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Senior Grants Accountant - Post Award

Employer
Doane University
Location
Nebraska, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 31, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Grants & Contracts
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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Senior Grants Accountant - Post Award

Doane University, a private liberal arts university with campuses in Crete, LIncoln, and Omaha, Nebraska is looking for a Senior Grants Accountant - Post Award. In this role you will work closely with the Director of Grants and Foundations Relations to manage Doane's portfolio of externally funded grant awards. We are looking for someone with the desire and ability to work collaboratively with other peers across the University to gather information, understand processes, consider multiple alternatives, and reach conclusions.

As part of the Grants and Foundations Relations Team, this post-award position includes responsibilities related to all grants received by Doane University, including COVID funding. Your responsibilities include expenditure monitoring, financial reporting, setting up grants, reconciliation of grants, reconciliation of administrative costs, monitoring for federal regulation compliance, monitoring for policy/procedure compliance, updating policies and procedures as grant terms or regulations change or as new grants are received or expire, ensuring compliance with match requirements, ensuring compliance with grant requirements, internal controls of obligations of grant funds, maintaining working relationships with sponsor agencies and auditors, and providing documentation as well as answering questions related to grants.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or related or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of three years of compliance, accounting, or financial experience, to include account reconciliations, preparing financial reports, setting up, monitoring, and closing accounts
  • Demonstrated ability to:
    • communicate effectively, positively, and professionally with management, staff, faculty and vendors (including written and verbal communication skills)
    • organize, prioritize, and manage multiple projects with minimal supervision
    • gather and organize data from a variety of systems/sources to perform a task
    • employ critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Must be highly proficient with MS Excel

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in research administration, grants and contract administration/management, or related field, in a university setting is highly preferred
  • Experience interpreting and ensuring compliance in accordance with policies and/or state and federal regulations
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Experience with fund accounting
  • Knowledge of applicable policies and regulations, including Uniform Guidance OMB 2 CFR 200, grant compliance and sponsor-specific policies (such as the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Education, and the Department of Justice).
  • Excellent computer knowledge and skills; proficient in MS Office products. Experience and proficiency working with financial systems software and using databases to gather and synthesize data for analytical reports. Knowledge of accounting system financial modules. Knowledge of higher education accounting systems.

Doane University actively works to create and sustain a welcoming learning community for all members to fulfill their potential, belong, feel valued, and make meaningful contributions to the university. Doane University is an equal opportunity employer and seeks candidates who reflect the diversity of our society.

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