Bachelor's degree in Accounting or a business-related field from a four-year college or university. Four years of professional governmental, commercial accounting , or grant administration experience. Master's degree in Business or Accounting or Certified Public Accountant certification could be considered in place of experience. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
Performs all Level II duties/responsibilities and plans and directs accounting activities within central administration departments. Functions as a Subject Matter Expert for a specific accounting function, examples include grant administration, compliance, reporting, etc. May work closely with Management and Executive Management to align accounting goals with the University strategic mission.
Primary Responsibilities (Staff Positions Only):
Prepares invoices and reports for reimbursement from federal, state, and other agencies. Assembles data and prepares financial reports for State Controller's Office and Federal agencies. Performs reconciliations for various accounts. Audits accounts, vouchers, cash receipts, and reports. Posts and establishes new accounts as needed. Enters transactions and runs computer programs. Handles budget and cash transfers to include fund transfers. Stays current on issues concerning Higher Education and Research Administration. Oversees and assembles data from books of original entry and control records pertaining to grants and contracts. Prepares and analyzes various special, quarterly, monthly, and ad hoc reports and invoices. Receives and processes payments from sponsors for reimbursement. Interprets and explains University policies/procedures related to post/award grant budgets and allowable spending. Identifies and incorporates continuous changes in federal, state, and/or local policies ensuring University and department compliance. Provides accurate and timely entry of budgetary transactions, including Electronic Personnel Action Forms (EPAFs) and payroll redistributions. Provides guidance and assistance to principal investigators and department staff to determine how to effectively implement grant projects. Examines complex compliance requirements to determine that Sul Ross State University (SRSU) meets all guidelines and adheres to various sponsor regulations. Performs evaluations as needed to adjust grant budgets per sponsor guidelines. Oversees and directs the project closures and record retention management to ensure contractual obligations and compliance requirements are met, including assisting with various internal and external audit reviews. Performs other duties as assigned.
About Sam Houston State University
For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," resonates among its 22,000 students, eight colleges and well beyond its historical roots through research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more.
SHSU is an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high quality education, scholarship, and service to students. With over 90 bachelor degrees, 50 master’s, and 11 doctoral programs—including the nation’s first Ph.D. in forensic science, SHSU provides an exceptional college experience for every student: traditional or non-traditional; first generation; international; or online.
Service to self and others is paramount at SHSU and reflected in all university organizations and programs. In fact, the university was named to USA Today’s Top 50 in the U.S. for “commitment to civic engagement and global awareness,” in addition to being classified a "Community Engaged Campus" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. This honor, bestowed to only 311 public institutions nationwide, acknowledges th...e university's significant commitment to service.
Sam Houston State University has a small town feel with large scale opportunities. Located in the Piney Woods region of East Texas, Huntsville provides area residents with a sense of community and belonging, although just an hour drive north of Houston.
SHSU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an "at will" employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215. SHSU is committed to promoting a campus culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. The University acknowledges and values our responsibility to cultivate an equitable and inclusive environment where students, faculty, staff, and community recognize the benefits of collaboration and mutual respect through diverse identities and experiences.
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