Texas A&M University Accounting Associate II in Texarkana, Texas
Position Title Accounting Associate II
Posting Title Accounting Associate II
System Member Institution/Agency TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY (TAMU)
Department SPONSORED RESEARCH SERVICES / 02-274000
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
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
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.
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.
Performs other duties as assigned.