The Senior Grant Accountant position is responsible for providing independent guidance and oversight to principal investigators and department administrators in regard to grant and contract policies and procedures, compliance and regulatory issues, and post-award administration. This individual must demonstrate an advanced knowledge and understanding of federal and non-federal regulations, guidelines, and policies covering grant and contract processes. This person must have a working knowledge of post award accounting and financial reporting, performing internal audits of grants and contracts to ensure compliance with university and funding agency requirements. The Senior Grant Accountant will play an integral role in the Grant and Contract Accounting training program; assisting principal investigators and departmental administrators in interpreting university and funding agency policies and guidelines to ensure financial compliance. This individual will be involved in the development of new post award policies and procedures.
Department: Grant and Contract Accounting
Position Category: Full Time
Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting preferred. This individual must demonstrate an advanced knowledge and understanding of federal and non-federal regulations, guidelines, and policies covering grant and contract processes.
Knowledge & Skills:
A strong knowledge of the Banner Finance System is preferred.
Microsoft Office applications. Banner experience a plus.
Illinois Institute of Technology is a national, technological, Ph.D.-granting research university, with world-renowned programs in engineering, architecture, the sciences, humanities, psychology, business, law, and design. Founded in 1940 and tracing its roots back to the 1890s with the foundings of Armour Institute of Technology and Lewis Institute, IIT brings a focused, interdisciplinary approach to education, including the Inter-professional Projects Program. With five campuses throughout the Chicago area and alumni around the world, IIT pairs the educational and cultural experiences of America's Second City with the small feel of an undergraduate population of just over 2300 and total population of just over 7400.