Located in the heart of Boston, Simmons University embodies the benefits of a small university in the nation's best ?college town.? Simmons has a cherished history of visionary thinking and social responsibility and a mission that has remained constant for over a century: to provide transformative learning that links passion with lifelong purpose.Today, Simmons serves nearly 2,000 students in a women-centered undergraduate program and nearly 5,000 students in coeducational graduate programs. Simmons recently embarked on an academic redesign to create four interdisciplinary colleges. Given the richness and complexity of its offerings, Simmons obtained formal approval and became Simmons University effective September 1, 2018.Job SummarySimmons University is looking for a part-time, benefits eligible Grants Accountant to join its Finance department. Reporting to the Senior Accountant, the Grants Accountant is responsible for the preparation of all accounting records and reports related to grants and sponsored programs. From preparing monthly account reconciliations to ensuring balances are accurate and appropriately stated, the Grants Accountant will work in close collaboration with colleagues in various departments in order to ensure compliance with grant requirements and accurate accounting.ResponsibilitiesCollaborate on the setup of new grants, including participating in the Sponsored Programs approval processes, creating grant accounts, and setting up budgets;Contribute towards the development of processes for the execution of grants, including determining how grantees/participants are paid, as well as training on appropriate record keeping and accounting methodologies;Deliver training to grant stakeholders, providing education on how to efficiently and effectively manage grants within university policy, granting agency guidelines, and all applicable federal regulations related to special programs;Review grant and agency documentation to ensure a clear understanding of the regulations and guidelines associated with grant funds;Prepare, review, or direct all accounting entries (journal entries, supplier invoices, expense reports) related to sponsored programs, ensuring compliance with grant guidelines;Maintain schedule of grant reporting deadlines for monthly, quarterly, and annual reports, including preparing, submitting and ensuring the accuracy of all applicable reports;Conduct ongoing effort certification with faculty and staff as required by grantors;Reconcile grants receivable and grants payable accounts on a monthly basis, recording grant revenues on an ongoing basis;Perform award closeout tasks in a timely manner, including reviewing recently ended awards, verifying financial reports are filed, initiating adjusting entries, refunds or transfer of residual balances as needed, as well as updating award record within the accounting records;Research issues, prepare invoices/ billings and collect funds for the support of grant expenditures;Draw down federal funds on a timely schedule to ensure effective cash management;Coordinate with the Student Financial Services and Payroll offices to ensure the accuracy of amounts drawn related to the university?s Title IV programs;Coordinate with the auditors to support the annual Uniform Guidance AuditOther responsibilities as assigned.Qualifications:Bachelor?s degree required, preferably in a related field;Minimum of 2 years? of relevant, professional experience;Strong attention to detail and organizational skills;Experience in successfully working across multiple stakeholders and constituents;Previous experience in developing and facilitating training programming preferred;Strong Microsoft office suite experience.Required Application Materials:ResumeCover LetterSalary GradeS07Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the "Resume/CV" box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual?s community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices?at all levels, for all positions?ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.
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The five educational institutions that make up Colleges of the Fenway view diversity as a key component in the growth of our students' educational experience as well as our ongoing journey as professionals charged with maintaining the world class status of our institutions. By drawing from a wide cultural palette, we ensure that we have access to the full range of talent available. Through our respect for the vast array of backgrounds we create an environment that will help that talent grow. It is within an environment of respect that we are able to build and work toward our goals. Our goal is to create an atmosphere that values mutual respect. All Colleges of the Fenway members have policies and practices designed to safeguard our healthy environment as well as provide the support and access needed to do so. The Colleges of the Fenway are located in the heart of Boston?s academic, scientific and cultural communities and is within walking distance from landmarks such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Fenway Park, Symphony Hall and world renowned medical institutions. Jobs at Emmanuel College: http://emmanuel.edu/About_Emmanuel/Employment.htmlJobs at Massachusetts College of Art and Desig...n: http://www.massart.edu/About_MassArt/Careers.htmlJobs at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences: http://www.mcphs.edu/about-mcphs/careers-at-mcphsJobs at Simmons College: http://simmons.edu/overview/about/jobs/Jobs at Wentworth Institute of Technology: https://jobs.wit.edu/