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Grant Accountant Intern

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Jul 23, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance, Business Administration, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs, Grants & Contracts, Chief Business Officers & Vice Presidents
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Summary

The University of Colorado Boulder Campus Controller's Office (CCO) encourages applications for a Grant Accountant Intern! 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 Non-Federal Sources.
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 (GAAP).

Process Excellence:
  • 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 restrictions, etc.
  • Facilitate award closeout procedures including performing formal reviews of awards/contracts/project expenditures, payments and accounts receivable.
  • Facilitate, prepare required interim and final financial reports.
  • 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.

Training: People Development:
  • Seek Opportunities for professional development and training for self.

Infrastructure Improvement:
  • Develop/prepare surveys requested by CCO leadership.
  • Assist in the origination, development and implementation of improved procedures and systems for grants and contracts management.

What You Should Know

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 week.

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

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute.

What You Will Need

  • 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 reliability.
  • Analytical thinking along with the ability to question the logic of information is essential.

Special Instructions

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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