Section Manager – Grant Accounting

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
November 15, 2023
Lubbock, TX
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Position Description

Manages a section in a department that has institutional oversight. Plans, organizes and develops goals and procedures for the section. Represents the section to administrators, outside agencies and others on relevant matters. Supervises subordinate staff.

Major/Essential Functions

As a member of the TTUHSC Accounting Services team, this position is responsible for managing departmental personnel and/or business processes to oversee TTUHSC restricted funds including grants, gifts, endowments and plant funds.

This position must have outstanding written and verbal communication skills, computer software skills, problem solving skills and the ability to analyze and organize information related to institutional restricted funding. The ideal candidate will have a skillset in accounting, finance, or related field with a background aligned with the TTUHSC Values Based culture: One Team, Kindhearted, Integrity, Visionary & Beyond Service that supports the mission and vision of TTUHSC.

Functions of the position include:

  • Supervise employees within area of responsibility and ensure that they have a great environment to work.
  • Assist with providing general grant oversight to ensure compliance with institutional policies and procedures.
  • Management of grant post-award process to include grant billings, grant closures, sub-recipient monitoring, cost transfers, and financial reporting.
  • Effective communication and collaboration with departmental administration and Principle Investigators (PIs) related to the management of restricted funds based on institutional policies and procedures.
  • Review award documents to determine specific terms, conditions and reporting requirements.
  • Review and process fund set-up related to restricted funds.
  • Validate grant budgets and approve changes to grant budgets.
  • Submission of federal LOC, PMS, and FSR reports.
  • Perform routine analysis of financial data and monitor transactions in order to:
    • adhere to governing regulations, policies, and procedures; and
    • support accuracy and completeness of university financial data and related reporting
  • Provide oversight of routine financial transactions and reconciliations to ensure the integrity of financial data.
  • Ability to make independent judgements and decisions based on established guidelines, state and federal regulations, and other compliance standards.
  • Prepare and analyze various reports related to AFR, research, gifts and endowments, and plant funds.
  • Assist with developing strategies, processes, and workflows that improve grant administration processes.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree required plus four years supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field
  • Texas Higher Education experience in a financial setting
  • Experience in governmental/fund accounting
  • Experience using Cognos or other similar data querying/reporting tools
  • Knowledge of Banner finance system
  • Experience in analyzing and interpreting financial data
  • Experience in planning, organizing and prioritizing a large number of tasks to meet required deadlines
  • Experience in preparing and interpreting financial reports
  • Experience with grant management and related federal and state regulations, including Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (2 CFR 200)

Pay Statement

Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan website .

EEO Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Jeanne Clery Act

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal statute requiring colleges and universities participating in federal financial aid programs to maintain and disclose campus crime statistics and security information. By October 1 of each year, institutions must publish and distribute their Annual Campus Security Policy & Crime Statistics Report (ASR) to current and prospective students and employees. To view this report, visit the TTUHSC Clery Act website .

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