Grants Accounting Officer

    University of Utah
    Salt lake city, UT
    Full-time, Part-time

    Job Description



    Open Date05/13/2020

    Requisition NumberPRN23668B

    Job TitleGrants Accounting Officer

    Working TitleGrants Accounting Officer

    Job GradeE

    FLSA CodeAdministrative

    Patient Sensitive Job Code?No

    Standard Hours per Week40

    Full Time or Part Time?Full Time

    ShiftDay

    Work Schedule Summary

    VP AreaAcademic Affairs

    Department00161 - College of Education-Dean

    LocationCampus

    CitySalt Lake City, UT

    Type of RecruitmentExternal Posting

    Pay Rate Range39300 to 65000

    Close Date

    Open Until FilledYes

    Job Summary

    This position works within the College of Education Office of Faculty Research and Support, including in conjunction with the Associate Dean for Research and the Grants Manager. Provides central administrative guidance to University faculty and staff while interacting with outside entities in regard to the financial matters of sponsored institutional projects.

    Requires the ability to apply generally accepted accounting principles, federal cost accounting regulations and University policies and procedures to a variety of situations. The incumbent must be able to interpret complex policies and effectively communicate the information in an easily understood manner. The incumbent is required to provide analysis of each situation and use professional judgment in reaching a solution.

    Responsibilities

    A thorough understanding of general ledger accounting practices, cost analysis and accounting principles, as well as demonstrated analytical, problem solving, human relations and effective communication skills also required.

    1. Prepares and assesses budget, revenue, expense, payroll and journal entries, and other accounting documents. Responsible for processing all project and award expenses including equipment procurement, travel, payroll and effort reporting.

    2. Analyzes and monitors budgets and expenditures for compliance with fiscal accountability and reporting requirements.

    3. Analyzes and forecasts revenue and expenditure trends.

    4. Develops accounting systems and documents to support the input and handling of financial data and reports.

    5. Reconciles balance sheets, cash, general ledger, payroll accounts and supporting journal entries.

    6. Prepares, reviews, and finalizes complex financial reports and invoices for submission to sponsoring entities, at an institutional level.

    7. Analyzes awards for the creation of projects and associated attributes within the University's financial system.

    8. Provides expert advice, guidance, and training to university departments regarding sponsored awards and appropriate administrative processes.

    9. Enforces compliance and ensures consistency with federal and state regulations, University policies and practices, research compliance restrictions and guidelines, financial and academic requirements, close-out practices, and agency policies and procedures.

    10. Collects and prepares all relevant financial information for award close-out.

    11. May provide information for audits.

    12. Assists in solving financial problems related to the administration of awards.

    13. Reviews, interprets, and implements sponsoring agency rules and processes corrections to financial statements.

    14. Reviews receivables and pursues collection of problem receivables.

    15. Manages various databases and maintains data integrity.

    16. Communicates and resolves issues with appropriate funding agencies

    17. Currently, this position manages the accounting for 60 projects and/or activities for College of Education faculty.

    Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

    Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

    Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

    Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

    Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

    Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, a related field AND two years related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The ability to work independently, effectively, and efficiently under pressure and demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills are also required.

    Preferences

    Preference may be given to candidates with University Grant and Contract experience.

    A thorough understanding of general ledger accounting practices, cost analysis and accounting principles, as well as demonstrated analytical, problem-solving, human relations and effective communication skills also required.

    TypeBenefited Staff

    Special Instructions Summary

    Additional Information

    The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran's status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans' preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

    To inquire about this posting, email: employment@utah.edu or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: oeo@umail.utah.edu .

    The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems ("URS"). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS' post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

    This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

    The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems ("URS"). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS' post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.


    Posting ID: 558254765Posted: 2020-05-21