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Grants and Contracts Accounting Specialist

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Little Rock, AR 72204
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University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Grants and Contracts Accounting Specialist / R97550
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

The University of Arkansas seeks applications for the position of Research Assistant / Grants and Contracts Accounting Specialist (R97550). The Grants and Contracts Accounting Specialist is responsible for managing a portfolio of sponsored programs; reviewing the terms and conditions of grants, contracts and agreements to ensure compliance with institutional, federal, state, and/or local regulations; reviewing and monitoring grant and contract expenditures for accuracy, allocability, allowability, completeness, and reasonableness; participating and providing documentation for audits performed of sponsored programs; providing technical assistance and guidance in the preparation, submission, processing, and management of research grants and contract proposals, awards, and agreements for researchers throughout the University; participating in the preparation of reports applicable to post award activities; assisting in the delivery of a variety of workshops, training sessions, and other outreach instruments that instructs internal and external constituents about the evolving research and sponsored programs administration and compliance landscape; and other duties as assigned. This position reports to the Associate Director for Post Award Activities in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. This position is governed by state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or business administration.

Preferred Qualifications:
One year of general accounting experience; proficiency using Microsoft Office applications; experience utilizing Microsoft Excel to compile and analyze financial data.

Application materials must be submitted through the online application system. Additional information about this position and application requirements are available under the Jobs link on the Human Resources' website at
Incomplete applications will not be considered.

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check and a financial history background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.
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