Grant Accountant

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UNT System Overview

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. Over the past decade, combined UNTS enrollment has grown by more than 25 percent to nearly 44,000 students.

Posting TitleGrant AccountantDepartmentHSC-Office of Sponsored Programs-390030Job LocationFort WorthFull Time/Part TimeFull-TimeSalary InformationSalary commensurate with experienceDepartment Summary

The Office of Sponsored Programs, a division of the UNTHSC Research Office, provides pre-award, post-award, and accounting services for the support of faculty and other investigators while promoting compliance with federal and state agencies, private sponsor agreements, and UNTHSC research policies.

Position Overview

The Office of Sponsored Programs at the University of North Texas Health Science Center is seeking to hire a Grant Accountant to join our team. The Grant Accountant assumes responsibility for all sponsored project (grants) accounting, ensuring compliance with funding sources administrative guidelines and requirements, timely and accurate submission of financial reports, time receipt of revenue and orderly closure of sponsored projects. The Grant Accountant will also serve as an audit liaison.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and three (3) years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

•High level math/accounting skills, strong reading comprehension skills, ability to interpret guidelines and instructions •Strong communication and interpersonal skills, and customer service •Ability to work with minimal supervision •Knowledge of regulations related to sponsored projects from private, state and federal sponsors

Preferred Qualifications

The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

*Bachelor’s degree in business administration preferably in accounting or finance.

*Prior experience in accounting, auditing, public administration, higher education, or other related field.

*Three years of professional business administration, grant and contract administration, or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Required License / Registration / CertificationWork Schedule

M-F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Driving University VehicleNoSecurity SensitiveThis is a security sensitive positionEEO Statement

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Classification TitleGrant AccountantPhysical RequirementsLifting up to 25 pounds, Sitting, Writing Job Duties


Review and interpret award documents to determine financial invoicing and/or reporting requirements, adherence to sponsor regulations, polices to ensure appropriate billing requirements, accurate invoicing, allowable expenditures, payment provisions and financial reporting requirements.


Thorough knowledge of accounting practices, legal statute, policy and procedures affecting financial record keeping, a thorough knowledge of cost and audit accounting, ability to work accurately with numerical detail consistently and to perform accounting operations legibly and the ability to analyze, consolidate, and present accounting data in clear concise form.


Responsible for accurate billing, accounts receivable management and financial reporting for projects to minimize financial risk to the University, ensuring compliance to avoid fines and penalties as well as project analysis, including forecasts of anticipated surplus/deficits of project budgets.


Project administration including accurate expenditure approvals, processing of cost transfers journals and budget journals, new award review for quality checks, assists with audits, utilizes multiple sponsor and internal electronic systems and websites, data entry, electronic files and fully participates in new implementations of systems and business process change.


Responsible for timely and accurate grant closeout functions required by Grants and Contracts Office and sponsors requirements including reconciliations, financial status reports, final invoices, purchase order liquidations, budgets reductions, and final reporting.


Organizing the audit file in response to an audit request and maintaining status updates.


Liaison with departments in gathering department held support for audit requests on sponsored projects based on sample selection.


Assist in gathering documentation for audit requests in the Office of Sponsored Programs based on sample selection.


Effective communication with the Grant Accounting Manager in preparation of audit responses.

Posting NumberS1196PPosition End Date (if temporary)Special Instructions to Applicants

Must submit resume and cover letter.

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  1. * What is your highest level of education attained?
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  2. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
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Documents Needed to ApplyRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of Names and Contact Information for 3 references
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation




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Posted: 10/8/2020
Application Due: 1/6/2021
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