Apr 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Requisition Number:

Department: 3900340261-Research Accounting

Position Type: Professional

Position Status: Full-Time

Position Summary:
Research Accounting. The Research Accounting Manager oversees post-award/financial administration for all sponsored research grants at the University with over $14 million in total costs per year. The position is responsible for oversight of all aspects of accounting functions concerning grants for Georgia Southern University.

Essential Functions:

  • Manages internal controls to mitigate risks and ensures the official grant financial records of the University are current and accurate.
  • Works closely with the Office of Research Services and Sponsored Programs on all aspects of post award management and maintenance.
  • Provides oversight and support for posting of new awards, reconciliations, adjustments, and closeout of all grants.
  • Applies General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), competencies with accounting and other systems, financial and budget applications and reporting conventions.
  • Communicates daily with various levels of faculty and staff personnel while adhering to Institutional, State, and Federal laws, policies and procedures.

    Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco Free Campus.

    Minimum Education Required:
    Bachelor’s Degree

    Could a level of job-related experience higher than the minimum required for the position substitute for the minimum level of education?: No

    Minimum Experience Required:
    Three or more years of related work experience

    Could a level of education higher than the minimum required for the position substitute for the minimum level of job-related experience?: No

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
    Effective communication (verbal and written), organization and human relations skills; ability to work well in a diverse environment; proficiency with computer and Microsoft Office Applications software including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases; successful completion of background investigation prior to employment.

    Preferred Education:
    Bachelors Degree in Accounting

    Preferred Experience:
    Three or more years of experience in grant administration and financial reporting.

    Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience

    Job Open Date: 03/21/2017

    Job Closing Date: 4/28/2017

    Special Instructions Summary:

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    Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources: (912) 478-5468 or HR-TDD: (912) 478-0791.

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