College/Division: Division of Administration and Finance
Department: DAF Controller's Office
Advertised Salary Range: $52,302 - $62,500
Advertised Job Summary:
The Post Award Grant Accountant position performs and manages a complex grant portfolio consisting of 300+ grants and contracts for Post Award Sponsored Programs Accounting for the Controller's Office to include analyzing grant activity to ensure compliance with both federal and state requirements; preparing quarterly & annual federal financial reports; ensuring maintenance of effort and matching requirements are met; ensuring that all federal funds are received are accurately requested, received, expended & reported correctly & timely to the federal agencies in accordance with the Federal Cash Management improvement Act. Provides guidance and technical assistance to the University departments in the management of the federal, state and other grants funds.
Reviews, analyzes and evaluates existing policies, programs, plans, systems, operations, procedures and documents to develop improvements in efficiency, effectiveness and productivity; assists in developing program performance standards.
Supports the sponsored programs department in education and training of principal investigators and administrators; assesses needs and resolves issues of the principal investigator related to grants accounting; performs analysis and support for projects.
Performs monthly reconciliation of Letter of Credit (LOC) Payment systems for grant awards for ensure funds are drawn and refunded timely in accordance with federal guidelines.
Preparation of quarterly and annual financial reports, ensuring accurate and timely submission of all reports.
Manages the maintenance, analysis and review of 350+ grant-related post-award functions, including budget and expense analysis, periodic invoicing, financial reporting, labor distribution changes and associated communications with customers, reconciliations, and rebudgeting; performs grant closeout functions required by Grants and Contracts Administration and sponsors including reconciliations, financial status reports, final invoices, purchase order liquidations, zeroing out budgets, and final reporting; reviews general ledger transactions to ensure accuracy and complete journal entries.
Advertised Minimum Qualifications :
Bachelor's degree and 3 or more years of experience, which may be substituted by equivalent combination of certification, training, education, and/or experience.
The University of South Carolina is a globally recognized, high-impact research university committed to a superior student experience and dedicated to innovation in learning, research and community engagement. Founded in 1801, the university offers more than 300 degree programs and is a top-tier Carnegie Foundation research institution. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of 20 locations throughout the state, including the research campus in Columbia. With 60 nationally ranked academic programs including top-ranked programs in international business, the nation's best honors college and distinguished programs in engineering, law, medicine, public health and the arts, the university is helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and around the world.