Grant Accountant

Morton College
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Nov 3, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs, Grants & Contracts, Student Affairs, Financial Aid
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Details

Job Title Grant Accountant Reports To and Evaluated by Chief Financial Officer Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance.
Knowledge of financial operations, laws, and terminology.
Knowledge of federal and non-federal regulations and operation policies preferred.
Strong interpersonal skills with a high degree of analytical ability.
Good verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to design, analyze, and prepare financial reports.
Ability to monitor expenditures and maintain data.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Must be able to demonstrate the Morton College core values of truth, compassion, fairness, responsibility, and respect. Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree in accounting.
Bilingual English and Spanish. Job Summary
Under direction from the Chief Financial Officer, is responsible for the operations of federal, state and local post-award grant administration and related accounting duties; serves as the appropriate principal investigator’s contact for grants and contract accounting functions. Specific Job Duties
  • Performs grant-related post-award functions, including budget and expense analysis, financial reporting, labor distribution changes and associated communications with customers, reconciliations, and re-budgeting; performs grant closeout functions required by Grants and Contracts Administration and sponsors including reconciliations, financial status reports, zeroing out budgets, and final reporting; reviews general ledger transactions to ensure accuracy and complete journal entries.
  • Assists with time and effort reporting system, ensuring it is complete and in compliance with applicable regulations; maintains regular communications with departments; communicates with fiscal contacts at funding source for problem resolution and information gathering.
  • Supports the sponsored programs department in education and training of principal investigators and administrators; assesses needs and resolves issues of the principal investigator related to grants accounting; performs analysis and support for projects.
  • Collects and analyzes records of present and past operations, trends and costs, estimated and realized revenues, administrative commitments, and obligations incurred to project future revenues and expenses.
  • Maintains fixed asset records/module in Colleague.
  • Maintains the recording of prepaid expenses to proper expense year.
  • Assists with payroll processing and serves as back-up for the payroll process
  • Maintain Athletic injury records.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
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Posting Details

Posting Number P00332PU Desired Start Date 01/31/2022 Position End Date (if temporary) Open Date 11/03/2021 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
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    • Website
    • Other
  2. * How did you learn about this employment opportunity?
    • Morton 'careers' website
    • Internal posting
    • Monster
    • Careerbuilder
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Higher Ed jobs
    • HACU
    • newspaper/trade journal
    • LinkedIn
  3. * What is the highest degree completed?
    • H.S. Diploma
    • Associates
    • Bachelors
    • Masters
    • PhD
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts
  2. Letters of Recommendation
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Other
  5. Letters of Recommendation (2)

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