Research Administrator (grant accountant)

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Work type: Non-Classified/Professional
Location: Boise, ID, Remote
Categories: Hybrid, College of Engineering

About Us:

Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at

Boise State University is building an inclusive community of faculty and staff whose unique skills, cultural contributions, work history, and perspectives create a rich and rewarding academic experience for our students. Research demonstrates that people thrive when they feel welcome, respected, and inspired. We seek applicants who are committed to helping us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. Applications from members of historically marginalized groups, including women, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), those with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those who have served in the military, and members of other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged.

Essential Functions:

• Oversee post-award activities and processes as it relates to grant accounting to include financial reporting, effort reporting, cost-sharing, and matching requirements;

• Ensure compliance with funding source and administrative guidelines by monitoring expenses for compliance, committed effort, subcontracts, sponsor guidelines, and ensuring orderly closure of projects;

• Review and keep abreast of all new and existing Federal and State regulations to ensure compliance;

• Prepare and submit payroll corrections and adjusting journal entries;

• Develop positive working relationships to foster a collaborative environment for grant coordination and oversight; and,

• Contribute to process improvements.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

• Knowledge of accounting procedures and principles

• Excellent attention to detail

• Ability to research issues and formulate solutions

• Exercise independent judgment and make appropriate decisions

• Strong written and verbal communications skills

• Ability to interact effectively as a member of a team and work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students

• Ability to interpret and apply policies, procedures, laws, and regulations

• Ability to adapt to changing assignments and multiple priorities with attention to detail

• Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, finance, or related field, with at least two years of professional-level experience. Equivalent relevant work experience substituted for the degree requirement.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience in higher education or governmental accounting

• Experience and knowledge working with sponsored research projects

Salary and Benefits:

Salary commensurate with experience. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at

Required Application Materials:

• Cover letter indicating your interest and qualifications for the position

• Resume with employment history (including dates of employment)

• Three professional references with contact information



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