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Grant Accountant Intern

Company: University of Colorado
Location: Boulder
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Job Description:

Grant Accountant InternRequisition Number:24924Location:Boulder, COEmployment Type:University StaffSchedule:Full-TimePosting Close Date:06-Apr-2020Date published:20-Mar-2020Close All Job SummaryThe University of Colorado Boulder Campus Controller's Office (CCO) encourages applications for Grant Accountant Interns! The CCO is responsible for administration of the extramural research grants and contracts to the University. The duties and responsibilities of this research administration position include the post award financial administration and accounting of grants and contracts awarded to the University by Federal and Non-Federal Sources.Who We AreThe Campus Controller's Office maintains and supports the university's fiscal responsibility through accurate financial accounting and reporting and in compliance with laws, regulations, policies/procedures and contract requirements for sponsored projects. We provide oversight, assistance and training in financial stewardship for the Boulder campus.What Your Key Responsibilities Will BeStrategic Priority: University Satisfaction

  • Develop and maintain an extensive working knowledge of University, State, Federal, and funding agency policies and procedures.
  • Develop and maintain an extensive working knowledge of University and UC System operations (e.g. Accounting, Purchasing, Property Control, etc.) and the inter-relationships between these operations and extramural support operations.
  • Maintain an extensive working knowledge of Uniform Guidance (UG), Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).Process Excellence
    • Analyze approved budgets and award/contract documents issued by funding agencies for all applicable fiscal, post-award, billing, payment, closeout reporting requirements, and terms and conditions for a specific award portfolio.
    • Interpret and analyze University accounting data for compliance according to the approved budget and all applicable policies and guidelines (i.e. University, Federal, State, funding agency). Communicate lapses in compliance to campus partners and CCO leadership as applicable.
    • Establish, maintain, and reconcile grant/contract records to ensure compliance with specific grant provisions or restrictions. This may include cost sharing, fixed assets, budgetary restrictions, etc.
    • Facilitate award closeout procedures including performing formal reviews of awards/contracts/project expenditures, payments and accounts receivable.
    • Facilitate and prepare required interim and final financial reports.
    • Monitor sponsored projects accounts receivable. Collaborate with CCO Revenue Management on follow-up procedures for aged items in accordance with the CCO collection policies to encourage timely payment. Consult with campus partners and CCO leadership to address noncollectable accounts receivable issues.
    • Reconcile payment receipts to funding agency records.Training: People Development
      • Seek opportunities for professional development and training for self.Infrastructure Improvement
        • Develop/prepare surveys requested by CCO leadership.
        • Assist in the origination, development and implementation of improved procedures and systems for grants and contracts management.What We Can OfferSalary range starts at $40,000, commensurate with experience.BenefitsThe University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.Be StatementsBe Creative. Be Dynamic. Be Boulder.What We Require
          • Bachelors degree in accounting, finance, business, or related field.
          • An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute.What You Will Need
            • The ability to recognize unusual situations, question them and provide alternative solutions.
            • The ability to understand and apply policies and procedures.
            • The ability to pay attention to detail, use sound judgment, be a problem solver, work independently, meet deadlines and enjoy a variety of challenging work.
            • Excellent social skills.
            • The ability to collaborate with varying levels of authority and reliability.
            • Analytical thinking along with the ability to question the logic of information.What We Would Like You To Have
              • Financial reporting experience.
              • Invoicing experience.
              • Experience using computerized accounting systems.
              • Proficiency in Excel.
              • Experience using PeopleSoft.Special InstructionsTo apply, please submit the following materials:
                • A current resume
                • A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the positionYou will not be asked to upload references at this time.Please apply by April 6, 2020, for consideration.Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.Posting Contact InformationPosting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human ResourcesPosting Contact Email: Recruiting@colorado.eduThe University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

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