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Restricted Fund Accountant

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 25, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Salary for Announcement

The salary range is $45,300- $68,000

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. MSU Denver offers a full benefits package.

Posting Details

Posting Number


Position Title

Restricted Fund Accountant

Position Number


Pay Grade

Pay Grade (2020): 15

Employee Category

Professional staff


Accounting Services

EClass Code

Full Time Professional Staff

Position Summary

The position independently makes decisions and authorizes actions with respect to federal, state and local expenditures on sponsored projects. Reviews and interprets award terms and conditions to accurately and timely set-up awards in banner. Ensures compliance in accordance with agency terms and conditions and University ICR agreement with federal government. Initiates monthly, quarterly and annual grant journal entries for effective financial reporting. Works closely with Admins of sponsored projects from the Department of Education to ensure financial integrity of award.

Metropolitan State University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer.


  • 10% Maintains monthly Budget to Actual Report. Updates and verifies all grant budgets in banner monthly. Manages accurate Fund roll over amounts.
  • 20% All Federal draws and line of credits. Maintains F/A worksheet of DL and MDL draws and forwards to F/A for review. Initiates return of funds as requested or needed. Duties are heightened during spring semester prior to fiscal year end. Initiates return of funds as needed.
  • 35% Reviews and approves all Restricted funds expenditures through AP, wire transfer, internal transfers, payroll reclass and corporate card for reasonableness, allowable and allocable. Expert knowledge on each funding agency cost allowance policy. Reviews subcontract invoices for accuracy. Maintains compliance and schedule of all stipend payments.
  • 5% Assists as point of contact ensuring timely responses to inquiries from the department email address: Assists with post-award closeout process of awards. Maintain current procedure binder.
  • 15% Monthly, quarterly and annual grant journal entries:
  • Fringe to Actual entries for Grant base pay
  • Unemployment entries
  • GRT / SUP actual fringe entries
  • DL and MDL accruals and reversals
  • Confirms monthly payroll grant transactions
  • Unapplied payments restricted and reversal
  • Unapplied payments loan and reversal
  • Record semester financial aid wire transfers from CDHE .
  • Eliminate FY ICR
  • Assist PIs with the creation of customized reports.
  • Quarterly: Negative AR and reversal
  • 5% Maintains Cash Match and OSRP ICR balances and reports monthly. Monthly Foundation billings (scholarship, AP, Payroll). Monitors grant terminated employees. Performs grant collection duties and serves as backup to Grant/Financial Aid Accountant.
  • 10% Award Financial Management Oversight. This will include agency knowledge and assisting with quarterly financial check ins with PI/Admin: Department of ED- EAC, HSUB, SSS, CAMP .
Required Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in accounting.


A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university which included 27 semester hours of accounting or auditing coursework may substitute for the required education. At the agency’s discretion, a master’s or doctorate degree in accounting or an MBA with an emphasis in accounting from an accredited college or university may substitute for the bachelor’s degree. At the agency’s discretion, a CPA may substitute for the bachelor’s degree. Full-time professional accounting experience may substitute for the bachelor’s degree in accounting on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous grants accounting experience.

6 months experience with Banner finance accounting.

Experience handling complex reconciliations.

Work Hours

8-5 M-F

Posting date


Closing date

Closing Instructions

Open Until Filled

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT)


Special Instructions to Applicants

IMPORTANT : In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system, .

References refers to a list of three professional references and their contact information.

Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

The health and safety of students, faculty, staff and our prospective teammates are our highest priority and as an institution, we are required to have proof of vaccination on file for all employees.

MSU Denver is requiring all employees to provide proof of being fully vaccinated for Covid-19, or to submit an exemption and be subject to following the Covid-19 safety protocols. As an employee of MSU Denver, an exemption or lack of proof of vaccination will require you to submit to weekly Covid-19 testing starting the week of August 23, 2021.
Additionally, all institutions on campus are requiring that masks be worn indoors regardless of your vaccinations status.

Talent Team Representative

Liz Wellington

Talent Team Representative E-mail


MSU Denver is pleased to offer our current and potential employees a wide array of benefit options. To learn more, please visit the following link:

Employee Benefits Offerings

Diversity Statement

Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. Our student population consists of nearly 50% first generation students and over 45% students of color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver.

We create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We greatly value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a culture of belonging for all community members to achieve personal and professional success.
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