Provides primary accounting function for all grants, contracts, and special programs.
Typical Duties and Responsibilities
- 1. Initiates financial accounting for grants and contracts including documentation, compliance, reporting, and reconciling. Works closely with project investigators and managers to assure open lines of communication with administrative offices.
- 2. Acts as a pre-award grant budgeting resource and reviews grant and contract proposals – makes recommendations to the Controller. Provides assistance to grant procurement officer in renewing and extending existing grant proposals.
- 3. Monitor effort reporting as related to allocation of salaried employees’ time spent on grants.
- 4. Coordinate and prepare, on a timely basis, information related to external reporting requirements associated with all grants, contracts and special programs.
- 5. Assist with year-end close including information used in the A-133 audit.
- 6. Day to day accounting functions to properly allocate grant revenues and expenditures in accordance with funding guidelines and recognized cost principles.
- 7. Collaborate with principal investigators to develop and monitor budgets; provide financial reporting to external agencies as needed.
- 8. Perform related duties as assigned.
- 1. Bachelors Degree in Accounting preferred.
- 2. Experience in higher education work environment with specific emphasis in grant accounting is desirable.
- 3. Three years minimum accounting experience sufficient to demonstrate knowledge of accounting procedures and regulations, especially those pertaining to cost principles associated with A-21 and A-110.
- 4. Advanced knowledge of desktop software applications.
- 5. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written are essential.