Sponsored Programs Accounting is primarily responsible for managing the restricted funds of Mississippi State University. This includes calculating and posting overhead, invoicing the appropriate agencies, monitoring timely receipt of the funds, and preparing financial reports for external agencies. Additionally, our office coordinates the time and effort reporting cycle, processes cost transfers, performs non-sufficient fund checking on restricted funds and continuously monitors accounts for compliance purposes. It is our goal to provide friendly, efficient service to all users of the sponsored programs accounting system.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Assist with necessary paperwork to process subawards in our system and review subaward invoices to ensure adherence to the terms and conditions of the award. Handle any issues that arise during the review. 2. Process a high volume of Accounts Receivables to include checks and wire transfers. Complete appropriate forms and journal entries for review and posting to the General Ledger. 3. Prepare invoices, financial reports, and agency forms on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis per the terms and conditions of the award. Reports are submitted to the Senior Accountant for review and then submitted to the sponsoring agency. 4. Prepare indirect cost distributions for indirect cost recovered on sponsored projects. 5. Prepare and/or key journal entries as needed. 6. Handle all purchases for the department and maintain the budget. 7. Performs related duties as assigned.
Education: High School Diploma Focus: Business, Finance, Legal or related field of study
Experience: 4 years - or equivalent of education and experience - (2-years post- secondary education with 2 years of work-related experience)
Previous work-related experience is desirable
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
* Strong computer skills to include Excel and Adobe * Experience in work settings requiring high volume assignments * Ability to manage priorities and meet multiple daily deadlines * Know of federal contracting regulations and accounting experience is needed * Well-developed interpersonal, teamwork, verbal, and written communication skills
Working Conditions and Physical Effort
* No unusual physical requirements. Requires limited lifting of files and records and nearly all work is performed in a comfortable indoor facility. * Frequent- External imposed deadlines; set and revised beyond one's control; interruptions influence priorities; difficult to anticipate nature or volume of work with certainty beyond a few days; meeting of deadlines and coordination of unrelated activities are key to position; involves conflict-resolution or similar interactions involving emotional issues or stress on a regular basis. * Job frequently requires walking, sitting, reaching, talking, hearing, handling objects with hands.
Link to apply: http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/
All applicants must apply online at www.msujobs.msstate.edu and attach a cover letter and resume
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.
Internal Number: 502587
About Mississippi State University
Mississippi State University represents the highest level of research activity for doctorate-granting institutions and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation as an R1-Very High Research Activity University. Also, a National Science Foundation “Top 100” research University, MSU shelters a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society, and values the talents of our distinguished faculty, staff, and student scholars. Here, a culture of inclusion is fostered and we’re driven each day to make a difference at the local, state, regional, national and global levels. At Mississippi State University we invite you to join us as we continue our momentum in research, teaching, and service.
To apply, please go to http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/