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Posting NumberS04894PWorking TitleGRANTS ACCOUNTING SPEC IDepartmentF&A Sponsored Projects Post-AwardAbout the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/DepartmentCollege/Unit/Department websitePosting TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRSEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information

Monday – Friday

Advertised Salary$37,500.00Posting Date04/06/2020Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date05/04/2020Special Instructions to ApplicantsLocation of VacancyAthens Area EEO Policy Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Classification TitleGrants & Contracts Paraprofessional/ProfessionalFLSAJob FamilyBusiness And FinanceFTE1.0Minimum Qualifications

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred QualificationsPosition Summary

This position involves the accurate and timely completion of all reports and billings required under the terms of the various contracts, grants, and agreements awarded to the University. The position will interpret, establish, and maintain award files and government documents pertaining to post-award administration of grants and contracts. Effective working relationships with personnel within the University as well as federal, state, local, and other non-profit agencies must be established.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Experience in accounting for external funding.

Physical Demands

Sitting for long periods of time.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?NoIs this a Position of Trust?YesDoes this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?YesDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?NoDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)NoCredit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Prepare and submit financial reports in a timely manner on certain restricted accounts; involves knowledge of accounting principles necessary to properly prepare the reports in accordance with sponsoring agency’s requirements. Reports will be consistently prepared and submitted in a timely manner. Charges will be adequately reviewed for timeliness and allowability.

Percentage of time30Duties/Responsibilities

Serve as a liaison with certain academic departments, effectively communicating contract and grant requirements as necessary, responding to department contact questions, performing a limited training function, and attaining assistance from the department contacts as needed. Communicate effectively and in a timely manner when assisting departmental contacts with sponsored project issues.

Percentage of time25Duties/Responsibilities

Perform various other functions such as periodic review of accounts, processing of budget amendments and journal vouchers, handling rejected purchase and check requests, working closed/over drafted accounts, initiating journal vouchers and/or budget amendments to adjust indirect costs to current expenditures, and such other functions as necessary in a timely, accurate and professional manner.

Percentage of time25Duties/Responsibilities

Prepare and submit billings under the terms of the contract, grant, or agreement on certain restricted accounts; monitor the resulting accounts receivable; follow up on payments and any other resulting issues. Invoices will be accurate, timely and in accordance with the agreement’s terms and conditions. Direct contact with the agency’s financial representatives is often necessary.

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    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Resume/CV
    2. Cover Letter
    Optional Documents




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      Posted: 4/8/2020
      Application Due: 1/3/2021
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