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The University of Iowa's Professional and Scientific Job Line

All Business and Finance Positions currently being advertised at the University of Iowa.

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:00:00 CDT

Department: Business OfficeSalary: $37,313.00 to CommensurateAdvertising Ends On: 12/05/2017Job Duties: The Grant Accountant will perform a broad range of complex analysis and oversight functions (to include accounting and financial responsibilities) related to the effective management of research awards, assuring compliance with sponsoring agency rules and regulations. Job-Specific Duties include: With some guidance, manage a subset of grants and contracts from various governmental agencies, assuring compliance with the award terms and sponsor, federal, and University policies and procedures.  This may include oversight of responsibilities of other internal staff to verify that all aspects of an award are completed and handled appropriately. Maintain basic knowledge of applicable sponsor regulations. Perform periodic reviews to ensure compliance with award terms in accordance with University policies and state and federal regulations. With some guidance, assist departments/PI in interpreting the award document, policies, procedures and regulations. Provide a basic contribution to implementation of policies and procedures by participating on subgroups/special projects, suggesting improvements, contributing in departmental discussions and/or providing feedback. Maintain grant files in an orderly and consistent manner; retain supporting documentation that is useful and necessary. Monitor account balances, identify concerns and work with appropriate departmental staff to resolve.  Perform annual and final review of expenditures on sponsored awards and follow-up with the department/PI regarding any issues. With basic guidance, respond to inquiries, requests and complaints from University staff, students, faculty and sponsors regarding the usage and status of sponsored award accounts.  Prepare and submit basic and some complex financial and material reports and supporting documentation for University and sponsor agencies.    Complete reconciliations with guidance in order to resolve discrepancies on sponsored awards. Assist departments with month-end and year-end closing of accounts. Assist in responding to audit or other external reviews by obtaining supporting documentation. Initiate original and correcting journal entries. Review and approve workflow transactions. Open/close grant and cost share accounts within University guidelines. Assist with basic training of new Grant Accounting staff on policies, procedures, systems, and the management of externally sponsored awards.  Provide minimal guidance to other central administrative staff, departmental staff and PIs.  Maintain and demonstrate an understanding of the necessity and value of accuracy and attention to detail; maintain ability to process information with high levels of accuracy. Demonstrate basic understanding of the issues related to the decision making process; analyze situations fully and accurately, and reach productive decisions. Maintain basic knowledge of practices and considerations for updating and validating data and records in ePost, UIRIS, PeopleSoft GL, Grant Budget, Pay CV, Web CV, ProTrav and University Workflow systems. Demonstrate knowledge of and ability to use MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, and Adobe Acrobat. Maintain basic knowledge of major functional processes and associated operating requirements related to sponsored projects and ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations. Applicant Credentials are Subject to VerificationBackground checks(criminal history, child/dependent adult sexual abuse) will be conducted on final candidates for all positions in UI Hospitals and Clinics. Background checks may also be conducted for other positions.IOWA CITY, IA 52240[...]


Mon, 13 Nov 2017 12:00:00 CDT

Department: Clas Administration

Salary: $65,000.00 to Commensurate

Advertising Ends On: 11/27/2017

Job Duties:

This position will perform advanced financial analysis for the College including budget and trend analysis, managing large and complex budgets within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, including faculty salary lines as well as several departmental budgets.  The position will assist the Collegiate Budget Officer with preparation of annual College budget and fiscal year-end closing process.  Key duties include:

  • Analyze financial information and make recommendations for budget preparation in CLAS.

  • Oversee the preparation of accounting reports for CLAS departments.

  • Analyze, report, and communicate financial information to department, collegiate, and University management.

  • Supervise the development, implementation and maintenance of information systems.

  • Prepare highly specialized reports for the Dean, Associate Deans, and Collegiate Budget Officer.

  • Oversee the development of financial and statistical analyses.

  • Develop and deliver training classes on functional topics.

**For detailed job description, please email Sherry Roe ( **

The Manager, Financial Analysis classification is the third classification in the Finance and Accounting job family.  For more information about this job family, visit:

Note to Applicant:

The qualifications for this job posting are described as competencies or the behaviors needed to be successful in performing the duties of the position at a defined proficiency level/standard. The proficiency level required for each qualification is included.

Please assure that your application/resume and/or cover letter illustrates the work experience, knowledge, skills and abilities you have that meet each of the required qualifications.

Proficiency levels are defined as:

Extensive Experience - Performs without assistance; recognized as a resource to others; able to translate complex nuances to others; able to improve processes; focus on broad issues.

For more information about competencies, visit:

Applicant Credentials are Subject to Verification
Background checks(criminal history, child/dependent adult sexual abuse) will be conducted on final candidates for all positions in UI Hospitals and Clinics. Background checks may also be conducted for other positions.