Accounting & Budget Office staff
Nature of Position:
Job Summary/Basic Function
The Financial/Grant Accountant will perform a broad range of
general accounting duties in higher education with a primary focus
on grant accounting. This position will set up new grants; monitor
grant expenditures to ensure compliance; enter indirect cost
allocations; meet with Principal Investigator/Project Director when
grant is awarded to review responsibilities and maintain
communication throughout and at the conclusion of the grant;
prepare financial reports for funding agencies; and invoice and
draw down funds per granting agency guidelines. This position will
also assist in maintaining and monitoring the financial accounting
system and related subsystems; prepare financial reports and
statements for various stakeholders; and assist in establishing and
monitoring internal controls to safeguard resources and improve
Located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Millersville University
of Pennsylvania is one of the 10 public universities of
Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education. Our pillars of
distinction include exceptionally strong student-faculty
relationships, numerous programs of distinction, a beautiful campus
and vibrant location, and successful job placement for our
students. Our students' success, both inside and outside of the
classroom, is our highest priority, and we provide numerous
opportunities to facilitate their academic, personal, and social
growth and development. Almost 70 baccalaureate programs are
available for our 6,000 students to find their path.. Approximately
one thousand graduate students enroll in 21 master's and three
doctoral programs. Our faculty are highly respected in their fields
and dedicated to the success of students in the classroom, research
labs, and in campus life. Over 66,000 alumni live in all 50 states
and in 72 countries around the world. We seek individuals who
embrace and value our EPPIIC values of exploration, public mission,
professionalism, inclusion, integrity, and compassion.
At Millersville University we are committed to fostering a learning
and working environment that promotes diversity to foster a climate
of inclusion. EPPIIC values and the principles of Inclusive
Excellence are an essential part of the foundation for our learning
and working environment. Millersville University is an equal
opportunity employer and, in compliance with federal and state laws
and university policy, is committed to providing equal educational
and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to age,
color, national origin, race, religion, disability, veteran status,
sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
Individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations are
encouraged to apply.
: Salary range $60,917.00 to
$69,618.00, plus comprehensive benefits, including:
- Health insurance - Low bi-weekly premium, with
coverage starting on the first day of employment for employee and
- Dental insurance - Coverage is free to
employee and dependents with coverage starting on the first day of
- Vision insurance - Coverage is free to
employee and dependents with coverage starting on the first day of
- Group life insurance - equal to annual salary
(up to $50,000) at no cost to the employee
- Voluntary Group Life and Accident Insurance -
available for purchase at low rates for additional employee
coverage as well as coverage for spouse and children
- Long Term Disability Insurance - available for
purchase at low rates with either a 90 or 180-day waiting
- Retirement - 2 plans to choose from
- Tuition waiver - for employee, spouse, and
- Personal leave - up to 6 days per year
- Vacation leave- up to 10.4 days accrued per
year for first year, increases to 15.6 days per year after 1
- Sick leave - up to 15.6 days accrued per year,
including up to 5 days per year that can be taken to care for a
- Holiday leave - 12 days per calendar year
For description of benefits available, see The State System
Employee Benefits Summary atSSHE_Highlights.pdf
- Bachelor’s degree plus two years of accounting experience or
the equivalent combination of education and experience to
successfully perform the duties of the position.
- Experience with Microsoft Office products, with advanced skills
- Demonstrated ability to communicate well and work
collaboratively with internal and external customers.
- Excellent oral, written, interpersonal communication
- Evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and
- Successful interview.
- Successful completion of three background checks.
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration with
- Experience with grant accounting.
- Experience with fund accounting.
- Experience in Higher Education or non-profit accounting.
- Experience with Ellucian Banner and/or SAP
- Experience with financial statement preparation and/or
- Experience with GASB.
- Financial Systems: Maintain and monitor of
accounting systems and system balances. Resolve system problems.
Implement applicable accounting software & its
- Financial Accounting: Initiate and perform
daily accounting transactions for fund group revenues and
expenditures through the general and subsidiary ledgers. Prepare
cost studies and prepare restricted fund projections. Reconcile
ledger accounts and other subsystems such as cash, fixed asset
system, bonds, capital leases, etc. Assist in preparing year-end
worksheets for audit support. Act as back-up/resource for A/P
functions such as check processing. Perform daily accounting
functions such as calculating and preparing accounting transactions
and reconciling accounts.
- Financial Reporting: Prepare financial reports
for other departments, grant directors, grantor agencies,
Chancellor’s Office, and/or management. Assist in preparing
financial statements. Prepare indirect cost projections. Develop
and prepare various financial reports for internal and external
- General Ledger: Monitor daily reports and
accounting system balances, process accounting transactions,
distribute financial reports to functional areas and resolving
system problems. Perform upgrades and testing.
- Grants Accounting: Assist grant project
directors. Provide required interim and final financial reports.
Work closely with grant managers providing detailed reports on
usage and availability of funds. Ensure smooth workflow and open
communications with the Office of Sponsored Research. Monitor
grant-related budgets, revenues, expenditures. Calculate allowable
indirect cost for reimbursement.
- Auditing and Control: Perform substantive and
compliance testing including reconciliation if various accounts;
review transaction inputs; verify accounts payable disbursements
and payee coding. Assist in internal audit tests and write audit
reports. Perform various ledger account reconciliations and bank
reconciliation. Initiate checks of compliance with university
policies and generally accepted accounting principles.
- All other duties as assigned.
To apply, please visit: https://jobs.millersville.edu/postings/11308
- Advanced math skills.
- No or very limited physical effort required.
- No or very limited exposure to physical risks.
- Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work
- Ability to sit for long lengths of time.
- Must be able to lift/pull/push up to 10 pounds.
- Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard