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SPONSORED PROGRAM ACCOUNTANT

Employer
University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Start date
Nov 6, 2023

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SPONSORED PROGRAM ACCOUNTANT

Posting Number: SRGV6966
Number of Vacancies: 1
Location: Edinburg, Texas
Department: College of Engineering & Computer Science
FLSA: Exempt

Scope of Job:
Responsible for the fiscal management of externally funded sponsored projects, including project/account set up and closeout, maintaining and reconciling funds, and ensuring expenditures are allowable and appropriate.

Description of Duties:
• Performs compliance reviews and fund approvals of expenditure requests for assigned sponsored projects to determine allowability, allocability and appropriateness.

• Provides policy and procedure interpretation to University departments and prepares reports to federal and sponsoring agencies.

• Ensures budget adjustments are within sponsor guidelines.

• Prepares financial reports in timely and accurate manner.

• Requires understanding of effort reporting and cost sharing regulations.

• Prepares invoices and financial reports timely and submits to sponsors after examining expenditures for adherence to awards and institutional requirements.

• Advises sponsored program managers, investigators and staff in matters of compliance, procedures, project account status, termination dates, and fund balances.

• Interprets and administers rules, regulations, policies, and procedures by the University and external funding agencies.

• Provides guidance to sponsored program managers and staff regarding OMB Circulars A-21 and A-110.

• Conducts project account reconciliations, monitors Facilities and Administrative Cost (indirect cost recovery) calculations, and reviews and approves cost transfers.

• May assist Director with special projects and tasks involving financial reporting of sponsored project activities.

• Prepares, requests and posts federal funds drawdowns.

• Monitors and collects accounts receivables for sponsored projects.

• Prepares and maintains accounting records, ledgers and reports for assigned sponsored projects and reconciles account reports utilizing the University’s accounting system.

• Prepares accounting journal entries to make adjustments and/or corrections to project accounts.

• May conduct training sessions in discipline area.

• Assists in providing schedules and reports to management

• Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received:
Specific supervision from assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given:
None.

Required Education:
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or related field from an accredited university.

Preferred Education:
N/A

Licenses/Certifications:
None.

Required Experience:
Two (2) years of governmental or fund accounting experience.

Preferred Experience:
Experience in sponsored programs accounting, including preparing budgets. Working knowledge of contract and grant administration.

Equipment:
Use of standard office equipment.

Working Conditions:
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Office Environment; some travel and weekend work is required.

Other:
Knowledge of accounting and budgeting principles, practices and procedures. Excellent written and verbal communications skills. Knowledge of grants management, to include regulations (OMB Circulars A-21. A-110, and A-133) pertaining to contracts and grants administration. Excellent customer service skills. Knowledge of database and spreadsheet software and computer skills.

Physical Capabilities: N/A
Employment Category: Full-Time
Minimum Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Posted Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date: 08/15/2023
Grant Funded Position: No
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EEO Statement:
It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant, Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following: *Date of Birth *Gender *Ethnicity/Race Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (956) 665-2451 and/or careers@utrgv.edu.

Additional Information:
UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the VP of HR & Talent Development .

To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/40773 jeid-41972a71624ade4098d31bbe5845ef5b

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