Grant Accountant or Senior Accountant
Marist College invites applications for the position of Grant
Accountant or Senior Accountant in the Department of Business
Affairs. The Grant Accountant/Senior Accountant supports the
financial compliance of all grant awards and sponsored projects.
The selected candidate will be integral to establishing, monitoring
and communicating the policies and procedures in order to ensure
efficient operations and proper controls over grant transactions.
Accounting services provided by the Grant Accountant or Senior
Accountant includes grant budget development, financial reporting,
compliance monitoring, budget to actual expense analysis and
forecasting, invoicing and electronic cash requests. The title
of Grant Accountant or Senior Accountant will be designated
depending upon the selected candidate’s level of
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business or a related field.
Proficient in the use of automated general ledger systems, data
report writing and advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products
including Excel and Word.
2+ year experience in an Accounting position, or 5+ year experience
to qualify for Senior Accountant position. Salary commensurate with
qualifications and experience.
Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and to
accuracy, while demonstrating the ability to work independently and
prioritize multiple time-sensitive tasks.
Proven analytical and problem-solving skills and willingness to
research to offer guidance on regulations and compliance
Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to
handle situations with tact, persuasiveness and diplomacy. Ability
to establish and maintain effective relationships with
administrators, faculty principal investigators and sponsoring
agency representatives is required.
- Coordinate with the Academic Grants Office and other
administrative grant writers in the budget development process to
maximize sponsored project funding while verifying for accurateness
- Conduct final review of proposal budgets prior to approval and
- Follow through with key constituents on awarded projects
throughout the life of the grant, including but not limited to;
creation within the chart of accounts, recording and approval of
grant transactions, effort certification, invoicing and electronic
cash requests, ongoing communication and meeting with others to
monitor and forecast financial activity, and close out of
- Support compliance with all federal, state and other agency
regulations in the financial accounting of grants
- Interpret, implement and monitor all grant awards and
- Maintain the financial records for examination by auditors,
sponsors and management
- Analyze general ledger accounts to ensure accurate recording of
financial transactions and timely reconciliation, including the
investigation of variances, communication of findings and
development of effective monitoring guidelines and assistance to
internal departments to ensure proper accounting
- Assist in the preparation of financial statements and year-end
audit and tax return requirements. Prepare and substantiate
schedules supplied to audit team, and communicate with audit team,
including provision of samples and answering inquiries
- Maintain a high level of confidentiality, ensure a high level
of data and system integrity, and deliver top quality customer
service to the college and extended community
Experience working in higher education or not-for-profit with
experience in grant accounting.
Familiarity and understanding of Uniform Guidance and other
regulations and guidelines within the notice of grant awards.
Banner Finance experience.
Required Application Documents:
Cover Letter, Resume, & Three Professional References.
About the Department:
The Department of Business Affairs is a dynamic team of 22
collaborative business professionals. The department oversees
functions including Accounts Payable, Cashiering, Payroll,
Purchasing, Budgeting, Forecasting and Accounting Support, all
reporting to the CFO/Vice President of Business Affairs. This
position reports to the Assistant Controller, and interacts closely
with members of the team and professionals from across the Marist
About Marist College:
Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its
Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive,
independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission
is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills
required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the
global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently
recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That
Create Futures and The Best 385 Colleges), U.S. News & World
Report (10th Best Regional University/North, 5th Most Innovative
School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College
Values”), and others. The College is top-ranked for long-term study
abroad (#4 in the U.S.) by the U.S. State Department’s Open Doors
report. Marist educates more than 5,000 traditional-age
undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47
undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including
fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of
Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. To learn more,
please visit https://www.marist.edu/about
Type of Position:
Months per Year:
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday
The primary work location for this position
is Poughkeepsie, NY. Local, on-campus work in Poughkeepsie, NY will
be required as a condition of employment.
It is College policy to reimburse eligible
newly hired full-time administrative staff members for reasonable
expenses incurred in relocating to the area. To be eligible for
reimbursement, new employees must move a minimum of 50 miles from
their present home; must move within the first year of hire.
Generally, the College will reimburse eligible moving and
relocating expenses up to $7,000.
Hours per Week:
Compensation & Benefits:
The Grant Accountant or Senior Accountant position includes a
competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package*. Benefits for
this position include but are not limited to the following:
- 3 weeks of paid vacation. 4 weeks of paid vacation beginning in
the 6th year of employment.
- Unlimited paid sick time and unlimited paid personal time for
use at the supervisor’s approval.
- 15+ paid holidays per year including Christmas Eve through New
- Medical, Dental & Vision insurance programs at a 15%
employee / 85% employer contribution rate. Flexible Spending
Accounts (FSA) and Dependent Care (FSD).
- Life Insurance
- Generous short-term and long-term disability programs and
- 403(b) defined contribution plan:
- First 6 years College contributes 7.5%, Employee contributes a
- College contribution increases to 10.5% in year 7, and 12%
after 15 years.
- Employee contribution decreases to 1% in year 7. Remains 1%
- 403(b) Tax Deferred Annuity – Roth option available. Voluntary,
up to IRS maximum contribution.
- Up to 16 undergraduate credits per semester. Up to 18 graduate
credit per academic calendar. Eligibility extends to employee,
spouse, and dependent children under age 26.
- College pays 100% tuition only
- Eligible dependents may be reimbursed up to $2,000 per semester
towards tuition at another accredited institution
*Eligibility requirements including waiting periods and/or employee
probationary periods may apply at the discretion of the
Marist College main campus, Poughkeepsie, NY.
Number of Positions Openings:
Equal Employment Statement:
Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our
campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity
and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College
will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of
minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other
protected groups found to be under-represented.
Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of
individuals without consideration of race, color, disability,
religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual
orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide
occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these
protected groups. The College will review its employment policies
and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily
exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College
will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice
is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.
Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment
practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by
the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy
for any member of the community to discriminate against any
individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at
Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion,
age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation,
veteran status, or any other condition established by law.
January 20, 2022 Eastern Standard Time