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DIrector, Grant Accounting

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Index/Position No.: 40100/ 110790
Level 14
Position Title: Director, Grant Accounting
Department: Office of Financial Services

Expectations for All Employees

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
of people and thought is respected;
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.

Function of Position

Responsible to the Comptroller/Director of Financial Reporting and Compliance for directing and planning duties within the grant accounting department; managing invoicing, collection, and receipting activities for the university, the College of Medicine, and the College of Pharmacy grant funds; maintaining codes and structure for university restricted chart of accounts in compliance with TBR for financial reporting; managing university salary allocations in compliance with grantor requirements; training and supervising personnel within the department; interacting with faculty, staff, and students; preparing year-end reports and special reports; and, performing other related duties as assigned.

Essential Functions

Develops procedures within the grant accounting department.

Implements policy within the grant accounting department.

Processes monthly expenditure reports for principal investigators.

Manages preparation of grant financial reports, including SEFA.

Responsible for post award accounting of federal, state, and private grants and contracts for university, college of medicine and college of pharmacy.

Manages budget processes for all grant and restricted funds.

Manages billing, reporting, collection, and receipting for all grants and restricted contracts.

Manages reallocation of salary expenditures for university.

Maintains chart of accounts coding for all restricted funds for university, college of medicine and college of pharmacy.

Provides technical advice and training individually with principal investigators and their staff.

Plans, organizes and prioritizes grant accounting department duties.

Works with state and federal officials and auditors on various projects.

Coordinates indirect cost rate proposal calculations for restricted funds.

Supervises professional and support staff.

Secondary Functions

Assists faculty and staff in understanding and implementing grant accounting procedures.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of current generally accepted accounting principles.

Knowledge of the university, Tennessee Board of Regents, and state and federal rules, regulations, procedures, and accounting principles.

Knowledge of financial reporting requirements of GASB, AICPA, NACUBO, and the State of Tennessee.

Knowledge of computers and accounting information systems.

Knowledge of fund accounting.

Ability to work with a computerized online system.

Ability to effectively supervise employees.

Ability to communicate effectively.

Ability to prepare and analyze financial statements.

Supervision Given and Received

Performs under general supervision. Determines own methods of performing assigned work. Supervises administrative and classified employees.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in accounting or bachelor's degree supplemented by 33 semester hours of accounting; three to five years of accounting experience; three to five years of supervisory experience; experience in higher education preferred.

April 2013

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