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Position:
Grant Accountant

Company:
Richland Community College - Decatur, IL , USA


Job Description:

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Grant Accountant
Job Category Full-Time Staff
Division Finance and Administration
Department Main Campus
Job Description

Working closely with the Controller, this individual will perform a variety of professional accounting functions involving current or potential grants, such as assisting with grant budget development; preparing financial statements and assisting with granting agency reports; compiling and submitting monthly grant billing; assisting with preparation for grant audit schedules; and counseling & directing grant project directors regarding the appropriate use of grant funds.

This individual will work closely with the college’s Grant Coordinator, and various grant project directors at the college, to ensure that the institution operates in accordance with applicable legal and contractual requirements, as well as prepare and process grant-related account reconciliations and journal entries. As a secondary function, this position will support the college’s Accounts Payable Clerk in their daily duties. This position will require a background and credit check.

Perform pre-award and post-award grant financial management operations & reporting.

Create grant budgets and budget modifications in coordination with the Grant Coordinator.

Prepare monthly grants account reconciliation to assure all grant revenues, and expenses, accounts receivable and deferred revenues are recorded in the appropriate months.

Maintaining regular reporting and communications with grant managers.

Work with the Controller to ensure that grants are set up properly in the College’s accounting system, including any cost-sharing requirements.

Review and process expenditures; ensure accurate processing and account coding.

Respond to requests for financial information from administrators, auditors, departmental staff, contractors, outside agencies, and other entities as appropriate.

Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Required Qualifications

An Associate Degree in Accounting or a closely related field.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Ability to make independent decisions; Work in a team environment while providing positive customer service; Strong written and verbal communication and analytical skills. Ability to organize, schedule, and prioritize work to meet deadlines and the ability to work with and maintain confidential information. Knowledge of/with computer applications including financial software, spreadsheets, databases and word processing.

 

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with Federal, State, and private grant accounting as well as Fund Accounting in an institution of higher education or non-profit is preferred.

Physical Demands

Receive, process, and provide visual and verbal information.

Operate standard office equipment such as phone, computer, and calculator on a frequent basis.

Provide timely response to externally and/or internally imposed conditions and deadlines.

Respond to concurrent, multiple, non-related issues.

This is a 40 hour per week position with normal hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 with occasional irregular hours. Summer hours may vary. This position may be eligible for the alternative work arrangement program.

This position may require in-district travel for other assigned activities and duties. Occasional travel to conferences and meetings beyond the College district is possible.

Salary Pay Grade: E-10: Minimum Starting Salary $45,055.30

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S156P
Number of Vacancies 1
Job Open Date 11/01/2022
Job Close Date 11/15/2022
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

This position will require a background and credit check.

Advertising Summary

Richland Community College is seeking applicants for the Grant Accountant position.
This individual will perform a variety of professional accounting functions involving current or potential grants, such as assisting with grant budget development; preparing financial statements and assisting with granting agency reports; compiling and submitting monthly grant billing; assisting with preparation for grant audit schedules; and counseling & directing grant project directors regarding the appropriate use of grant funds.

This individual will work closely with the college’s Grant Coordinator, and various grant project directors at the college, to ensure that the institution operates in accordance with applicable legal and contractual requirements, as well as prepare and process grant-related account reconciliations and journal entries. As a secondary function, this position will support the college’s Accounts Payable Clerk in their daily duties. This position will require a background and credit check.

Perform pre-award and post-award grant financial management operations & reporting.

Create grant budgets and budget modifications in coordination with the Grant Coordinator.

Prepare monthly grants account reconciliation to assure all grant revenues, and expenses, accounts receivable and deferred revenues are recorded in the appropriate months.

Maintaining regular reporting and communications with grant managers.

Work with the Controller to ensure that grants are set up properly in the College’s accounting system, including any cost-sharing requirements.

Review and process expenditures; ensure accurate processing and account coding.

Respond to requests for financial information from administrators, auditors, departmental staff, contractors, outside agencies, and other entities as appropriate.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other
  2. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  3. How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts

Optional Documents

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Contact Information

Amy Snow
Phone: 217.875.7211 ext. 6512
Fax: NA
asnow@richland.edu

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