Accountant 2 - Sponsored Program Administration

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Nov 29, 2023
Full time Business/Financial Affairs/Financial Aid

Job Description


Accountant 2 - Sponsored Program Administration

Job ID: 265556
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time


About Us

Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 9,000 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.


Augusta University- Health Sciences Campus: 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912

College/Department Information

The Division of Sponsored Programs Administration and the Augusta University Research Institute serve as a central unit to coordinate and support Augusta University's Internal and External Sponsored Projects.


The Division aims to identify, support, and advance opportunities for research, training, teaching, and scholarly activities by managing the entire lifecycle of sponsored projects from proposal and grant development and submission, to contract preparation, award management, and project close out management. The DSPA seeks to advance extramural support programs for the institution by providing administrative, informational, and logistical assistance to faculty and staff, while ensuring compliance with pertinent policies and regulations of the institution, extramural sponsors, and federal oversight agencies.


Job Summary

The Accountant 2 is responsible for monitoring assigned sponsored accounts. This entails educating the department administrators and principal investigators concerning compliance issues and assisting them in managing the sponsored funds in accordance with state and federal regulations. This position will also be responsible for invoicing/reporting to the sponsoring agency, reconciling accounting records, tracking accounts receivable and preparing management reports.



The duties include, but are not limited to:



  • Preparing financial reports for grants.


  • Invoicing sponsoring agencies for any non-letter of credit accounts.


  • Monitoring grant accounts to determine that expenditures are in compliance with agency requirements and terms of the award.


  • Establishing and maintaining correct budgets for grant accounts.


  • Helping educate department administrators about compliance to federal and state regulations for grants account.


  • Reviewing and authorizing transfers (expenditure and effort) for sponsored accounts.


  • Verifying that indirect costs are calculated correctly on accounts.


  • Preparing monthly invoices for intramural grants.


  • Perform all other related duties/tasks as assigned.


Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Finance, or related field with a demonstrated emphasis in accounting course work and two years relevant work experience.


Preferred Qualifications

Experience in sponsored accounting and/or research administration. Experience with Excel.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities


Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases. An understanding of BOR Policies and procedures, GAAP, and basic accounting and computer applications. Proficient in utilizing Excel for accounting, including formulas and pivot tables to achieve management and understanding of large amounts of financial data.





Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. Detail-oriented with strong organizational, prioritization, analytical and multi-tasking skills.





Ability to maintain confidentiality; to follow written processes; to use multiple databases, including financial systems; to reconcile accounts; to recommend solutions for discrepancies; and to continuously monitor accounts and systems.


Conditions of Employment

All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.


All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during the course of their employment and beyond.


Other Information

This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success."


Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.


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