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Director of Grant Accounting

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Education Requirements

A Master’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.


 Required Qualifications

  • Comprehensive (~10 years) experience, including supervisory, in a combination of the following areas:  accounting, financial analysis, budgeting, and grant & contract administration.
  • Exceptional leadership, organizational, and management skills to identify, analyze and provide solutions to complex budget issues.
  • Advanced knowledge of budgeting, fund accounting, and financial management.
  • Demonstrated experience in preparing and presenting complex financial information and concepts to a wide range of audiences.
  • Extensive experience with technology including ERP systems, web applications and Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Access, Word & PowerPoint).  
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively and exercise a high-degree of diplomacy, discretion and collaboration in dealing with constituencies at all levels.
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills.
  • Familiarity with GASB standards and GAAP accounting principles.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience promoting a diverse workforce.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in the development, implementation and ongoing utilization of automated financial systems and BI reporting platforms.
  • Experience in creating & communicating specifications for new systems & applications to be used by internal staff and/or campus customers.
  • Experience with the sponsored program administration at a major comprehensive research university.


Application Details:

  • In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload a resume and cover letter and mark them as a "Relevant File" to the submission.

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended.

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.

Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.


Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or fsds@uiowa.edu.  For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543.

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