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Grant Accountant


Division of Business and Finance


Business & Finance Office

Reports to:


Position Summary


Under limited supervision, this position is responsible for performing and maintaining financial and accounting duties to support the needs of the organization and founders. Provides fiscal service, analytical and administration support, including reporting, and compliance review for grants funds to Grant Administrators, auditors and granting agencies. Monitors fiscal solvency of grants to ensure funding compliance and that funds are expended according to college policies and procedures, grantor agency regulations, and federal and state laws. Perform related duties as assigned.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities


The results you will deliver each day that matter most!

  • Monitor budgets and approves expenditures related to federal and state grants. Provides analytical and management support for activities related to grants.
  • Insures timely submission of financial reports to grantors and donors.
  • Reviews grant transactions monthly and prepares updates summary grant financial schedule for Vice President.
  • Prepares and submits required billing reports for agencies to reimburse Livingstone College.
  • Reviews project financial statements and reports with Project Directors/Director of Sponsored Programs.
  • Establishes and maintains grant and restricted: endowment fund files.
  • Prepare and insures budgets are complete.
  • Reconciles expenditures for grants with Office of Sponsored Programs quarterly.
  • Prepares adjusting entries needed to correct accounts.
  • Prepares ad hoc reports and analyses requested by senior management.
  • Prepares necessary reports for audit preparations
  • Prepares and assists with month-end and year-end closing entries.
  • Contacts/meets with project directors, agency officials and others to resolve concerns and discrepancies related to grant and restricted fund transactions.
  • Serves as back-up for senior accountant.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Education/ Experience


    What you will need to be successful!

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or Business with strong Accounting experience preferred.
    • Five years’ experience in related field within higher education or a government organization
    • Microsoft Office experience/knowledge
    • Jenzabar experience/knowledge

    Life at Livingstone College


    Why we believe you will love working at Livingstone College!!

    Livingstone College is a private, four year liberal arts institution founded in 1879 by the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Secured by a strong commitment to quality instruction, the College offers excellent liberal arts and religious education programs for students designed to develop their potential for leadership and service to a global community.

    About Livingstone College:


    Livingstone College is an equal opportunity employer that employs qualified individuals based upon job related qualifications regardless of race, religion, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, domestic partner status, medical condition, political affiliation or any other classification proscribed under applicable federal, state or local law.  Livingstone College complies with all laws regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled candidates and employees.  Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the interview process are requested to contact Human Resources in order to arrange such accommodation.  We offer competitive compensation and an attractive benefits package. No recruiters or agencies without a previously signed contract.


    Our Mission:

    Livingstone College is a private, historically black institution that is secured by a strong commitment to quality instruction. Through a Christian-based environment suitable for learning, it provides excellent liberal arts and religious education programs for students from all ethnic backgrounds designed to develop their potential for leadership and service to a global community.


    Our History

    Livingstone College was originally founded in 1879 as Zion Wesley Institute by a group of African Methodist Episcopal Zion ministers for the purpose of training ministers in Concord, in Cabarrus County, N.C. After three brief sessions, directed by Principals Bishop C. R. Harris and Professor A.S. Richardson, Zion Wesley Institute was closed. In 1881, Dr. Joseph Charles Price and Bishop J. W. Hood changed their roles from delegates to the Ecumenical Conference to fund-raisers, with a sole purpose of re-establishing Zion Wesley Institute.


    Eventually, the Rowan County Town of Salisbury, just 20 miles northeast of Concord, offered Zion Wesley Institute Board of Trustees a generous $1,000 donation and an invitation to relocate the institution to Salisbury. The trustees accepted both gifts, and the College re-opened in Salisbury in 1882 on J. M. Gray’s farm, called Delta Grove, which consisted of one building and 40 acres. Besides moving from Concord to Salisbury, the College also changed its name, becoming Livingstone College, in honor of David Livingstone, a British Christian missionary, philanthropist and African Explorer. Dr. Price, the founder of Livingstone College, became its first president and served from 1882 to 1893.


    Holistic Learning:

    Livingstone College offers a Holistic Learning Environment that is designed to address the needs of a diverse student population. As a church-affiliated institution, Livingstone College seeks to attract professionals who are committed to supporting and fostering such principles. Such commitment and support paved the way for the launching of a very unique initiative. The initiative is entitled "The Total Learning Environment." "The Total Learning Environment" is a new holistic approach to academic preparation, whereby we will create a learning environment designed to change attitudes and modify student behavior. Students who matriculate on the campus of Livingstone College, in addition to their academic preparation, will participate in a number of activities and programs, designed to address the cultural scars of their past, enabling them to leave our institution with the academic preparation to compete in our global economy, and where they will have immediate positive impact on our society. Additionally, our students will be prepared to positively address the challenges, which plague the African-American community - particularly those challenges that exacerbate their dilemma. The College implemented a curriculum, which helped to develop "The Center for Holistic Learning." One of the first programs of its kind, "The Center for Holistic Learning" promotes both the awareness and mastery of the following modules/concepts:

    •  Health, Wellness & Fitness
    •  Emergency Response & First Aid
    •  Political Action & Social Responsibility
    •  Volunteerism, Public Service
    •  Cultural and Social Awareness
    •  Debt Management, Personal Responsibility, & Philanthropy
    •  Individual & Organizational Leadership
    •  Spanish as a 2nd Language
    •  Technology & The 21St Century
    •  Faith-Based Strategies for the Enhancement of the Quality of Life


    Our Home:

    Livingstone College is located in the heart of Rowan County’s historic Salisbury, North Carolina. Known by many as “The Jewel of The South”, Livingstone College sits quaintly against a picturesque backdrop of lush green grass and majestic maple and oak trees, making it the ideal learning environment. With an enrollment of 1200 students, the College is strategically located 45 miles from Charlotte and the Piedmont Triad of Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point, North Carolina.

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