Finance and Grant Accountant
Position Number: 00046897
Primary Function of Organization Unit: The Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) is a part of the College of Engineering and reports directly to the Dean. The department performs a primary economic development function for the state by helping existing businesses and industries better utilize emerging engineering, science, technology, and industrial management approaches to improve competitiveness. IES applies knowledge, technology, information, and education to provide resources that serve the interests of customers by enabling economic growth and development. The department partners with other educational institutions, federal labs, industry, governmental agencies, and the community to promote economic growth and the quality of life in North Carolina.
Essential Job Duties: *This is a Repost. Previous applicants are still under consideration.* The primary purpose of this position is to ensure accuracy, validity, completeness and compliance of transactions in the university financial systems and contract and grant reporting systems. Responsibilities include: * Administering the plans and commitments for all contract & grant work. * Will review grant proposals for compliance with federal, state, and university policies and act as liaison for finance department with all grant activity in IES which includes pre-award, post award and close out. * Will write budget narratives and prepare budget documentation and monitoring, review and guidance on grant proposals supporting the organization. * Responsible for cross training on ledger 5 transactions and is accounting lead for accounting duties related to accounts payable, procurement, and purchasing. * Will assist the business officer with review and approval of those financial transactions.
Department Required Skills: *Must have extensive financial knowledge and ability to interpret and apply complete local, federal, and state fiscal regulations to analyze and correct accounting and financial problems and errors. *Must possess the ability to make changes in the accounting system and procedures and maintain a knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and practices *Demonstrated experience with managing contracts & grants functions *Demonstrated ability to apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), and OMB Circulars including evidence of understanding and applying cost share *Must be able to draw conclusions from the compiled financial reports, recognize and research unusual activity for report findings. *Proficient in MS Excel such as the ability to utilize formulas, charts, graphs, including intermediate knowledge of formatting. *Must be able to establish positive working relationships that foster organizational success. *Excellent written and verbal communication skills *At least 2-5 years contract and grant related experience *Experience in budget preparation
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: *Prefer knowledge of PINS, RADAR, Grants.gov, Fast Lane, and other tools for contract & grant pre and post award management.
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: n/a
AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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