EVMS

  • Senior Accountant, Grants

    Position Number
    4279416
    Department
    Financial Services
    Category
    Accounting
    Compensation Max
    USD $62,813.00/Hr.
    Compensation Min
    USD $48,318.00/Hr.
    Location : Location
    US-VA-Norfolk
  • Overview

    Administers grant funds, monitors expenditures and assists Principal Investigators (PIs) in the proper use and reporting of grant funds.  Apply and communicate regulatory, compliance requirements and internal control activities.  Serves as the primary contact for federal drawdown accounts and related activities.

    Responsibilities

    • Initiates grant set-ups, to include budget loads, revisions and contingent set-ups
    • Manages an assigned project workload, with Federal projects as the main assignment. Number of projects is determined on project complexity
    • Perform drawdown of federal funds from Payment Management System, HUD e-Loccs, and other applicable required systems
    • Perform timely monthly and/or quarterly cash and expenditure reporting to Federal agencies
    • Ensures compliance of all project reporting and financial deliverables; tracks and seeks PI cooperation to remedy late progress reports hindering invoice payments
    • Serves as primary resource contact for investigators and sponsoring agencies, for assign project workload, for providing grant administration guidance or decisions on appropriateness of specific issues
    • Assists in approving requisitions for assigned projects, and conducting any follow-up on outstanding or disputed balances
    • Responsible for preparing monthly journal entries, reviewing for appropriateness and processing cost transfers, completing project close-out procedures, and communicating variances to the investigator or sponsor, where applicable
    • Update and submit Time & Effort requests for processing to payroll
    • Monitors and coordinates the auditable reporting of cost share required on projects and provides reporting and documentation to funding agency when necessary
    • Gather, reconcile, and verify for compliance supporting documentation to prepare invoices to sponsors and subcontractors. Performs follow-up activities to ensure timely recovery of funds.
    • Reviews all expenditures against grant budgets and investigates and resolves variances
    • Assists Principal Investigators (PI) and Business Managers with management and oversight of standard and complex fiscal and administrative matters related to projects from inception of award to project closeout
    • Participate with annual Enterprise Budgeting activities for assigned projects, month-end closing entries, and year-end grant roll
    • Maintains spreadsheets and databases for project and invoice tracking and management
    • Maintains current and new grant files in accordance with GA Department policy and procedures
    • Establishes and maintains effective working relationship with coworkers, members of Sponsored Programs, sponsors, investigators, and business managers to ensure all services are provided with a proactive customer service orientation
    • Assist with gathering, verifying, and reviewing for accuracy and completeness; support for annual audit activities
    • Performs other duties as assigned

    Qualifications

    Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration plus three years of relevant experience in grants accounting or sponsored program environment. Experience with initiating, reconciling, monitoring and reporting of federal drawdown activities. Experience working with InfoEd, Payment Management System, HUD e-Loccs, HRSA EHB, eRA Commons or similar federal and grants related systems highly desirable.

     

    Advance knowledge of grants, contracts and sponsored programs. Ability to rapidly assimilate and retain institutional fiscal policies, procedures and practices.  Ability to adapt to constant changes and handle multiple assignments and tasks. Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply OMB’s Uniform Guidance (Super Circular), Cost Principles, and general grant or contract regulations.  Demonstrated ability to use judgment, tact and resourcefulness to establish and maintain professional and effective working relationships. Strong attention to detail and ability to meet strict deadlines.

    Location : Location

    US-VA-Norfolk

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