Performs complex professional accounting work in support of the
management of university restricted funds.
The purpose of the position is for award set up, maintenance,
invoicing, reporting, cash management, and effort reporting of
federal, state, and local grants awarded to the University. The
Restricted Fund Accountant will be responsible for conducting
review of grant activities to ensure the University is in
compliance with Federal, State of Georgia, Board of Regents and
Valdosta State University regulations/policies by remaining current
on updates. This position works in conjunction with the Office of
Sponsored Programs Research and Administration (OSPRA) and provides
support to Principal Investigators (PI). The position provides
support for general ledger reconciliations and review. This
position is also responsible for all aspect of accounting for the
university’s endowment investment. This position requires time
beyond the normal operating hours of the university during peak
times and especially at fiscal year-end. Other duties as
Typical Allocation of Duties:
Prepare grant reports and invoices -
Prepare grant reports and invoices as required by sponsoring
agency; reconcile grant receivables and indirect revenue.
Review expenditures, deposit funds, and enter budget
amendments - 35%
Review grant expenditures for compliance; deposit funds received;
enter budget amendments when needed.
Review and approve financial data -
Review and approve financial data in grant proposals and contracts;
meet with new principal investigators (PIs) for orientation; set up
grant accounts and cost share accounts in PeopleSoft.
Compliance - 15%
Ensure work is performed in compliance with relevant policies,
procedures, rules, and regulations.
Bachelors degree in a specified field and five (5) or more years of
related work experience.
Conditions of Employment
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a
background check. Position May Require Credit Check (if using
P-Card, working with Cash, etc.).
Position Requires completion of VSU’s Annual Compliance Training
course (such as State Business Transactions, Drug Free Workplace,
Anti-Harassment Policy, Introduction to Information Security,
Workers Compensation, Motor Vehicle Policy, USG Ethics
Policy, Conflict of Interest/ Outside Activities Policy, Leave
Procedures for Faculty and Staff, Georgia Open Records Act, Family
Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and Contracts 101.
Supervisory positions require training in FMLA and