Staff Accountant (Grant Concentration), Business Office

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September 7, 2021

  Responsibilities:  This position will include significant grant responsibilities including:

  • creation and maintenance of grant files
  • adding grant funds in the financial system
  • training principal investigators and staff on grant policies and procedures
  • tracking grant activity in the financial system
  • reviewing requisitions for compliance with University and federal grant policies and budget
  • creating grant invoices and reports in accordance with billing deadlines
  • assisting in the annual single audit and other periodic grant audits
  • overseeing effort certification reporting
  • assist in reviewing grant budgets during proposal phase
  • weekly preparation, drawdown, and reconciliation of grant related funds
  • other duties as assigned

Qualifications:  Required qualifications include a Bachelor's degree with significant accounting coursework or an equivalent combination of education and work experience from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities can be acquired; must be proficient with spreadsheet and word software applications (e.g., Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook); must possess a desire and willingness to learn; be detail-oriented; dependable and self-motivated; possess effective written and verbal communication skills; demonstrate proficiency and accuracy with numbers and accounting concepts and principles; possess strong problem-solving and analytical skills; exhibit professionalism and a strong work ethic; have strong organizational skills and be able to prioritize and meet deadlines; be able to work independently and in a team; demonstrate ability to quickly learn software systems.

Preferred qualifications include two years of experience in an accounting field with grant reporting experience; experience using enterprise resource planning software systems (Banner); experience in understanding and creating financial statement reports, experience in fund accounting and budgets.

To apply please submit a cover letter detailing qualifications, resume, transcripts and three professional references to:

Human Resource Office

Truman State University

McClain Hall 101

100 E. Normal

Kirksville, MO 63501

Questions may be directed to Human Resources at 660-785-4031 or Final candidates will be expected to undergo and successfully pass a background check.

Review of applications to begin October 1, 2021 and will continue until filled.

Truman State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff.  Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.  In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, Truman State does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its program or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs.  Inquiries may be directed to the Institutional Compliance Officer, 660-785-4354 and

Truman State is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.  To request this document in an alternate form or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources, McClain Hall 101,  100 E. Normal, Kirksville, MO  63501, 660-785-4031 or

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