Accountant II

Job Locations US-NY-Valhalla
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Manage and maintain awards issued to the College.  Responsible for approving expenditures based on the Terms and Conditions of contract.  Provide analysis on accounting activity to Principal Investigators (PIs) and Administrators.  Perform accounting transactions including; creating and submitting monthly, quarterly and semi-annual financial reports of grant activity to funding agency. Assist with financial projects as requested.  Serve as liaison to funding agencies on behalf of the College.  Communicate with PIs and administrators regarding agency regulation, college policies and procedures.


  • Review and approve, if appropriate, grant expenditures submitted by Principal Investigator including: Check Request, Purchase Orders, electronic personnel action forms (E-PAFS), Travel Expense Reports, and Petty Cash Vouchers.
  • Analyze spending to ensure that proportions of “cash-on-hand” contracts can sustain distribution of personnel.
  • Certify all deposits made to grants by cashier and reconcile escrow account.
  • Prepare journal entries to support E-PAFs and other payroll adjustments.
  • Prepare financial analysis of accounts as requested by the Principal Investigators to assist with management of award.
  • Prepare chart of account maintenance forms to open/change/close accounts.
  • File approved expenditures.
  • Maintain grant files.
  • Serve as a backup to the other grant accountants within the department.
  • Other duties/projects as assigned.


  • Education Requirement: Baccalaureate Degree in accounting or finance. Prior knowledge of grant administration preferred; proficiency with accounting software; good communication skills
  • Certification: None
  • Computer/special skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Technical skills: Able to perform financial analysis of budget/revenue/expenditures.
  • Equipment operation: Computer, scanner, copier, fax
  • Prior experience: 1 year related experience required.


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