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Accountant II - Contract and Grant Accountant

Company: The University of Alabama
Location: Tuscaloosa
Posted on: February 8, 2020

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Accountant II - Contract and Grant Accountant - 510611Job no: 510611Work type: Regular Full-time (Benefits eligible)Location: TuscaloosaCategories: Administrative / ProfessionalPay Grade/Pay Range: 58 Monthly (exempt): - Minimum - $ 40206.36 Midpoint - $ 58302.36Department/Organization: 208122 - Community Med & Population HealthNormal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:45pmJob Summary: Performs advanced professional accounting activities for a specialized, complex assignment or functional area requiring application of an advanced professional knowledge of accounting principles and practices. Ensures or evaluates compliance and accountability of financial programs and business operations/processes. May supervise or lead lower level professional accountants and other staff.Additional Department Summary: The Senior Accountant partners with the Finance Team for the College of Community Health Sciences (CCHS), including collaboration with the Department of Community Medicine and Population Health (CMPH), The Institute for Rural Health Research (IRHR), The Alabama Life Research Institute (ALRI), CCHS Purchasing, UA Procurement, UA Contract and Grant Accounting and other related and partner entities across campus to organize, coordinate and administer the internal processes of contract administration and grant accounting and budgeting for the represented entities. The Accountant II partners with CMPH faculty and their Grant Development Office to performs all aspects of budget development for grant submissions, as well as the grant award financial accounting, reporting and monitoring. The position will also partner with the Sponsored Program office as well as other research divisions on campus to support interprofessional and interdepartmental research initiatives. The position also performs academic and departmental general fund financial budget reporting and helps to insure spending integrity. Responsibilities include performance and oversight for all aspects of CMPHs accounting needs and data reporting requests. The position handles salary budget processes, departmental budget reports as well as routine monthly, quarterly and annual financial reconciliations and reports preparation. Responsibilities include all aspects of the state budget accounting process, including Banner and Concur review and reporting and assisting with updating, enforcing, and following internal processes, control policies and procedures as directed by CCHS leadership in compliance with UA Academic Affairs and Financial and Operations.Position is expected to partner with other finance team members for the College as all have accountability for financial reporting, and responsibility for establishing, monitoring, enforcing, and following internal processes and controls as outlined in UA, CCHS and CHSF policies and procedures.Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or higher in Accounting or Finance and three (3) years of professional accounting experience; OR a Master's degree in Accounting or Business and 2 years of professional accounting experience; OR CPA and 2 years of professional accounting experience.Preferred Qualifications: CPA Preferred. Department will give preference to candidates who have completed the educational requirements to be CPA eligible. Priority will be granted to candidates with advanced expertise in data analytics, including experience with various database systems, mining, reporting, developing dashboards. Ability to work collaboratively in a dynamic setting and an environment of constant growth and change. Ability to analyze and interpret complex data; Ability to research and prepare comprehensive reports; Ability to monitor and adhere to quality control standards; Ability to work at a rapid pace with numerous interruptions; Ability to cope with stressful conditions; Ability to demonstrate tact, versatility, and adaptability; Ability to demonstrate a high degree of self-motivation and directional initiative. Internships, part time work experience will be considered for experience requirement.Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" PosterAdvertised: 30 Jan 2020 Central Standard TimeApplications close: 10 Feb 2020 Central Standard Time

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