Cedars-Sinai Sr. Grant Accountant in Los Angeles, California

Requisition #: 27727
Working Title: Sr. Grant Accountant
Business Entity: CSMC - Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Cost Center # - Cost Center Name: 0801000 - GRANT AND CONTRACT SVCS
City: Los Angeles
Job Category: Research/Research Admin
Job Specialty: Research Admin
Position Type: Regular-F/T
Shift Length: 8hr
Hours: 8am - 4:30pm
Days: Monday - Friday
Shift Type: Day
Weekends: None

Job Posting: The Sr. Grant Accountant serves as department liaison to the Cedars-Sinai Health System through the PI and Financial Manager. This position is responsible for managing and communicating financial information to Cedars-Sinai's research community and General Accounting as well as external funding agencies. This positions reviews transactions/expenditures and financial documents for adherence to sponsor guidelines and institutional policies and procedures; conducts review, analysis, and interpretation of award terms and conditions; performs financial reporting, invoicing, A/R, journal entries, and provides guidance to assist principal investigators with administrative/fiscal compliance and management of awards. The Sr. Grant Accountant is typically assigned the most complex projects and is expected to research, plan and complete assignments with minimal guidance and supervision. The Sr. Grant Accountant is required to have working knowledge of federal grant management policies and regulations governing sponsored agreements, specifically the OMB Circulars; a high level expertise in the non-routine features and functions of the PeopleSoft Grant Accounting system; and is responsible for assisting the Manager of Post Award in administrative functions, problem solving and the smooth running of the Grant & Fund Accounting Office.

Qualification Requirements/Preferences:

Education Certifications/Licensure Experience Physical Abilities Educational Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting or comparable level of education and experience


•4-6 yrs of Accounting/Fund Accounting experience with strong reconciliation and analytical skills

•Prior Post Award Research Administration experience is required.

•Computer skills and experience, primarily in Microsoft Word and Excel

•Knowledge of PeopleSoft Grant Accounting Modules

Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

•Routine office environment with prolonged sitting, telephone use, typing, and keyboarding.

•Able to travel to various locations on campus to meet with other personnel as requested.

•Able to maneuver on tight spaces, to bend, reach, and stoop.

•Frequent sitting, standing and walking and bending; extensive use of office equipment, such as computers, scanners, cameras and phones; occasional lifting of materials up to 25 pounds for distances to 10 feet.

•Responsiveness to auditory alarms and communicating devices including telephones, beepers, fire alarms, mechanical failure alarms.

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Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.