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Position Information

Posting Number SRGV3938 Working Title SPONSORED PROGRAM ACCOUNTANT Number of Vacancies 2 Location Rio Grande Valley Department Grants and Contracts FTE 1.0 FLSA Exempt Scope of Job

Responsible for the fiscal management of externally funded sponsored projects, including project/account set up and closeout, maintaining and reconciling funds, and ensuring expenditures are allowable and appropriate.

Description of Duties

•Performs compliance reviews and fund approvals of expenditure requests for assigned sponsored projects to determine allowability, allocability and appropriateness.

•Provides policy and procedure interpretation to University departments and prepares reports to federal and sponsoring agencies.

•Ensures budget adjustments are within sponsor guidelines.

•Prepares financial reports in timely and accurate manner.

•Requires understanding of effort reporting and cost sharing regulations.

•Prepares invoices and financial reports timely and submits to sponsors after examining expenditures for adherence to awards and institutional requirements.

•Advises sponsored program managers, investigators and staff in matters of compliance, procedures, project account status, termination dates, and fund balances.

•Interprets and administers rules, regulations, policies, and procedures by the University and external funding agencies.

•Provides guidance to sponsored program managers and staff regarding OMB Circulars A-21 and A-110.

•Conducts project account reconciliations, monitors Facilities and Administrative Cost (indirect cost recovery) calculations, and reviews and approves cost transfers.

•May assist Director with special projects and tasks involving financial reporting of sponsored project activities.

•Prepares, requests and posts federal funds drawdowns.

•Monitors and collects accounts receivables for sponsored projects.

•Prepares and maintains accounting records, ledgers and reports for assigned sponsored projects and reconciles account reports utilizing the University’s accounting system.

•Prepares accounting journal entries to make adjustments and/or corrections to project accounts.

•May conduct training sessions in discipline area.

•Assists in providing schedules and reports to management

•Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received

Specific supervision from assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given


Required Education

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or related field from an accredited university.

Preferred Education




Required Experience

Two (2) years of governmental or fund accounting experience.

Preferred Experience

Experience in sponsored programs accounting, including preparing budgets. Working knowledge of contract and grant administration.


Use of standard office equipment.

Working Conditions

Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Office Environment; some travel and weekend work is required.


Knowledge of accounting and budgeting principles, practices and procedures. Excellent written and verbal communications skills. Knowledge of grants management, to include regulations (OMB Circulars A-21. A-110, and A-133) pertaining to contracts and grants administration. Excellent customer service skills. Knowledge of database and spreadsheet software and computer skills.

Physical Capabilities


Employment Category Full-Time Minimum Salary Commensurate with Experience Posted Salary Commensurate with Experience Position Available Date 05/20/2019 Grant Funded Position No If Yes, Provide Grant Expiration Date Posting Detail Information

EEO Statement

UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (956) 665-2451 and/or [email protected]

Additional Information

UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Quick Link http://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/21238 Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a current UTRGV employee?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you now, or previously, employed by The University of Texas System or any of its institutions?
    • Yes - I currently am employed by the UT System or its institutions
    • Yes - I have previously been employed by the UT System or its institutions
    • No - I have never been employed by the UT System or its institutions
  3. * Please select your highest level of completed education.
    • 6th grade education
    • 10th grade education
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Associates Degree, Technical, or Trade School Degree/Certification or 60 Hours of College Hours
    • Bachelors Degree from an accredited university
    • Masters Degree from an accredited university
    • Ph. D. or other terminal degree from an accredited university
    • None of the above
  4. * Please provide the field of study for your education:

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please indicate the number of years of full time work experience you have directly related to the position in which you are applying for:
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1 year
    • 2 years
    • 3 years
    • 4 years
    • 5 years
    • 6 years
    • 7 years
    • 8 years
    • 9 years
    • 10 years
    • Over 10 years
  6. * Do you meet the minimum requirements for this position?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Reference Letter 1
  5. Reference Letter 2
  6. Reference Letter 3
  7. Certifications and Licenses
  8. Training Certificates
  9. Other Document
  10. List of 3 References
  11. Unofficial Transcripts 2
  12. Unofficial Transcripts 3
  13. Letter of Interest
  14. Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
  15. Additional Document

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