This recruitment will be used to fill two full-time Accountant 2 position for the Office of Research at Oregon State University (OSU).
The Office for Sponsored Research and Award Administration (OSRAA) resides within the Research Office. Its mission is to provide research administration leadership, achieved through the full sponsored project “lifecycle” by supporting proposal submission, award negotiation/acceptance, research costing and analysis, award management, financial management and closeout of awards that support Oregon State University’s continuous search for new knowledge and solutions in the three signature areas outlined in OSU’s Strategic Plan (SP 4.0).
In a team environment, the Grant Accountant is responsible for the fiscal management of a variety of funds including billing, receipt and posting of revenue, collections, financial report preparation, final cost auditing and closing. This position is expected to review award terms and provide financial information to granting agencies in a variety of formats, as required by sponsors. This position is also responsible for the review and approval of grant-related cost transfers (both payroll and other expense type), including review to ensure compliance with grant fund restrictions, appropriate justification and effort certification.
The Grant Accountant is frequently required to interpret and analyze complex accounting records to resolve problems and ensure a sound auditing trail. Additionally, Grant Accountants must have strong analytical skills to identify potential cost disallowances and to reconcile information between internal and external accounting systems, as well as ensure compliance with accounting standards.
Performance of these duties involves collaborating and providing assistance to various principal investigators, project directors, Business Center personnel and granting agencies. The position reports to the Director of Sponsored Programs, Award Management.
Bachelor’s degree with a CPA or PA certificate and three years of accounting experience*, OR Bachelor’s degree with 30 quarter (20 semester) hours of accounting courses and three years of accounting experience*; OR 30 quarter (20 semester) hours of college-level accounting courses and five years of experience.
*Accounting experience must include at least 6 of the following:
-documenting and resolving problems within an accounting system; -classifying revenues and expenditures to funds and accounts; -ensuring accounting system conforms with applicable controls; -reconciling accounts to general or control ledgers; -preparing journal vouchers; -applying accounting principles to one or more functional areas; i.e., AR, AP, etc.; -tracing errors through accounting system; -processing data using a computer; -communicating technical material orally and in writing; -applying computer report information; -knowledge of governmental and fund accounting; -applying PC spreadsheet, database, and word processing software.
Transcripts must be submitted for all required and/or related courses. All courses must be from accredited colleges, universities, or private vocational schools.
Attention to detail and strong time management and organizational skills are also needed.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Criminal History Check Requirement.
The incumbent works collaboratively with peers on a daily basis. This position resides in a deadline-driven environment with frequent interruptions and must have the ability to continually re-prioritize, organize and manage multiple tasks and deadlines. Successful completion of position duties is achieved through a combination of independent work and collaborative teamwork, which is an essential component of day-to-day workload management. Incumbent will consult with functional team members, as well as serve as a resource for and work collaboratively within a multi-functional team in OSRAA. This position is able to telecommute and work can be conducted remotely, utilizing online team collaboration tools.
Oregon State is a leading research university located in one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation. Situated 90 miles south of Portland, and an hour from the Cascades or the Pacific Coast, Corvallis is the perfect home base for exploring Oregon?s natural wonders.Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality.Founded in 1868, Oregon State is the state?s Land Grant university and is one of only two universities in the U.S. to have Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations. Oregon State is also the only university in Oregon to hold both the Carnegie Foundation's top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification.As Oregon?s leading public research university, with $261.7 million in external funding in the 2011 fiscal year, Oregon State?s impact reaches across the state and beyond. With 12 colleges, 15 Agricultural Experiment Stations, 35 county Extension offic...es, the Hatfield Marine Sciences Center in Newport and OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon State has a presence in every one of Oregon?s 36 counties, with a statewide economic footprint of $2.06 billion.Oregon State welcomes a diverse student body of over 26,000 students from across Oregon, all 50 states and more than 100 countries. They can choose from more than 200 undergraduate and more than 80 graduate degree programs, including over 30 degrees online offered through Oregon State Ecampus. Oregon State increasingly attracts high-achieving students, with nationally recognized programs in areas such as conservation biology, agricultural sciences, nuclear engineering, forestry, fisheries and wildlife management, community health, pharmacy and zoology.Oregon State also ranks high in sustainability, fourth among universities nationwide for using renewable energy and first in the Pac-12 Conference. And our students literally help power the university: 22 exercise machines at Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality. For more information visithttp://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm.The 400-acre main campus in Corvallis includes a Historic District, making Oregon State one of only a handful of U.S. university campuses listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The district includes such icons as Weatherford Hall, the Memorial Union and Benton Hall, the oldest building on the oldest building on campus.OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.
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