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Accountant

Richmond

Accountant

  • req2967
  • Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23284
  • Grants & Contracts Accounting & Effort Reporting
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
VCU Grants & Contracts Accounting and Effort Reporting has an exciting opportunity for an Accountant!

All full-time university staff are eligible for VCU’s robust benefits package that includes: comprehensive health benefits, paid annual and holiday leave granted up front, retirement planning and savings options, tax-deferred annuity and cash match programs, generous tuition benefit, employee discounts, well-being resources, abundant opportunities for career development and advancement, and more.

Summary:

The primary responsibilities of this position involve the post-award administration of grants and contracts from award to close-out, some of which include: data entry in financial system for award setup, analyze data to ensure cost compliance with sponsor requirements, provide administrative assistance to Principal Investigators and Administrators, review financial system reports and data, prepare financial reports to the sponsor, reconcile general and operating ledgers, and review/follow-up with sponsor on the status of monthly receivables, as well as prepare and mail invoices to sponsoring agencies.

This position performs difficult work in support of a team environment, collaboration with other university offices, and high quality customer service.

This position is responsible to apply knowledge and skills that have a significant impact on research funding to the University.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field such as accounting, finance, business, management; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Positive, flexible attitude - Ability and desire to be trained in VCU's Grants & Contracts Accounting model of work.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal, state, and sponsor rules and regulations related to grants. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to organize work and establish reasonable priorities. Verifiable history of excellent past performance and attendance records.
  • Technical proficiency is necessary including experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Powerpoint), and experience with both web-based and enterprise financial management/reporting systems.
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in a university sponsored programs or grant accounting office post-award administrative setting .
  • Extensive experience with SunGard Banner Financial System.

 

Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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