Texas A&M University Accounting Associate II in Texarkana, Texas

Position Information

Position Title Accounting Associate II

Posting Title Accounting Associate II

System Member Institution/Agency TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY (TAMU)


Posting Number S00168FY17

Salary Commensurate with qualifications

Pay Basis Hourly

Job Close Date

Geographic Location College Station

Budget Type Budgeted/Benefits - Full-Time

Is this position restricted by the Patriot Act? No

Is this position D.O.T. regulated? No

EEO AA Statement

The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Position Summary Information

Job Summary

The Accounting Associate II will provide assistance to post-award administration by assisting in tasks such as data entry for cost sharing, reconciling of projects for compliance, assisting in the creation of reports as needed by project administrators and other functional areas within SRS. They will also assist with TAMUS member questions, and provide information to their project administrators. They will be expected to have great customer service and critical thinking skills as they are a crucial part of the day-to-day operations of SRS.  

Required Education and Experience

High school graduation or equivalent combination of education and experience. Six years of bookkeeping and/or recording and analyzing fiscal transactions.

Preferred Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in business administration or related field. Experience in sponsored research projects management and/or accounting. Experience within the A&M System or other university setting. Experience interpreting and monitoring compliance with federal regulations, including OMB Circulars and Code of Federal Regulations, as they pertain to sponsored research. Progressively responsible budgeting and/or project administration experience.

Required Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations

Preferred Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations

Required Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

Excellent critical thinking and analytical capabilities with attention to detail and accuracy. Excellent verbal and written communication, organizational, interpersonal, proofreading and time management skills. Ability to apply problem-solving skills to complex problems, prioritize and manage multiple projects and meet deadlines. Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision. Experience using word processing and spreadsheet software. Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.

Preferred Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

Strong mathematical and comprehension skills. Advanced experience using Word, Excel and FAMIS, and/or Maestro. Personal or professional experience in working with people of diverse backgrounds.

Other Requirements or Other Factors

Preferred Other Requirements or Other Factors

Detailed Job Duties

Duties Performed

Serves as a resource for the post-award administrators to assist in determining solutions to issues associated with sponsored projects. Assist with the coordination of administrative and financial details with researchers, department heads, deans and other university staff with an emphasis on post-award administration of sponsored projects. Works with project administrators to Interprets/communicates award documents, sponsor regulations, federal, and state laws/regulations, System policies and member rules for/to researches and departmental staff. Assist with Contacting sponsors for revisions and approvals which include budget revisions, compliance issues, change of Principal Investigator, time extensions, additional funds requests, etc. Works to document cost sharing requirements and provides oversight on sub-awards and project compliance with research expenditures.

Duties Performed

Assists the project administrator with researching regulations to provide financial and regulatory guidance on non-standard or complex issues to researchers, departments and administrative offices. Provides assistance with financial data, as requested, to researchers, departments, members, sponsors and auditors. Works with project administrator with project closeouts and audits.

Duties Performed

Performs other duties as assigned.