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Senior Grants Accountant

Company: New Jersey Institute of Technology
Location: Newark
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Senior Grants Accountant

Office of Research & Development

Reports To:
Sr. Director, Post Award Management.

Position Type:

Position Summary:
A Senior Grants Accountant position
oversees the financial administration of grants and contracts from award
setup through award closeout and ensures compliance with all Federal, State,
University and sponsor policies, procedures, and guidelines. This
position works closely with the financial and administrative units throughout
the university. In addition, the
senior grants accountant provides training to new hires in the Office of
Research and routinely contributes by providing presentations and training to
current staff, both within the Office of Research and to other units as

Essential Functions:
- Approve all sponsored transactions in accordance with
the award terms and conditions, uniform guidance, and institutional
policy. Transactions include the procurement of equipment, payroll
expenses, and graduate student assistant nomination forms, sub-award
budgeting, and travel expenses. Approval includes verification of
available budget and correct object codes.
- Provide training to Office of Research staff and
other units on financial compliance issues related to sponsored research
on a routine basis.
- Train new employees in post-award management on NJIT
policies, procedures and systems.
- Prepare and submit interim and final financial
reports for sponsors, including cost share reports. Preparation of
sponsor financial reports includes analysis of budgets, expenditures,
encumbrances, and receivables.
- Verify accuracy of award setup, modifications, and
budget information in Banner, including funding source, rates, and billing
information requirements.
- Resolve accounting issues including project over runs
and accelerated spending.
- Track, manage, and validate cost share commitments
are being met.
- Prepare awards for closeout in accordance with the
sponsor terms and conditions.
- Provide training and guidance on compliance related
matters to the research community.
- Provide support for various audit activities
involving sponsored awards.

Additional Functions:
- Work on special projects as requested and perform other related duties as assigned.

Prerequisite Qualifications:
- At least 5 years of experience in post-award research
administration and/or grant accounting.
- A bachelor's degree in business, research
administration, or related field.
- Excellent qualitative and quantitative skills.
- Experience in a college or university, or other
not-for-profit institution performing similar job functions.
- Ability to interact professionally with all levels of
university personnel as well as external constituencies.
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written
communication skills.
- Proficiency in Word and Excel (i.e. pivot tables,
v-lookups, etc.) or similar programs.
- Demonstrated success in a position managing
concurrent, high-volume number of requests while providing superior
customer service.
- Extensive knowledge of Uniform Guidance, effort
reporting, cost sharing, and overhead rates.
- Dedicated, high-integrity professional and team
- At
the university's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites
may be exempted where the candidate can demonstrate to the satisfaction
of the university, an equivalent combination of education and experience
specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

Preferred Qualifications:
- More than 5 years of experience in post-award research
administration and/or grant accounting.
- A master's degree in business, research
administration or related field.
- Professional certification in research administration
(e.g. CRA or CFRA).

Bargaining Unit:


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