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Manager, Grants & Contracts

Northern Kentucky University
Kentucky, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 24, 2023
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Manager, Grants & Contracts

Comptroller - Grants & Contract Mgt

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Standard work week – Mon – Fri.

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Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

Northern Kentucky University ( NKU ) seeks excellence by enriching its educational environment and culture through the diversity of its administration, faculty, and staff and by embracing inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of its work. NKU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We encourage applications by members of diverse groups and by persons with a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and experience in achieving goals relative to inclusive excellence. Our vision is that NKU will be nationally recognized for being a student-ready, regionally engaged university that empowers diverse learners for economic and social mobility. We will do this while promoting a culture of excellence, acting with integrity, fostering a community of belonging, working with creativity and innovation, and maintaining a climate of collegiality. In your role, you will be expected to ensure that students who interact with you have a high-quality experience that supports the vision of the institution.

Purpose of Position

To assist the Research Foundation Accounting Manager in post-award administration of all restricted grants and contracts, insuring all actions are made in accordance with applicable regulations and other terms and conditions of each award. Provide primary backup coverage in the absence of the Research Foundation Accounting Manager.

Primary Responsibilities

Regular duties:
  • Review grant financial transactions for compliance with Federal, State, and University regulations and funding agency terms.
  • Work with individual project directors on administration and close out of specific grants.
  • Prepare or oversee the preparation of financial reports for all grants and contracts as required, for both internal and external users. Perform additional duties of similar nature and level of responsibility as required.
Periodic Duties:
  • Monitor established budgets for external grants and NKU subgrants.
  • Administration of Stream and Wetland Restoration Fund, preparing reconciliations, journal entries, and bank reconciliation.
  • Prepare calculations/work papers and draw funds for federal grants.
  • Prepare work papers for NKU subgrant billings
  • Prepare NKU -restricted funds quarterly journal entries and reports.
  • Prepare NKU Research Foundation quarterly journal entries and reports.
  • Prepare quarterly, semi-annual, annual, and final financial reports for Federal Grants.
  • Participate in fiscal year closing, prepare journal entries, and review of accounts, reconciliations, and reports.
  • Prepare Research Foundation financial statements, footnotes, MDA, and the schedule of federal awards.
  • Provide information and documentation to internal and external auditors, for federal Single Audit, Stream and Wetland Restoration Fund report, NKU Research Foundation IRS 990, and University and Research Foundation annual audits.
  • Prepare annual NSF HERD survey

Bachelor’s Degree and four (4) years of related experience. Acceptable equivalency: Public accounting experience or private/non-profit experience at senior accountant level or above.

Attention to detail; excellent interpersonal and communication skills required.
Excellent analytical and quantitative skills.
Sponsored project administration experience desired.
SAP experience preferred.
Knowledge of 0MB Circulars.
Ability to operate a computer and calculator.

Any candidate who is offered this position will be required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.

Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Education
Master's Degree

Minimum Experience
4 years

Pay range: $54,834 to $65,072

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  1. * How many years of full-time related experience do you have?

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  2. * What is the highest level of education attained?

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  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. References
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