Financial Accountant II

West Texas A&M University
Canyon, California, United States
USD 18.31 per hour
04 Dec 2020
06 Dec 2020
Experience level
Qualified accountant
Job Title
Financial Accountant II

West Texas A&M University

Accounting/Finance Office

Proposed Minimum Salary
$3,223.00 monthly

Job Location
Canyon, Texas

Job Type

Job Description

The A&M System strives to maintain a competitive, high-quality benefit package to support the health and wellness needs of our diverse workforce. This includes comprehensive health and welfare insurance plans, additional health and lifestyle programs, and optional retirement savings opportunities. Eligible employees will have access to paid leave programs in addition to 13-15 paid holidays each year. For more information regarding the benefit package go to: West Texas A&M University: Human Resources Benefits

The primary function of this position is the post award financial function. Responsible for Grant Accounting including but not limited to journal entries, payments, and receivables. The position will be responsible for new account set up and close out. This will also include communication with PI's as well as Accounting Manager.

  • Post Award accounting Journal Entries.
  • Review expenditures charged to sponsored project accounts to ensure they are allowable, reasonable, and allocable in accordance with all applicable administering regulations.
  • Monitor account balances and other cash management duties including drawdown funds from Federal Financial sites and follow up on outstanding receivables.
  • Prepare accurate and timely invoicing and budget reports on sponsored project accounts. Ensure payments are received and accounts are accurately credited.
  • Ensure personnel being paid from, or contributing time to, a qualifying sponsored project certify their effort in the A&M's electronic system as required by policy.
  • Set up grant files and spreadsheets.
  • Internally and externally close grants in accordance with federal and university requirements.
  • Communicate with PI's and project directors. Send notice of awards with pertinent information at beginning of grant. Send notices of expiration.
  • Maintains 100% compliance with timely completion of required System, University, and job-specific online training courses.
  • Year-end duties as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Necessary Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Two years of accounting experience and/or understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Experience with PC based spreadsheet applications.
  • Good oral and written communication skills; ability to effectively interact with the University community.
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to communicate financial data.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with Higher Education or Governmental Fund Accounting.
  • Experience with Sponsored Projects/Grants.
  • Experience with Ellucian - Colleague Financial System, Proficient in MS Excel.

Applicant Instructions:

Please include the following with your application:
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three references

Please attach all documents in the attachment box at the bottom of the "My Experience" page before continuing through the application. Although the attachment box is labeled "CV/Resume," more than one document may be included. All revisions must be made prior to application submission. If you need assistance with uploading documents, please contact WTAMU Human Resources at

Texas law requires all males age 18 through 25 to be properly registered with the Selective Service System.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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