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Grants Officer
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Grants Officer

**Open Date** 05/15/2018

**Requisition Number** PRN17200B

**Job Title** Grants Accounting Officer

**Working Title** Grants Officer

**Job Grade** E

**FLSA Code** Administrative

**Patient Sensitive Job Code?** No

**Standard Hours per Week** 40

**Full Time or Part Time?** Full Time

**Shift** Day

**Work Schedule Summary**

Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm depending on departmental needs.

**VP Area** President

**Department** 00359 - Grants & Contracts Accounting

**Location** Campus

**City** Salt Lake City, UT

**Type of Recruitment** External Posting

**Pay Rate Range** 40,000 to 48,000

**Close Date**

**Open Until Filled** Yes

**Job Summary**

This Position provides central administrative guidance to University faculty and staff while interacting with outside entities in regard to the financial matters of sponsored institutional projects.


1. Prepares, reviews, and finalizes complex financial reports and invoices for submission to sponsoring entities, at an institutional level.

2. Enforces compliance and ensures consistency with federal and state regulations, University policies and practices, research compliance restrictions and guidelines, financial and academic requirements, close-out practices, and agency policies and procedures.

3. Collects and prepares all relevant financial information for award close-out.

4. Assists in solving financial problems related to the administration of awards.

5. Reviews, interprets, and implements sponsoring agency rules and processes corrections to financial statements.

6. Reviews receivables and pursues collection of problem receivables.

7. Communicates and resolves issues with appropriate funding agencies.

8. Provide expert advice, guidance, and training to university departments regarding sponsored awards and appropriate administrative processes.

**Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required**

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

**Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required**

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

**Minimum Qualifications**

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, a related fieldANDtwo years related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The ability to work independently, effectively, and efficiently under pressure and demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills are also required.


Bachelor's or Associate's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field is preferred. A thorough understanding of the rules and regulations associated with federal, state, and private grants and contracts in a university environment is strongly preferred.

Experience in higher education or state government is a plus. Experience in research administration and sponsored project administration is a plus. Experience in financial system implementation and a working knowledge of PeopleSoft software is a plus.

The ability to work independently, effectively, and efficiently under pressure and demonstrated professionalism, human relations and effective communication skills are required.

**Type** Benefited Staff

**Special Instructions Summary**

**Additional Information**

_The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran's status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans' preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law._

_To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/_ _TDD_ _), email: ._

_The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems ("URS"). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the_ _URS_ _retirement plan and other employees with prior_ _URS_ _service, may elect to enroll in the_ _URS_ _within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from_ _URS_ _must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University's Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information._

_This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen._

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