General And Grant Accountant

Location
Boulder, Boulder County
Posted
Apr 24, 2014
Jobs Outside Higher Education
Businesses & Consultants
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Description: *Who we are:* The BioFrontiers Institute was founded at the University of Colorado to: * Advance human health and welfare by conducting research in critical frontiers of unknown biology and translating new knowledge to practical applications. * Educate a new generation of interdisciplinary scientists, empowering them to work together to push the boundaries of human knowledge and reap its benefits. * Leverage and expand Colorado's leadership in biotechnology and its promise for human advancement. You can find out more information about this unique institute here: http://biofrontiers.colorado.edu/about *What you will do:* The General and Grant Accountant: * 20% Manages evaluates and is responsible for the Institutes financial transactions for all general, auxiliary, gift and property funds and independently initiates the necessary actions required to correct any discrepancies, manage cash transactions, maintain financial compliance, and ensure appropriateness of expenditures. * 20% Manages and audits restricted (grant) funds to ensure expenditures are appropriate and allocable expenses to that project. Prepares budget documents and reports for supervisor and principal investigators (PI) as needed, evaluates and determines options to resolve discrepancies, and working closely with PI's to resolve any issues. * 15% Interprets, analyzes, and independently initiates all financial transactions for the Institute's internal service centers. This includes working with and advising service center managers and the Director on issues including establishing budgets and rates, projecting revenue and expenses, overseeing the personnel effort related to allocation of costs, and ensuring that accounting principles are upheld. * 15% Reviews and evaluates all Procurement Card (Pcard) expenditures generated by BioFrontiers Institute cardholders. This position determines if the transactions are allowable for both restricted and non-restricted funds accounts and then correctly allocates those expenditures. Prepares budget documents and/or reports relating to P Card expenditures for review and approval by the Director. Provides training as needed to educate current and new cardholders on how to properly utilize the Pcard and comply with University procurement rules. Identifies and investigates issues involving Pcard transactions, possible cardholder violations and vendor disputes. Works closely with Pcard Approving Official (AO) to ensure compliance with PSC rules and regulations and alerts AO to possible violations. * 10% Manages approval/work flow for all employee and non-employee travel authorizations and reimbursements. This includes ensuring appropriate funding sources are being used and compliance with all relevant Federal, University and State rules and regulations. * 10% Manages the preparation and processing of employee and non-employee reimbursements expenses. This includes assuring appropriate funding sources and maintaining compliance to all relevant rules and regulations. * 10% Other Institute duties as assigned. This may include acting as back-up to BioFrontiers Procurement Manager as needed; preparing ad-hoc reports as needed for BioFrontiers Institute management on institute finances; and assisting Director on other institute budget issues. --- *What we can offer:* The anticipated salary range is $52,000-$62,000 commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition reimbursement and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder. --- *Important Notes:* _Resume and other application materials will be reviewed to determine if you meet the required qualifications for the position. If it is determined that you meet the required qualifications, your application materials will be used to identify a top group of the most highly qualified candidates. Please, specifically address the qualifications, competencies and desired qualifications in your resume and application materials. There may be questions at the end of this application related to these qualifications and competencies; your answers to these questions will be verified against your application materials and may be checked with references. False information could lead to your removal from the hiring process._ _The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history._ _The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work._ --- The University of Colorado is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Inquiries may be directed to the Boulder Campus Title IX Coordinator by calling 303-492-2127 or to the Office of Civil Rights. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting human resources at adacoordinator@colorado.edu or (303) 492-6475.

Minimum Qualifications: *What you have to have:* - A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university - Two years of related experience, such as grant and general fund accounting or financial management

Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: *What you will need:* - Strong interpersonal skills - Excellent written and verbal communication skills - Initiative, self-motivated - Integrity

Desired Qualifications: *What we'd like you to have:* - A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a related field, such as accounting, finance, or business - Three to five years of related experience - Experience with PeopleSoft Finance, Cognos, Marketplace, and Concur - Grant accounting experience - General fund, gift, and auxiliary fund accounting experience is a plus _Preferred qualifications may be used to further reduce the pool of applicants to those who are most highly qualified._

Campus: Boulder