The Grant Accountant must ensure accurate and timely accounting and compliance with grant policies and procedures; as well as compliance with federal grant rules and regulation and award terms. The grant accountant is the key liaison with principal investigators, the Office of Sponsored Programs and other internal and external grant personnel.
Financial Gate Keeper of Grants: ensure proper use of funds according to award documents and grant budgets, ensuring proper allocation and reporting of funds.
Perform grant administration by maintaining grant control list, facilitating the establishment of grant records, and overseeing financial reporting timelines for grants.
Manager grant budgets and work with Budget Director to ensure matching/cost share funds are provided in the College budget.
Monitor grants to ensure compliance with federal rules and regulations, award terms and College policies for expenditures. Approve expenditures for accounting accuracy ensuring adequate support and program relevance.
Track cost share and/or matching funds and ensure budget availability and the expenditures are in accordance with approved budget, including ratio.
Coordinate with Budget Office, Human Resources and Payroll to ensure timely and accurate salary allocations. In addition, accurate and timely notification to Payroll and Human Resources regarding grant salary charges.
Prepare drawdowns and vouchers for payment and file grant expenditure financial reports.
Work closely with program and project managers to establish budgeting and procedural matters.
Prepare and file all financial reports required by the grant(s). Analyze supporting documents to ensure adequate documentation of expenses.
Responsible for grant indirect cost allocation/recording and recovery monies.
Reconcile grant monthly and monitor receivables from funding organizations.
Interact with grant personnel and respond timely to inquiries.
Responsible for preparation of audit schedules as it relates to grants and compliance with single audit requirements while ensuring proper documentation.
Responsible for the fiscal management of all grants and contracts in accordance with government regulations.
Perform budget to actual analysis on a timely basis for review by principal investigators and other grant personnel.
Investigate/research issues that arise with grant data and coordinate resolution.
Assist with year-end audit procedures and preparation of Schedule of Federal Awards and other financial reporting requirements (i.e. footnotes, compliance reports, etc.).
Perform other duties/projects as assigned.
Minimum two years of experience with government grants and contracts.
Minimum two to three years of general ledger maintenance, including journal entry experience.
Knowledge of integrated financial reporting systems.
Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
Demonstrated leadership, interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
Strong problem-solving and presentation skills.
Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
Demonstrated evidence of detail-orientation, customer service orientation, ability to work independently, and great levels of responsibility required
Mercy College is a dynamic, diverse New York City area college whose students are on a personal mission to get the most out of life by getting the most out of their education. Our institution is an independent, coeducational college that offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs within five schools: Business, Education, Health and Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Mercy College’s efforts in these programs have been recognized over the last several years. As a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), Mercy College, has been honored by being ranked nationally among the top Colleges in the country for Hispanics by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU). Mercy College was further recognized by HACU as a national leader in awarding bachelor’s degrees to Hispanics in several disciplines, including Psychology, Sociology and Business. Additionally, to support our diverse student body, Mercy College has pursued and been awarded a number of federal grants which enable us to better develop and deliver services to our students. As a Hispanic Serving Institution, Mercy College is proud to... be recognized as an institution which helps under-served students to achieve their educational aspirations. Westchester Magazine has also named Mercy College the Best College in Westchester county in 2019 and 2020.The vibrancy of the College culture is sustained by a diverse student body from around the region. Enrollment, including full-time and part-time undergraduates and graduates is approximately 10,557; The College offers campuses in Dobbs Ferry, Bronx, Manhattan as well as online offerings. At Mercy College, we strive to provide employees and their families with a comprehensive and valuable benefits package. We offer high-quality health care plans, retirement benefits, tuition discounts, flexible spending, and much more. OUR MISSION: Mercy College is committed to providing motivated students the opportunity to transform their lives through higher education by offering liberal arts and professional programs in personalized and high quality learning environments, thus preparing students to embark on rewarding careers, to continue learning throughout their lives and to act ethically and responsibly in a changing world. EEO STATEMENT: Mercy College actively engages in recruiting a diverse workforce and student body that includes members of historically underrepresented groups, and strives to build and sustain a welcoming and supportive campus community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, marital status, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Mercy College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Veteran/Disability