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Grants Accounting Specialist III

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Job Details

Posting Number:

S07329P

Working Title:

Grants Accounting Specialist III

Department:

FD-SPA Post Award Accounting

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

Posting Type:

External

Retirement Plan:

TRS

Employment Type:

Employee

Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time:

Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

Monday – Friday
8:00am-5:00pm

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with Experience

Posting Date:

11/09/2021

Open until filled:

Yes

Proposed Starting Date:

11/29/2021

Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO Policy Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

UGA Statement:

PLEASE NOTE: On December 7, 2021, the federal District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing the vaccine requirement for
Federal Contractors pending further review. As a result, the requirements of the Executive Order and associated guidance, including the vaccination requirement for covered contractor employees, are currently not in effect.

The University of Georgia is a Federal Contractor as defined by Presidential Executive Order 14042 and subject to the requirement that Federal Contractors must ensure that all covered employees, including those working remotely, are fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. You may be required to show proof of your fully vaccinated status at the time of your start date, or have received a medical or religious exemption from the fully vaccinated requirement at the time of your start date. For more information regarding the Federal Contractor fully vaccinated employment requirement please visit https://coronavirus.uga.edu/executive-order/ or call (706) 542-2222.

Classification Title:

Grants & Contracts Professional

FLSA:

Exempt

Job Family:

Business And Finance

FTE:

1.0

Minimum Qualifications:

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Position Summary:

The Grants Accounting Specialist III serves as a senior staff member by processing awards for departments on campus, preparing and reconciling LOCs for federal agencies, reviewing and approving fiscal compliance items as well as various other duties as necessary.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

* Prior experience interpreting legal documents
* Ability to create and utilize existing complicated spreadsheets
* Strong written and verbal communication skills
* A high level of analytical skills
* Ability to utilize data tables/queries to assist with meeting deadlines

Physical Demands:

Sitting for long periods of time

Is driving a responsibility of this position?:

No

Is this a Position of Trust?:

Yes

Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?:

Yes

Does this position require a P-Card? :

No

Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :

No

Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:

No

Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):

Yes

Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Read, interpret and check for completeness of award documents and note special requirements
  • Ensure proper set up of awards and chartstrings in Financial Management System based on sponsor requirements
  • Identify invoicing and financial reporting requirements and notate in the Grants Portal

Percentage of time:

30

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Manage and maintain various letters of credit with Federal agencies
  • Responsible for calculating and reconciling amounts to be drawn and reporting of expenditures incurred for sponsored projects according to federal guidelines
  • Prepare related FFR / SF-425 reports to meet sponsor requirements and reconcile amounts to the financial statements

Percentage of time:

25

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Review and approve fiscal compliance items, including but not limited to UGA Mart Requisitions, Expense Reports, Payment Requests, Combo Code Requests and Journals for charges on sponsored projects.
  • Process Residual Balance requests.

Percentage of time:

20

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a liaison with departmental contacts based on agency assignments
  • Respond to departmental contact’s questions and research, explain, or correct budget issues as necessary

Percentage of time:

10

Duties/Responsibilities:

Various other functions:

  • Responding to external agency and UGA departmental questions
  • Inactivate closed projects
  • Assisting and preparing information for audits
  • Provides backup assistance to cash accountant
  • Other tasks as assigned

Percentage of time:

15

Contact Details:

For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below. For assistance with your application or login, please email [email protected]

Recruitment Contact Name:

Bradley J. Langford

Recruitment Contact Email:

[email protected]

Organization

The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest and most comprehensive institution of higher education. Founded in 1785, it is the birthplace of public higher education in America.

Today, UGA enrolls more than 40,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 767 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 18 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work, Veterinary Medicine, and the Honors College. It offers 24 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 33 master’s degrees in 144 fields; 8 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 99 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 5.3 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 25 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, making it one of the nation’s top Rhodes producers among public universities. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service for television, podcast/radio, and digital media. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.

Find Us
Telephone
706-542-3000
Location
215 S. Jackson St.
Athens
Georgia
30602
United States
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