As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
The Lead Accountant –Grants is responsible for providing guidance and oversight of the accounting, financial analysis and reconciliation for the Nemours Biomedical Research post award function (Federal and non-Federal grants/subcontracts, Nemours-sponsored grants, Clinical Trials, Symposiums, Registries, Labs and Development accounts). In addition, this position is also responsible for the post-award functions of all other Federal grants throughout Nemours, including working directly with the Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) managers to financially manage any grants awarded. These responsibilities require a strong ability to read and interpret Federal, state and commercial grants and contracts to ensure proper and accurate accounting treatment.
Each grant/subcontract and Certified Medical Education (CME) course must be recorded in a well-defined activity within the Lawson Activities subsystem based on grantee and regulatory requirements. This requires a substantial investment of time to ensure each activity is properly stated in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) as well as ensuring compliance with Federal regulatory agencies (e.g., Office of Management and Budget [OMB], National Institutes of Health [NIH]) and/or other contractual or fiduciary requirements.
These responsibilities include oversight and review of the monthly financial statements, including statements from the Lawson Activities subsystem. Responsibilities also include participation in periodic indirect cost proposals, financial analysis at both high and detailed levels, monthly participation in the general ledger close, and monthly preparation of account reconciliations.
Oversight and evaluation of grant accountants (i.e., provide guidance, approve journal entries/work, and answer questions). Adhere to guidelines on Performance Management.
Perform specific grant-related post-award functions such as contract/award review, expenditure review, budget variance analysis, invoicing and collection follow-up, monitoring for grant compliance, and grant closeout functions. Provide guidance and recommendations on compliance with applicable grant terms and conditions.
Oversight and analysis of outstanding grant receivables and deferred revenue to ensure amounts are collectible and revenue is properly stated.
Set up and maintain activities in Lawson, monitor date ranges, monitor activity status, and process closing of activities by working with Research personnel.
Prepare assigned journal entries with appropriate supporting detail.
Perform monthly close functions. This includes a detailed review of financial statements in addition to a detailed review of individual activity reports to identify variances and provide explanation and/or determine if an accrual, reclassification or other adjustment is needed.
Perform/prepare assigned post-closing duties, including review of general ledger account and activity reconciliations and preparation of invoices.
Preparation and submission of external Federal and Non-Federal financial reports to granting agencies.
Bachelor's Degree required. Accounting Major required.
Minimum of three (3) to five (5) years' experience required.
Grant experience preferred.
Excellent ability to interpret contracts to ascertain financial provisions and compliance requirements.
Excellent written, verbal and organizational skills.
Ability to work independently, schedule time efficiently and set priorities in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines.
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.
Nemours is a pediatric health system of hospitals and specialty clinics serving children and families throughout the Delaware Valley and Florida. Our dedicated professionals integrate medical care, research, health education, and prevention to help improve the lives of children every day.