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Accountant 3, Self Support & Grants Accountant

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Salt Lake Community College will complete a criminal background check on the finalist.

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Accountant 3, Self Support & Grants Accountant
Open Internally or Externally External
If faculty, tenure track status Not Applicable
Reports to (title) Accounting Mgr. 3 Over Restricted Funds
Department BOF-Restricted Funds-3B1
Requisition Number 17161
Position Type Replacement
Job Category Staff
FT/PT Full-time
Initial Work Location
Starting Salary $43,458 - $48,890
Job Open Date 02/22/2018
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Priority Review Date 03/08/2018
Job Summary

Provide accounting and financial support for College self-support and applied technology programs. Provide financial oversight and guidance for various academic and business operations, activities and program accounts. Review and analyze accounting transactions and systems to help ensure the accuracy and completeness of financial data. Prepare income statements and fiscal reports for management, and work closely with management in resolving financial related problems and decisions within time deadlines. Perform risk analysis and monitor compliance with financial related policies, procedures, laws, regulations and established internal controls. Perform grant and contract post-award accounting, compliance and reporting activities. Prepare journal entries, reallocation of transactions between accounts and process inter-department billings. Assist with difficult purchasing decisions. Supervise staff and provide direction/supervision of other fiscal operation related positions.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

Gather, analyze and interpret financial data and work closely with the Dean and directors in financial decision-making processes. Prepare various financial statements and reports for management. Consult and advise manager(s) regarding proper application and compliance with financial practices, rules and regulations.
Become knowledgeable with all assigned grant/contract guidelines, regulations and restrictions in order to provide fiscal monitoring and assurance that expenditures are allowable costs; that indirect costs are determined and appropriately charged; that required accounting reports are submitted; that expenditure reimbursements are collected in a timely manner and that employee time and effort records are maintained. Track, analyze, and report grant and contract income and expenditures. Prepare proposed journal entries and budget transfers. Train and advise program directors on proper application and interpretation of cost principles and other grant and contract financial requirements. Monitor that the financial activity of sub-awardees is completed in compliance with grant requirements. Communicate with grantor entities in interpreting and resolving financial related issues. Compile, prepare and submit financial reports, including reimbursement requests and billings as required by the granting agency or by others from within SLCC. Maintain an accurate accounting of all cost share obligations associated with any grants and contracts. Work closely with the College Office of Sponsored Projects in providing fiscal oversight of grants and contracts to ensure fiscal compliance with grant guidelines and regulations. Assist grantor entities and auditors regarding the gathering of requested information and the resolution of audit findings or issues.
Monitor accounting ledgers and budget control accounts for numerous funds
and accounts within the assigned College programs. Recognize accounting errors or problems and resolve them. Ensure accuracy and completeness of accounting entries including that all expected receipts, disbursements, assets and liabilities are properly posted in the College’s accounting system. Assist in the annual financial audit process by providing information and resolution of audit findings or issues.
Monitor financial and business processes and internal controls to ensure they are functioning as designed. Processes include revenue and expenditure streams related to credit and non-credit educational programs, student enrollment, cost accounting, invoicing and accounts receivable, fixed asset accounting, inventory and daily sales activities.
Prepare proposed journal entries, budget transfers and reallocation of transactions, process interdepartmental billings (IDBs), and assist with more difficult purchases.
Oversee the integrity of any independent subsidiary accounting systems and ensure the data in such systems reconcile with the College’s main accounting system.
Supervise subordinates to successfully accomplish work responsibilities, including hiring, training, providing ongoing coaching and conducting employee performance appraisals. Aids directly in the supervision/direction of other staff performing fiscal related tasks to help ensure financial operations are completed accurately and consistently with accepted procedures, policies and practices.
Other duties as assigned.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued
Preferred Qualifications

Accounting experience in college/university setting.
2 years of grant accounting experience.
Experience with SCT Banner accounting system/software.
Budgeting experience.
Supervisory experience.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelors degree in accounting
4 years of related, full time accounting experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of accounting, budgeting and internal control principles and practices.

Basic knowledge of budgeting techniques.

Knowledge of grant and contract guidelines and cost allowance principles, including the new OMB federal uniform guidance 2 CFR Part 200.

Possess strong organizational skills.

Ability to prepare various budget and financial reports, organize and analyze data.

Analytical skill and ability to research and solve problems.

Ability to recognize, manage and resolve personnel and inter-personal conflicts.

Knowledge of general office procedures and ability to operate basic office equipment.

Working knowledge of Microsoft software: Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Ability to communicate effectively with others in English, both verbally and in writing.

Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, ability, culture, ethnic background, to maintain good working relationships across the College. Ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities.

Non-Essential Responsibilities and Duties
Special Instructions

Salt Lake Community College will complete a criminal background check on the finalist.

FLSA Exempt

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you first learn about this position?
    • Newspaper
    • Ethnic Media
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Organization
    • SLCC Website
    • Referral Agency
    • Workforce Services
    • College Placement Center
    • Friend
    • Employee
    • SLCC Email
    • SLCC HR Office
    • Other (please specify below)
  2. If other referral source, please specify:

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume / Curr. Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letters of Reference
  4. Other Doc