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Accountant III

Apply now Department: 3670005040 Division of Financial Services
Job no: 507239
Work type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Business / Accounting / Finance
Pay Grade: 09A

About This Role:

The Division of Financial Services is seeking applicants for the Unclassified Position of Accountant III (Grant Accountant) in the Sponsored Programs Accounting Section.   This position ensures university externally sponsor project funding is appropriately monitored and accounted for within the guidelines set forth by the sponsor, and compliance with federal, state and university sponsored guidelines and regulations pertaining to grants administration.

  • Responsible for learning and applying rules and regulations relevant to university research administration.
  • Responsible for financial administration, compliance, and oversight of all assigned sponsored program accounts.
  • Prepare documents used to establish accounts and attributes for new and modified awards.
  • Generate invoices, letter of credit cash requests, financial property, invention, or other reports in sponsor-required formats to meet sponsor-imposed deadlines.
  • Prepare invoices and reports using the K-State central accounting system, Excel spreadsheets, and Access databases.
  • Invoice other State of Kansas agencies using state accounting system.
  • Record and manage accounts receivable related to the prepared invoices and other receipts in the central accounting systems.  Management of accounts receivables includes handling and resolving collections issues.
  • Review of expenditures to identify unallowable costs or other errors.
  • Communicate directly with sponsors, faculty, department staff and other central administrative offices regarding award administration.  Serve as primary contact with sponsors regarding financial compliance.
  • Provide training and assistance to K-State faculty and administrative personnel regarding financial issues and costs or activities that are deemed as non-compliant.

Why Join Us:

Join the Division of Financial Services team.  We work with departments to provide excellent customer service and foster teamwork, professional development and career opportunities for our team members. Visit our website: http:/www.k-state/edu/finsvcs

This position is benefits eligible: health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, tuition assistance program, paid time off- vacation, sick and holidays.

To learn more visit:  http:/www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits/

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks individuals whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's dedication to the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School Diploma and three or more years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in accounting or related business field
  • Experience or skills in grants and contract within a university setting
  • Solid computer skills, including spreadsheets and databases
  • Accounting knowledge
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Project Management/Professional experience  
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and set priorities
  • Compliance/Audit Experience

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Three professional references with contact information

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening of Applications begins May 17, 2019.


Anticipated Salary Range/ Pay Rate:

$20.23 to $25.80 per hour.

*Actual salary will be determined based on the candidate’s experience, education, internal equity, and departmental funding. 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.


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