Accountant I - Research Administration
Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, Texas
$0.00 - $100.00 per hour


Requisition:

202400170S

Title:

Accountant I - Research Administration

FLSA status:

Exempt

Hiring Salary:

This position is a pay grade 9. Please see Pay Grade Table at: https://pa-hrsuite-production.s3.amazonaws.com/116/docs/550174.pdf.

* Please be advised that due to the recent regulation from the U.S. Department of Labor changing the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) salary threshold for exempt positions, the details of this position are currently under review. *

Occupational Category:

Professional

Department:

Associate Controller - Financial Reporting

Division:

Division of Finance and Operations

Open Date:

05/21/2024

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Educational and Experience Requirement:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting or degree in Business related field from a four-year college. No prior experience required.

Nature & Purpose of Position:

Performs simple post-award accounting and financial reporting, including recording, analysis, and reporting of financial data related to grants, as well as basic administrative operation duties for the Office of Research Administration (ORA), and provides post-award guidance to faculty and staff.

Primary Responsibilities:

Prepares invoices and reports for reimbursement from federal, state, and other agencies. Assembles data and prepares financial reports for State Controller's Office and Federal agencies. Performs reconciliations for various accounts. Audits accounts, vouchers, cash receipts, and reports. Posts and establishes new accounts as needed. Enters transactions and runs computer programs. Handles budget and cash transfers to include fund transfers. Stays current on issues concerning Higher Education and Research Administration. Oversees and assembles data from books of original entry and control records pertaining to grants and contracts. Prepares and analyzes various special, quarterly, monthly, and ad hoc reports and invoices. Receives and processes payments from sponsors for reimbursement. Interprets and explains University policies/procedures related to post/award grant budgets and allowable spending. Identifies and incorporates continuous changes in federal, state, and/or local policies ensuring University and department compliance. Provides accurate and timely entry of budgetary transactions, including Electronic Personnel Action Forms (EPAFs) and payroll redistributions. Provides guidance and assistance to principal investigators and department staff to determine how to effectively implement grant projects. Examines compliance requirements to determine that Sam Houston State University (SHSU) meets all guidelines and adheres to various sponsor regulations. Performs evaluations as needed to adjust grant budgets per sponsor guidelines. Assists with project closures and record retention management to ensure contractual obligations and compliance requirements are met, including assisting with various internal and external audit reviews. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications:

Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws. Ability to supervise business functions. Communicates with other university departments, personnel, and other agencies. Ability to gather, assemble, correlate, and analyze facts.

Up to 40% of this position, over the fiscal year during off-peak periods, may be performed remotely as determined by the supervisor.

Full Time Part Time:

Full Time

Quicklink:

https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/39213

EEO Statement:

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an "at will" employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

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