Manager, Grants Accounting


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Athens, OH 


Accounting, Government, Management


Commensurate with education and experience. Employees also enjoy a generous benefits package which includes health benefits, paid time off, and education benefits for employees and eligible dependents. per year

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Accounting-Finance: General-Other: Accounting-Finance

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~~OHIO University is seeking a qualified applicant for the Manager, Grant Accounting position in the Grant Accounting Department.

Established in 1804, OHIO University is the oldest public institution of higher learning in the state of Ohio & the first in the Northwest Territory. Located in the scenic Appalachian foothills, it’s classic residential campus in Athens, Ohio, is one of the most attractive in the nation.

This position is responsible for managing the post awards administrative functions within the Finance department. Accountable for sponsor financial reporting, compliance with federal/sponsor requirements, support of faculty and staff within campus departments, development/implementation/enforcement of policy and procedures and education initiatives related to post-awards administration.

Duties include:
• Proactively manage grant fiscal and administrative issues. This includes managing the staff that identify, define and resolve potential compliance, funding, personnel and budget issues. Negotiate and defend fiscal requests with federal agencies and other sponsors. Ensure compliance with institutional and sponsor policies and regulations through review/approval of sponsor financial reports, review of proposal budgets, interactions with faculty and staff.
• Assists internal and external auditors with their examination of sponsored research expenditures, revenues, receivables, policies, and procedures. Prepares and supervises preparation of audit schedules.
• Analyze the financial results of Sponsored Programs, identifying variances and funding issues, proposing solutions, and informing Senior Management and Departments. Includes forecasting of revenues and preparing statistical information and charts as requested – inclusive of quarterly financial reports. Provides expertise, consultation and financial information to management for sponsored projects annual fiscal budget included in the annual Budget Book of the University.
• Provide expertise and consultation to departments, central administration staff, and senior management related to regulatory and policy issues, fiscal management, and budget development. Requires incumbent to remain knowledgeable of current changes in federal regulations, OMB Circulars, and Cost Accounting Standards governing grants. Includes development of training materials for use in educating campus faculty and staff.
• Assists with development of policies/procedures relative to the administration of Sponsored Projects and includes both creation and implementation. Requires continuous evaluation of current business practices as well as keeping up to date on industry best practices. Responsible for dissemination of information and respective training initiatives, both internal to the department and for the campus community.
• Actively pursue and supervise the implementation of new technologies and initiatives in the area of fiscal reporting and grants management. Assists in the ongoing training of processes and systems for Grants Management both internal to the department as well as the campus community.

• Supervision of 3 classified Non-Bargaining Unit positions, 1 term appointment, up to 2 student workers.

• Position is responsible for interpreting and complying with federal regulations, GAAP, Cost Accounting Standards and university policies and procedures. This includes decision making regarding allowability of costs, requirements for additional sponsor approvals, and decisions regarding cost sharing requirements. This position also has latitude to identify, define and resolve issues related to sponsored projects in accordance with federal and other funding agencies, university policies and procedures and regulations. The Manager will keep the Director informed of issues and the solutions, as well as current technologies and regulations and consult with the Director on difficult or unique situations.

A Competitive Benefits Package is offered including education benefits for employee and eligible dependents

To apply, please complete and submit the comprehensive online application and be prepared to enter in employment history and attach 3 separate documents: Resume, Cover Letter and a list of 3 Professional References with current contact information.

This position will remain open until filled, for full consideration apply by November 29, 2015.

Job Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business related field
• Must have Knowledge of Cost Accounting Standards; OMB Circulars; GAAP; Experience using automated general ledger/accounting systems.
• Must be a strong written and verbal communicator with the ability to explain complex requirements/regulations to non-finance staff. Ability to work towards acceptable and compliant solution for all parties involved.
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Should have experience in forecasting/financial projections. Position will be required to interpret and analyze complex accounting, federal and contract regulations and clauses.
• Must be able to effectively meet externally imposed deadlines.
• Must have demonstrated experience in building and working in teams. Will be required in process and system enhancement responsibilities.
• Advanced proficiency with Excel required.
• Must be proficient in various tools to import, export and format data in the creation of financial analysis and reporting.
• Minimum of 3 years experience in accounting
• Minimum of 1 year of supervisory experience
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Ohio University
1 Ohio University
Athens, OH, United States

Phone: 740-597-3120
Web Site: www.ohio.edu

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