Grant Accountant III is a critical role in the university's success as a world-class research facility. This role is an opportunity for someone looking to expand their work experience into areas overseeing financial and grant services in the university. This role will work closely with many different areas of the University including the School of Medicine and the Office of Vice President of Research. This role is an individual contributor that will report to the Director of Sponsored Programs Accounting.
Under general direction, the grant accountant is responsible for certain post Âaward grant accounting duties, including sponsor invoicing, accounts receivable maintenance, financial compliance, and grant reporting;
Work with Financial Post Awards Specialists to create cost reimbursable sponsor invoices on a monthly/quarterly basis;
Prepare monthly journal entries affecting cash management and accounts receivable;
Prepare bad debt write-offs and quarterly allowances;
Create billing schedules for new awards/award lines;
Prepare applicable refunds;
Work with Director to develop and update written policies and procedures over sponsored programs cash management and accounts receivable process;
Create milestone invoices based on billing schedules;
Send sponsor statements monthly;
Resolve sponsor questions related to invoicing;
Provide regular, accurate reports of billing data;
Ensure all Federal Draws are completed within 5 days of invoicing;
Escalate aging AR to appropriate levels;
Work with Director of Sponsored Programs with audit requests;
Maintain Sponsor information; email, Purchase order information, etc.;
Work with the financial coordinator and treasury to ensure payments are posted correctly;
Prepare and distribute internal sponsored programs cash management and accounts receivable reports, maintaining the highest quality, reliability and accuracy;
Work with Workday Finance and Director of Sponsored Programs to create efficiencies within sponsored programs cash management and accounts receivable;
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities:
Strong technical Office of Management and Budget Uniform Guidance knowledge;
Knowledge of financial operations, laws, and terminology;
Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles;
Knowledge of federal and non-federal regulations and operation policies preferred;
Experience using Workday and Adaptive as a financial system preferred;
MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint software skills;
Strong interpersonal skills with a high degree of analytical ability;
Exhibits professionalism in verbal and written communication skills;
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills;
Strong computer skills;
Ability to design, analyze and prepare financial reports;
Ability to accomplish results and effectively prioritize initiatives across units amid competing priorities in a complex multi-mission organization;
Ability to recognize areas of process improvement and assist in implementing new processes and procedures;
Consistently demonstrates and encourages a commitment to quality, customer-centeredness, productivity, and continuous improvement.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Bachelors degree in accounting; supplemented with five (5) or more years of experience in an accounting firm or an accounting position.
Masters degree in accounting or related field; CPA licensure
Saint Louis University(SLU) is a private, co-educational Jesuit university located in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Founded in 1818 by the Most Reverend Louis Guillaume Valentin Dubourg SLU is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River. The University has campuses in St. Louis, Mo. and Madrid, Spain. SLU values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. For nearly 200 years, the University has gone beyond teaching facts and figures, encouraging students to form ideas and identities. Today, SLU students are nearly 14,000 strong. The University has invested vast resources to advance academic programs and enhance the student experience. SLU also is a major research institution where premier researchers tackle local and global challenges. And the University's commitment to community service has earned it national acclaim and bolstered its status as a character-building college.