Accounting Specialist
Desert Research Institute - Reno, NV

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The Accounting Specialist is primarily responsible for grants and contracts accounting and post award accounting administration of about 150-200 research grants and contracts for the Desert Research Institute under the direction of the Grants and Contracts Lead Accountant and supervised by the Assistant Vice President Controller. This involves establishing new accounts, updating database records, creating and maintaining grant and contract files, preparing invoices, monitoring accounts receivable and deliverable reports, running queries and reports on the financial system, working with the division business managers, faculty and staff to answer questions, provide assistance and resolve issues, communicating with federal, state and local sponsors, assisting in ensuring compliance with contract regulations and reporting requirements, and closing out accounts and contracts. This position is located in Reno, NV.

Required Qualifications:
High school diploma or equivalent and six years of full-time progressively related experience; OR Associate's degree and four years full-time progressively related experience

Experience with grants or fund accounting

Comprehensive knowledge of accounting principles

Intermediate level of computer skills including experience with MS Office Word/Excel and financial system

Ability to establish effective working relationships with fellow employees, departments, other campus personnel, and the general public

Ability to prioritize assignments and commitment to meet deadlines

Ability to work independently and carry out assignments with minimal supervision

Strong degree of accuracy, reliability, sound judgment, attention to detail and ability to organize multiple sets of data and files

Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in related field

Experience in an academic or non-profit environment

Experience with Advantage (NSHE financial system)

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
This position has been identified as security sensitive and employment is contingent upon a successful completion of a background check by the finalist.

Finalists will be required to successfully pass computer skills testing (Word, Excel).

Posting Date:
05-16-2014

Closing Date:
Open Until Filled

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