Community colleges are uniquely positioned to respond to workforce needs and make higher education an affordable reality. There has never been a better time to join a two-year college, and there's no better place to do it than at Columbus State. A laser focus on student success and a partnership mindset have established Columbus State as a key talent provider in a thriving regional economy, and a premier community college that is changing the nation's education and workforce landscapes. With more than 46,000 students across two campuses, at several regional learning centers, and online, Columbus State is the nation's only institution recognized as an Achieving the Dream (ATD) college, an AACC Guided Pathways institution, and a participant in The Right Signals Initiative through the Lumina Foundation. Columbus State employees at all levels benefit from an engaging, collaborative, and supportive culture that rewards innovation and vision. We provide competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and professional development opportunities. We are dedicated to ensuring that the diversity of Columbus State faculty and staff reflects that of our students and region. We are proud to be a central part of a community that embraces differences and celebrates the many cultures, beliefs, and lifestyles that define Central Ohio.
Columbus, Ohio is also home to The Ohio State University and more than 30 other colleges and universities as well as the headquarters of multiple Fortune 500 companies. Columbus is one of America's fastest-growing cities, offering a wealth of cultural experiences, dining, entertainment, shopping opportunities, and more. That's why Central Ohio residents find living here so fulfilling, both professionally and personally.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions described in this position description. Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this position description.
Under direction, the Accountant, Grants Accounting & Reporting Services position adheres to generally accepted accounting principles and performs a variety of professional level accounting duties involved in preparing, maintaining, analyzing, verifying, and reconciling complex financial statements, reports, and reports. This position will be working with non-financial aid grants which the College receives. This role works in partnership with the employees that are managing the grants and the office that submits the grants.
Performs fiscal responsibilities for grants and contracts including invoicing, Monthly Cash drawdowns/requests, assisting with budgets, reviews and approves payments and requisitions. Reconciles accounts and complex transactions. Summarizes financial positions. Performs analysis on grants and projects. Assists auditors, both external college auditors and fiscal reviews from funding agencies. Submits reports to funding agencies, as required.
Abides by federal, state, and other regulations regarding each grant. Completes necessary training to be knowledgeable on grant regulations. Collaborates with Grant Administration office, human resources, accounts payable, financial aid, financial accounting, and payroll to ensure that work is completed accurately.
Ensures that College fiscal policies and procedures. Collaborates with College departments to determine the accounting for different types of contracts. Adheres to generally accepted accounting principles. Supports accounting department, as needed.
Other duties as required.
Other Duties & Responsibilities
Attends all required department meetings and training. Works overtime, as required to meet workload demands.
Usual Physical Requirements
The employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into computer, frequently sits for extended periods of time, and occasionally stands and walks. Employee occasionally reaches with hands or arms and stoops, kneels, crouches or crawls. Employee converses verbally with others in person and by telephone. Vision demands include close, detailed vision when focusing on computer screen. Employee occasionally lifts or exerts force up to 10 pounds.
Typical office and classroom environment. Regular exposure to moderate noise typical to business offices.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of: grant management; advanced generally accepted accounting principles; fund accounting; general ledger management; accounts payable and receivable administration; graphical presentation of data; advanced understanding of how the College ERP system works; computers, software, including cloud applications, to include Microsoft Office applications (Work, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), accounting programs and software. Skill in: verbal and written communication; preparing financial reports; operating general office equipment working with detailed data; statistical data entry; application of job software including word processing and spreadsheets. Ability to: apply accounting principles; develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates, supervisors, job contacts and general public; answer general and technical accounting questions; research and analyze financial issues; perform detailed work with numerical data; maintain confidential and sensitive information; maintain accurate and complete work records; read and comprehend technical information; effectively work with persons of varying cultures and diversity; problem solve effectively.
Associate's Degree in Accounting or closely related field of study with at least one year of accounting experience. Strong attention to detail. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).
Additional Information: Applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter detailing how their qualifications align with the needs of this position.
Internal Number: req3012_1611756122
About Columbus State Community College
Columbus State Community College has been meeting the diverse educational needs of the Central Ohio community for more than 50 years. The college is proud to be an important contributor to the growth and progress of the region and to serve as the front door to higher education in Central Ohio. From the first graduating class in 1965 through this year, 50,000 students have earned associate degrees in 50-plus technical fields and academic transfer programs. Columbus State also offers Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree programs whose coursework fulfills the freshman and sophomore year requirements for bachelor’s degree programs offered by four-year colleges and universities throughout the state. Specific transfer agreements with more than 40 colleges and universities are in place at Columbus State, and new direct-to degree partnership programs are being developed all the time. Columbus State now has two campuses serving Central Ohio educational needs. The Columbus Campus is located on 85 acres in downtown Columbus. The 108-acre, full-service Delaware Campus welcomed its first students in 2010. Additionally, Columbus State offers classes at nine convenient regional learning centers throughout Central Ohio.