| The Office of Sponsored Research at Bucknell University is qualified candidates for the full-time position of Grant Accountant. This incumbent will be responsible for financial compliance, monitoring, and reporting of Federal, State, Local and private grants and contracts. This position will work with the Finance Office, the Office of Sponsored Projects, and the Deans' and Provost's offices to ensure compliance with sponsor regulations, policies, and procedures. This is a full-time, casual position (non-benefits eligible) with an expected end date of June 30, 2017.|
1. Supports grant-related post-award functions, including budget and expense analysis, periodic invoicing, financial reporting, labor distribution changes and associated communications with customers, reconciliations, and rebudgeting.
2. Collaborates with the Office of Sponsored Projects to set up new awards and to revise existing awards, including reviewing documentation, updating the financial system, and initiating the accounting.
3. Enters and maintains award data in the enterprise system.
4. Assists with regular communications with faculty and administrators in relation to grant and contract financial information, assessing needs and resolving issues. Communicates with fiscal contacts at funding source for problem resolution and information gathering.
5. Assists with grant closeout functions according to University policy and as required by sponsors, including reconciliations, final invoices, financial status reports, zeroing out budgets, and final reporting.
6. Reviews general ledger transactions to ensure accuracy and completes journal entries.
7. Assists with drawdowns and requests for funds from sponsor as appropriate. Monitors and follows up on receipt of payment from invoices and financial reporting.
8. Other duties as assigned.
• Associate's degree in Accounting
• A minimum of 1 year of professional accounting experience
• Strong analytical, organizational and communication skills
• Demonstrated proficiency and competence in use of database and spreadsheet software for financial analysis and fiscal reporting
• Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment with excellent attention to detail
• Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.
• Bachelor's degree in Accounting
• Prior experience with federal, state, foundation and/or corporate grants
• Prior experience in higher education or non-profit setting
In order to be considered for the position, all applicants are required to submit online a candidate profile, a letter of interest, a current resume, and a list of three references through the following site: http://careers.bucknell.edu Bucknell University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities.
Bucknell University believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, national liberal arts institution that also offers strong professional programs in engineering, business, education, and music. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an architectural gem that has been ranked as one of America's best small towns.
Bucknell is a NCAA Division I (FCS) and Patriot League member institution, that sponsors 27 varsity athletics programs.