Research Accounting is responsible for post-award administration of over 200 million dollars in externally funded grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements. The position includes many aspects of the sponsored project processes managed in central finance, including: award setup and review, invoicing, financial reporting, cash management, and award closeout. The Research Accountant II position is responsible for the post award administration for various academic department sponsored projects. In addition, this position serves as a liaison between the principal investigator, the departmental administrators and the award sponsors.
The ideal candidate will have advanced knowledge of sponsored project policies and procedures, the ability to apply accounting practices, strong customer service skills, and the ability to work independently.
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications
Reviews and interprets legal documents for demographic information and financial terms and conditions
Enters and reviews award and project information in Oracle finance (iO)
Prepares invoices and financial reports
Performs award closeout tasks
Performs all other duties as assigned
Experience and Education Requirements
In lieu of the education requirement, additional related experience, above and beyond what is required, on a year for year basis may be substituted
Three years related professional accounting experience
Advanced knowledge of contract and grant procedures and ability to apply sponsored project terms and conditions
Advanced knowledge of accounting principles, concepts, and analysis of accounting transactions
Advanced knowledge of Uniform Guidance
Proficient knowledge of Excel
Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or related field
Five years of related professional accounting experience
Experience as an accountant in a university or nonprofit environment
Experience in sponsored project accounting
Certified Financial Research Administrator (CFRA)
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