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Grant Accountant Intern

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 27, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance, 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 handle 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 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

CCO maintains and supports the university's fiscal responsibility through accurate financial accounting and reporting and is 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

Accounting and 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/RFS 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 prompt payment. Consult with campus partners and CCO/RFS leadership to address uncollectible accounts receivable issues.
  • Reconcile payment receipts to funding agency records.

University Engagement:
  • Develop and maintain an extensive working knowledge of University, State, Federal, and funding agency policies and procedures.
  • Develop and maintain an extensive a solid understanding 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).

  • 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.

Infrastructure Enhancement:
  • Develop/prepare surveys requested by CCO/RFS leadership.
  • Assist in the origination, development and implementation of improved procedures and systems for grants and contracts management.
What You Should Know
  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.
What We Can Offer
  • The hiring rate is $40,000.00 annually.

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
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business, or related field.
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute.
  • One year relevant experience.
What You Will Need
  • Ability to recognize unusual situations, question them and provide alternative solutions.
  • Ability to prioritize, work independently and understand and apply policies and procedures.
  • 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.
  • The successful candidate will pay attention to detail, use sound judgment, be a problem solver, work independently, meet deadlines and enjoy a variety of exciting work.
What We Would Like You To Have
  • Some knowledge of accounting principles and practices.
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 October 25, 2022, 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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