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: 215-596-8930
: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Purpose of the Job:
The Grant Accountant is responsible for the operations of post-award administration and related accounting duties: serves as the appropriate principal investigator’s contact for grants and contract accounting functions.

Major Responsibilities:
The primary duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
• Communicates effectively with all levels of the University and outside constituents with a strong focus on customer service
• Reviews contract proposals for private and governmental entities for compliance with the University’s accounting policies and procedures
• Establishes new awards and start up accounts in the general ledger system
• Monitors time and effort reporting in compliance with applicable regulations
• Provides accounting support to the Office of Sponsored Projects, Principal Investigators and University departments
• Prepares and posts fringe and indirect charges to awards and contracts
• Reviews and approves activity in non-operating general ledger accounts
• Initiates drawdown requests from governmental agencies
• Initiates invoices and monitors billings for awards and contracts
• Prepares various governmental agencies quarterly financial reports
• Maintains grant accounting software for accuracy
• Prepares annual governmental reports and assists with other surveys
• Prepares external closeout reports for awards with governmental agencies and internal reports for private investigators
• Assists with periodic Facilities and Administration Proposals
• Assists in close-out and year-end audit tasks
• Tracks the University’s fixed assets
• Provides additional analyses and tasks as required by the Associate Controller.

• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
• Three years of experience in contract or grants accounting
• Strong familiarity with Excel
• Strong computer skills