Senior Grants & Contracts Account Analyst

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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 Title:

Senior Grants & Contracts Account Analyst


UNT-Grants & Contracts Admin-190100

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Full Time/Part Time:


Salary Information:

Salary Commensurate with Experience

Department Summary:

Grants and Contracts Administration (GCA) supports the University of North Texas, a tier 1 research university, in its endeavor to excel in its research mission. GCA aspires to be a model organization in the field of research administration, providing exceptional service to the university community. We are charged with the Pre Award and Post Award administration of externally funded sponsored projects and envision an environment that facilitates the University of North Texas’ commitment to research and encourages continued efforts to attract additional research funding.

Position Overview:

Administers highly complex awards and budgets for compliance to minimize University liability and legal/financial risk campus-wide. Review and set up highly complex awards, monitor them, prepare invoices, financial reports and perform the award close-out. Prepare documents for requests for information and audits. Interpret sponsor guidelines/stay abreast of federal/state policy changes for 100+ external sponsors with varying legal/financial requirements. Vital campus expert, mitigate risk campus-wide in high-risk areas. Develop/deliver complex campus-wide training, develop and implement internal reporting and analysis tools. Develop policies/internal controls. Manage special projects.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance, accounting, public administration,
higher education, or other related field and four years of professional business
administration, grant and contract administration, or research work experience, or any
equivalent combination of education, training, 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 negotiate highly complex sponsor terms and conditions of awards.

Preferred Qualifications:

PeopleSoft software experience preferred.

Work Schedule:

Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm

Driving University Vehicle:


Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position.

EEO 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 Title:

Sr Grant & Contract Acct Anlst

Physical Requirements:

Lifting up to 10 pounds, Sitting, Writing, Talk or Hear


Set up complex awards, gain understanding of complex terms and conditions and set the award up appropriately in the financial system. Provide administrative oversight of the award and perform the close-out. Facilitate problem resolution, offering positive, engaging assistance to Principal Investigators, other faculty, and research administration personnel. Communicates timely responses to questions and requests for information and provide frequent status updates.


Reviews award invoicing requirements, prepares and submits invoices along with appropriate support based upon those requirements. Tracks outstanding award receivables and follows up on delinquent invoices. Prepare accounts receivable updates and reports. Works with PI and sponsor to facilitate problem resolution and works to reduce conflict and establish smooth working relationships.


Prepares required financial reports for highly complex projects, assist with audits, and prepare documents for requests for information and audits. Attention to detail and accuracy are key factors.


This position is responsible for providing guidance to the Post Award team in the Post Award financial process. Contributes to the day to day mentoring and oversight of team, workload, and its distribution. Requires ability to understand and administer highly complex sponsor terms and conditions of awards, and prepare documents for requests of information and audits. Assist lower level staff with problem resolution and ensure timely communication. Show sensitivity and respect for the needs and responsibilities of others. Offer positive, engaging assistance to Principal Investigators, other faculty, and research administration personnel. Foster mutual respect. Acts as liaison for University to sponsors, faculty, and staff throughout campus on highly complex projects.


Remain current in research administration field to serve as campus expert and to mitigate risk campus-wide, including high risk audit areas of research administration.


Develop and deliver complex staff and campus-wide training for wide array of research administration topics to ensure compliance with federal and state policy changes. Develop and implement tools, policies, and procedures for compliance, accurate reporting, and internal controls.


Develop and/or manage special projects and perform other duties as assigned.

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Job No:
Posted: 11/29/2020
Application Due: 12/16/2020
Work Type: Full Time