The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA)
Duties and Responsibilities:
Position manages accounting functions within the Sponsored Projects Accounting Office at the UT Institute of Agriculture to ensure the accuracy, timeliness and efficiency of post award fiscal administration.
Position analyzes contracts and agreements for financial obligations, interprets and applies fiscal regulations and guidelines insuring all requirements are met. Provides institute-level fiscal oversight throughout the projects' life. Responsibilities include financial reports and invoicing to external sponsors and prompt collection of funds owed to the university under these awards. Serves as primary contact during financial audits of Institute of Agriculture sponsored project accounts and works with university personnel and external agencies to resolve problems of fiscal compliance. Performs account closeout and produces final financial, inventory, patent, and equipment reports for sponsors.
Position works with UTIA administrators, faculty, business and program staff analyzing charges, insuring costs are allowable and within projects' budgets. Position provides training and guidance to faculty, departmental staff, center staff, and regional and county Extension personnel.
Position helps develop fiscal policies and procedures to minimize the university's risk. Provides financial information/reports to UTIA administrators and its chief business officers.
Position will be remote but limited overnight travel will be required to meet with auditors, attend meetings, or continuing professional education.
The Institute’s four major units are the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch and UT Extension. The Institute contributes to improving the quality of lives and enhancing the agricultural, economic, environmental and social well-being of Tennessee. Our clientele include students, families, farmers, 4-Hers, agribusiness and the general public.