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Grants Accountant III


Experienced professional who knows how to apply theory and put it into practice with in-depth understanding of the professional field; possesses broad job knowledge; analyzes problems/issues of diverse scope and determines solutions.

Assists with onboarding and mentoring.

Primarily responsible for administering assigned awards. Primary functions of award administration include award set up, management, and closeout for contracts and grants in assigned portfolio. Has an active role onboarding new team members, develops and delivers training. Acts as a mentor to less experienced Grant Accountants. Oversees electronic invoicing, cost sharing and all activities involving revenue.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description. These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Has an active role in onboarding new team members as well as mentoring less experienced team members.
  • Reviews award documents for post award requirements and determination of type of award. Interprets requirements based on sponsor terms and conditions, University policies and procedures, and federal and state rules and regulations.
  • Collaborates with Contracts and Grants Accounting Services executive staff of to develop and implement policies and procedures
  • Works with Contracts and Grants Accounting Services executive staff in formulating and implementing programs for administering both federal and non-federal grants and contracts, and the evaluation and enhancement of the assigned areas of responsibility
  • Plans, formulates, implements and administers accounting techniques that enhance and improve the effectiveness of Contracts and Grants Accounting Services.
  • Daily post award activities
  • Administers the close out of awards
  • Actively participates in meetings with internal and external constituents
  • Conducts training sessions for University faculty and staff.
  • Attends trainings and conferences and makes presentations.
  • Completes special projects and reports as assigned by executive staff of Contracts and Grants Accounting Services.
  • Independently manages portfolio that may include large and or complex awards.
  • Leads Division adoption of sponsor systems or advises on appropriate role allocation in them.
  • Manages special projects or tasks including such items as mailbox management, data cleanup (award report, sponsor report, etc.), system testing (myUFL, UFIRST etc.) course delivery training, or content creation including workshops or Instruction Guide’s.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree and two years of experience in contract and grant accounting; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Licensure and Certification



*Reserved Classification – Use of this classification outside of UF Contracts & Grants Accounting Services (C&G) requires prior approval by Classification and Compensation

This position may include supervisory responsibility.

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