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  • Manager, Accounting Central
    Contracts & Grants Accounting
    Auburn University

    Job Summary
    Manager, Contract and Grant Accounting – Federal and University Team, supervise team of accountants to include: training, assigning work, managing workload distribution, completing performance reviews and making pay and hiring recommendations. This position will ensure all sponsor imposed financial deadlines are met and will prepare invoices and other financial reports as required. This position will provide input in the development of policies and procedures to comply with federal, state, and sponsor rules and regulations and help communicate these to campus for improved campus-wide compliance.

    Essential Functions
    Creates and maintains accounts through documentation, compilation, reconciliation, and analysis
    of financial information and preparation of journal entries.

    Reviews transactions for conformity with procedures or limits, and closes out accounts for expired

    Performs financial analysis such as expense summary, forecasting, depreciation or investment
    performance, and prepares reports for internal use and/or external agencies (e.g. sponsors, government).

    Communicates with internal departments and/or sponsoring agencies to ensure compliance with
    policies, contracts, grants, laws, regulations, or procedures.

    Conducts audits to substantiate individual transactions and works with external and internal
    auditors on annual audits.

    Collects appropriate data and prepares tax returns which may include, but are not limited to,
    federal, state, and local returns.

    Recommends and implements improvements to accounting practices, systems, and procedures.

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