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Accountant/Analyst (Grants & Reporting)

Employer
Tri-C
Location
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Closing date
May 26, 2024

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Job Role
Accountant
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Accountant/Analyst (Grants & Reporting)

Department: Accounting & Financial Operations

Location: District Administration

Reports To: Supervisor, Accounting (Grants & Reporting)

Recruitment Type: External/Internal

Requisition ID: req4893

Employment Type: Full-Time Support Staff

Union Position: Non-Union

Work Schedule: Standard College Hours: M-F, 8:30am-5pm

Number of Openings: 1

Job Description:

SUMMARY

Responsiblefor producing and monitoring the College's grant reports, reconciling variousaccounts, and completing other special projects as needed.

ESSENTIALFUNCTIONS

  • Prepares, reviews and analyzes grant reports, time and effort certifications, and other compliance requirements associated with grants
  • Researches, develops and maintains accounting principles, practices and procedures to ensure accurate grant reports
  • Compiles and analyzes financial information to prepare journal entries to assigned restricted funds
  • Identifies and resolves any issues or reconciling items related in assigned restricted funds, including following up on related receivables and payables
  • Analyzes and communicates current and projected budgets/financial positions with financial managers, project directors and other internal/external customers and resolves problems as needed
  • Provides all levels of management with useful and accurate financial information on a timely basis via verbal communication or written documentation
  • Partners with College stakeholders to understand their underlying business practices to ensure that appropriate internal controls are in place and that business activity is recorded in accordance with GAAP
  • Prepares support schedules and other analyses as needed for year-end audit purposes
  • Completes various annual financial reports for the College
  • Ensures an accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year-end close, including a monthly review and analysis of assigned College funds and general ledger accounts
  • Assists with, prepares, and/or presents documentation for annual audit and any internal or external audits, reviews and site visits
  • Inputs and maintains appropriate information in the Banner accounting system module and other business systems in the department
  • Recommends and/or assists with implementation of enhancements and conversions
  • Participates in training with regard to College policies and procedures
  • Analyzes spending associated with Federal Financial Aid and submits reimbursement requests to the Department of Education
  • Performs other duties as assigned

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATIONAND EXPERIENCE/TRAINING
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business, Finance, or a related field
    • Significant related experience may substitute for education
  • Minimum of three years of demonstrated financial analysis and reporting experience
  • Demonstrated experience making sound decisions that affect a work unit or team
  • Demonstrated experience in a role requiring diverse problem solving methods in a variety of situations

KNOWLEDGE,SKILLS and ABILITIES
  • Possess basic knowledge of fundamental GAAP concepts, practices and procedures and ability to apply in varied situations as it pertains to the departmental focus
  • Ability to effectively respond to requests from multiple levels of the College in various departments
  • Possess excellent organizational and prioritization skills with demonstrated attention to detail
  • Ability to be creative and exercise initiative
  • Possess excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Possess strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Ability to work accurately with great attention to detail
  • Ability to adjust to changing priorities and respond appropriately to deadlines
  • Intermediate-level proficiency with Microsoft Excel (or equivalent programs)
  • Basic-level proficiency with Microsoft: Outlook, Word, Access, & PowerPoint (or equivalent programs)
  • Ability to confidentially and discreetly handle subject matters requiring privacy and sensitivity
  • Ability to collaborate, persuade and gain cooperation and acceptance of ideas on significant projects
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with key contacts to enhance work flow and quality
  • Possess sensitivity to respond appropriately to the needs of a diverse population

COMPETENCIES

CRITICALCOMPETENCIES
  • Service Focus
  • Communication
  • Quality of Work

VERYIMPORTANT COMPETENCIES
  • Collaboration
  • Time Utilization

IMPORTANTCOMPETENCIES
  • Adaptability
  • Continuous Improvement

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATIONAND EXPERIENCE/TRAINING
  • Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant (or candidate for either)
  • Demonstrated experience with the Banner System (or equivalent program)
  • Demonstrated accounting experience in higher education, fund accounting, and/or externally funded projects

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS
(The demands described here are representative ofthose that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essentialfunctions of this job. Reasonableaccommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to performthe essential functions.)
  • The work is performed in a normal, professional office environment;
  • The work area is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated;
  • Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the duties of the job and will perform repetitive motions with hands/fingers using a computer mouse and keyboard to type. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items such as papers, files, pamphlets, books, etc.;
  • Work may also require walking and standing in conjunction with travel to and attendance at meetings and conferences away from the worksite

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT
Cuyahoga Community College iscommitted to attaining excellence through the recruitment and retention of aqualified and diverse workforce. Cuyahoga Community College is an equalemployment/educational opportunity institution.

Special Note:

Special Instructions to Applicants: During the application process, you may be required to attach a cover letter and/or resume. It is recommended that you have these documents ready to be attached electronically to the online application. This system accepts only MS Word or PDF attachments. Any employment with the College is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background check and drug screen.

Affirmative Action Statement: Cuyahoga Community College is committed to attaining excellence through the recruitment and retention of a qualified and diverse workforce. Cuyahoga Community College is an equal employment/educational opportunity institution.

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