Sponsored Projects Accountant
Department: Office of Sponsored Research - 621100
Vacancy ID: P008944
Position Summary: The Sponsored Projects Accountant will be responsible for timely and accurate preparation and examination of a variety of financial reports or invoicing for submission to external sponsors that provide funding via contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements. These submissions must be in accordance with the terms and conditions of each award. This position will also assist managers with closeout of projects, prepare and submit journal entries and other forms to post financial data, and provide assistance to University personnel and to sponsoring agencies. This position is responsible for the following: 1. Oversees the billing of sponsored funds due the University. 2. Submit accurate, complete reports or invoices in an efficient, timely manner to various agencies and organizations. 3. Understand, interpret, and apply rules, regulations, and procedures applicable to the processing of financial data; maintenance of financial records, preparation of fiscal reports, and management of funds. 4. Interpret UNC and sponsor regulations and guidelines for fiscal award management and partner with departments in managing their sponsored funding. 5. Maintain current working knowledge of federal regulations, sponsor policies, and UNC policies. The Accountant may focus on Billing (Federal, State, or Private) or Financial Reporting; however, will need to support all of the above functions, as business needs require. The incumbent selected for this position must have very strong analytical abilities, due to the complexity of financial reports and invoices that will be produced, and may be assigned to this position. Anything less than 100% accuracy has the potential to negatively impact future funding, expose the institution to financial risk, and adversely affect UNC's prestige reputation. Errors resulting in failure to exercise required accuracy would have a grave financial impact and ultimately would erode the credibility of the Office of Sponsored Research as well as cause irreparable harm to the University.
Application Deadline: 08/22/2018
Qualification and Experience: Bachelor's degree with 12 credit hours of accounting coursework; or Associate's degree in accounting; or Associate's degree in business or related discipline with 12 credit hours of accounting coursework; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
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