Accountant – Grants Accounting & Reporting

first_imgAdditional Information: Applicants are encouraged to submita cover letter detailing how their qualifications align with theneeds of this position. Requisition ID: req3012Job Title: Accountant – Grants Accounting &ReportingDepartment: Grants Accounting & ReportingLocation: Columbus CampusEmployment Type: StaffEmployment Status: Board ApprovedBargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining UnitFLSA Status: Non-ExemptCompensation Type: HourlyCompensation: $22.50Schedule: M-F, 8am-5pm; overtime as necessary.Job Description:The CollegeCommunity colleges are uniquely positioned to respond to workforceneeds and make higher education an affordable reality. There hasnever been a better time to join a two-year college, and there’s nobetter place to do it than at Columbus State. A laser focus onstudent success and a partnership mindset have established ColumbusState as a key talent provider in a thriving regional economy, anda premier community college that is changing the nation’s educationand workforce landscapes. With more than 46,000 students across twocampuses, at several regional learning centers, and online,Columbus State is the nation’s only institution recognized as anAchieving the Dream (ATD) college, an AACC Guided Pathwaysinstitution, and a participant in The Right Signals Initiativethrough the Lumina Foundation. Columbus State employees at alllevels benefit from an engaging, collaborative, and supportiveculture that rewards innovation and vision. We provide competitivecompensation, comprehensive benefits, and professional developmentopportunities. We are dedicated to ensuring that the diversity ofColumbus State faculty and staff reflects that of our students andregion. We are proud to be a central part of a community thatembraces differences and celebrates the many cultures, beliefs, andlifestyles that define Central Ohio.The CityColumbus, Ohio is also home to The Ohio State University and morethan 30 other colleges and universities as well as the headquartersof multiple Fortune 500 companies. Columbus is one of America’sfastest-growing cities, offering a wealth of cultural experiences,dining, entertainment, shopping opportunities, and more. That’s whyCentral Ohio residents find living here so fulfilling, bothprofessionally and personally.To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able toperform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonableaccommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilitiesto perform the essential job functions described in this positiondescription. Since every duty associated with this position may notbe described herein, employees may be required to perform dutiesnot specifically spelled out in the job description, but which maybe reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing oftheir duties just as though they were actually written out in thisposition description.Position SummaryUnder direction, the Accountant, Grants Accounting & ReportingServices position adheres to generally accepted accountingprinciples and performs a variety of professional level accountingduties involved in preparing, maintaining, analyzing, verifying,and reconciling complex financial statements, reports, and reports.This position will be working with non-financial aid grants whichthe College receives. This role works in partnership with theemployees that are managing the grants and the office that submitsthe grants.Core Competencies RequiredProfessionalism, Managing Work, Continuous Improvement,Customer/Student/Employee Focus, Collaboration, Planning &Organizing, Monitoring Information, Business Acumen, ResolvingConflict, Quality Orientation.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONSGrants AccountingPerforms fiscal responsibilities for grants and contracts includinginvoicing, Monthly Cash drawdowns/requests, assisting with budgets,reviews and approves payments and requisitions. Reconciles accountsand complex transactions. Summarizes financial positions. Performsanalysis on grants and projects. Assists auditors, both externalcollege auditors and fiscal reviews from funding agencies. Submitsreports to funding agencies, as required.Abides by federal, state, and other regulations regarding eachgrant. Completes necessary training to be knowledgeable on grantregulations. Collaborates with Grant Administration office, humanresources, accounts payable, financial aid, financial accounting,and payroll to ensure that work is completed accurately.Accounting SupportEnsures that College fiscal policies and procedures. Collaborateswith College departments to determine the accounting for differenttypes of contracts. Adheres to generally accepted accountingprinciples. Supports accounting department, as needed.Other duties as required.Other Duties & ResponsibilitiesAttends all required department meetings and training. Worksovertime, as required to meet workload demands.Usual Physical RequirementsThe employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when enteringdata into computer, frequently sits for extended periods of time,and occasionally stands and walks. Employee occasionally reacheswith hands or arms and stoops, kneels, crouches or crawls. Employeeconverses verbally with others in person and by telephone. Visiondemands include close, detailed vision when focusing on computerscreen. Employee occasionally lifts or exerts force up to 10pounds.Working ConditionsTypical office and classroom environment. Regular exposure tomoderate noise typical to business offices.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of: grantmanagement; advanced generally accepted accounting principles; fundaccounting; general ledger management; accounts payable andreceivable administration; graphical presentation of data; advancedunderstanding of how the College ERP system works; computers,software, including cloud applications, to include Microsoft Officeapplications (Work, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), accountingprograms and software. Skill in: verbal and written communication;preparing financial reports; operating general office equipmentworking with detailed data; statistical data entry; application ofjob software including word processing and spreadsheets. Abilityto: apply accounting principles; develop and maintain effectiveworking relationships with associates, supervisors, job contactsand general public; answer general and technical accountingquestions; research and analyze financial issues; perform detailedwork with numerical data; maintain confidential and sensitiveinformation; maintain accurate and complete work records; read andcomprehend technical information; effectively work with persons ofvarying cultures and diversity; problem solve effectively.Minimum Qualifications:Associate’s Degree in Accounting or closely related field of studywith at least one year of accounting experience. Strong attentionto detail. State Motor Vehicle Operator’s License or demonstrableability to gain access to work site(s).last_img

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