Grant Accountant I

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Cincinnati , OH 45201

Posted 3 months ago

DEPARTMENT: Sponsored Research Services




PURPOSE OF POSITION: To perform grant accounting, reporting and system maintenance; for the Sponsored Program Accounting department of a Medical Center dedicated to the care of infants, children and adolescents


  • Financial Reporting

Prepare financial status reports. Prepare adjusting journal vouchers if needed.

  • Award Management

Set up of projects and milestones reporting for grant awards with use of the PeopleSoft Financial System. Perform reconciliation and closeout of awards within PeopleSoft Financial System. Regularly review projects within assigned divisions, identifying possible issues with under- and over-expenditure as well as potential set-up problems, alerting the Director as necessary.

  • Division Management

Maintain a close working relationship with the Sponsored Programs Pre-Award and Compliance areas, and all Division lead administrators. Prepare for, coordinate, and attend (with Director or Grant Accountant III) project review meetings with Division Lead Administrators, staff, and faculty. Respond to inquiries regarding departmental financial statements

  • Invoicing

Prepare monthly invoices for cost reimbursable grants.

  • Special Projects

Assist leadership as required.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or related field OR Equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 3 years of related experience


  • Experience in grant accounting or grant management

Skills & Competencies

  • Diversity Appreciation

Understanding and showing respect and appreciation for the uniqueness of all individuals; leveraging differences in others' perspectives and ideas; appreciating cultural differences and adjusting one's approach to successfully integrate with others who are different from oneself

  • Knowledge of Field - Intrm

Knowledge of regulations, procedures and best practices in field

  • Computer Proficiency

Proficiency in basic computer applications such as Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel), e-mail, and internet

  • Detail Orientation

Meticulously keeping track of details without becoming overwhelmed by them; being exacting, precise, and accurate; spotting minor imperfections or errors and taking action to correct them

  • Organization

Strong organizational and project management skills to handle projects independently.

  • Professional Demeanor

Demonstrates an independent work initiative, sound judgment, diplomacy, tact and professional demeanor

  • Communication

Excellent verbal, written and/or interpersonal communication skills

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Grant Accountant I

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center