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Grant Accountant

Company: Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Location: Punxsutawney
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Position Summary & Description

This is a non-represented management position.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) invites applications for the position of a Grant Accountant.

The Grant Accountant reports directly to the Director, Grant and Designated Funds and provides support in all aspects of grant and designated funds administration. Responsible for classifying revenues and expenditures in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, University and SSHE accounting principles, and funding/grantor restrictions in the Designated and Restricted Funds. Prepares monthly, quarterly, and annual reports and other schedules of financial information to comply with the reporting requirements of outside funding sources and grantor restrictions. Responsible for monitoring actual expenditures compared to budget amounts and initiating corrective actions when necessary.

Position Qualifications


Bachelor's Degree in Accounting

2 years accounting experience

Full understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)


Knowledge of Federal Grant Policy

Knowledge of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Uniform Guidance Rules

Knowledge of Single Audit Requirements

Prior Grant Accounting or Auditing of Federal Grants

Candidates must have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of students, colleagues, and community members.

Candidates must communicate effectively and perform well in the interview(s).

Essential Functions

The work of this position occurs in a typical office environment. Although infrequent, periods of heavy exertion may occur. Incumbent must have the following abilities:

  • Regular, reliable and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job function, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, professional, harmonious working relationships with others.
  • This position requires work outside normal business hours including evenings and weekends as needed to partner effective, provide prompt customer service and/or as requested by senior HR management.
  • Ability to travel to field locations and meeting/training sites by motor vehicle when required.
  • Communicate both orally and in writing to issue, receive and carry out instructions and orders effectively and to convey information to a variety of co-workers and the general public.
  • Use of variety of common office machines such as telephones, calculators, copiers, computer terminals, keyboards, auxiliary printers, and similar equipment.
  • Perform manual duties such as lifting and carrying various weight limits.
  • Duties performed may require stooping, kneeling, bending, stretching and prolonged standing.
  • Provide assistance and guidance to internal and external customers.
  • Follow oral and written instructions

Special Instructions to Applicants

A complete application will consist of a cover letter, resume, names and email addresses of three references submitted in this online application system at https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/iupedu.

Automated reference requests will be generated when application is submitted by applicant.

Official transcripts will be required prior to hire for the selected candidate.

Applications must be received no later than June 9, 2021.

You will receive a confirmation email when your application has been successfully submitted.

Please do not fax, mail or e-mail any documentation.

All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon confirmation of work eligibility and satisfactory completion of all pre-employment background checks.

Committed to excellence through diversity, IUP is an equal opportunity employer M/F/H/V and is a proud member of the State System of Higher Education.

Keywords: Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh , Grant Accountant, Other , Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania

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