Accountant II / Contracts and Grants Manager

North Carolina State University
March 16, 2023
Offerd Salary:$67,700
Working address:N/A
Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Posting Details

Posting Information

Posting Number PG192397EP

Internal Recruitment No Working Title Accountant II / Contracts and Grants Manager Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with education and experience (up to $67,700) Work Schedule Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; additional hours may be required Job Location Raleigh, NC Department Civil Const & Environ Engineer About the Department

The Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering offers undergraduate degrees in Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering, and Environmental Engineering. Graduate programs are offered with specialties in Computing and Systems, Construction Engineering, Water Resources, Coastal and Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering and Mechanics, Transportation Systems and Materials, Geotechnical / Geoenvironmental Engineering, and Mechanics and Materials.

With over 53 faculty, more than 770 undergraduate students and over 300 graduate students, NC State University's Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) is one of the largest departments in the country and more importantly, one of the best. In 2022, our Environmental Engineering and Civil Engineering degrees were ranked at 21st and 26th in the country, respectively.

At the graduate level we offer the traditional Master's and Ph.D. degrees with the opportunity to specialize in a wide range of topics in civil, construction, and environmental engineering. We are also a leader in distance education. Students can earn a Master of Civil or Environmental Engineering degree without ever setting foot on campus. CCEE's online Master of Civil Engineering program was ranked No. 4 in the country on US News & World Report's 2022 Best Online Programs list.

Our research programs and facilities are world class. CCEE encourages active collaboration and cross-disciplinary activities and has a strong commitment to innovative research. The department partners with industry and government to conduct research at the cutting edge of science and technology. Our laboratories contain a variety of special equipment for research in construction materials, construction engineering, coastal processes, environmental engineering, hydraulics, soils, structures and mechanics, and transportation systems.

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Essential Job Duties

The Contracts and Grants Manager position is within the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering. This person will work as part of a team that supports numerous functions in the research management of the department.

The duties of the Contracts & Grants Manager position will include:

  • Management and supervision of three positions, 1 Post & 2 Pre Award in the Business Office;
  • High-Level Financial Management of 165+ research projects to include proactive measures to prevent audit and financial risks;
  • Complete invoicing and reporting requirements for Business Officer(s), Department Head(s), College and University Officials, and Federal, State, and Private external sponsors;
  • Review and approve financial transactions for allowability and allocability per knowledge of Cost Accounting Standards, University Spending Guidelines, Federal and State Policies, and Sponsoring agencies' terms and conditions;
  • Daily Operations of research accounts to include approving PMRS on behalf of the Department Head, providing projections, review of burn rates, release time and summer salary reports, TEARS certifications, and cost- sharing commitments;
  • HR Appointment approvals – Approval of graduate appointments and temp student appointments and processing of salary distribution changes.
  • Training Coordinator for research staff;
  • Development, Implementation, and Management of Departmental Standard Operating Procedures for Research Administration including updates, revisions, implementation, and retention;
  • Resolve complicated budget and/or financial issues including communicating with internal and external sponsors and customers;
  • Perform research reviews of direct costs categories and F&A costs to ensure F&A budgets are not under or overspending;
  • Review and approve PCard transactions, reconciliations, and approval of statements for nine (9) staff members;
  • Assist with Pre and Post Award Challenges where intervention is needed to reduce financial risks;
  • High-level of independent decision-making.
  • Other Responsibilities

    Other duties as assigned.


    Minimum Education and Experience

  • Require post-baccalaureate credentials plus 1-2 years experience; a bachelor's degree and 2-4 years experience may be substituted for the advanced degree on an exceptional basis.
  • All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

    Other Required Qualifications

  • Ability to work independently and with minimum supervision.
  • Proficiency with computerized financial programs and standard software programs such as Google, Excel and Word.
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to multi-task in a busy, fast-paced office with frequent deadlines and interruptions.
  • Must be knowledgeable and have experience in accounting principles and cost accounting standards.
  • Able to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with individuals of diverse backgrounds and responsibilities.
  • Ability to maintain and manage accounting records of moderate variety and complexity, including preparation of financial reports.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Pre / Post Award experience;
  • Peoplesoft Financials experience;
  • Proficiency with Research Administrative Systems such as PINS, RADAR,, NSF Fastlane, PMR, TEARS, etc.
  • Required License(s) or Certification(s)


    Valid NC Driver's License required No Commercial Driver's License required No

    Recruitment Dates and Special Instructions

    Job Open Date 02/13/2023

    Anticipated Close Date Special Instructions to Applicants

    Applicant required documents: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, and Contact Information for Professional References.

    Position Details

    Position Number 00044737

    Position Type EHRA Non-Faculty Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week) 1.0 Appointment 12 Month Recurring Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events Mandatory - Medical Emergencies Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No Department ID 140301 - Civil Const & Environ Engineer AA/EEO

    NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.

    If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected].

    Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

    NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • How did you learn of this opportunity?
  • NCSU Website
  • NCSU Executive Search Services
  • Other Online Job Board
  • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
  • Job / Career Fair
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • HERC
  • Professional Journal
  • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
  • Professional Organization
  • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
  • NCSU Employee Referral
  • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
  • Other
  • If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Do you possess a post-baccalaureate credentials plus 1-2 years experience or a bachelor's degree and 2-4 years experience may be substituted for the advanced degree on an exceptional basis?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have previous experience with contracts and grants management?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Please briefly describe your experience in contracts and grants management in an academic environment. Include relevant experience preparing and processing proposals including generating budgets and justifications, pre and post-award management of fiscal activities, monitoring cost sharing and research effort, and project reconciliations and closeouts.
  • (Open Ended Question)

    Application Materials Required

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Contact Information for References
  • Cover Letter
  • Optional Documents

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