Accountant - Grants Accounting & Reporting

Ohio, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 08, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

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Job Title: Accountant - Grants Accounting & Reporting

Department: Grants Accounting & Reporting

Location: Columbus Campus

Employment Type: Staff

Employment Status: Board Approved

Bargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining Unit

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Compensation Type: Hourly

Compensation: $22.50

Schedule: M-F, 8am-5pm; overtime as necessary.

Job Description:

The College

Community colleges are uniquely positioned to respond to workforce needs and make higher education an affordable reality. There has never been a better time to join a two-year college, and there’s no better place to do it than at Columbus State. A laser focus on student success and a partnership mindset have established Columbus State as a key talent provider in a thriving regional economy, and a premier community college that is changing the nation’s education and workforce landscapes. With more than 46,000 students across two campuses, at several regional learning centers, and online, Columbus State is the nation’s only institution recognized as an Achieving the Dream (ATD) college, an AACC Guided Pathways institution, and a participant in The Right Signals Initiative through the Lumina Foundation. Columbus State employees at all levels benefit from an engaging, collaborative, and supportive culture that rewards innovation and vision. We provide competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and professional development opportunities. We are dedicated to ensuring that the diversity of Columbus State faculty and staff reflects that of our students and region. We are proud to be a central part of a community that embraces differences and celebrates the many cultures, beliefs, and lifestyles that define Central Ohio.

The City

Columbus, Ohio is also home to The Ohio State University and more than 30 other colleges and universities as well as the headquarters of multiple Fortune 500 companies. Columbus is one of America’s fastest-growing cities, offering a wealth of cultural experiences, dining, entertainment, shopping opportunities, and more. That’s why Central Ohio residents find living here so fulfilling, both professionally and personally.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions described in this position description. Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this position description.

Position Summary

Under direction, the Accountant, Grants Accounting & Reporting Services position adheres to generally accepted accounting principles and performs a variety of professional level accounting duties involved in preparing, maintaining, analyzing, verifying, and reconciling complex financial statements, reports, and reports. This position will be working with non-financial aid grants which the College receives. This role works in partnership with the employees that are managing the grants and the office that submits the grants.

Core Competencies Required

Professionalism, Managing Work, Continuous Improvement, Customer/Student/Employee Focus, Collaboration, Planning & Organizing, Monitoring Information, Business Acumen, Resolving Conflict, Quality Orientation.


Grants Accounting

Performs fiscal responsibilities for grants and contracts including invoicing, Monthly Cash drawdowns/requests, assisting with budgets, reviews and approves payments and requisitions. Reconciles accounts and complex transactions. Summarizes financial positions. Performs analysis on grants and projects. Assists auditors, both external college auditors and fiscal reviews from funding agencies. Submits reports to funding agencies, as required.

Abides by federal, state, and other regulations regarding each grant. Completes necessary training to be knowledgeable on grant regulations. Collaborates with Grant Administration office, human resources, accounts payable, financial aid, financial accounting, and payroll to ensure that work is completed accurately.

Accounting Support

Ensures that College fiscal policies and procedures. Collaborates with College departments to determine the accounting for different types of contracts. Adheres to generally accepted accounting principles. Supports accounting department, as needed.

Other duties as required.

Other Duties & Responsibilities

Attends all required department meetings and training. Works overtime, as required to meet workload demands.

Usual Physical Requirements

The employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into computer, frequently sits for extended periods of time, and occasionally stands and walks. Employee occasionally reaches with hands or arms and stoops, kneels, crouches or crawls. Employee converses verbally with others in person and by telephone. Vision demands include close, detailed vision when focusing on computer screen. Employee occasionally lifts or exerts force up to 10 pounds.

Working Conditions

Typical office and classroom environment. Regular exposure to moderate noise typical to business offices.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of: grant management; advanced generally accepted accounting principles; fund accounting; general ledger management; accounts payable and receivable administration; graphical presentation of data; advanced understanding of how the College ERP system works; computers, software, including cloud applications, to include Microsoft Office applications (Work, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), accounting programs and software. Skill in: verbal and written communication; preparing financial reports; operating general office equipment working with detailed data; statistical data entry; application of job software including word processing and spreadsheets. Ability to: apply accounting principles; develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates, supervisors, job contacts and general public; answer general and technical accounting questions; research and analyze financial issues; perform detailed work with numerical data; maintain confidential and sensitive information; maintain accurate and complete work records; read and comprehend technical information; effectively work with persons of varying cultures and diversity; problem solve effectively.

Minimum Qualifications:

Associate’s Degree in Accounting or closely related field of study with at least one year of accounting experience. Strong attention to detail. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).

Additional Information: Applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter detailing how their qualifications align with the needs of this position.

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