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Sponsored Projects Accountant

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AccountantSponsored Projects Accounting at The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA), Knoxville, TN.



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Duties and Responsibilities:

Position manages accounting functions within the Sponsored Projects Accounting Office at the UT Institute of Agriculture to ensure the accuracy, timeliness and efficiency of post award financial administration.

Position analyzes contracts and agreements for financial obligations, interprets and applies regulations and guidelines insuring all requirements are met. Provides institute-level accounting oversight throughout the projects’ life. Responsibilities include financial reports and invoicing to external sponsors and prompt collection of funds owed to the university under these awards. Serves as primary contact during financial audits of Institute of Agriculture sponsored project accounts and works with university personnel and external agencies to resolve problems of financial compliance. Performs account closeout and produces final financial, inventory, patent, and equipment reports for sponsors.

Position works with UTIA administrators, faculty, business and program staff analyzing charges, insuring costs are allowable and within projects’ budgets. Position provides guidance and informal training to faculty, departmental staff, center staff, and regional and county Extension personnel.

Position helps develop fiscal policies and procedures to minimize the university’s risk. Provides financial information and reports to UTIA administrators and its budget directors.

Position will be remote but limited overnight travel will be required to meet with auditors, attend meetings, or continuing professional education.

Required Qualifications:

· Bachelor’s in Accounting, Finance, or business field will be considered with three or more years of work experience in accounting or closely related field.

· Master’s in Accounting, Finance, or business field will be considered with one or more years of work experience preferably in sponsored projects accounting.

· Excellent communication, organizational and customer service skills.

· Ability to exercise autonomy in financial management and compliance oversight activities.

· Analytical and decision-making skills.

· Knowledge of MS Office Products.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications:

· Certified Public Accountant.

· Work experience with federal cost accounting principles at a higher education institution including application of OMB Uniform Guidance requirements.

· Work experience in post award financial management of extramural funding.

· Work experience with SAP or other, similar, integrated information systems.

· Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects while under strict deadlines.

· Advanced spreadsheet and data management skills.

· Ability to solve complex problems and to resolve issues.

· Ability to work independently.

· Ability to maintain confidentiality of information.

· Excellent communication skills.

· Ability to interact with internal and external contacts in a professional manner and exhibit strong interpersonal skills

Application Procedure:

Qualified individuals should send their application materials via electronic means through the UT recruitment website.



Job: Other Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Administration-Ag Experiment Station
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jun 14, 2022, 9:56:27 AM

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Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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