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Guided by an ethic of Vincentian personalism and professionalism, DePaul compassionately upholds the dignity of all members of its diverse, multi-faith, and inclusive community. We seek to hire collaborative, open-minded, and dedicated professionals who are committed to advancing our university mission to making education accessible to all, with special attention to including underserved and underrepresented communities. Successful candidates thrive in an environment where ideas and perspectives representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds and experiences are welcome and supported.
The Highlights The Senior Accountant - Restricted Accounting is responsible for reviewing, reporting, analyzing, and interpreting grants, starting from the grant's initial set-up phase to monitoring compliance with sponsor and regulatory requirements throughout the grant's life cycle, including all grant invoices and deliverables. This position also serves as the Restricted Accounting lead on various grant audits and other special regulatory compliance, including assistance with the year-end Single Audit and SEFA preparation. The position participates in development and enforcement of University policy and procedures, oversees/participates in Blue Sky system patch testing and upgrades and leads efforts for process improvements. This position has frequent contact with budget managers, Office of Research Services (ORS), Principal Investigators (PIs), and other departments across the University. The Senior Accountant also oversees the work of staff accountants and student assistants, as applicable. This position participates in the overall financial team effort to provide quality service to all university constituencies.
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Supervision, Reconciliation, Reporting & Compliance - Monitor grants for compliance with regulatory/sponsor requirements and University policy and procedures, including: set-up or review of newly established grant awards or amendments, coordinate and monitor grant related processes, perform salary reallocations when requested, monitoring of subrecipients, oversight on grant closeout analysis, preparation or review of grant invoices or financial reports, account and charge inactivation, audit assistance for the Single Audit, and grant reconciliations.
Customer Service- (written policies and procedures, training, problem solving, liaison with university departments) - Participates in/leads training program for PI's, works with PI's and ORS to resolve issues related to assigned grants' invoices and interim and final financial reports (SF-425,etc.), budget checking errors and adjusting journal entries, develops related University policies and procedures and leads efforts for process improvements.
System Maintenance & Analytics- Assist in Oracle system patch testing; running queries and assessing data as requested.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Your Education & Experience
Bachelor's degree in Accounting or a related degree with equivalent experience required
Minimum 2-5 years experience in Accounting
Blue Sky or other ERP experience strongly preferred
Prior experience with federal, state and local regulatory requirements for grants preferred
Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
CPA or MBA preferred
Manage 1/3 of University's 500-600 grants accounts.
Other Skills & Abilities Required
Self-motivated individual, able to work in a changing environment
Ability to lead, provide oversight and interface with various levels of individuals throughout the university community
Outstanding analytical and problem solving skills
Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
Intermediate to advanced spreadsheet, database, word processing skills
Additional Information For consideration, please include a resume and cover letter.
Employment contingent on successful background checks, including criminal and credit check.
Working for a stable and well-known University that values diversity and inclusion.
Medical, dental, and vision benefits.
Generous paid time off, sick time, holidays, floating holidays, and more!
Matching retirement plan up to 10%.
Tuition waivers for employees and dependents!
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DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.
At DePaul University, we are looking for candidates who want to join us in our mission to provide access to education for all. Successful candidates welcome ideas and perspectives from colleagues and students representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds, religious beliefs, and experiences. We seek collaborative, open-minded and hard working professionals to work in a real world urban learning environment. Are you exceptional, yet modest and open to challenges? We seek achievers and leaders that want to bring their passion and skills to our well-respected community of approachable colleagues. Build your career with us. DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.