Grant & Contract Acct 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. We are growing with the DFW region, enrolling a record 47,000+ students across our system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.

Posting Title:

Grant & Contract Acct Analyst


UNT-Grants & Contracts Admin-190100

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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:

This position is responsible for administering financial accounting for sponsored grant awards; including review and setup of awards, monitoring progress, preparing invoices and financial reports, and performing award close-out duties. Must be able to interpret award guidelines, and remain current with federal and state policies for external sponsors to maintain legal and financial compliance. Position also assists in preparing documents for information requests, financial reporting, audits, and other duties as assigned.

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.

Preferred Qualifications:

PeopleSoft software experience preferred.

Work Schedule:

Mon – Fri, 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:

Grant & Contract Acct Analyst

Physical Requirements:

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


Reviews grant 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 relations.


Monitor awards to ensure compliance with award terms and conditions, sponsor regulations, institutional, and state and local laws.


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.


Setup sponsored awards appropriately by gaining understanding of complex terms and conditions and entering them in the financial system. Provides administrative oversight throughout the life of the award. Facilitate problem resolution by offering positive and engaging assistance to Principal Investigators, other faculty, and research administration personnel. Provide frequent status updates on awards, and effectively communicate timely responses to questions and requests for information.


Ensures timely and accurate award closeout, and prepares final reports and invoices. Prepares closing accounting entries.


Responsible for remaining current in best practices in the field of research administration. Pursues professional development opportunities by participating continuing education training, conferences and webinars. Also provides post award training to faculty, staff and other campus personnel.


Participates in special projects and other duties as assigned.

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Job No:
Posted: 6/9/2021
Application Due: 9/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time