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Job Title:

Grant Accountant

Reports To and Evaluated by:

Chief Financial Officer

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance. Knowledge of financial operations, laws, and terminology. Knowledge of federal and non-federal regulations and operation policies preferred.Strong interpersonal skills with a high degree of analytical ability. Good verbal and written communication skills. Ability to design, analyze, and prepare financial reports.Ability to monitor expenditures and maintain data. Ability to maintain confidentiality.Must be able to demonstrate the Morton College core values of truth, compassion, fairness, responsibility, and respect.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in accounting. Bilingual English and Spanish.

Job Summary:

Under direction from the Chief Financial Officer, is responsible for the operations of federal, state and local post-award grant administration and related accounting duties; serves as the appropriate principal investigator’s contact for grants and contract accounting functions.

Specific Job Duties:

  • Performs grant-related post-award functions, including budget and expense analysis, financial reporting, labor distribution changes and associated communications with customers, reconciliations, and re-budgeting; performs grant closeout functions required by Grants and Contracts Administration and sponsors including reconciliations, financial status reports, zeroing out budgets, and final reporting; reviews general ledger transactions to ensure accuracy and complete journal entries.
  • Assists with time and effort reporting system, ensuring it is complete and in compliance with applicable regulations; maintains regular communications with departments; communicates with fiscal contacts at funding source for problem resolution and information gathering.
  • Supports the sponsored programs department in education and training of principal investigators and administrators; assesses needs and resolves issues of the principal investigator related to grants accounting; performs analysis and support for projects.
  • Collects and analyzes records of present and past operations, trends and costs, estimated and realized revenues, administrative commitments, and obligations incurred to project future revenues and expenses.
  • Maintains fixed asset records/module in Colleague.
  • Maintains the recording of prepaid expenses to proper expense year.
  • Assists with payroll processing and serves as back-up for the payroll process
  • Maintain Athletic injury records.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Morton College is dedicated to diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We seek applicants from all backgrounds to ensure we get the best diverse talent to join our team. Minorities, women, individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for employment opportunities.


Morton College, the second oldest community college in Illinois, was founded in 1924 to meet the educational demands in the growing communities of Berwyn, Cicero, Forest View, Lyons, McCook, Stickney and other near western suburbs which were a national hub of economic activity.

As a comprehensive community college, recognized by the Illinois Community College Board, Morton College's mission is: To enhance the quality of life of our diverse community through exemplary teaching and learning opportunities, community service, and life long learning.


Maximize the College's resources to support student learning.

Conduct ongoing assessment of student learning to discover new ways to help students succeed.

Develop responsive curricula and programs to serve community needs.

Encourage community families to embrace the educational opportunities Morton College provides.

Employment at Morton

Morton College has the distinction of being the second oldest comprehensive community college in Illinois. The pioneering spirit that established this learning community continues to drive Morton today as a Hispanic Serving Institution for Berwyn, Cicero, Forest View, Lyons, McCook, Stickney and other communities.

Morton College is located in Cicero, a western border suburb of Chicago, only eight miles from the heart of the business and cultural center of this great midwestern city. Chicago offers a complete array of entertainment venues, including six major professional sports teams plus the beautiful Lake Michigan recreational area.

As an institution of higher education, Morton College is committed to the development of its employees and encourages them to participate in life-long learning activities.

Morton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, or physical handicap in its educational, admissions, or employment practices.

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