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Post Award Accountant

University of North Carolina at Asheville
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 19, 2023
The Post Award Accountant will provide support to the Associate Vice Chancellor/Controller's Office, within the division of Budget & Finance.

The UNC Asheville Controller's Office seeks to provide a high level of support to the University and its stakeholders that is competent, approachable, reliable, empathic, and responsive. The Post Award Accountant will be responsible for representing these pillars in both attitude and action.This individual will be able to work independently and must be exceedingly well organized, flexible, and possess the ability to work with a high level of professionalism.

This position reports to the Special Funds Accountant and will have a close working relationship with most of the other staff in the division. Strong and healthy relationships with other University faculty and staff, as well as program sponsors will also be crucial to the success of this role, with the ability to consult on issues and modify financial information to suit the audience for information across campus. The Post Award Accountant must learn to effectively communicate moderate to complex accounting and compliance concepts to departmental research administrators, principal investigators, other campus administrators, and sponsors.

The Post Award Accountant is also expected to have a strong working knowledge of the UNC Asheville policies and procedures as well as the various agencies who set State and UNC System policies including but not limited to the Office of State Controller ("OSC"), Office of State Auditor ("OSA"), Office of State Budget Management ("OSBM") and The UNC System Office. In addition, the position will possess or acquire a knowledge of federal and state accounting regulations including OMB's Uniform Guidance.

The Post Award Accountant will be primarily responsible for supporting the management and administration of the grant billing process using the Banner Finance system. The position will create grant budgets in the Banner system, administer monthly billing cycles in the various sponsor and internal billing systems, monitor AR balances, and apply collection receipts to the appropriate funds. Inherent in these duties is a developing an understanding of the terms and conditions of the sponsored program agreements. Sponsoring agency reporting requirements will occur and vary dependent upon the profile of the sponsor (e.g. federal, state, private).

Under the supervision of the Special Funds Accountant, this position will also administer a portfolio of contract & grant and related funds for post award compliance. The Post Award Accountant will be the primary contact for the campus and the sponsors for this portfolio.

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