Under general supervision, prepares and administers technical accounting and budgeting records, projections, and reports; coordinates, facilitates and participates in the development and administration of major and complex capital operating budgets, grant budgets and related fund accounts for Mercer County Community; maintains and verifies financial, statistical, or other fiscal records in connection with various grants; clarifies and resolves technical and contractual issues and problems with grants, guides department staff on grant regulations and use of grant funds; performs complex, specialized grant accounting functions; identifies abuse and waste, complies with periodic financial reporting and reimbursement submittal requirements; performs sub-professional accounting support and record keeping work in the preparation, processing and maintenance of accounting, payroll and financial records for a department; and performs related duties as assigned.
The Grants, Contract & Auxiliary Accountant performs the fully-proficient professional level of accounting work that requires independent evaluation and analysis of issues and judgment to select and apply standard techniques, procedures and criteria to resolve problems and make recommendations. The Grants, Contract & Auxiliary Accountant performs a broad range of advanced professional level accounting work and may require a CPA designation. The Grants, Contract & Auxiliary Accountant serves as a subject matter expert for the College. The Grants, Contract & Auxiliary Accountant handles the most complex analysis and issues where considerable judgment, tact, discretion and initiative are required to resolve problems and make recommendations. Work may include reviewing the work of lower-level professional accounting staff; conducting training; advising on the interpretation of rules, regulations and contract language related to accounting and tax issues; requiring knowledge of General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); and may routinely lead project teams and/or staff on an ongoing basis and may supervise assigned exempt and non-exempt staff.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: includes the following: ? Monitors, reviews and approves expenditures and distribution of funds ? Plans, analyzes, edits and reconciles a variety of reports, records and documents for reasonableness and conformity with sound accounting and budget control principles and practices; maintains and updates files, databases, records and function documentation ? Designs and evaluates reporting systems ? Prepares recommendations related to account management and compliance with accounting standards ? Provides analytical and fiscal support and information activities that may include operations, taxes, grants and capital programs ? Prepares accounting schedules, projections and reports assigned as part of grant portfolios, including: preparing annual and project budgets, forecasting revenue, estimating any carry-over of funds from one year to the next ? Assists in developing and recommending revisions to accounting procedures and assists in training grant coordinators and principle investigators ? Creates and maintains standard operating procedures for grant related compliance and ongoing operations, including but not limited to time & effort reporting and real time budget management. ? Provides Monthly grants accounting reports to Director of Grants and Vice President for Academic Affairs. ? Advises staff in planning and development of budgets ? Researches, interprets and provides technical assistance regarding fiscal and accounting regulations, laws and guidelines; disseminates guidelines on accounting policies, practices and systems ? Calculates and generates payments for federal and state taxes and employee benefits ? Computes, prepares and submits the annual indirect cost rate. Provide information on the rate with applicable state agencies as required. Applies indirect costs. ? Prepares journal entries; assigns account numbers and performs system maintenance transactions ? Researches issues, verifies invoices/ billings and collects funds for the support of restricted fund expenditures. ? Researches industry standards, trends, best practices and emerging technologies and makes recommendations for implementation ? Plans, organizes, and assigns the work of staff if serving as a lead worker; plans, organizes, assigns, supervises, reviews and evaluates the work of staff if assigned supervision ? Participates in hiring, discipline and termination activities if assigned to supervision ? Performs other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution in finance, accounting, auditing or directly related field and two years of experience that includes the application of GAAP theory and practice, experience with tax laws as they apply to accounting transactions and reporting, and use of computerized accounting systems.
An equivalent combination of the conferred degree and directly related full-time work experience as described above sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation, may be considered.
Internal Number: S-0185-2020
About Mercer County Community College
"As a community college faculty, we believe that...our students deserve a high-quality education that challenges them to acquire new knowledge and skills, test their accustomed ideas, and achieve competitive excellence. All of our students, regardless of where they find themselves when they come to us, deserve a caring, creative, and engaged pedagogy that helps them achieve their goals, and which cultivates lifelong learning and a passion to understand themselves and the world. We believe that we must create a college community that engages students in civic life and prepares them to fully participate in our democracy. We are responsible and accountable for giving our students? work our respect and critical evaluation, for holding students to the highest ethical standards, and for providing effective feedback that encourages our students to grow.
MCCC is an equal opportunity employer.
Under the “New Jersey First Act”, effective September 1, 2011 newly hired Mercer employees may be required to live in New Jersey or to move to the state within one year of taking a position. Failure to comply with this residency requirement shall render the person unqualified to continue emplo...yment in their position.
In compliance with Title IX requirements, Mercer County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities.
TITLE IX COORDINATOR
The college’s Title IX Coordinator oversees compliance with all aspects of the sex/gender harassment, discrimination and misconduct policy. Questions and complaints regarding Title IX may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator or the Office of Civil Rights at the following locations and or contact information.
Elizabeth Mizerek, MSN, RN, FN-CSA, CNE, CEN, CPEN, FAEN
Interim Title IX Coordinator
Mercer County Community College
1200 Old Trenton Rd. - MS 125
West Windsor, NJ 08550
Phone: (609) 570-3526 Email: email@example.com
Individuals experiencing harassment or discrimination also always have the right to file a formal grievance with the government authorities:
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
32 Old Slip, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10005-2500
Telephone: (646) 428-3800
Facsimile: (646) 428-3843