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Grants Accountant

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 07/14/2017
Working Title Grants Accountant
Job Classification Financial III
Department Name 35207L-Med-Research Administration
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0010896
Hiring Range $40,092.00 - $65,676.00
Position Description

The Department of Medicine-Research Administration at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking a qualified Grants Accountant.

This position requires the appropriate application of a broad knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures in the field of research accounting and post- and pre-award administration. The individual in this position will also adapt and/or assist in the development of policies, procedures, and methods to handle unusual/complex situations. The responsibilities will be to directly monitor/supervise the research accounting of divisions within our Department (>$7M, 200 accounts), review grant submissions, and prepare new grant submissions for new faculty members.

Education Required Baccalaureate
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 3-5 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, or equivalent work experience in related field preferred. Knowledge of Excel, Word and database management. Demonstrated written and oral communication skills.

Required Licenses/Certifications
Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time
Percent Effort 100
Scheduled Work Hours 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
Campus Pittsburgh
University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:

• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree or will have completed one by the end of this current term?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear of this position at the University of Pittsburgh?
    • Career Development Center (CDC)
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Commonwealth Workforce Development System (Formerly PA CareerLink)
    • Currently a University Employee
    • Pitt Career Services
    • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    • Pittsburgh Technology Council
    • PittSource Search
    • Referral (Friend, University Employee, etc.), please specify below
    • Internet Search
    • Other: (Please specify below)
  3. * Please specify from above (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter