Restricted Funds Accountant – Huntsville, AL

Bachelor’s Degree

Experience Required :

2 years

Salary :

$36,958 – $50,360 yearly

Duration :

Full Time Regular

Shift :

First Shift (Day)

Hours per week :


Start Date :


Job Description


INTENT TO EMPLOY Post: 7-22-13


• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business related field required.
• Two (2) years experience in grants and contracts accounting preferred.
• Excellent organizational skills required.
• Ability to analyze the ledger accounts and follow an audit trail from the source documents to the financial statements required.
• Ability to present data in spreadsheet form required.
• Evidence of effective oral and written communication skills required.
• Possess basic knowledge of an accounting information system required.
• Possess basic understanding of the accounts receivable-billing cycle required.
• Possess basic understanding of the cash disbursement cycle from the purchase order through the cash payment required.
• Ability to read and interpret financial data required.
• Ability to proof read work for accuracy required.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, students, and the public required.
• Demonstrate ability to be a team player required.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality of office information required.

DESIRED PROFILE: Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate through their experiences and accomplishments:
• An understanding of and commitment to the philosophy and mission of a community and technical college.
• A sensitivity and commitment to cultural diversity.
• The ability to handle multiple tasks and various situations in a calm, professional manner.
• Ability to work well under pressure and deadlines.

The Restricted Funds Accountant shall perform the duties as specified in conformity with policies established by the Alabama State Board of Education and the J. F. Drake State Community and Technical College Faculty and Staff Handbook.
• Maintain accounting for restricted grant programs, including monthly reconciliation of expenditures and receipts with the general ledger.
• Prepare monthly grant billings for all federal and state grant programs, except Title IV programs.
• Prepare adjusting journal entries for restricted grant programs.
• Prepare financial reports for restricted grant programs.
• Prepare refund and repayment calculations for student financial aid programs.
• Process all approved adjustments to accounts receivables on financial accounting system.
• Assist the planning office in obtaining facts and financial information for applications for new grant funds.
• Distribute monthly grant status reports to all grant budget managers.
• Assist budget managers to prepare initial grant budgets for all grants.
• Review purchase order requests for compliance with allowable costs of each grant program and availability of funds for the expense.
• Prepare a monthly grant report status report and submit to the Business Manager.
• Responsible for cash management compliance requirements for all grant funds.
• Maintain compliance with college and program related accreditation and certification standards.
• Retain and submit documentation as requested to support accreditation efforts.
• Perform other work related responsibilities as assigned by supervisor and/or President.

SALARY: Appropriate placement on Alabama State Salary Schedule E-3, Grade 3
Salary Range $36,958 – $50,360

APPLICATION: Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and must submit a completed application packet in order to be considered for this position. Applicants who fail to submit all required documents by the deadline listed below, will not be considered. A complete application packet includes:
• A completed DSCTC application.
• Current resume.
• Official and sealed transcripts from all institutions where collegiate credit has been earned. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable to meet the posted closing deadline; however, all official and sealed transcripts must be received in the Office of Human Resources prior to the first interview or the application packet will be considered incomplete and the applicant will be disqualified.
• Three signed letters of recommendation relevant to the position. Letters should be dated within the past three years, printed on letterhead of the signer’s organization, and have an actual signature (no computer generated signatures). One letter must be from a current or former supervisor which verifies required experience. Reference letters must be from different individuals than the three names listed in the “reference” section of the application.

J. F. Drake State Community and Technical College employment forms are available online at or from the Office of Human Resources. The completed application packet should be returned to:
J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College
Office of Human Resources
3421 Meridian Street, North
Huntsville, Alabama 35811
Telephone 256-551-5214

DEADLINE: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 @ 4:30 p.m.

STARTING DATE: August, 2013

Applicants must adhere to the College’s prescribed interview schedule and must travel at his/her own expense. Employment will be contingent upon the receipt of a clearance notification from the criminal background check. J. F. Drake State Technical College is an active participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). E-Verify electronically confirms an employee’s eligibility to work in the United States as required by the Department of Homeland Security.

J. F. Drake State Technical College is an equal opportunity employer. It is the official policy of the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education, including postsecondary institutions under the control of the State Board of Education, that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, handicap, gender, religion, creed, national origin, or age, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program, activity, or employment. J. F. Drake State Technical College will make reasonable accommodations for qualified disabled applicants or employees. The college reserves the right to withdraw this job announcement at any time prior to awarding.

Company Information

Name :

J. F. Drake State Community and Technical College

Description :

J.F. Drake State Technical College is a student‐centered, two‐year public
institution of higher education offering certificate and associate degree
programs, as well as specialized training for business and industry.
Additionally, the college seeks to satisfy the diverse needs and academic
pursuits of the community by offering adult education and transitional
studies, noncredit short‐term courses, college/university transfer, and
continuing education courses that provide the citizens of north Alabama
with flexible and innovative, academic, career and technical education at a
reasonable cost.

Type :

Direct Employer

Address :

J. F. Drake State Community and Technical College
3421 Meridian Street, North
Huntsivlle, AL 35811

Application Information

Apply direct or by mail :

Attn: Katie Chance
J. F. Drake State Community and Technical College
3421 Meridian Street, North
Huntsivlle, AL 35811

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