Senior Accountant

Grand Valley State University
19 Oct 2019
28 Oct 2019
Job role
Contract type
Full time

Responsibilities – Essential Functions:

Manage the accounting and financial reporting responsibilities for the Restricted and Designated funds. Includes monthly, quarterly and annual reporting.

Serve as accounting and financial reporting liaison for WGVU Public Media

Assist and train Principal Investigators and support staff regarding grant financial reporting responsibilities, including financial compliance

  • Develop procedures and tools to assist the financial monitoring of grants
  • Resource for questions regarding federal regulations and guidelines
  • Review use of sponsored funds for compliance with sponsor requirements and University policies
  • Conduct sub–recipient monitoring in accordance with single audit requirements, including risk assessment and financial reviews
  • Provide financial support during close–out of the award
  • Assist with annual single audit and any outside agency audits.
  • Prepare specialized internal grant reports
  • Develop and implement process changes

Monitor outstanding receivables for both Designated and Restricted Funds, including capital campaigns and other pledges

Monitor non–grant Restricted and Designated Fund activity

Other duties as assigned by Associate Controller

Required Qualifications and Education:

  • Bachelor degree in Accounting and a minimum four years of related experience
  • Experience with account reconciliations
  • Ability to prepare financial statements and reports
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to interact with students, faculty and staff
  • Ability to effectively summarize and present information
  • Outstanding organizational skills and the ability to complete projects on a timely basis and manage multiple priorities
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, in particular Excel

Preferred Qualifications and Education:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Grant financial management experience or certification
  • Non–profit FASB (Financial Accounting Standards Board) or GASB (Governmental Accounting Standards Board) experience
  • Other credential that demonstrates strong technical accounting skills

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