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Augusta University
  • Position Number: 4204128
  • Location: Augusta, GA
  • Position Type: Business - Accounting

Accountant 1 - Center for Biotechnology & Genomic Medicine

Job ID: 258520
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time


About Us
Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 9,000 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.

Augusta University - Health Sciences Campus: 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912

College/Department Information
Established in the summer of 2002, the Center for Biotechnology and Genomic Medicine (CBGM) at the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) at Augusta University (AU) was developed to promote interdisciplinary and translational research in Biotechnology and Genomic Medicine with the ultimate goal of promoting predictive, preventive, personalized and participatory (4P) medicine. The Center's research efforts focus on two main areas: 1) discovery and validation of biomarkers for disease prediction and diagnosis, 2) pharmacomics and drug discovery for personalized medicine. CBGM is home of four internationally renowned programs in diabetes research: The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY), the Prospective Assessment in Newborns of Diabetes Autoimmunity (PANDA), the Diabetic Complications Consortium (DiaComp) and the Mouse Metabolic Phenotype Consortium (MMPC). Additional research programs include autoimmune diseases, transplantation, and cancer. These research programs are supported by an annual extramural funding of approximately $12 million. The center houses several state-of-the-art high throughput and high content facilities for genetics, genomics, proteomics, drug screening and bioinformatics. The center continues to recruit independent investigators with expertise in diverse disciplines such as genomics, proteomics, immunology, medicinal chemistry, drug development, biostatistics and computational biology. This multidisciplinary approach provides an avenue for investigators to interact and stimulate novel ideas.

Job Summary
Provide managerial and administrative assistance to the Director and Department Administrator. Manage budgets; review and authorize expenditures; prepare cost transfers; reconcile books with Peoplesoft reports. Trace orders. Train faculty and staff on proper procedures for ordering supplies and equipment. Initiate, authorize and review actions needed to accomplish a wide variety of administrative actions, concerning equipment purchases, travel, budget deficits, etc. Assist in logging and reconciling credit card statements.

Responsibilities to include but not limited to: Reconcile accounts with Peoplesoft reports, monitor budgets and grant status. Maintain daily balances by posting all expenditures. Knowledge of account stability in order to advise Director, Faculty and Department Administrator of budget status. Prepare monthly financial reports. Review and authorize expenditures. Monitor ordering of supplies & equipment. Liason for Accounts Payable, Sponsored Accounting, Purchasing, Vendors and Receiving Warehouse. Supervise and train personnel on proper procedures for ordering supplies and equipment. Resolve problems pertaining to purchases & contracts. Maintain compliance with federal and state regulations, facility guidelines and institutional policies. Assist Department Manager in making decisions pertaining to budget balances, budget transfers and revisions. Assist faculty with grant preparation paperwork for submission to applicable sponsors. Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field and relevant experience OR Associate's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field and three years of relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases. Detail-oriented with strong organizational, prioritization, analytical and multi-tasking skills. Knowledge of accounting, Excel; including formulas and pivot tables to achieve management and understanding of large amounts of financial data. Ability to maintain confidentiality, follow written processes, use multiple databases including financial systems, to reconcile accounts and recommend solutions to discrepancies as well as continue to monitor accounts and systems ongoing.

Shift: Days; Monday - Friday Pay Grade: 12Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position. Recruitment Period: Until Filled.Augusta University offers a variety of benefits to full-time benefits-eligible employees and some of our half-time (or more) employees. Benefits that may be elected could include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, Teachers Retirement System (or Optional Retirement Plan), as well as earned vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays. Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program. Consider applying with us today!

Conditions of Employment
All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.

All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during the course of their employment and beyond.

Other Information
This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success." Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How To Apply
Consider applying with us today! - Search for Job ID: 258520Select University Faculty & Staff > External Applicants if you are a candidate from outside the university.Select University Faculty & Staff > Internal Applicants if you are a current university employee.If you need further assistance, please contact us at 706-721-9365.

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