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Working under the supervision of the Director of Grants and
Contracts Accounting, this position is responsible for the
preparation of reports and schedules to support the fiscal
management of federally and privately sponsored grants and
contracts. This includes appropriate award establishment based on
contractual documents, reviewing budget data for accuracy, entering
journal entries, preparing financial reports, invoicing, and
ensuring OMB and sponsor compliance requirements are met for
approximately 65 projects. This position also involves detailed
analysis of financial data along with preparation of and
involvement with audits, schedules, reports, and other financial
- Review and reconcile financial transactions for a portfolio of
accounts and prepares accounting corrections as necessary.
- Prepares Federal and Non-Federal Financial Reports on a monthly
basis in accordance with established policies and procedures,
sponsor regulations, and contractual requirements while also
submitting invoices and requesting reimbursement via the use of
complicated Sponsor Cash Management Systems.
- Collaborates with unit personnel to resolve financial issues;
answers fiscal data inquiries from unit managers, research faculty,
sponsors, external sources, etc.
- Prepares assigned audit schedules, which may include the
Schedule of Federal Awards for the annual Single Audit, and
provides support for annual audits, desk reviews, and site visits
in accordance with instructions provided by the GCA management
- Directly supports staff accountants on answering fiscal data
inquiries from unit managers, research faculty, sponsor funder,
external sources, etc.
- Completes special project assignments involving one or more key
aspects of post-award financial administration and special duties
as assigned by the Director.
- This position reports directly to the Director of Grants and
Contracts Accounting (GCA).
- Responsible for the timely reporting of approximately 65
federal grants valued at $7 million.
- Interacts with staff and faculty to ensure the university is in
compliance with federal grant regulations.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
- Works in a deadline driven environment where the late filing of
reports could result in financial penalties.
Required Education and Experience
- Full-time, 35 hours/week.
- Sr Coordinator/Sr Analyst A.
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or a related
- 3 years’ experience or combination of education and experience
which demonstrates the necessary skills and abilities needed to
perform the job.
- Prior experience utilizing a complex data management
- Excellent customer service, collaboration, analytical, teaming
and communication skills.
- Must have the ability to identify and provide solutions to
administrative problems as well as the ability to study and
interpret financial data, interpret contractual terms and
conditions, follow government reporting instructions, and reconcile
- Hiring offers for this position are contingent on a background
- To ensure the health and safety of our community AU requires
COVID-19 vaccinations for faculty and staff. Click here to learn
more about our health and safety directive .
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or
contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or
responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.
Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time
with or without notice.
AU offers a competitive benefits package including a 200% matching
retirement plan, tuition benefits for full-time staff and their
families, several leadership development certificates, and has been
recognized by the American Heart Association as a fit-friendly
worksite.Click here to learn about American University's unique
benefit options .
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