Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
This position is responsible for managing the financial component of the University's sponsored projects (externally funded research, public service, training and financial aid grants and contracts). The position manages staff accountants who ensure expenditure compliance with the University Policies and Procedures as well as those of sponsoring organizations.
Setup new projects and changes in Access database and PeopleSoft. Requires review of award terms and conditions with notations/highlighting special restrictions and/or requirements affecting costs of billing/reporting. Share information with Asset Management related to equipment provided by sponsoring agency or included in budget for purchase when the agency retains title.
Prepare or oversee preparation of audit schedules for annual Single Audit. Coordinate audit responses for Federal or other sponsor audits and the annual Single Audit.
Prepare or oversee preparation of invoices, and reports in response to special requests. Review and share alerts with other accountants regarding government regulations and sponsor changes. Collaborate with the Office of Research and Graduate Studies and review and update policies and procedures. Train accountants, faculty, and support staff.
Perform Cash Draws which require certification by an employee with authorization to bind SMU. This includes reconciliation of Agency records to SMU. Prepare Quarterly Federal Financial Reports and agency reports.
Prepare Audit Trail Report for distribution to accountants to solicit required approvals and documentation. Prepare Open Orders Report to distribute to administrative assistant for reconciliation. Prepare Project Maintenance reports which summarizes projects whose end date has been reached but the project is still in active status. Review for final billing, collections, final costs, and other factors affecting ability to close project.
Process GCA year end processes (budget/actual roll forwards and GCA trees.)
Education and Experience:
A bachelor's degree is required for this position, preferably in Accounting. A Master's degree is strongly preferred.
Ten (10) years of accounting experience is required, preferably in grants management or research or research/public sector environment. Experience with on-line billing and reporting systems is preferred. Experience with Facilities and Administrative Cost Proposal preparation and negotiation is also highly desired.
Knowledge of basic accounting principles are required. Preference will be given to candidates who have knowledge of Federal regulations affecting allowable costs and allocations to cost pools.
Three (3) years of supervisory experience is required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills are required for this role. The ideal candidate must have a strong customer service orientation and be skilled at problem solving, time management, and project management. Organizational and planning skills are a must, as is attention to detail.
Strong knowledge of applicable regulations, circulars, and terms and conditions of awards is highly desired.
The ideal candidate must demonstrate a strong knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Word, and Outlook). Previous experience with PeopleSoft and/or other accounting system is required.
This position requires the ability to sit for long periods of time.
Deadline to Apply:
This position will remain open until filled.
SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
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