The University of Colorado Boulder Campus Controller's Office
encourages applications for a Grant Accountant
This position will help support the Office in the
administration of the extramural research grants and contracts to
the University of Colorado Boulder. The duties and responsibilities
of this research administration position include the post award
financial administration and accounting of grants and contracts
awarded to the University of Colorado Boulder by Federal and
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a
culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students
dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We
are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and
individuals with disabilities.
Who We Are
The Campus Controller's Office maintains and supports the
university's fiscal responsibility through accurate financial
accounting and reporting and in compliance with laws, regulations,
policies/procedures and contract requirements for sponsored
projects. We provide oversight, assistance and training in
financial stewardship for the Boulder campus.
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
Strategic Priority: University Satisfaction:
- Develop and maintain a solid understanding of University,
State, Federal, and funding agency policies and procedures.
- Develop and maintain an extensive working knowledge of
University and UC System operations (e.g. Accounting, Purchasing,
Property Control, etc.) and the inter-relationships between these
operations and extramural support operations.
- Maintain an extensive working knowledge of Uniform Guidance
(UG), Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Cost Accounting
Standards (CAS), and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Training: People Development:
- Analyze approved budgets and award/contract documents issued by
funding agencies for all applicable fiscal, post-award, billing,
payment, closeout reporting requirements, and terms and conditions
for a specific award portfolio.
- Interpret and analyze University accounting data for compliance
according to the approved budget and all applicable policies and
guidelines (i.e. University, Federal, State, funding agency).
Communicate lapses in compliance to campus partners and CCO
leadership as applicable.
- Establish, maintain, and reconcile grant/contract records to
ensure compliance with specific grant provisions or restrictions.
This may include cost sharing, fixed assets, budgetary
- Facilitate award closeout procedures including performing
formal reviews of awards/contracts/project expenditures, payments
and accounts receivable.
- Facilitate, prepare required interim and final financial
- Monitor sponsored projects accounts receivable. Collaborate
with CCO Revenue Management on follow-up procedures for aged items
in accordance with the CCO collection policies to encourage timely
payment. Collaborate with campus partners and CCO leadership to
address uncollectible accounts receivable issues.
- Reconcile payment receipts to funding agency records.
- Seek Opportunities for professional development and training
What You Should Know
- Develop/prepare surveys requested by CCO leadership.
- Assist in the origination, development and implementation of
improved procedures and systems for grants and contracts
This positions will be expected to be in-person two days a week and
will be able to work remote for the other three days of the
What We Can Offer
- The salary for this position is $40,000.
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits
, including medical, dental,
retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The
University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in
Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education
environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder
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What We Require
What You Will Need
- A bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and
experience may substitute.
- The ability to recognize unusual situations, question them and
provide alternative solutions.
- The ability to prioritize, work independently and understand
and apply policies and procedures.
- The successful candidate will pay attention to detail, use good
judgment, be a problem solver, work independently, meet deadlines
and enjoy a variety of exciting work.
- This position requires excellent interpersonal skills, the
ability to collaborate with varying levels of authority and
- Analytical thinking along with the ability to question the
logic of information is essential.
To apply, please submit the following materials:
1. A current resume.
2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background
and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and
responsibilities of the position.
We may request references at a later time.
Please apply by September 12, 2021, for consideration.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For
consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.
Posting Contact Information
Posting Contact Name:
Boulder Campus Human Resources
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