Grant-funded position. The purpose of this position is to perform all grant post award accounting, reporting, and fiscal compliance functions for the GEAR UP Jefferson County federal Department of Education grant with an annual direct budget of $3.6 million and match requirement of $3.6 million. Responsible for all accounting, procurement, and reporting functions for both direct and match dollars.
1. Perform grant-related post award functions for GEAR UP Jefferson County, including expense analysis, processing of invoices, financial reporting, accounting, labor distribution changes, assistance as needed in developing grant budgets, and associated communications with principal investigators, project director, or other grant stakeholders; 2. Ensure accounting standards and backup documentation are maintained for both federal grant direct expenses and federal match dollars, including monthly reconciliation and reporting; 3. Perform grant closeout functions required by each federal, state, local, outside agency and institutional grant contract administration and sponsors including reconciliations, financial status reports, final invoices, final accounting reporting, and work with UM purchasing for any purchase order liquidations; review general ledger transactions to ensure accuracy and complete journal entries as required; 4. Support the personnel in the GEAR UP Jefferson County department, as well as vendors, school districts, and partner agencies; 5. Provide education and training for GEAR UP personnel, as well as vendors, school districts, and partner agencies around invoicing and backup documentation; 6. Assess needs and resolve issues of the principal investigators or project director related to grant accounting; perform analysis and support for projects; 7. Maintain knowledge of all grant regulatory compliance requirements; 8. Maintain knowledge and ensure grant compliance with all federal, state and university financial and procurement policies and processes, including leading sealed bid and other procurement processes; 9. Assist with any audits of GEAR UP Jefferson County; 10. Collaborate with individuals and departments across campus and at partner districts to ensure positive and proactive administration of GEAR UP Jefferson County; 11. Assist with grant proposal budget creation, analysis, reporting and schedules as needed.
Three - five years of professional accounting experience. Experience with Federal Department of Education grants strongly preferred. Experience in Higher Education environment strongly preferred.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting.
About The University of Montevallo
The University of Montevallo, Alabama's public liberal arts university, is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), a national alliance of leading liberal arts colleges in the public sector. Adjacent to Birmingham, in one of the nation's fastest growing counties, Montevallo provides attractive living in a moderate climate with ready access to numerous metropolitan and recreational resources.
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