting/Finance/Business

* Experience using a computerized accounting system, solid knowledge of MS Office applications (Excel proficiency required).

* Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Able to prioritize work effectively and adjust to multiple demands.

* Strong interpersonal, verbal and written skills.

* Must have ability to exercise discretion, work independently, take initiative, meet multiple and competing deadlines, participate as an effective team member, and follow tasks through to completion.


* Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or on track to obtain license.

Who We Are
*About Cox *
We are the Cox family of businesses. Weve been making our mark since 1898 by building and evolving world-class businesses, staying true to our values, and encouraging top talent to always look for growth and impact while building a career with us. Our primary divisions - Cox Communications and Cox Automotive - are driving a new wave of innovation, powering smart cities with powerhouse broadband communications and pioneering greener, more progressive transportation alternatives for individuals and fleet operators. Were also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation. Were looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope youll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at coxenterprises.com.

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individuals age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations: Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services. Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility. Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.


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Posted: 2021-04-30 Expires: 2021-07-15
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