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Senior Grants Accountant, School of Dentistry

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID353048
LocationTwin Cities
Job FamilyFinance
Full/Part TimeFull-Time
Regular/TemporaryRegular
Job Code8223GR
Employee ClassCivil Service
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POSITION OVERVIEW

The pay range for this position is $67,000 - $83,000 depending on qualifications and experience.The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry is recruiting a Senior Grants Accountant to join our team!This Senior Grants Accountant position is the primary accountant for a variety of sponsored projects at the University of Minnesota's School of Dentistry. In this position, you'll be responsible for coordinating the financial and budgeting requirements for sponsored federal and non-federal research grants and contracts including NIH R01, R03, R21 awards, subcontracts, fixed-price industry contracts, and cost-reimbursable foundation awards. You'll be responsible for assessing the risk of financial transactions and for ensuring the financial success of assigned sponsored programs.The School of Dentistry grants management team has a collegial, supportive, and collaborative work environment that champions strategic and critical thinking. We support each other in our work to provide professional, outstanding service to improve success and excellence in the dental research community. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide primary accounting support for the entire life-cycle of assigned sponsored projects. Analyze and identify projected budget and revenue shortfalls, personnel commitments, pending fixed-price transfers, and other grant related issues. Advise principal investigators (PI) regarding issues, explain financial policies and recommend solutions to problems. Complete budget revisions for reduced awards. Research and capture data for faculty needing bridge support and impact of personnel layoffs. Coordinate close-out of projects. Coordinate with PI and staff, submission of sponsored applications to SPA by specified delivery dates. Complete budgets and other sponsoring agency forms for proposals. Prepare and process Proposal Routing Forms. Assist with processing financial documents ensuring compliance with policies. Process HRMS payroll distributions and historical salary corrections. Audit subcontract expenditures and approve invoices. Forecast annual direct and indirect expenditures; project annual academic salary savings. Prepare grant financial status reports including award amounts, transfers, carry-over, expenditures, personnel detail and projected commitments for PIs. Reconcile and maintain University general ledger ensuring that financial transactions meet all university, federal and sponsor guidelines. Investigate and remediate discrepancies. Process journal entries and re-budget between expenditure categories. Maintain collegiate files for project awards with supporting documentation and grant correspondence. Assist with Effort Certification of faculty and staff ensuring accurate effort expenditure, including required cost- sharing. Assist lead effort coordinator with the timely completion of semi-annual certification process. Serve as liaison with the University's Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) and Sponsored Financial Reporting (SFR) in meeting policy guidelines and procedures for grant applications and awarded projects. Audit and recommend changes to SFR's grant year-end reports. Reconcile SFR prepared agency invoices.
Qualifications


All required qualifications must be documented on application materialsREQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS ** please detail all the required qualifications on your application materials **
Bachelor's Degree in accounting plus at least four years of professional work experience in the field, or a combination of related education and work experience to equal eight years. Knowledge of generally accepted accounting practices and principles (GAAP). Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal oral communication skills.
About the Department


The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry is the state's only dental school and the only dental school in the northern tier of states between Wisconsin and the Pacific Northwest. We are a regional resource to five states for dental education, consulting services, patient treatment, and ongoing continuing dental education.The School of Dentistry educates general dentists, dental specialists, dental therapists, dental hygienists, dental educators and research-scientists. For more than two decades, we've offered specialty training in six ADA-recognized disciplines: Endodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontics and Prosthodontics.We also offer an advanced education program in TMD and orofacial pain, oral biology, dental hygiene, and oral health for older adults.Dentists who are graduates of dental schools outside of the United States and Canada wishing to practice in the United States train here, as well. A novel, interdisciplinary Dentist-Scientist Training Program rounds out our educational offerings.Our work affects nearly every person in Minnesota. We educate 73% of the state's practicing dentists, 68% of Minnesota's licensed dental therapists, and 49% of its dental hygiene educators. Our researchers develop and test dental materials used by every dentist in the state and around the world.Our students and faculty treat patients: 105,260 patient-visits each year in our Twin Cities' campus clinics and 48,700 in outreach sites located in underserved communities throughout the state. We provide continuing dental education for 7,100 practicing dental professionals each year.The School of Dentistry is dedicated to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. Diverse teams, perspectives, and backgrounds create a strong and creative team that best serves the University's many communities, on campus and beyond. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Black, Indigenous, people of color, LGBTQIA+, women, veterans, and members of historically underrepresented communities are highly encouraged to apply.For more information, please visit our website,.
Benefits


Working at the UniversityAt the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Financial counseling services
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no costPlease visit the for more information regarding benefits.
    How To Apply


    Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).
    Diversity


    The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: .
    Employment Requirements


    Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

    Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University's Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit:
    About the U of M


    The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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