Summary of Duties: The primary function of this position is to perform professional duties in the field of accounting in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). The incumbent will create, monitor and maintain awards on sponsored programs; coordinate and provide on-going budget analysis; maintain and monitor grants and contracts; ensure compliance with grant and/or contract requirements; and notify appropriate personnel of actions needed on budget problems. The incumbent will assist with interpreting administrative regulations and policies to staff within the institution and outside agencies. The incumbent will perform accounting duties such as cost share reporting, Facilities and Administrative (F&A) reconciliations, budget reconciliations and accounts receivable collections. The incumbent will prepare financial reports analyzing, interpreting and summarizing data in accordance with the specific agency's terms and conditions. The incumbent will be responsible for electronically drawing funds from various federal systems as needed to cover expenditures. The incumbent will be responsible for monitoring, reconciling, billing and reporting requirements for federal, state and local agencies which may include the following: Department of Energy; USDANIFA; USDA-ARS, USDA-Other; medical and biological research; Department of Health & Human Services; Small Business Administration; Economic Development Administration; US Agency for International Development for Small Business Development Center; Department of Education (United States and State of Washington); US Agency for International Development (PDO); Environmental Protection Agency; National Science Foundation; National Endowment for Humanities; NASA and the Department of Interior.
Required Qualifications: A Bachelors degree or equivalent, which must include 18 quarter or 12 semester hours in accounting, auditing, or budgeting and one year of relevant professional experience; OR equivalent education/experience.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.