Working under the supervision of the Director of Grants and Contracts Accounting, this position is responsible for the preparation of reports and schedules to support the fiscal management of federally and privately sponsored grants and contracts. This includes appropriate award establishment based on contractual documents, reviewing budget data for accuracy, entering journal entries, preparing financial reports, invoicing, and ensuring OMB and sponsor compliance requirements are met for approximately 65 projects. This position also involves detailed analysis of financial data along with preparation of and involvement with audits, schedules, reports, and other financial documents.
Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check.
American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its programs and activities.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or a related field.
3 years’ experience or combination of education and experience which demonstrates the necessary skills and abilities needed to perform the job
Prior experience utilizing a complex data management system
Excellent customer service, collaboration, analytical, teaming and communication skills
Must have the ability to identify and provide solutions to administrative problems
Ability to study and interpret financial data, interpret contractual terms and conditions, follow government reporting instructions, and reconcile financial data
A global outlook, practical idealism, and a passion for public service define American University. American University is a private doctoral institution situated in a residential neighborhood of northwest Washington, D.C. Our academic strengths are grounded in social responsibility and a commitment to cultural and intellectual diversity.