Morehouse School Of Medicine Grants and Contracts Accountant II in Atlanta, Georgia

Position Information

Posting Number NONAC1100

Job Title Grants and Contracts Accountant II

Position Title Grants and Contracts Accountant II

Position Type Non-Faculty

Pay Rate

Department Grants & Contracts

Position Summary

  • Plans, organizes, and coordinates the centralized accounting and financial reporting for assigned grant portfolio, including: preparing annual and project budgets, forecasting revenue, estimating any carry-over of funds from one year to the next.

  • Performs advanced professional accounting and budget analysis duties that require independent judgment and initiative.

  • Responsible for the accurate accounting, financial compliance and timely reporting of post award grants and contracts accounting and financial management activities for the Institution.

  • Reviews and approve journal entries, assigns account codes and monitors charges for reasonableness and compliance with SOM and sponsored parties policies and procedures.

  • Prepares monthly and quarterly Federal Financial Reports (SF-425), cash transactions reports and submits through sponsor electronic systems

  • Duties include analyzing, recording, and interpreting financial transactions; preparing specialized and standard accounting reports; and, providing information to auditors and other third parties.

  • Duties include working with and advising principal investigators, conducting research on accounts, and interpreting technical information to grantees.

  • May recommend policies procedures, and guidelines for the approval of monitoring of grants/contracts.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Must have extensive knowledge of the general ledger.

  • Thorough knowledge of pre and post award administration.

  • Knowledge of fund accounting principles, and compliance of federal and state rules and regulations.

  • Skill in interpreting budgets, grants and contracts.

  • Knowledge of electronic data processing as it applies to fiscal and accounting activities.

  • Computer skills proficient in using higher education or non profit administrative products used for Grants and Contracts financial management; proficient with Microsoft Office software, special emphasis on advanced Excel use including pivot tables and advanced financial analysis tools.

  • Must be detail-oriented, accurate, analytical, and organized; with the ability to maintain confidentiality.

  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.

  • Skill in communicating effectively orally and in writing.

** The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university is required; preferred degree in accounting, business or related field. 2-4 years of related experience in research administration financial analysis; relevant experience reviewing budgets and grant agreements

Preferred Qualifications

Experience using Banner Finance and Human Resources administrative software and Cognos reporting tools.

Posting Date 09/15/2017

Closing Date

Open Until Filled No

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