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Grant Accountant

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Summary: Under general direction, is responsible for the operations of post-award grant administration and related accounting duties; serves as the appropriate principal investigator’s contact for grants and contract accounting functions.

CHARACTERISTIC JOB TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
May include any and/or all of the following:

  1. Performs grant-related post-award functions, including budget and expense analysis, periodic invoicing, financial reporting, labor distribution changes and associated communications with customers, reconciliations, and rebudgeting; performs grant closeout functions required by Grants and Contracts Administration and sponsors including reconciliations, financial status reports, final invoices, purchase order liquidations, zeroing out budgets, and final reporting; reviews general ledger transactions to ensure accuracy and complete journal entries.
  2. Assists with time and effort reporting system, ensuring it is complete and in compliance with applicable regulations; maintains regular communications with department; communicates with fiscal contacts at funding source for problem resolution and information gathering.
  3. Supports the sponsored programs department in education and training of principal investigators and administrators; assesses needs and resolves issues of the principal investigator related to grants accounting; performs analysis and support for projects.
  4. Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Knowledge of financial operations, laws, and terminology
  • Knowledge of federal and non-federal regulations and operation policies preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a high degree of analytical ability
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Accounting and bookkeeping skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Ability to design, analyze, and prepare financial reports
  • Ability to monitor expenditures and maintain data
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education and experience equivalent to:

Bachelor’s degree in related field; supplemented with two (2) years of related experience.

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