Senior Director, Grants & Contracts Accounting and Fiscal Compliance

Department Summary

Grants and Contracts Administration (GCA) within the Division of Research & Innovation supports the University of North Texas, a tier 1 research university, in its endeavor to excel in its research mission. GCA aspires to be a model organization in the field of research administration, providing exceptional service to the university community. We are charged with the Pre Award and Post Award administration of externally funded sponsored projects and envision an environment that facilitates the University of North Texas’ commitment to research and encourages continued efforts to attract additional research funding.

Position Overview

The Sr. Director of Grants & Contracts Accounting and Fiscal Compliance is responsible for all aspects of the Post Award financial sponsored project processes including: award review; grant set up; the monitoring of expenditures to ensure compliance with sponsor and institutional policies; invoicing; drawing down funds; reconciliations; reporting; closeout and fiscal compliance for grants and contracts from federal, state agencies, and other non-profit organizations. This position oversees the sound fiscal management and reporting to federal and State agencies and other non-profits; coordinating with other areas of the universities to ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of grant and contract agreements as well as the organization’s accounting policies and procedures; including monitoring sub-recipient awards and time and effort reports. The Sr Director Grants & Contracts Accounting and Fiscal Compliance will also work closely with other areas of the university to ensure that costs charged to grants and contracts are necessary and reasonable and are treated consistently per all contract provisions, uniform Guidance 2 CFR Part 200, and best practices, and ensure that reimbursable costs are invoiced and collected timely.


Preferred Qualifications
  • Supervisory experience
  • MBA and/or CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
  • CRA (Certified Research Administrator)
EEO Statement

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Description of Job Duty

Oversee the post award fiscal administration of all grants and contracts awarded to the University. Establishes quality assurance measures and appropriate controls associated with the financial administration of grant and contract awards.

Description of Job Duty

Hires, trains, develops and manages the performance of the Post Award staff to maintain industry and professional standards.

Description of Job Duty

Ensures continuous quality improvement to improve processes and increase stakeholder satisfaction.

Description of Job Duty

Oversees and monitors fiscal compliance with sponsor regulations, university policies and procedures. Functions as the subject matter expert on certain sponsored research and financial policies.

Description of Job Duty

Prepares audit work papers for internal, external, and agency auditors by researching and analyzing financial activity of externally sponsored grants and contracts.

Description of Job Duty

Oversee preparation of sponsor billing and collections activities, drawdowns of Federal funds, sub-award invoice processing and related account reconciliations.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references with their on-line application.

 Candidates must apply using the Quicklink for Posting:

Contact Information

University of North Texas



1155 Union Circle #305250

Denton, TX 76203


Background Information



  • College/University
  • Government
  • Compliance
  • Finance, Operations
  • Grants and Contracts
  • Research Administrator/Manager
  • Sponsored Projects/Programs

Authorized to work in the US


Target Job Information


  • Full Time