Sponsored Program Accountant I, II, III

Mississippi State University
June 12, 2023
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Sponsored Program Accountant I, II, III

Apply now Job no: 505905 Position type: Full-Time 12-Month Department: 450201 - Sponsored Program Accounting Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS Categories: Professional Position Open Date: Apr 24 2023

Position Function:

The Sponsored Program Accountant provides accounting support within the Controller and Treasurer's Office and assists Business Managers, Accountants and other fiscal personnel at the university. Assists in providing post award research administrative support by analyzing, reviewing, and recording restricted fund financial entries to the general ledger. Works in coordination with the Sponsored Program Accounting team to meet all payment requests and financial reporting requirements per the terms and conditions of all assigned sponsored and non-sponsored restricted funds.

Salary Grade: I-14, II-15, III-15

Please see Staff Compensation Structure or Skilled Crafts and Service Maintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges. For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Department Profile:

Sponsored Programs Accounting is primarily responsible for managing the restricted funds of Mississippi State University.

This includes calculating and posting overhead, invoicing the appropriate agencies, monitoring timely receipt of the funds, and preparing financial reports for external agencies.

Additionally, our office coordinates the time and effort reporting cycle, processes cost transfers, performs non-sufficient fund checking on restricted funds and continuously monitors accounts for compliance purposes.

It is our goal to provide friendly, efficient service to all users of the sponsored programs accounting system.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The following examples are intended as illustrations only of the various types of duties assigned in positions allocated to this classification. The absence of specific statements of duties does not exclude those tasks from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment of the position. 1. Monitor project expenditures for adherence to contract/grant term conditions and compliance with Federal/State regulations. 2. Prepare financial reports and invoicing documents as required. 3. Assist with development and implementation of sponsored program accounting system enhancements. 4. Offer guidance and support to various users of the sponsored programs accounting system to include Deans, Department Heads, principal investigators, departmental Budget/Business Managers, etc. 5. Prepare monthly indirect cost distributions for indirect costs recovered on sponsored projects. 6. Prepare letter of credit draws for sponsored projects as assigned. 7. Prepare accounting entries for recording to general ledger, as necessary. 8. Perform close-outs on expired funds. 9. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Level I:Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business, or related discipline. No experience required.

Level II: Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business, or related discipline plus 2 years of experience. Experience must include at least 2 years at the preceding level or equivalent.

Level III: Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business, or related discipline plus 4 years of experience. Experience must include at least 2 years at the preceding level or the equivalent.

Indicated education is required; no substitutions allowed. When a candidate has the required education, but lacks the required experience, they may apply additional relevant education toward the experience requirement at a rate of one (1) year education per year of required experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Bachelor's degree in Accounting 2. Experience in Research Administration 3. Experience working in Banner software application 4. Advanced degree (E.g., MBA) and/or professional certification (E.g., CRA, CFRA, CPA)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1. Well-developed interpersonal and customer service skills. 2. Strong verbal and written communication skills. 3. Commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. 4. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat. 5. Working knowledge of database query tools. 6. Independent self-starter with strong work ethic. 7. Experience in work settings requiring teamwork and high-volume assignments. 8. Ability to manage priorities and meet multiple daily deadlines.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

1. No or very limited physical effort required. 2. No or very limited exposure to physical risk. 3. Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

Instructions for Applying:

Apply online at https: // www. msujobs.msstate.edu/

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

What do I do if I need an accommodation?

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Advertised: Apr 24 2023 Central Daylight Time Applications close:

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