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University Corporation at Monterey Bay
Human Resources

100 Campus Center
University Corporation, Suite 119 (map)
Seaside, California 93955-8001
hr_corporation@csumb.edu

Main Number: (831) 582-4449

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

05/20/2013

Accountant
Admin Analyst II (NE)

Grants Accounting Department

Job #: FP2013-417

Open until filled. Application Screening Begins:
06/17/2013

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California State University, Monterey Bay is distinctive in serving the diverse people of California, especially the working class and historically underserved communities. The identity of the University is framed by substantive commitment to a multilingual, multicultural, intellectual community which enables students, faculty and staff to cross institutional boundaries for innovative instruction, broadly defined scholarly and creative activity, and coordinated community service.

The University Corporation at Monterey Bay on the campus of CSUMB is an equal opportunity employer and committed to building a pluralistic university by hiring personnel with competencies and experience related to the regional and State population.

University Corporation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) institution that was established in July 1994 as an auxiliary organization of California State University. The Corporation's mission is to further the educational purposes of the University. University Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and committed to building a pluralistic university by hiring personnel with competencies and experience related to the regional and State population. University Corporation is committed to a standard of excellence in the services it provides and in the quality of work expected of its employees. Every employee has an at-will relationship with the Corporation. This means that employment with the Corporation is at the mutual consent of the employer and the employee and is subject to termination by either party at will, with or without cause or advance notice.

DEFINITION:

The Grants & Contracts Accountant is responsible for fiscal management of the University Corporation's grants and contracts and will be directly supervised by the Grants Manager.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Monitors compliance with federal and state program reporting requirements. Ensures that proper financial accounting, deliverables and documentation are met. Must prepare and file various federal and state financial reports in accordance with appropriate grant guidelines (i.e., quarterly 425 reports)
  2. Performs general ledger review, reconciliations and analysis and provides suggested solutions to project problems. Initiates and prepares necessary accounting entries as needed.
  3. Allocates indirect cost recovery budgets.
  4. Ensures accuracy of facilities and administrative calculations for all awards.
  5. Prepares and participates in orientation workshops to educate principal investigators, project directors, and administrative assistants about Corporation policies, forms, and procedures.
  6. Coordinates both programmatic and fiscal close-out of awards. Ensures all contractual requirements have been met prior to close-out of grants or contracts. Maintains files in accordance with University Corporation's retention policy.
  7. Downloads data and creates complex tables and spreadsheets for analyzing activity and reporting.
  8. Prepares and distributes Effort Certification Statements (ECS), tracks receipts of ECS and prepares any necessary resulting corrections or cost transfers.
  9. Assists with agency audits of grants and contracts.

Other Functions:

1. Promotes and maintains an atmosphere of excellent internal and external customer service within the accounting department.

2. Assists in other areas of Auxiliary Accounting as needed.

3. Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Thorough knowledge of financial record-keeping methods, procedures, and practices. Working knowledge of governmental accounting methods and related laws, rules, and regulations. Knowledge of and ability to apply OMB Circular regulations to specific grants. Familiarity with F&A costs, assessing these costs, and preparing the F&A cost rate calculation. Ability to apply accounting principles to the analysis of complex accounting problems; analyze and interpret accounting data; prepare clear, accurate financial statements and reports. Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques in finding solutions to complex accounting problems. Ability to understand, interpret, and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. Ability to respond to inquiries and explain standard policies and procedures to others. Ability to make sound decisions and recommendations regarding accounting activities. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines. Ability and dedication to providing high quality customer service. Ability to function effectively in a detail-oriented capacity: answer a variety of questions and concerns from project personnel; audit grants and contracts for compliance with appropriate performance and fiscal requirements; and to complete accurate reports. Ability to work collaboratively with University and Auxiliaries staff, faculty, students, and external constituent groups.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience:

Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree with a major in accounting, business administration, economics, finance, public administration, or a closely related field and one year of responsible professional accounting experience. Equivalent to a graduate degree in a related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience. Strong background in fiscal management and accounting required.

SPECIALIZED SKILLS REQUIRED:

Intermediate to advanced experience with personal computers including word-processing, spreadsheet, databases, internet search engines, querying software, and email applications. Knowledge of internal control standards and the application thereof. Demonstrated experience that clearly provides evidence of the knowledge and skills required to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements identified above are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required.

NOTE: Candidates identified for hire with the University Corporation at MontereyBay must successfully complete a criminal background check.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience using PeopleSoft and knowledge of Grants & Contracts environment in Higher Education preferred. Knowledge of practices involving governmental and non-profit accounting. Knowledge of Federal grant and contract policies, procedures, guidelines and regulations. Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the CSUMB Vision Statement and the core values of mutual respect, collaboration and service orientation, multiculturalism and diversity, community service and institutional excellence. Experience working with a diverse and multicultural population and performing community services; demonstrated technical literacy.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

The hourly range is: $23.25-$26.00 per hour commensurate with education and experience. This is a non- exempt position and as such is eligible for the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits, contributory retirement plan, TSA (403b), 13 paid holidays per year and other benefits. University Corporation positions are at-will employment.

PHYSICAL WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to verbally communicate to exchange information, and to occasionally travel to other offices or locations to attend meetings or to pick up or deliver materials.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:

Please complete the required on-line Corporation application at http://hr.csumb.edu/jobs/db/fp/

A complete on-line Corporation application must be received in the University Corporation Human Resources Office BY 5:00 P.M. on Monday, June 17, 2013 TO BE GUARANTEED A REVIEW. Applications received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the Corporation.

For assistance or if you require an accommodation, please call (831) 582-4449, or TDD at (800) 735-2929. For computer/online access you may visit the Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library (map) or our Student Services Building first floor (map). Please check the links provided for the respective hours and the location of each site. The University Corporation at CSUMB will not fax application materials.

The University Corporation at CSUMB is an EEO employer committed to excellence through diversity.
All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.