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Post-Award Manager/Grant Accountant

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Categories: Staff
Department: Grants & Contracts

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This Post-Award Manager/Grant Accountant, in the Office of Grants and Contracts, is responsible for post-award administration and compliance over the life cycle of a diverse portfolio of private and public external, internal, and institutional grants and contracts. The position requires a thorough understanding of the administrative and financial systems that capture and track award information from receipt to closeout. The position additionally requires an understanding of the role of research/creative works funding in supporting the College’s educational mission and strategic goals. Hybrid/remote possible.

The Post-Award Manager will:

  • Ensure overall budgetary control and post-award compliance with federal, state, sponsor, and college regulations. Includes
    • invoicing processes and reconciliations related to draw downs from external funders including federal agencies such as NSF, NIH, and NEH.
    • monitoring grant activity, including cost overruns, cost sharing and unallowable/ administrative expenses, throughout project lifecycle to ensure compliance.
    • sponsored program compliance requirements including Time & Effort Certification, Sub-recipient Risk Assessment & Monitoring, Responsible Conduct of Research, and Financial Conflict of Interest.
  • Be the point of contact for the campus community to address post-award business operations, accounting, and reporting needs. Work collaboratively with other college departments, in particular Business Services and Human Resources, to provide seamless support to faculty for all external and internal grant post-award needs.
  • Facilitate post-award budgetary changes, no-cost extensions, and request approval from external agencies, as needed. Provide oversight for grant budget reconciliations and analysis of expenditures. Provide faculty with updated grant spending reports. Track and process institutional cost-share obligations on externally funded grants. Report grant-related course releases annually prior to the start of the academic year. Manage grant close-out including financial record reconciliation and meeting with faculty.
  • Provide accounting and reporting support for institutional initiative grants and internal special funds. Incorporate data from internal grants managed through the Office of Research and Creative Works, the VPAA Office and the Associate Dean of Faculty into annual reporting and metrics.
  • Supervise and provide daily oversight, training, and guidance to the Grant Accounting Assistant.
  • Provide technical expertise for grant accounting policies and procedures. Engage in analysis of existing processes and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Support the College’s Research and Development audit process. Prepare and submit the annual NSF R&D survey.



  • Bachelor’s degree with 5 years of finance, accounting, and grant administration experience, preferably in an academic or research environment.
  • An authority on post-award grant management processes and federal regulations, policies, and requirements.
  • Self-motivated, effective communicator, and willing to take action.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish relationships, prioritize and multi-task on parallel projects.
  • Seen as the “go-to” person and easily gain the trust and respect of others.
  • Ability to independently apply a broad range of technical and specialized knowledge and significant job-related experience to handle complex work assignments.
  • Proficiency in MS Office.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Master's degree or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge or experience with Ellucian's Banner.


At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community.  In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.

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