Accountant, Grants

Job description

Job no: 495603
Work type: Non-Classified/Professional
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Accounting

About Us:

Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at https://www.boisestate.edu/about/boise-and-beyond/. Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion.

Perform professional accounting work for Financial Aid and Scholarships, including auditing, analyzing, and verifying fiscal records and reports for federal and state grants, scholarships, work study and loans. Preparing financial and statistical reports for financial aid programs to general ledger accounts.

Job Summary/Basic Function:

Perform professional accounting work for University operations, including auditing, analyzing, and verifying fiscal records and reports for grants, preparing financial and statistical reports for grants, and reconciling general ledger accounts.

Level Scope:

Fully competent and productive professional contributor who applies acquired job skills, policies, and procedures to complete substantive assignments/projects/tasks of moderate scope and complexity. Works independently with general supervision; exercises judgment within defined guidelines and practices to determine appropriate action. May provide guidance and assistance to entry level professionals and/or support employees.

Essential Functions:

60% of the time the Accountant, Grants must:

  • Responsible for all functions of grant management for externally funded sponsored programs
  • Provide information to University managers and staff regarding policies for financial expenditures and other transactions per grant regulations
  • Prepare, analyze, and/or audit financial records and documents
  • Monitor grant revenues and expenditures, ensuring departmental data is recorded in the University’s financial accounting system
  • Research and analyze data for accuracy, trends, and variances to ensure acceptable business practices and procedures have been followed and for compliance with federal and state laws and regulations
  • Prepare and file annual financial statements for the Department and department programs
  • Advise financial support staff on proper coding of expenditures, processing of accounting documents, and other accounting related activities

35% of the time the Accountant, Grants must:

  • Research, Analysis and Problem Solving
    • Collaborate with department staff to monitor Federal and Idaho Work Study allocations, monitor earnings and fund balances appropriately. Research issues and establish controls for resolution.
  • Interpret policies and recommend internal controls, as needed.
  • Forecast and provide analysis of financial data for fiscal and budgetary planning, as requested.
  • Analyze technical financial problems and provide professional assistance and advice to resolve.
  • Independently plan and prioritize a variety of projects, conduct research and take necessary actions.

5% of the time the Accountant, Grants must:

  • Serve as a departmental liaison to answer questions, resolve issues and participate in interdepartmental projects.
  • Manage the development of methods and procedures to ensure accuracy and compliance with federal, state, institution and foundation sources.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Experience preparing financial and/or auditor statements, schedules and reports.
  • Experience interpreting, applying and explaining complex laws, codes, regulations or ordinances.
  • Knowledge of governmental accounting practices and principles
  • Attention to detail
  • Experience in effective data presentation using Excel and/or other spreadsheet computer applications
  • Demonstrated experience in financial analysis and budget management
  • Attention to detail with ability to multitask
  • Ability to effectively plan and organize day to day operations
  • Strong verbal and communication skills

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent plus 2 years experience

Salary and Benefits:

Salary starts at $48,068.00 depending on experience. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at https://www.boisestate.edu/hrs/benefits/.

Required Application Materials:

Please provide a resume with employment history and a cover Letter indicating interest and qualifications.

Advertised: April 23, 2021 Mountain Daylight Time
Applications close: May 14, 2021 Mountain Daylight Time

 

 

 

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Posted: 4/25/2021
Application Due: 5/14/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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