Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is the global leader in physical medicine and rehabilitation for adults and children with the most severe, complex conditions. By joining our team, you will be part of our life-changing Mission and Vision. You’ll work in a truly inclusive environment where diversity and equity are championed through words and actions. You’ll contribute to an innovative culture that is second to none, one that embraces curiosity, discovery and compassion. You’ll play a role in something that’s never been done before as we integrate science and clinical care to help patients achieve better, faster outcomes — as we Advance Human Ability, together.
Under the direction of the Manager of Regulatory Accounting, and adhering to established policies and procedures, the Grant Accountant will perform a variety of professional tasks related to federal grant accounting such as providing financial management for federal awards, posting journal entries, preparing various reports and reconciliations, while ensuring financial compliance with federal regulations. Ongoing targeted training opportunities related to federal financial award management will be provided.
Accountant for Federal Awards will consistently demonstrate support of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab statement of Vision, Mission and Core Values by striving for excellence, contributing to the team efforts and showing respect and compassion for patients and their families, fellow employees, and all others with whom there is contact at or in the interest of the institute.
Accountant for Federal Awards will demonstrate Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Core Attributes: Communication, Accountability, Flexibility/Adaptability, Judgment/Problem Solving, Customer Service and Core Values (Hope, Compassion, Discovery, Collaboration, & Commitment to Excellence) while fulfilling job duties.
The Grant Accountant will:
Assist with month-end/year-end activities which include: grant revenue recognition, subcontractor accruals, sub-recipient monitoring, income statement account analysis, and prepare annual tax
Reconcile and analyze assigned balance sheet
Prepare monthly draws for federal award reimbursement ensuring costs are in line with federal
Review subcontract documents and prepare invoices to prime contractor on a monthly
Prepare quarterly and annual financial reports for federal awards to various federal
Provide financial reporting support to Research Administration as
Update and maintain the cost centers in Great Plains accounting
Provide backup support for accounting and reporting of non-federal grant awards and clinical
Perform all other duties that may be assigned in the best interest of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required
A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or related field is required; CPA or Master’s Degree in Accounting preferred.
A minimum of 1-2 years of related work experience.
Experience working with and managing federal awards and contracts is preferred.
Experience working with GAAP is required; working in a Not-for-Profit environment is preferred.
Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of business tools and technology.
Working knowledge of Excel is required, Great Plains and Microsoft Office is preferred.
Excellent organizational and time management skills. Ability to work well under pressure to meet deadlines while managing multiple priorities.
Advanced written and oral communication skills; responding to customer requests in a timely manner is required.
Strong interpersonal skills needed to interpret and explain financial information to employees and management. Establishes and maintains strong working relationships with internal and external clientele. Candidate should possess the ability to work collaboratively and leverage expertise in other functions; resulting in improved outcomes and efficiencies.
Ability to identify and implement opportunities for continuous quality improvement.
Normal office environment with little or no exposure to dust or extreme temperature.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago DBA Shirley Ryan Abilitylab has been recognized as the #1 Rehabilitation Hospital in America since 1991 by U.S. News & World Report. No other specialty hospital has been consecutively ranked the #1 by U.S. News & World Report for so long. Founded in 1954, RIC has earned a worldwide reputation as being a leader in patient care, research and educating health professionals in physical medicine and rehabilitation. On March 25, 2017 the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago became the Shirley Ryan Abilitylab (SRAlab). More than just a change of address, this shift enables our continued mission to be the global source of science-driven breakthroughs in Human Ability. People from around the globe choose SRAlab because of our expertise in treating a range of conditions, from the most complex conditions including cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, stroke and traumatic brain injury, to the more common, such as arthritis, chronic pain and sports injuries. Many people also come to SRAlab because of our specialized services, which help individuals lead more independent and fulfilling lives. SRAlab offers a full range of services at all levels of care -- i...npatient, day rehabilitation and outpatient -- according to the special needs of each patient. At all levels of treatment, specialists from many disciplines work as a team with each patient to advance his or her ability to do and participate in things that give their lives meaning.
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