Senior Accountant

Position Information

University Code 18235 University Title Senior Accountant 2 University Job Family Financial Services ORP Eligible No For more information on ORP, visit: Retirement Plans
Recruitment Pool All Applicants Recruitment Type Single Title Scope of Search Local Working Title Senior Accountant Position Number 593280 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department Grants & Contracts Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities
Grants & Contracts Accounting and Effort Reporting has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Accountant!

The primary responsibilities of this position involve the post-award administration of grants and contracts from award to close-out. This includes preparation of departmental and special reports, as required by sponsors and management by deadlines. The individual in this position will also assist teams with close-out. In addition, this position will analyze data to ensure cost compliance with sponsor requirements, review financial system reports and data, prepare financial reports to the sponsor, reconcile general and operating ledgers, and review/follow-up with sponsors on the status of monthly receivables. This position will involve data entry in VCU’s financial system for award setup and will provide administrative assistance to Principal Investigators and Administrators, as well as prepare and mail invoices to sponsoring agencies.

The Senior Accountant performs difficult work independently and ensures the integrity of accounting theory applicable to multi-systems processing based on reporting regulations and requirements of sponsored programs. The individual will apply knowledge and skills that have a significant impact on research funding to the University. The Accountant performs challenging work, which supports a team environment, collaboration with other university offices, and high quality customer service. Minimum Hiring Standards
Bachelor’s degree in a field such as accounting, finance, business, management, or related; or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Demonstrated knowledge of federal, state, and sponsor rules and regulations (e.g. Uniform Guidance and OMB Circulars A-21 and A-110) related to grants.

Technical proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), and experience with both web-based and enterprise financial management/reporting systems.

Experience reconciling financial accounts, analyzing data, and analyzing budgets.

Ability to reason, think logically and independently, and analyze situations to achieve resolution of problems or concerns.

Demonstrated ability to research, investigate, analyze, reconcile, and evaluate all project-related data regarding budgets, expenditures, and personnel using the University systems.

Significant pre-award and post-award grant administration experience.

Ability to organize work and set priorities which accurately reflect the relative importance of job responsibilities.

Ability to prioritize assignments to complete work in a timely manner. Must be able to work independently and follow through on assignments with minimal direction.

Ability to perform effectively under conditions of fluctuating workload.

Effective analytical skills.

Excellent, proactive, and effective oral and written communication skills.

Verifiable history of excellent past performance and attendance records.

Demonstrated experience fostering a diverse and inclusive environment and an expressed commitment to do so while at VCU . Preferred Hiring Standards
Experience in a university sponsored programs or grant accounting office post-award administrative setting, is preferred.

Extensive experience with SunGard Banner Financial System is also preferred. Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range $55,000 - $70,000 Application Process/Additional Information Campus MCV Campus Hours/Week 40 Normal Work Days/Hours Monday - Friday / 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Job Open Date 07/14/2021 Posting will close on or before Open Until Filled Yes Job Category Accounting/ Management/ Professional Is this a restricted position? No Is this position eligible to participate in alternative work arrangements? Yes Sensitive Position No Resource Critical Yes Quick Link Posting Specific Questions

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